This position is located in the Acquisition and Property Operations Division (APOD), Joint Administrative Operations (JAO) - Administrative Operations Center (AOC), under the Assistant Director for Management and Administration (AD-MA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS or Service).The incumbent serves as the Chief, Acquisition and Property Operations Division (AOC-APOD), with responsibility for administering the Service's Acquisition Management (AQM) and Property Management (PM) Programs.
Oversees organizational performance in the following Service Delivery Areas (SDAs): Contracting; Personal Property and Fleet Management; Space Leasing; and Charge Card Program (Purchase Card.) Develops or oversees the development of proposals and justifications to meet the Service's contract requirements, and researches and advises management on best practices available for application to projects. Oversees the administration of property operations, and serves as an expert on matters involving purchasing, property management, space acquisition and management, and general office services. Supervises, plans, organizes and directs a staff of contract and general services specialists through subordinate supervisors. Develops staff objectives, policies, guidelines, and evaluates the operations and services of the Division. Develops staff objectives, policies, guidelines, and evaluates the operations and services of the Division. Promotes a diverse workforce and ensures compliance with Merit System Principles. Builds and cultivates a dynamic workforce to deliver mission-driven support services. Seeks out continuous improvement opportunities and fosters an adaptive workplace culture to encourage innovation and increase customer service. Improves the sustainability and resiliency of the Service's Administrative Operations through effective and efficient management and oversight of theassigned program, staff, and resources. Oversees the administration of property operations, and serves as an expert on matters involving purchasing, property management, space acquisition and management, and general office services.
50% or less - You will be required to travel to the FWS regional offices, headquarters, and other FWS locations.
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply) Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation May be required to successfully complete a supervisory probationary period Time-in-Grade requirements apply to status candidates Must be able to posses a FAC-C level III within one year of being hired.
The Supervisory Contract Specialist salary will be based upon duty station and locality pay once selected.
Only experience and education obtained by 03/22/2019 will be considered.
Education Requirement: Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position. AND A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph D. Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action.
You may qualify at the GS-15 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level or higher in the Federal Service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience may include: Determines acquisition strategies using performance-based contract management techniques to create solicitations, negotiations, and award of complex acquisition actions; oversees the development of proposals and justifications to meet an agency's contract requirements; researches and advises management on best practices available for application to projects; and supervises, plans, directs a staff of contract and that are geographically located in other regional and headquarters offices across the country.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA),P.L. 114-47, allows certain individuals who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete under merit promotion procedures: Current appointees: Note: You must submit ALL SF-50s and performance information for each period of temporary/term employment that qualifies for LMWFA. Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency. Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND Must have performed at an acceptable level. Former appointees: Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency, Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; Must apply for position within 2 years after separation, Must have been separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND Must have performed at an acceptable level
PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit:
To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System at
FWS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
A PCS move is not authorized. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 1. The employee will be frequently required to travel from assigned duty station to various areas inside and outside jurisdictional boundaries. 2. This position includes duties covered under the Procurement Integrity Act. 3. If you have not previously completed a supervisory probationary period, you will be required to serve a one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period for this position. 4. The selectee will be required to file an OGE Form, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 showing you were honorably discharged. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15,\" Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference\" in addition to the proof required by that form.
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