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Job opening: Supervisory Contract Specialist, GS-1102-15

Salary: $138 601 - 180 178 per year
Relocation: YES
Published at: Sep 01 2023
Employment Type: Full-time


You will serve as the C5I Contract Operations Division 3 (CG-9143), Supervisory Contract Specialist/Contracting Officer with complete responsibility to plan and execute all contractual actions for the Division. You will serve as the Division Chief, and as a senior advisor, consultant, and liaison to top management officials, policy makers, and nongovernmental organizations and institutions on challenging, new developments in contracting/procurement initiatives which are Coast Guard-wide in scope.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Employment and Financial Interest Statement is required
  • Must obtain and maintain an Unlimited Contracting Officer’s Warrant


For the GS-1102-15 positions:You must meet all three requirements listed below; unless you are covered by an exception:1) Completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field, 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.Note: Unofficial transcripts are required at the time of application.NOTE: The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) does not grant Academic degrees; therefore, courses completed at the DAU are not creditable towards meeting the 24-semester hour requirement, in the fields identified above, unless the coursework has been evaluated by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and appears on a college or university transcript.AND2) Completion of at least 4-years of experience in a contracting or related position, 1 year of which was directly related experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Directly related experience must have involved applying contracting principles, laws, regulations and procedures sufficient to plan, develop, implement, and maintain all aspects of one or more major systems contracts; applying knowledge of a procurement functional area sufficient to provide expert technical leadership, staff coordination, and consultation; formulating guidelines, implementing new developments, and providing policy interpretation; performing in-depth evaluations of the financial and technical capabilities; and anticipating problems and providing advice to project personnel on effective implementation and time frames required.EXCEPTIONS TO QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants who have been in a GS-1102 position, at or above the GS-13 level, since January 1, 2000, without a break in service only need to meet the 1-year of directly related experience in order to qualify. The educational, training and additional years of contracting experience requirements do not apply to these individuals.AND3) Training refers to the May 7, 2014, Memorandum on Revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.  Applicants must meet the FAC-C requirements and be certified at Level II or III at the time of application.  Possession of certification must be indicated as part of application submission.  Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. A valid Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification is equivalent to a FAC-C at the same certification level, provided the FAC-C education and continuous learning requirements have been met. Certification requirements may be viewed at click here.NOTE: The agency may obtain a waiver for any individual not meeting the training requirements. The Coast Guard Head of the Contracting Activity must obtain the waiver from the DHS Chief Procurement Officer prior to the extension of an employment offer.NOTE: If you are currently employed with an agency other than DHS and seeking a lateral transfer AND you were promoted to an 1102 position at or above the GS-13 level (or equivalent) after 12/31/99 based on a waiver of the agency's training requirements, you will need to be approved for another training waiver before you can be hired into a GS-1102 position at or above the GS-13 level with DHS. If you were hired into your current GS-1102-13 or higher-level position, with a non-DHS agency, based on an educational waiver, you will still have to meet the educational requirements stated in Qualification Requirements #1. In addition to meeting the basic requirements above: GS-15: Applicant must possess at least one-year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skill and ability to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. Examples of specialized experience include: Interpreting and implementing acquisition policies, regulations and procedures. Reviewing, monitoring, and evaluating the effectiveness of its acquisition responsibilities and directing the allocation of resources to effectively support assigned workload. Reviewing and clearing acquisition documents and instruments of a political and sensitive nature, as well as those requiring a higher level of approval as mandated by law or regulation. Ensuring development of quality and timely work products (i.e. solicitations, pre-negotiation memorandum, award support document, etc.) as required by regulations, procedures and other-directed guidance. National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees.  If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.


This position does have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click hereIf you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


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  • Phone: 866-656-6830
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