Job opening: Supervisory Contract Specialist (Branch Manager)
Salary: $116 393 - 172 075 per year
Published at: Sep 22 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
PLEASE NOTE: Based on the current hiring restrictions, selectees may be subject to additional approvals prior to an offer being extended.
This position is located at Administrative Resource Center, Division of Procurement Services, Branch As Assigned. As a Supervisory Contract Specialist (Branch Manager), you will be responsible for administering and planning the Procurement Program and providing direct procurement services to Fiscal Services and its shared services customers.
As a Supervisory Contract Specialist (Branch Manager), you will:
Manage a variety of aspects of the procurement services business; customer relationships, internal branch budgets, plan strategic and tactical initiatives for the assigned branch and its division, and personnel matters.
Advise program officials of the procurement objectives to be used, and assist in the preparation of performance work statements.
Initiate, develop, and recommend Procurement policies and procedures. Review, evaluate, and provide specific guidance concerning contracting policies and procedures.
Supervise contract administration. Responsibilities typically include incremental funding, preparation of rate and cost adjustments, redirection of effort, coordination of time extension, incorporation of change orders, issuance of stop work orders, issuance of cure notices or show cause letters, monitoring of Government property reporting, approval of progress payments, final payment, and contract closeout. Monitors contractor's performance; prepares solutions to contractual problems, interprets contract provisions for contractors, provides appropriate advice and guidance, performs termination actions and negotiates contract modifications.
You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
Employment is contingent upon one's ability to obtain/maintain a Department of the Treasury warrant, which requires an active FAC-C Professional (or equivalent) certification. Please submit copy of certification.
Specialized experience: For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes ALL of the following:
- leading staff and managing functional requirements in a contracting operation; AND
- interpreting and implementing Federal and Departmental Acquisition Regulations and Government policies within a Federal Agency.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks.
Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR):
A. 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 GS-13 level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.
The training curriculum required for this position (referenced above) is the Federal Acquisition Contracting-Certification (FAC-C) Professional. All mandatory courses must be completed, and the applicant must hold a valid, current FAC-C Professional or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Professional credential.
B. 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.
C. 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.