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Contract specialist

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Department Of The Treasury
US citizens; no prior Federal experience is required. PERMANENT. CAREER/CAREER CONDITIONAL. FULL TIME The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.
WHAT DOES AN IRS CONTRACT SPECIALIST DO? As an IRS Contract Specialist in the Office of Procurement you will apply Federal procurement laws and regulations Department wide to award outside vendors complex and high-profile Federal contracts involving millions of dollars. This entails evaluating proposals, awarding and administering contracts, performing cost/price analyses, negotiating price and technical issues, and preparing contractually enforceable documents. You will conduct strategic analyses of Department requirements to provide input on developing an overall strategic sourcing plan for the Department.
WHAT IS THE AGENCY-WIDE SHARED SERVICES (AWSS) DIVISION? AWSS' customers are IRS employees - it provides a very broad array of complex administrative support services to every IRS employee. This list of essential services includes responsibility for real estate, facilities management, occupational safety, records and files management, career learning centers, travel services, contracts and procurement, and administering Equal Employment Opportunity programs and processes. Please refer to "Conditions of Employment." Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying. As a Contract Specialist you will:
Provide timely, effective contract awards and procurement administration consistent with program needs, procurement regulations and laws.
Review and support the development of Statements of Work (SOW) and acquisition plans. Some examples include: determining the appropriate type of contract, assisting in the development of Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs), conducting market research, identifying sources of supply, promoting competition, soliciting quotes and proposals, evaluating proposals, determining price reasonableness, developing negotiation strategies, and negotiating with potential contractors.
Perform a wide variety of contract administration functions, such as: research and resolve delivery and acceptance disputes, and process claims against the Government. You will also ensure that vendors' performance evaluations are completed and input into the appropriate systems.
Formulate and develop policies and implement guidance and controls to improve the procurement program.
Support customers in developing acquisition strategies and/or supporting the strategic Department wide sourcing plan.
As a business advisor for the Department you will make and defend business positions orally and in writing, as well as develop and communicate negotiation strategies.
If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at .
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.
Rating : Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Decision Making, Influencing/Negotiating, Oral Communication/Speaking, Reasoning, Conflict Management and Planning and Evaluating . Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, C= Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position.
Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category for this position.
Referral : If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must receive a score of 80 or category B or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
To preview questions please click here. You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS : ( GS-5 through GS-12)
You must have a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;
OR 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.
In addition to the above , you must meet the requirements described below:
GS-09 LEVEL : You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: knowledge of contracting and procurement functions in carrying out project assignments consisting of several related tasks, such as procuring a range of equipment, supplies, and services. The assignments must have shown completion of the following, or the equivalent: Participating in the processing and negotiating on a variety of procurements including open market purchases, task order and delivery orders against existing contracts to provide customers with supplies, services, and/or equipment; Assisting customers in developing requirements documents for specific procurements; Reviewing Statements of Work to ensure that all technical areas have been addressed and assisting in identifying appropriate contract types; Conducting price reasonableness determination; Preparing and issuing solicitation or request for quotation documents; Performing analysis of proposals or quotes received; Drafting final contract file documentation. Experience inputting information into an automated procurement system to produce awards and contract documents; Negotiating the final terms of the purchase order, task order, delivery order, or contract with vendors and /or participating in formal negotiations with potential contractors.
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or a master's or equivalent graduate degree education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
OR LL.B or J.D.
You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. 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/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume. The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at . We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
If you are an applicant with a disability, you may contact theIRS Disability Employment Program Coordinator, Joanna Daly at joanna.l. about special appointment authorities for persons with disabilities, in addition to applying for this job announcement.
To begin, either click the "Create a New Account" button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
You will be re-directed to Treasury's CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to "My Account" to view and update your information, as necessary.
To complete , you must click the "Finish" button located at the bottom of the "Application Review" page.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application and the documentation received.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.
A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents . Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.)
To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs both within and outside the commuting area.
EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.
If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status". For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on "more information."
Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position. - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
This is a bargaining unit position.
We offer opportunities for telework.
We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
A 1-year probationary period is required.
Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
Undergo an income tax verification.
Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns. !benefits.hms?orgId=2&jnum;=115296

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