Contract specialist

Company Name:
Department Of The Treasury
U.S. Citizens, No Prior Federal Experience is Required
PERMANENT 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/PROCUREMENT ANALYST DO? As an IRS Contract Specialist/Procurement Analyst 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:
Perform acquisition planning, contract formation, partnering, contract administration, and resolution of disputes and claims, by means of issuing contracting officer decisions and contract modifications in accordance with all applicable procurement laws, regulations and agency policies.
Exercise delegated authority to appoint ordering officer's and contracting officer's representatives.
Serve as subject matter expert, responsible for exercising independent judgment to accomplish the myriad contracting responsibilities in support of the organization's mission, Incumbent is accountable to the Division Director
Maintain complete contract files.
Determine appropriate contract type, assist in the development of Independent Government Cost Estimate, conduct market research, identify sources of supply, promote competition, solicit quotes and proposals, facilitate the technical evaluation of proposals, conduct cost or price analysis, determine price reasonableness, develop negotiation strategies, and negotiate with contractors.
Support customers in developing strategic agency-wide sourcing plan(s)
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.
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You must have:
You must have BASIC REQUIREMENTS (GRADE 13 & Above):
Completion of all Mandatory Training: Applicants must meet the mandatory training requirements as described in Department of Treasury Acquisition Career Management Program Handbook. AND Four (4) years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least one (1) year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower level as defined below. AND Four 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.
Exception: Employees occupying a GS-1102 position will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, basic requirements and specialized experience requirements must be met in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade.
WAIVER AUTHORITY (GRADE 13 & ABOVE) It is at the agency's discretion to request a waiver on a case by case basis in those cases where the best candidate for this position does not meet the education and/or mandatory training requirements of the standard. 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. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
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.
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 :
GS-15 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of Specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as acquisition planning, contract formation, partnering with government and industry, administration, and resolution of disputes and claims, and providing procurement advice and counsel to agency program managers and executives; Responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the contracting portion of project management plans; Ensuring the award and administration of contracts complies with applicable contracting laws, directives, and policies; Managing the procurement of all types of equipment, supplies and/or services using multiple acquisition strategies including competition or contracting by negotiations, settlement of terminations for convenience and default, claims for delay and disruption, and resolution of contractor performance issues.
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.
If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent.
Exception: Based on the OPM Qualification Standards, if you occupied a GS-1102 position on or after January 1, 2000, you meet the basic education requirements for reassignment to the GS- 1102-13 or above. If you held the 1102 series outside IRS, you must provide a copy of your SF-50 showing you held the series or a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. However, for promotion to the GS-1102-13 or higher grade you must meet the basic education and mandatory training requirements. In this case you must provide a copy of your transcripts or equivalent and mandatory training certification. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTATION, INCLUDING COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS, LEVEL I AND II MANDATORY TRAINING CERTIFICATES INDICATING COMPLETION OF ALL MANADATORY TRAINING OR LEVEL II OR III CERTIFICATES, BY 11:59 P.M. ET ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. 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 the irs DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM Coordinator, 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.
We offer opportunities for telework.
We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
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 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
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.

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