Bureau of Engraving and Printing Contract Specialist - Open Continuous in District of Columbia, District Of Columbia
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
2 vacancies in the following location:
- District of Columbia, DC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Monday 7/11/2016 (103 day(s) ago)
** Closes Monday 7/10/2017 (261 day(s) away)
About the Agency
This is an open continuous announcement. Qualified applicants may be referred as early as August 1, 2016 and thereafter every 60 days or as vacancies become available.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) prints billions of Federal Reserve Notes for delivery to the Federal Reserve System each year. These notes are produced at our facilities in Washington, DC, and Fort Worth, Texas. The BEP's research and development efforts focus on the continued use of automation in the production process and counterfeit deterrent technologies for use in security documents, especially United States currency.
This position is located in the Office of Acquisition. The purpose of the position is to procure supplies, equipment, services, architecture and engineering, construction, materials, information technology, using formal advertising or negotiation procedures; the evaluation of contract price proposals; and the administration or termination and close out of contracts.
The following are the duties of this position at the* GS-13.*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. Major duties include, but are not limited to:
- Serving as a technical expert and advisor to management, customers and contractors.
- Resolving critical problems or developing new approaches for use by other contract specialists, or for use in planning, negotiating, awarding, administering, and/or settling the termination of major procurements.
- Performing continual planning to integrate the actions involving contractual obligations and responsibility of both the Government and the contractor.
- Developing and maintaining systems to evaluate and monitor contractual performance.
- Planning and conducting post award conferences to ensure compliance with, and full understanding of, contractual requirements.
- Evaluating contractor proposals and preparing a pre-negotiation position.
- Perform market analysis to determine availability of products and services.
- Develop and implement or review complex contracting plans for pre-award, post-award, and price/cost analysis
- Review procurement actions to determine cost effectiveness and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
- Advise on a variety of complex contracting problems, projects, or programs when unusual questions, conditions or issues exist and extensive analysis is required.
- Evaluate requisitions to determine the appropriate method of procurement, terms, and conditions which include simplified acquisitions, commercial bids, formal invitation for bid, formal request for proposals, construction/services contracts, requests for quotations, or Government Purchase Cards.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Not Required
- Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Basic Qualification Requirements A. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field.
B. 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 meeting the basic requirements, applicants must meet the specialized experience as identified below.
To meet Specialized Experience at* the GS-9:You must have at least one year of experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 level, that has equipped you with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform in this position. *Specialized experience includes: procuring supplies, equipment and/or services; evaluating contract price proposals; and assisting in the administration or termination and close out of contracts.
To meet Specialized Experience at the GS-11: You must have at least one year of experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level, that has equipped you with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform in this position. Specialized experience includes:procuring supplies, equipment, services, and/or materials using formal advertising or negotiation procedures; evaluating contract price proposals; administering or terminating and closing out contracts; monitoring contractor performance; and drafting contract provisions and supporting documentation.
To meet Specialized Experience at the GS-12: You must have at least one year of experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level, that has equipped you with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform in this position. Specialized experience includes:procuring supplies, equipment, services, and/or materials using formal advertising or negotiation procedures; evaluating contract price proposals; planning and conducting negotiations; reviewing completed contracts to determine if all contractual requirements have been met; administering or terminating and closing out contacts; monitoring contractor performance; and drafting contract provisions and supporting documentation.
- The experience may have been gained in 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/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.
Below describes how you can substitute your education for experience at the GS-9 and 11 levels.
Education substitution for GS-9 positions:
2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D. OR A combination of specialized experience and education as described above.
Education substitution for GS-11 positions:
Ph.D or equivalent doctorate degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. Qualifying education must have provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position being filled. OR
A combination of specialized experience and education as described above.
Graduate Education: To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, and/or economics.
Note - For positions at GS-9 through GS-12, applicants who are qualifying based on experience must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level, that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position, in addition to meeting the basic requirements in paragraph A or B, above.
- Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.
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Review our benefits
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This announcement can be used to fill like positions within 180 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
- We will not pay relocation expenses.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
The facility shuts down annually between Christmas and New Year's Day. Employees must take leave for work days during this shutdown period. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Subject to a 1-year required probationary period.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- 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.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment.
- May undergo income tax verification.
- 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.
Salary Range: $53,435.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-1102-09/12
Promotion Potential: 13
Supervisory Status: No
Control Number: 444272000
Job Announcement Number: 2016-CFO-449-NF-DRC