Full Job Description
This position is part of the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Interior Business Center, Acquisition Services Directorate (AQD). The incumbent will serve as the Principal Advisor to the Associate Director and Bureau Procurement Chief on acquisition and financial assistance policy and informs the executive leadership of any potential impacts to internal acquisition and financial assistance operations based upon regulatory changes.
Leads outreach efforts to ensure AQD contracting officers are informed of recent federal, departmental, and customer-specific changes to acquisition and financial assistance regulations;
Exercises authority to include setting immediate and long-range plans for operational reviews and audits, promoting process improvements, and resolving problems and issues affecting procurement, contracting, and financial assistance;
Directs and manages internal acquisition support programs to include comprehensive acquisition training, acquisition certification, and issuance of contracting officer authority;
Plans, directs, oversees, and manages Small Business Advocacy, competition, acquisition and financial assistant planning, and oversight programs, personnel, and resources within the Division;
Oversees AQD small business program to ensure advocacy, education, outreach, and compliance with federal regulations and policies regarding the use of Small Business;
Leads Division personnel with supporting AQD?s mission by instilling flexibility and unity in order to accommodate workload and customer-base changes;
Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month for training and conferences
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
Direct Deposit of pay is required.
Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade (see Qualifications).
ALL APPLICANTS FOR THIS POSITION MUST POSSESS THE FOLLOWING BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
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 (NOTE: You are required to submit your unofficial college transcripts from an appropriately accredited educational institution in order to document completion of the educational requirements for this position. The unofficial transcripts must be legible and include your name, major, school name/location, course title/number, date completed, grade, number of credits earned, and degree(s) conferred. In the case that your transcripts do not show that a degree was conferred, you may submit your unofficial transcripts AND a copy of your degree certification. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to establishing an entrance on duty date.
At least 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions - 1 year of which is specialized experience or equivalent to work at the next lower level in the Federal service.
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Current Federal Acquisition Certification - Contracting (FAC-C) Level III
Defense Acquisition Workforce Certification (DAWIA) in Contracting Level III
Proof of 80 continuous learning points (CLPs)
***Legacy FAC-C courses are acceptable if Level III training was completed and the individual FAC-C Level III was certified prior to October 1, 2015. For Level III training completed after October 1, 2015, individuals must have completed FAC-C Refresh courses. DAWIA equivalents are acceptable.**Applicants certified at Level II must achieve Level III certification within 24 months of appointment.
NOTE: COPIES OF THE CERTIFICATION OR TRAINING CERTIFICATES MUST BE PROVIDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.
One year of specialized experience or equivalent work at the GS-14 level for this position includes assignments that involve developing and implementing contracting plans that typically include managing and directing work of a subordinate staff including assigning work with milestones and due dates, monitoring progress and ensuring timely results; developing performance standards, interviewing and recommending hiring selections, and supporting special programs; leading the development and implementation of standardized policies and procedures, conducting outreach and communication of the most recent changes to federal and departmental procurement regulations to contracting professionals; and creatively educating customers of procurement related roles and responsibilities; managing procurement related programs - such as acquisition planning, small business advocacy, and oversight - to ensure outreach and education for procurement professionals; leading the development of outreach efforts, reporting metrics, and data analysis; supporting operational contracting professionals by reviewing critical procurement documents such as Determination and Findings (D&F), Acquisition Plans, Justification and Approval (J&A) for other than Full and Open Competition, Source Selection Plans, solicitations, contracts, financial assistance actions, etc.
TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).
A written test is not required.
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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
You are required to submit your unofficial college transcripts from an appropriately accredited educational institution in order to document completion of the educational requirements for this position. The unofficial transcripts must be legible and include your name, major, school name/location, course title/number, date completed, grade, number of credits earned, and degree(s) conferred. In the case that your transcripts do not show that a degree was conferred, you may submit your unofficial transcripts AND a copy of your degree certification. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to establishing an entrance on duty date.
Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp).
Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities
The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.
Stipulations of Employment:
Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.
Selection may require completion of a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period.
This position allows for a flexible work schedule.
DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Applications: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Legal, Government, & Jurisprudence
Manages Human Resources
Planning and Evaluating
Technical Competency - Contracting / Procurement
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)
Trust determination process
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment mm/yy and duties performed.
2. SF-50 or DD-214
Current/Former Career/Career-Conditional Eligible: You must submit your most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, as well as the highest grade (or promotion potential) held, on a permanent basis
3. College transcript(s)
4. FAC-C III, DAWIA III, or proof of 80 CLPs (See the Qualifications section of this vacancy for details.)
5. Other supporting documents:
SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal)
Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
Cover letter, optional
Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.
It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.
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This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
Family of overseas employees
Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Federal employees - Excepted service
Current excepted service federal employees.
Individuals with disabilities
Land & base management
Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista