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Federal Acquisition Service Supervisory Contract Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia


As a Supervisory Contract Specialist, you will be responsible for the management, planning, coordination, and successful execution of acquisition activities undertaken by the Division.Location of Position: General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service,Office of IT(Non-MAS) Acquisition Operations, Shared Services & IT Products Contract Operations Division.

Washington, DC.


As a Supervisory Contract Specialist you will: Plans, manages, directs, and coordinates procurement activities for the pre-award and post-award functions associated with GSA's Strategic Solutions contracts which are inter-and/or cross-governmental, more specifically, administers various programs for three sub-component organizations that address electronic identification and management of software solutions for customer agencies. Undertakes and directs special studies as needed and prepares special reports or position papers involving contracting issues relating to Strategic Solutions acquisition activities.

Manages the development of long-term goals and plans for the Division that are consistent with national performance goals and objectives and develops fiscal operational standards to ensure all operating costs are recovered.

Manages the human resources of the Division through subordinate supervisors. Assigns work, plans and schedules the work of subordinates.

Directs the full range of purchasing and contract administration activities, including but not limited to, the issuance of solicitations, awarding of contracts, contract modifications, negotiation of changes, exercise of options for contracts, investigation and resolution of contract delays, contractor performance appraisals, subcontractor surveillance, disposition of claims and the termination of contracts for the convenience of the government or for default by the contractor.


Conditions of Employment

US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)

Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date

Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable

Register with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

If selected, you must meet the following conditions: Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee.

Serve a one year probationary period, if required.

Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 5 investigation level).You must be granted this clearance before you can start the job.

Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.

Serve a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, if required.


For each job on your resume, provide: the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)

number of hours per week you worked (if part time). If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, clickhere.The GS-15 salary range starts at $142,701 per year.

You must meetthe requirements in 1, 2, or 3 below: All of the following: (a) Completion of Training listed in Level I & II of FAC-C Course Requirements;or FAC-C Level II or III, or a DAWIA level II or III certification. If your certification is over 2 years old, 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points are required to maintain certification. (b) At least 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions including 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the level described below; and (c) Completion of 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.

Exception: If you were in a GS-1102 position on January 1, 2000, you will be exempt from meeting the educational requirements for the grade level of that position. However, to be promoted you will have to meet Option 1 or 3. Waiver: GSA's senior procurement executive has the discretion to waive any or all of the requirements in 1 above. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify for this position, you must have one year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience that includes planning and evaluating programs and operations; overseeing the organization's technical and managerial activities relating to the contracting function; or ensuring that agency regulation and guidance implement statutory requirements and sound policies across the entire spectrum of procurement; overseeing the development, implementation, and communication of policies that directly affect the terms and conditions in contracts, and providing the competencies necessary to perform the full range of highly complex preaward and post award activities utilizing a variety of types of contracts and evidence of professional potential, business acumen, drive for results, relationship building, and self motivation in order to procure supplies, services, or construction associated with an organization.


Additional Information

Bargaining Unit status: NONE

This is not a virtual position. The selectee is expected to report to the duty station listed.

Relocation-related expenses arenotapproved and will be your responsibility. Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.