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National Park Service Contract Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts


This position is located in Northeast Regional Office, in the Budget, Finance & Accountability Division.


The incumbent provides formal advertising and/or negotiated methods of contracting support and guidance to the Bureau/Agency customers and team members and performs pre-award and/or post-award functions using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex purchases. Serves as an acquisition business advisor on contract matters and may serve as an acquisition lead on project plies to other agencies, appeal boards, or Congressional inquiries for management review and approval. Drafts reply to other agencies, appeal boards, or Congressional inquiries for management review and approval. The incumbent analyzes difficult issues, identifies alternative courses of action, and represents the interest of the government in meetings with various stakeholders outside the Bureau/Agency.


Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship required. Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication. Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males. Direct Deposit: Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. Time in Grade: Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Probationary Period: If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period. Government Charge Card: You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes. Work Schedule: Full-Time


All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-09/28/2020-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of specialized experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: experience that equips the applicant with particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. Experience at this level must include but is not limited to participating in advanced planning activities with customers; AND experience with multiple contract types; AND creating and issuing solicitations; AND preparing packages for award; AND performing contract administration; AND performing contract closeout. You must include hours per week worked. Volunteer Experience: 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.

Additional Information

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. Physical Demands: The work is mostly sedentary. Some travel to construction sites and/or contractor facilities may be required. Working Conditions: Work is normally performed in an office setting. Periodic on-site visits prior to and during contract performance may be required. Telework: The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information,