Public Buildings Service Supervisory Contract Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts
Summary As a Supervisory Contract Specialist you will serve as a Branch Chief and report to the Director of Acquisition Management Division, Public Buildings Service, New England Region, Boston, MA. We are currently filling two vacancies, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed. Responsibilities Serves as a senior technical advisor to the Division Director and PBS Regional Commissioner and regional management officials responsible for the following duties: Directs a program segment that performs technical, administrative, or professional work in the contracting area. Provides complex administrative, technical and/or professional contracting services directly affecting GSA and large or complex customer agencies. Manages allocation of branch resources; tracks and forecasts resource utilization and coordinates demand planning. Confers with the Division Director and Division staff to evaluate plans and problems regarding acquisition management programs and projects. Establishes and maintains effective communications among team members and Public Buildings Service staff. Assigns tasks and adjusts workload to meet program needs. Oversees and coordinates the successful operations of the Regional Contracting staff which is responsible for performing duties involving the full range of pre and post-award contracting for the Service. Participates in the development of work measurement systems on a regional level and as requested, communicates national procurement initiatives and goals and performance standards to individual employees. Follows up to insure employees are meeting their goals or takes positive action to improve performance. Ensures the timely completion of work of satisfactory quantity and quality by carrying out various supervisory tasks. Performs the full range of first and second level supervisory responsibilities for subordinate staff members as described in the attached factors to this position. Requirements 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 Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959 If selected, you must meet the following conditions: Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or NonCareer SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service. Serve a one year probationary period, if required. Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 4 investigation level). 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 May be required to participate in the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), which includes attending meetings and planning activities; and carrying out mission-critical work at a designated location other than your primary work site (which may be outside of your commuting area). Qualifications 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-14 salary range starts at $124,851 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected. 1102 Qualifications GS-13 & above: 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. (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. In addition to meeting the basic qualifications above you must also possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in Federal Service. The specialized experience for this position is experience in evaluating or implementing contracting programs; OR leading or supervising contracting professionals providing contracting services for the acquisition of a wide range of supplies, services (professional and non-professional), and/or construction; OR contracting experience that demonstrated the ability to perform the full range of highly complex pre-award 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. This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcript(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcements to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. Education This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcript(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcements to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. Please see the "Qualifications" section of this announcement. Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information Bargaining Unit status: Not eligible 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. Diversity GSA is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion andaccessibility that goes beyond our compliance with EEO regulations including: Valuing and embracing diversity, promoting equity, inclusion and accessibility, and expecting cultural competence; and Fostering a work environment where all employees, customers and stakeholders feelrespected and valued. Our commitment is: Reflected in our policies, procedures and work environment; Recognized by our employees, customers and stakeholders; and Drives our efforts to recruit, attract, retain and engage the diverse workforceneeded to achieve our mission.