August 25, 2011 at 1:20 pm #139549
Agency: Small Business Administration
Job Announcement Number: 11D-309-DB
$61,612.00 – $114,158.00 /year
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 to Tuesday, September 06, 2011
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time Career/Career Conditional
1 vacancy – Denver, CO
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
US Citizens and Status Candidates
Become a part of an Agency that touches the lives of every American! We are the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and for over 50 years, we have successfully served the Nation’s small business owners. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. We represent a highly skilled and motivated workforce and welcome those interested in furthering our mission.
This announcement serves as a Merit Promotion and All Sources announcement. You will be asked to determine your eligibility for each during the questionnaire process when you apply online.
Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
- All SBA employees are subject to a credit check
- You must successfully complete a background investigation
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply
Additional Duty Location Info:1 vacancy – Denver, CO
As a Contract Specialist you will develop or ensure proper execution of procurement strategies; provide continuing review of, negotiate changes to, and recommend clearance or disapproval of advanced and final procurement plans; evaluate marketing and distribution patterns, capabilities and latest economic developments. Recommend clearance or disapproval of SBA contracts prior to award; handle complex procurement actions; participate in and conduct feasibility studies concerning procurement changes; perform reviews of contract actions on a post-award basis; meet with top-level representatives of government,commercial firms, manufacturing companies and corporations, educational institutions or other non-government concerns to discuss, develop, and/or revise various types of agreements.
Qualifications and Evaluations
You must have one year specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position being filled. Specialized experience must be equivalent to at least the next lower grade level for the occupation. You must meet these qualifications by the closing date of this announcement.
GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service conducting pre-award or post-award functions for a variety of specialized equipment, services, or construction.
GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the federal service conducting pre-award or post-award functions for a variety of specialized equipment, services, or construction; performing price analyses and conducting negotiations.
GS-13: Four years of contracting experience in a contracting related field, including one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service performing governmental or commercial purchasing, procurement, contract negotiation, administration or termination functions.
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.
If you are do not meet the mandatory requirements listed above but have occupied a position in the GS-1102 series on or before January 1, 2000, submit and SF-50 documenting your series occupied on or before January 1, 2000 to receive consideration.
In addition to meeting the the qualification standards you must have successfully completed ALL of the following mandatory training course requirements:
CON 110, Mission Support Planning; CON 111, Mission Strategy Execution; CON 112, Mission Performance Assessment; CON 120, Mission Focused Contracting; CON 214, Business Decisions for Contracting; CON 215, Intermediate Contracting for Mission Support; CON 216, Legal Considerations in Contracting; CON 217, Cost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques; CON 218, Advanced Contracting for Mission Support and 2 electives.
At the GS-13 level the following course is also required in addition to those listed above:
CON 353, Advanced Business Solutions for Mission Support and 3 electives
If you do not meet the specialized experience requirement you may qualify with education as follows:
GS-11: Three full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or PH.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. You must submit transcripts.
GS-12: Education cannot substitute experience at this grade level.
GS-13: Education cannot substitute experience at this grade level.
If you are applying for a special selection priority under SBA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (open to surplus SBA employees only) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (open to surplus and displaced Federal employees), submit the following proof of your eligibility: Your reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, a Standard Form 50 reflecting your RIF separation, or notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. Also submit a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action which shows the grade level, duty location and promotion potential of the career or career-conditional position from which you have been or will be separated, and a copy of your last performance rating of record. To be found well-qualified for special selection priority by SBA, you must meet the minimum qualifications and receive at least 85 possible points for the quality ranking factors.
The sensitivity level of the position also requires satisfactory completion of a background investigation after appointment.
If you are a current Federal employee applying for promotion under SBA’s Merit Promotion and Placement Plan, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks in positions not more than one grade lower than the position being filled. You must meet this requirement by the closing date of this announcement.
Occasional travel is required; occasional evening and weekend travel may be required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be directed to an online assessment questionnaire (see the How to Apply section of this announcement) to answer a series of questions. In addition, you will be asked your eligibility for Merit Promotion or other special hiring authorities.
Once the announcement closes, we will review your résumé and/or transcripts(s) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Applicants meeting basic qualification requirements will further be evaluated on the information provided in the Supplemental Questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link View Assessment Questions. You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.
If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.
Benefits and Other Info
Working for SBA offers a number of really exciting benefits and flexibilities. To find out more about Federal benefit programs click here http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ei61.asp
If you are applying for a special selection priority under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (open to surplus and displaced Federal employees), submit the following proof of your eligibility: Your reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, a Standard Form 50 reflecting your RIF separation, or notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. To be found well-qualified for special selection priority by SBA, you must meet the minimum qualifications and receive at least 85 possible points for the quality ranking factors. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 , you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov.
Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
If you are a current Federal employee applying for promotion under SBA’s Merit Promotion and Placement Plan, you must have completed a MINIMUM of 52 weeks in positions not more than one grade lower than the position being filled. You must meet this requirement by the closing date of the announcement.
ou may submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal
RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.
How To Apply
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes both of the following parts: Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and your résumé and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Complete by 11:59pm Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Option A : Application Manager: To begin the online application process (you will be able to upload your resume and any supporting documents within the online application system) click this link: Online Questionnaire
To return to Application Manager at any time go to https://applicationmanager.org/ and reference 523226
Option B: Paper Qualifications Questionnaire: If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager, you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:
1. You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.
3.You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax. If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here — http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf — and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The vacancy ID number of this announcement is 523226, you must indicate this number in the Vacancy Identification Number field of the cover sheet. Failure to do so will result in your documents not being uploaded into the system and those documents will not be considered as part of your application.
The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
- A SF-50 showing permanent career status (if you are applying under merit promotion or non-competitive eligibles)
- Aquisition/Contracting Certificate of Certification
- If you are claiming 5-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your discharge from Active Duty (DD-214 Member 4 copy) or certificate of Release. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or Certificate of Release, an Application for 10-point Veterans Preference (SF-15) and the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs or any branch of the Armed Forces, certifying a service-connected disability.
- To receive consideration for a special appointment authority (severely disabled, Peace Corps, ICTAP), you must submit documentation supporting your claim.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Dianna L. Burrell
Email: [email protected]
Small Business Administration
721 19th Street
Denver, CO 80202
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. We expect to make a job offer within 40 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified through Application Manager of the outcome.
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