Supervisory Contract Specialist (Division Chief)

at Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Summary Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory Contract Specialist (Division Chief)/ PD# 15037-0 Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Available Telework: Eligible with supervisory approval, employees are authorized to telework 80% of a work week Virtual Position: No This recruitment is for one position with VHA Regional Procurement Office Central, Network Contracting Office 15 located in Leavenworth, KS. Responsibilities Supervisory Contract Specialist (Division Chief)/ PD#15037-0 The Division Chief is responsible for coordinating a variety of acquisitions and programs to establish and implement regional and NCO goals and objectives. The Division Chief ensures the socio-economic goals and programs set by the Department and Veteran Health Administration are addressed through acquisition planning, while complying with competition and other requirements set by Federal Acquisition Regulations, Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulations, and other policies, rules, and regulations. The Division Chief serves as the business advisor to the Veteran Integrated Service Network personnel for acquisition matters. Duties Include: Exercising supervisory and/or managerial authority for no less than three (3) GS-13 level Contract Specialist supervisors whom directly supervise a group of employees performing work at the GS-5 through the GS-12/13 level. Provides work assignment and review, as well as administrative and personnel management functions relative to the staff supervised. Distributes workload and ensures work assignments are carried out. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Develops work improvement plans recommending personnel actions as necessary. Will provide direction to the teams in selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, provide advice on work methods, practices and procedures. Recommends NCO policies that enhance and support effective acquisition operations, supply chain management and facilitates national VHA initiatives. Assists in the development of new and innovative procedures and policy to improve efficiency, quality, and effectiveness; assures reasonable equity (among units, groups, teams, projects, etc.) of performance standards and rating techniques developed by subordinates Directs one or more major program segments of the VISNs overall acquisition requirements with significant resources (money and manpower). Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/29/2021. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-14 position you must have served 52 weeks as a GS-13. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Basic Requirements for GS-14: Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position And 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. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under the following paragraph. Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the position requirements if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action. Note: The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) does not grant Academic degrees; therefore courses completed at the DAU are not creditable towards meeting the 24 semester hour requirement, in the fields identified above, unless the coursework has been evaluated by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and appears on a college or university transcript. Specialized Experience GS-14: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-13) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience include experience with: Exercising supervisory authorities and responsibilities involving work assignment and review, as well as the administrative and personnel management functions relative to the staff supervised. Distributing and reviewing work of team members at various stages of completion to assure compliance with an organization’s acquisition regulations, policies, directives, and standard operating procedures. Establishing guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Training subordinates in methods and techniques of performing contract actions and providing or arranging for specific administrative or technical training necessary for accomplishment of individual and team tasks. Performing market research, reviewing specifications and statements of work, and approving acquisition milestone plans. Negotiated contracts; serving as the Source Selection Authority and establishing Technical Evaluation Boards to determine acceptability and ranking of technical proposals. Serving as contract administrator on awarded contracts, conducting post-award conferences with Contractor and Government personnel to provide information and to clarify standard and special contractual provisions of the contracts. Additional information on the qualification requirements are outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM’s website at Education APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report attendance and/or degrees from only these schools. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following websites: and http://ope

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Job Posting: JC188536174

Posted On: Jul 24, 2021

Updated On: Aug 01, 2021