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Contract Spec/Administrator/Negotiator, Procurement Analyst (Supvy/Non/Lead)

General Services Admin

This is a Full-time position in Seattle, WA posted March 7, 2021.

* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryTHIS IS A PUBLIC NOTICE: Please review further information below regarding how this posting will be used.As a contracting professional, you will be responsible for the procurement of highly specialized equipment, components and systems for high-rise buildings and their operating systems, the construction of specialized equipment or special purpose buildings, information technology equipment and systems, professional or technical services, and/or a variety of supplies.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesThis Notice is issued under direct-hire authority to recruit new talent to occupations for which there is a severe shortage of candidates.

We have a severe shortage of qualified applicants for our Contract Specialist positions.

To help us fill these jobs, we have been granted “Direct Hire Authority” or DHA.

This means that when we have a vacant job, we can hire any qualified candidate, either from this notice or from any source.

The benefit of applying to this notice is that your application may be shared with a hiring manager if they request resumes from this notice.A few key facts about this DHA notice:* Many vacancies may be filled at the GS-11 through GS-15 levels* Jobs have varying opportunities for advancement (promotion potential)* Supervisory and non-supervisory opportunities will vary* Jobs may be located in any of the metropolitan areas listed.* Availability of positions and grade levels vary by location.

Promotion potential varies by position.* Current civil service employees will receive new appointments if selected under this Direct Hire Authority.Each metropolitan area will independently review applications and decide who to interview.

For questions aboutthe selection process, contact the following:* Greater Southeast Region
– AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN: 404-331-3186* New England Region
– CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT:* Great Lakes Region
– IL, IN, OH, MI, MN, WI: 312-353-5547* Rocky Mountain Region
– CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY:* Greater Southwest Region
– AR, LA, NM, OK, TX:* Heartland Region -IA, KS, MO, NE: 816-926-8395* Northeast & Caribbean Region
– NJ, NY, VI, PR: 212-264-5557* Mid-Atlantic Region
– DE, MD, PA, VA, WV: 215-446-4973* Pacific Rim Region
– AZ, CA, NV, HI:* Northwest Arctic Region
– AK, ID, OR, WA: or 253-931-7742* Washington, DC (Central Office/National Capital Region):* Public Buildings Service: Kevin Towe, 202-341-6663* Federal Acquisition Service: Amina Hamilton, 202-969-5593* Staff offices: Susan Lewis, 202-316-9547* Office of Technology Transformation Service: Stephanie Bernstein, 215-446-4691If you have general questions about this job posting, or are having difficulty applying, contact us at 816-823-2006, or information on DHA, please visit a contracting professional, you will be responsible for the procurement of highly specialized equipment, components and systems for high-rise buildings and their operating systems, the construction of specialized equipment or special purpose buildings, information technology equipment and systems, professional or technical services, and/or a variety of supplies.Your duties at the GS-11 and GS-12 may also include:* Pre/post-award and termination activities, such as: analyzing requirements, recommending revisions to statements of work/specifications, determining the appropriate type of contract, establishing milestones, procurement planning, conducting post-award and contractual terminations, initiating briefings with contractors to ensure full understanding of terms, handling modifications, resolution of issues related to non-compliance, and the termination process.* Developing, implementing and analyzing data requirements for planning and measurement systems* Analyzing performance of procurement activities against various procurement indicators and goals* Analyzing data to determine trends* Assistance in tracking/monitoring contract actions to ensure compliance with GSA policy, administrative procedures, regulations, and statutesYour duties at the GS-13, GS-14 and GS-15 may also include:* Pre/Post Award contracting functions that help clients achieve results and meet their mission.* Identifying procurement objectives and methodologies; developing statements of work; performing analyses of elements of cost; making competitive range determinations; conducting pre-proposal conferences; planning comprehensive negotiation strategy; coordinating with technical experts, leading negotiations and awarding contracts* Developing, coordinating, and revising a wide variety of Government-wide procurement policies, reviewing proposed changes to existing regulations and determining whether they should be addressed* Providing principal policy advice, analyzing comments and proposed legislative changes* Developing and presenting presentations and defending complex and often controversial positions which are subject to considerable Congressional scrutiny and preparing expert response to Congressional correspondence* Identifying and analyzing acquisition process problems, trends, and emerging needs.

Formulating and justifying new statutory initiatives to address unique problems, to meet newly emerging acquisition needs, and to resolve critical procurement process problemsTravel RequiredOccasional travel
– Travel requirements vary by position.Supervisory statusNoPromotion Potential11
– Availability of positions at each of the grade levels indicated varies by location.

Therefore, not all grade levels are available at each location.

Additionally, the promotion potential of each position will vary.* Job family (Series)1102 ContractingSimilar jobs* Contracting Managers* Managers, Contracting* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* US Citizens and National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)* Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date* Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959If 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 political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.* Serve a one year probationary period, if required.* Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee.

We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this.

Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.* 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* You may be required to participate in the Region’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), representing the Service and/or GSA as a whole.

This may involve participating in COOP meetings and planning activities; performing mission-critical work at a designated location other than the traditional GSA office site (which may be outside of the commuting area); and ensuring that GSA’s needs are still being met in the event of an emergency, disaster or otherwise unforeseen circumstance disrupting traditional office operations.* EXPIRATION OF YOUR APPLICATION: Please be advised that although this posting is active for one year, all applications will have a 120 day expiration.

If you are still interested in being considered after your 120 days are up, you must extend your application PRIOR to that date.

To extend, please return to the Applicant Dashboard on your USAJOBS account, select the vacancy, and update your application.QualificationsFor 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, click here.Starting Pay for all locations will be dependent upon the associated GS-Locality Pay Table for that area.1102 Qualifications GS-12 & below:BASIC REQUIREMENTS: A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major in any field; or 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.SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to the basic requirement stated above, you must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower grade level of the position to be filled.GS-11: Specialized experience is experience that provided knowledge of formal advertising and negotiated procurement procedures sufficient to develop solicitations, evaluate offers, negotiate prices and terms and recommend award of contracts for a range of standard or specialized supplies or services; or knowledge of contracting principles and procedures sufficient to administer contracts for a range of standard or specialized supplies or services.GS-12: Specialized experience is progressively responsible experience that provided knowledge of contracting procedures, methods, a variety of contract types and use of special provisions and incentives to plan and carry out pre-award and/or post-award contract assignments for the acquisition of products, professional or non-professional services, or construction; or experience which required a sufficient knowledge of contract regulations, policies, and procedures and an organization’s te

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