Department Of Labor – Washington, DC
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The position is located in the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), Business Operations Center (BOC), Office of Acquisition Management Services (OAMS). The position is responsible for the development of new revised acquisition/grant regulation/purchase card program regulation & administration, policies, procedures and directives; providing technical advice and assistance on acquisition/grant issues; and performing on-site reviews of DOL contracting operations and assistance programs. This position has promotion potential to GS-14. This position is inside the bargaining unit. Relocation expenses may not be paid.
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
Supplemental documents must be received by closing date of announcement.
The purpose of this position is to provide accurate and timely acquisition/grant regulations/purchase card program policies, and procedures and advice to DOL contract/grant purchase card program operating and program offices and outside organizations desiring to do business with the Government. For example, this includes development of new and revised regulations, policies and procedures to implement new regulations required as a result of new legislation or new or revised OMB Circulars, etc. The work has a profound effect on all ongoing programs if appropriate guidance is not provided, when needed, to enable DOL contract/grant operating offices to meet programmatic requirements.
The incumbent assesses the need for new or revised policies, procedures or directives based on changes in the FAR, DOLAR, DLMS, DOL Purchase Card Program, new legislation, Executives Orders, OMB Circulars, etc., and determines the extent or implementation of such policies or directives.
The incumbent must be able to analyze the problems, relate the problems to statutory, administrative and programmatic requirements, and provide timely and correct advice.
On-site reviews of DOL contracting operations and assistance programs are conducted, as necessary, to ensure compliance by operating acquisition/grant offices with overall requirements for proper award, administration and close-out of contracts and grants. Provides on-site advice to operations personnel, when necessary, and based upon findings made during the review, make recommendations to the Director for new or revised operating policies or procedures.
For GS-13 – Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as having experience developing and recommending Federal acquisition and grant policies, regulations, laws and directives in applying to procurement, acquisition and grant processes or experience may have been acquired at the state/local/corporate level.
There is an educational requirement for this position. Please read the basic qualification requirements carefully. Basic Requirements for GS-13 and above: A. 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 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 B. 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, quantative methods, or organization management. C. 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 Paragraph D. D. 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 requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, 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.
The Group Coverage Qualifications Standards for GS-1102 series as published by the Office of Personnel Management in the Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions apply. Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Please reference the “Required Documents” section for additional requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be scored on a scale of 70 to 100 or ranked based on quality groups. They may or may not receive individual scores. Based on your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, an automated scoring system will be used to initially rate and rank your applications. Your self-determined rating, resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed. All information that you provide may be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown in the entirety of your application, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments such as an interview, a panel review, written test, writing sample, etc. The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency that is indicated by the content of your resume. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP , you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered “well-qualified” if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Core Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation. Evaluation Factors (Competencies) – All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies: Applicants will be evaluated on the following competencies: Procurement Knowledge – Analyze Federal Acquisition Regulations and guidance as it relates to the purchasing of goods and services and specialized knowledge of a full range of contract types and contract administration methods, principles and procedures applicable to Government-wide regulations and directives for major systems. Leadership: Applies precedents found in government contracting case law to specific contracting situations to insure that legally binding contracting officer decisions are consistent, justifiable and will be upheld at appellate courts or board. Communications: Represents the organization in contractual matters with other Department and Federal agencies and in negotiations with private industry; and communicates procurement information to internal and external audiences regarding acquisition process To preview questions please click here .
The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees. The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year. We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more. Employees on Part-Time work schedules receive all of these benefits on a prorated basis. For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM . For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS .
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