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Supervisory Contract Specialist

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Summary
The incumbent will serve as Deputy Director of Acquisition and Contracting (AAQ-2) reporting to the Director of Acquisition and Contracting (AAQ-1).
Responsibilities
This position is located in the Office of Acquisition and Business Services (ACQ). The incumbent serves as Deputy Director of Acquisition and Contracting (AAQ-2) reporting to the Director of Acquisition and Contracting (AAQ-1).
The Deputy Director serves as a recognized expert, senior contracting advisor and consultant to the Director, senior agency officials and managers internal and external to the agency on complex and novel acquisition programs. The incumbent provides technical direction, leadership and managerial oversight for agency-wide contracting operations, including award and administration of contracts, leases, real estate transactions, agreements, and aviation research grants. The Directorate's work includes a portfolio of over 10,000 active contracts values at over $80 billion, and annual new awards/obligations of over $4.6 billion through over 27,000 contractual actions. Contracts and agreements range from NextGen and major National Airspace System (NAS) acquisitions, to air traffic control tower and facility construction contracts, to IT and support services, and all of the other goods and services necessary to meet the Agency's mission and keep FAA facilities and operations running.
In addition to leadership responsibilities, the incumbent also maintains Level 3 Contracting certification.
Leads the development of innovative solutions to FAA-wide contractual challenges. Serves as Chair for FAA's Acquisition Strategy Review Board; provides advice and consultation to the Director, senior agency officials and acquisition personnel on complex, priority, and politically sensitive acquisition matters. Represents the Director and FAA's Chief Acquisition Officer at executive level meetings within FAA, DOT, and with senior level officials across the federal government and private industry. Leads efforts, on behalf of the Director, to strengthen acquisition and contracting acumen, capability, and performance across the agency. Provides direction and oversight in the achievement of organizational performance metrics.
Provides strategic planning and direction to management and staff members in the Office of Acquisition and Contracting who are geographically dispersed. Assigns work; establishes goals and priorities for completion; sets performance standards, evaluates performance; identifies and ensures training and development needs are met; and makes decisions and recommendations for appointment, promotion or rewards of employees. Manages the manpower, budget, supplies, space, equipment, travel and other resources needed to accomplish the work of the Directorate.
Creates and maintains a climate of positive human relations and open communication within the Directorate. Establishes means by which employees can effectively contribute to the accomplishment of FAA goals and objectives. Incorporates Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) concepts to overall leadership responsibilities and supports the FAA's commitment to an inclusive work environment where employees are valued. Assures that employees are treated fairly and equitably without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or political or employee organization.
Exercises sufficient internal controls to ensure that resources are safeguarded against waste, loss, and unauthorized use; ensures accurate records of the receipt, expenditure and use of resources are maintained; ensure operational efficiency is maximized, prescribed policies are followed, and internal controls meet agency standards.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.
Supervisory status
Yes
Promotion Potential
NA
Job family (Series)
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
Transcripts- (See Required Documents)
One year managerial probationary period may be required.
Qualifications
To view the complete OPM qualification standard, please refer to:
****Basic Requirements for Pay Band FV-L:
(1) 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; and
(2) 4 years of 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 pay band or grade of the position, and must have provided the knowledge skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position; and
(3) Completion of training for Level I, II or III certification. Training courses reflect a government-wide standard and each level of certification must be met to qualify for the next level. Applicants must document successful completion of core course work or evidence of certification.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements above: To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-K, FG/GS 15 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.
Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Experience developing and leading complex and novel acquisition strategies and achieving results through effective collaboration with others, in an environment of competing demands and priorities.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Education
This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.
Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: .

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.
This position has a positive education requirement. If you are not currently working for the Federal Government in the 1102 series OR have never held a position in the Federal Government in the 1102 series, you must submit a copy of your transcripts prior to the closing date of this announcement. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION. If you cannot upload your transcripts to your application, please fax a copy to to the attention of Monique Heriegel and reference the announcement number on the FAX. IF SELECTED, OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT. If you do not have an official transcript (original with a raised seal) you should request it today. Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: ****Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
Additional information
We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a testing designated position (TDP) will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.
As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each Leadership and Management Dimensions or Technical Requirements in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.
Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Leadership and Management Dimensions or Technical Requirements listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical order and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.
This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a testing designated position (TDP) will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.
Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
This is not a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information:
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IMPORTANT:
Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.
Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Drug test required
Yes
Required Documents
Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).

Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to (609) 485-8995 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 1102 series.

College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 1102 series with the FAA.

College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 1102 series.

If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

If you are an FAA employee, you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system .
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of Received
by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of Received
each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.
We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.
Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
Employer's name and address
Supervisor name and phone number
Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
Salary
Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.
You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, , for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.
Agency ****
Email
Address
Federal Aviation Administration
William J. Hughes Technical Center
ACT Regional HR Services Division
Atlantic City International Airport,NJ
US
Next steps
Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

Important
- If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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