Department of Defense Education Activity Supervisory Contract Specialist in Alexandria, Virginia

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DoDEA, through its Community Strategic Plan has made a commitment to be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military- connected students and the communities in which they live. The mission to educate, engage and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world is achieved through its five strategic goals of Student, School, Talent, Organization, and Outreach Excellence. DoDEA is a major Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity with worldwide scope. DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages the education programs for DoD dependents. DoDEA consists of three regions, DoDEA Americas, DoDEA Europe, and DoDEA Pacific and a total of eight school districts located overseas and in the U.S. and its territories. DoDEA provides education to eligible DoD military and civilian dependents from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Visit our website at for more information!

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As a Supervisory Contract Specialist at the GS-1102-14 grade level your work duties will include:

  • Acting as the senior procurement Policy and eBusiness expert and Branch manager in the DoDEA Procurement Division

  • Providing expertise and interpretive guidance and directing the provision of expertise and interpretive guidance on procurement policy matters and operations both within and outside of the DoDEA Procurement Division.

  • Identifying, developing, writing, routing for necessary reviews, obtaining necessary approvals, and providing any required updates and directing the performance of these duties within the Branch on matters associated with procurement policy and eBusiness unique to the operations of DoDEA.

  • Identifying, arranging for delivery via contract or other appropriate methodologies all required external and internal procurement related training specific to the needs of the DoDEA procurement and requirements offices workforce.

  • Providing expertise and interpretive guidance and managing the provision of expertise and interpretive guidance within the Branch for the operation of all procurement specific eBusiness systems prescribed by the FAR, DFARS and all ancillary procurement policies and regulations (i.e. PD2, CPARS, EDA, CORT Tool, iRAPT, eSRS, FSRS, Fedbizopps, SAM, etc.).

  • Resolving all system access issues, and ensuring compliance and complete implementation of systems to the maximum extent practicable, and maximum system operation/functionality and execution of all of the eBusiness procurement systems within DoDEA procurement.

  • Serving as the focal point for all eBusiness systems training and any necessary guides and manuals that are needed to facilitate the ease of the DoDEA employees in effectively using the eBusiness systems with maximum utility and compliance and manage the performance of this duty within the Branch.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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1102 Contracting

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Conditions of Employment
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Fulltime
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible

This position has a positive education requirement: Basic Requirements for the 1102 series: a baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND you must have completed at least 24 semester credit hours (or the equivalent) of study from an accredited institution of higher education in any of the following disciplines: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.

Exception: Employees currently in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions if they have been in an 1102 position since October 1, 2000. An SF-50 much be provided to show applicant is a current 1102 and has been in this series since October 1, 2000 if using this exception.

*NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position

You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position. Experience must be reflected in your resume.

Specialized experience required for this position is:

  • Providing expertise and interpretive policy guidance and direct the provision of expertise and interpretive policy guidance for all procurement operations both within and outside of the procurement department.

  • Identifying needed policies including establishing a warranting program; setting out appropriate internal procedures for routing and reviews of procurement actions.

  • Identifying and, developing, tools that will assist procurement personnel in writing compliant contracts.

  • Identifying trends that require remedial or developmental training and, analyzing new policy or statutory procurement requirements to identify items that require developmental training.

  • Providing expertise and interpretive guidance and manage the provision of expertise and interpretive guidance for the operations of all procurement specific eBusiness systems prescribed by the FAR, DFARS, and all ancillary procurement policies and regulations.

  • Managing eBusiness systems that are constantly expanding or being revised as various separate systems are subsumed into the Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE).

  • Resolving all system access issues, and ensuring compliant and complete implementation of systems to the maximum extent practicable and maximum system operation/functionality and execution of all of the eBusiness procurement systems.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies: 1.Mastery of contracting laws, principles, and regulations to include specialized knowledge of procurement and eBusiness systems policy and procedures 2.Knowledge of effective leadership and management tools and techniques 3.Skill in oral and written and oral communications

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for merit promotion consideration. Time-in-grade is the 52-week requirement Federal employees in competitive service, General Schedule (GS) positions at GS-5 and above must serve before they are eligible for promotion (advancement) to the next grade level. Applicants must meet the time-in-grade requirement within 30 days of the closing of this announcement and all other eligibility requirements including , time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the closing date of this announcement: TAG:Closing Date.


Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Foreign Education: For further information, click on the following link:

This is a Critical Acquisition Position. Unless specifically waived by the appropriate Army official, (i.e. the Director of Acquisition Career Management, the Army Acquisition Executive, or the Secretary of the Army) or if the employee is Grandfathered under U.S.C. 1736 (c) (1), the following are statutorily mandated requirements (Reference:10U.S.C. 1732 and 1737:

  • Selectee must be an Acquisition Corps (AC) member at the time of permanent selection for the position or have been granted a waiver.

  • Selectee must execute, as a condition of appointment, a written agreement to remain in Federal service in the position for at least three years. In signing such agreement, the employee does not forfeit any employment rights, nor does such an agreement alter any other terms or conditions of employment

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA):To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs:This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements: Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A Special Hiring Authority for Veterans Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses Other Special Appointment Authorities Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Competencies: 1.Mastery of contracting laws, principles, and regulations to include specialized knowledge of procurement and eBusiness systems policy and procedures 2.Knowledge of effective leadership and management tools and techniques 3.Skill in oral and written and oral communications

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

  • Required Documents


Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible
  2. Other supporting documents
  3. Cover Letter, (optional)
  4. College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59PM EST on 03/27/2018 in order to be considered
  5. Most recent SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service and not serviced by DLA)
  6. Most recent Performance Appraisal, (if applicable)
  7. DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
  8. Non-competitive appointment authority documentation (if applicable)
  9. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.) PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide: Supporting Documents
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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

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  • How to Apply


How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
  • You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
  • You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
  • To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To preview the questionnaire, please go to

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Agency contact information




Department of Defense Education Activity Schools 4800 Mark Center Dr Arlington, VA US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated. You will receive another notification about the status of your application.

A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. NOTE:Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy. Selective Service Requirement: Please visit for more information.

For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions.

Other Notes:

ACQUISITION POSITION: This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level 3 certification which must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.

Re-employed Annuitant: This position Does/Does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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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.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process 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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  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/14/2018 to 03/27/2018

Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent