Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Position Description Title/PD#: Contract Specialist (Training
Officer)/ PD# 21034-0
Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Yes
Virtual Position: No
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This recruitment is for one position with the VHA Regional
Procurement Office West, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 21
located at one of the following locations:
- Fresno, California
- McClellan, California
- Palo Alto, California
- Pleasant Hill, California
- San Francisco, California
- North Las Vegas, Nevada
- Reno, Nevada
Vacancies can be filled at any of the duty locations listed.
Contract Specialist/ PD# 21034-0
Training Officer will have direct responsibility for NCO
planning, formulations and execution of the annual training program
to insure the Acquisition Workforce under NCO is fully trained and
meets FAC-C Certification requirements. Serves as the principal
advisor to the NCM on all matters affecting contracting training,
systems, and procedures. Develops and provides COR training,
ratification training and other acquisition training requirements
as defined by leadership. Participates on national work groups to
develop standardized training plans and training presentations for
customer and continuing education purposes. Implements acquisition
training data base for all acquisition personnel and CORS. Develops
and establishes guidelines and training expectations for all
acquisition staff, which are clearly communicated through the
formal employee annual performance plan/appraisal system. Assists
with the development of individual training improvement plans for
acquisition staff and provides advice and counsel to supervisors
related to staff training matters. Provides verbal feedback and
periodically evaluates employee training to the appropriate
individuals and/or supervisors. Engages in recruitment and outreach
efforts to raise awareness among targeted groups in the Contracting
Officer career field. Maintains Contract Specialist proficiency by
performing 20% contract workload, as assigned by the NCM,
responsible for pre-award and post-award functions.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen to apply for this job.
Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
Selective Service Registration is required for all males born
Position requires filing a Financial Disclosure Report
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The subject position is primarily of an
administrative nature in an office setting, however where travel to
work sites is required there may be light physical work required,
such as walking over uneven surfaces, or assisting technical
personnel in taking measurements or elevations. Government travel
for training, meetings, or customer interactions will be required
in the position.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all
requirements by the closing date of this announcement, June 24,
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-12 position you must have served 52
weeks at the GS-11. 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
Basic Requirement: 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.
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.
Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to
have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000.
Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will
be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102
positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This
includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through
grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience
requirements when seeking another position.
Specialized Experience (GS-12) :
Applicants must have One year of specialized experience
equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-11) in the normal
line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are
not limited to: Ability to develop and present contract training
concepts and strategies to the NCM and promotes the total
contracting vision by soliciting commitments from functional areas
within VA and other government agencies and private entities.
Experience serving as Preceptor for Contracting Specialist Intern
Programs. Responsibilities involving work assignments to insure a
standard approach is used for training and to identify additional
training opportunities. Technical skills to formulate, coordinate
and secure approval for complex training products and evaluate
impact of training programs on NCO resources. Administered
contracts and assured compliance with their terms and conditions.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-12 level.
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
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: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html and
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed
outside the United States, you must show proof that the education
has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in
the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such
education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in
conventional U.S. education programs.