Federal Emergency Management Agency Contract Specialist in Kansas City, Missouri
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This position is located in the Mission Support Division. The incumbent is responsible for all aspects of contract administration, from pre-award to post-award stages. These tasks include soliciting, negotiating, awarding, modifying, terminating, and closing out procurement contracts.This position starts at a salary of $60,487 (IC-11).Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 7team within FEMA.
EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.
This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.
Typical assignments include:
- Determining best contracting methods and contract types.
- Resolving contracting issues and/or recommend best course of action.
- Interpreting and applying procurement regulations, procedures, and policies.
- Procuring a wide variety of services and commodities
- Executing post-award contract performance management actions on assigned contracts.
- Providing business advice and guidance to technical personnel and others on contracting work and prepares correspondence.
- Soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, awarding, administering, analyzing, and advising on a large workload of contracts for supplies and services
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.
- You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
- You must successfully pass a background investigation.
- Travel will be required.
- You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.
- Selective service registration is required for males born after 12/31/59.
- Please review "Other Information" section for additional key requirements.
The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.
Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.
You qualify for this position at the IC-11 level (starting salary $*60,487) if you possess the following*: One full year of specialized experience at the IC-09 level that demonstrates: 1) Advising on contracting, procurement, and acquisition policies, rules, and regulations; 2) monitoring and administering contract performance, negotiate any modifications to a contract, and to ensure that contract activities are completed; 3) performing work related to the contract post-award process, including closeout; 4) working with various types of contracts, methods of contracting, selection factors, and assisting in developing appropriate strategies to conduct negotiations.
3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
Combination of education and experience.
Selective Placement Factor:In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, you must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered qualified for the position: All applicants must meet one of the two following Basic Requirements (transcript required), in addition to meeting the Specialized Experience requirements listed above: Basic requirement 1. 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field OR 2. At least 24 semester hours in any combination in the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position. You may be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.
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Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. We expect to make a final job offer within 30 days after the deadline for applications.
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- To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Public Trust as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined (Mythbuster), review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit the OPM website athttps://www.opm.gov/investigations/background-investigations/.
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- This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
- STAFFORD ACT EXCEPTED SERVICE APPOINTMENTS: Cadre On Call Response Employee (CORE) is an appointment type granted under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Section 306 (b), which authorizes FEMA to appoint such temporary employees as necessary to accomplish work authorized under the Act. Appointments under this authority within FEMA are made to the excepted service and are nonpermanent in nature.
- All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time. Deployments may include working in excess of eight hours a day, or in excess of 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays, and under stressful. Physically demanding, and austere conditions. When activated and deployed, you serve in a federal travel status and are entitled to lodging, transportation and per diem reimbursements for authorized expenses in accordance with federal travel regulations.
- If selected for this position you will be required to attend a two week Emergency Manager Orientation (EMO) in Anniston, AL or Emmitsburg, MD. Travel is at FEMA’s expense and will occur from Sunday to Friday.
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472470000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Salary Range: $60,487.00 to $78,630.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: IC-1102-11/11
Promotion Potential: 11
Supervisory Status: No
Control Number: 472470000
Job Announcement Number: FEMA-17-JOB-166051-CORE