This position serves as the Chief Contracting Officer and Director of the Acquisition Management Division of the Oklahoma City Area, and serves as a primary Contracting Officer for the Southeast Region, which includes the Albuquerque and Nashville Areas. The incumbent reports to the Executive Officer for Oklahoma City Area, Indian Health Service.
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- Plans, develops, establishes and organizes the contract strategy for the overall acquisition contracting process within the Area for a wide variety of contracts, including PRC contracts, SFC, locum tenens, and IHCIA Title V urban programs. Responsibilities include the oversight of the full range of contract functions and actions, specifically the planning, solicitation, negotiation, source selection, award, administration, protests, terminations and closeout of contracts.
- Provides guidance, instruction and is the principal decision-making official providing direction and assistance to personnel located at field stations and service units that have delegated signature authority.
- Directs the full range of contract administration actions required for the acquisition program, including the issuance of task orders, contract modifications, negotiation of changes, exercise of options, investigation and resolution of contractor delays, contractor performance, subcontractor surveillance, disposition of claims, terminations, close-out and other required matters.
- Supervises a staff of professional, technical and administrative employees who are engaged in various aspects of planning, solicitation, negotiation, award and administration of the numerous complex health related contracts. Has responsibility for all personnel actions (promotion, adverse action, selection of personnel, employee performance evaluation, etc.) in the Division.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
- Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
Must maintain FAC-C Level III Certification
A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.
Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation.
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 08/28/2020
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
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 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 grade level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.
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, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (You must submit your transcripts with your application.)
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 for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based 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.
In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below.
For GS-14: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the private or public sector) performing the following type of work and/or tasks: leading a contracting staff with wide responsibility for contracting functions; planning, developing, implementing, maintaining and administering all contractual aspects of a system acquisition program with demonstrated knowledge of federal procurement regulations and contracting principles (procurement synopsis, solicitation, bid/offer receipt, technical evaluation, source selection, negotiation, award, protest, terminations and contract administration) including the latest procedures and techniques, and life cycle costing sufficient to manage and direct acquisition strategy for design and construction of major and complex new design/construction projects, such as building a state-of-the-art hospital, health center or clinic.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: In addition to the qualification requirements (above), candidates must meet the following selective placement factor requirement and submit a copy of their current contracting certification. Selective factors are knowledge, skills, abilities, or special qualifications, that are in addition to the minimum requirements in a qualification standard, but are determined to be essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Applicants who do not meet the selective factor are ineligible for further consideration. The incumbent must meet all delegated signature authority for a Level III certification in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) and be currently certified as a Level III Contracting Officer, or currently possess Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certification.
SUPERVISORY ABILITIES: This is a supervisory position and candidates, in addition to the qualification requirements described above, must have demonstrated in their work experience or training, that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful management, as required for the position.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).
When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditationxqttzadavcxcbszsqyautyfrbst
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.