U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Procurement Technician (OA) in Concord, Massachusetts
Summary About the Surrounding Area: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New England District is responsible for managing the Corps' civil works, military, hazardous waste remediation, and international and interagency services (IIS) program responsibilities throughout the six New England states. The District employs about 500 professional civilian employees plus military officers in key management positions. Responsibilities Serve as a Procurement Technician (Office Automation) for the New England Contracting Division. Provide administrative and technical support for the Contracting Division in the total procurement process, often requiring research and problem solving regarding contracting issues of all types. Apply knowledge or procurement policies, regulations, and/or procedures to provide administrative and technical work in support of the functions and responsibilities with the procurement of supplies, services, A/E services and/ or construction. In this position you will perform the following duties: Administer contracts so that procurements are accomplished in a manner which is efficient and advantageous for the Government. Monitor progress of contractors through reports and contacts with personnel involved. Review contractor's performance and recommends payment or nonpayment accordingly. Perform a variety of computer-related input/output in accordance with current procurement and administrative policies and procedures. Accumulate and develop cost and performance data about precedent procurement cases. Review completed official contract files to determine that all contractual actions are satisfied and that the contract is complete in every respect and ready to be closed. Manage various database systems for program accuracy and accountability. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. GS-06 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes meeting all of the following: 1) Provide contract administration support; 2) compose contract documentation; and 3) utilize computer programs. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). GS-07: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes meeting all of the following: 1) Provide contract administration support; 2) compose contract documentation; 3) advise customers on purchase procedures and/or requirements; and 4) utilize computer programs. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06).Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. Proficiency Required: This position requires a qualified typist. A qualified typist can type 40 words per minute based on a 5 minute sample with three or fewer errors. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Administration and ManagementComputer SkillsContracting/ProcurementTechnical Competence Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) #14 position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.