Department of Energy: The Department of Energy is responsible for defining and advancing America’s energy policy, technology, and security. Through our national laboratories and distinctive range of program centers, we discover, deliver, and manage the energy breakthroughs that keep the nation and its economy safe and secure through the 21st century and beyond. Open & closing dates 01/03/2023 to 01/02/2024.
The Department of Energy is seeking motivated and highly qualified candidates for exciting positions available in multiple locations throughout the United States. The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
The Department of Energy is the nation’s solutions agency, engaged in a wide range of challenging and innovative work, including tackling the climate crisis, national security, and basic research, allowing our employees to positively impact the world in unimaginable ways.
We are at the forefront of improving our world and our communities by advancing clean energy solutions to combat the climate crisis, create U.S. jobs, bring new opportunities to communities across America, and promote America’s energy independence. By advancing cutting-edge clean energy technologies, we are helping put America on the path to President Biden’s goals of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 creating millions of good-paying union clean energy jobs, and building an equitable clean energy future.
USA Jobs Acquisitions Specialist – Department of Energy
The 1102 Acquisitions series includes positions that manage, supervise, perform, or develop policies and procedures for professional work involving the procurement of supplies, services, construction, or research and development using formal advertising or negotiation procedures; the evaluation of contract price proposals; and the administration or termination and close out of contracts.
The work requires knowledge of the legislation, regulations, and methods used in contracting; and knowledge of business and industry practices, sources of supply, cost factors, and requirements characteristics. The Department of Energy is seeking motivated and highly qualified candidates for exciting positions available in multiple locations throughout the United States.
- For the GS-13 grade level, the employee must meet the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System (FAITAS) or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.
- FAC-C Level III is required to be obtained within (1) 24 months from the date of hire; or (2) the date the applicant will meet the FAC-C experience standard. For selection at the GS-13 level, certification must currently be held at Level II and obtained at Level III.
- B. 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.
- 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 in 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.
- 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 level of the position and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.
- Starting Date: 3 January 2023.
- Last Date: 2 January 2024.
How You Will Be Evaluated
- This position is announced under a government-wide Direct Hire Authority (DHA) for Acquisition positions in the GS-1102 series. Under this Direct-Hire authority, applicants are required to meet minimum qualification requirements at the grade level(s) of interest. Veteran’s Preference, Schedule A, Category Rating, and other methods of consideration DO NOT APPLY under Direct-Hire Authority regulations.
- Appointments made under this authority will be processed as new appointments to the Civil Service. Current Civil Service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the Civil Service. Current Federal employees may be required to serve a new probationary period (5 CFR 315.802(b).
- Solicit, evaluate, negotiate, and award contracts with commercial organizations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and State, local or foreign governments for furnishing products, services, construction, or research and development to the Federal Government.
- Administer contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions of contracts, including resolution of problems concerning the obligations of the parties
- Terminate contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals
- Analyze and evaluate cost or price proposals and accounting systems data
- Plan, establish, or review contracts, programs, policies, or procedures
- Formulate and administer policies and procedures to ensure the achievement of Federal socioeconomic goals, such as those affecting small businesses, labor surplus areas, and disadvantaged business firms
- Develop acquisition strategies and direct or manage procurement
- Provide staff advisory services in one or more of the specializations in this occupation
- Your RESUME showing all relevant work experience (paid and unpaid) including duties performed; full name and address of each employer; start and end dates (month/day/year); work schedule (part-time, full-time, number of hours if intermittent); salary; and any completed education and training (program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
- Cover Letter, optional, expressing additional information not covered in your resume.
- Transcripts, if specific educational requirements are indicated in this job announcement. Unofficial transcripts or any report listing the institution, the course title, credits earned (semester or quarter hour), and the final grade are acceptable. It is your responsibility to provide adequate proof that you meet the educational requirements.
- Veterans’ Preference documentation, if applicable, DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing the type of discharge/character of service; current active duty members- certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter. For more information visit the USAJOBS Help Center & OPM CHCOC website for VOW information.
- Career Transition Assistance Program/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.) For more information see the OPM Guide to Career Transition.
How to Apply
- Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application. To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, including submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section. A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the announcement closing date to receive consideration.
- You must have a login.gov account to sign into USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/.
- To begin the application process in USAJOBS, click the Apply Online button.
- Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all required and supporting documentation.
- You must click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the announcement closing date.
- You may update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period by returning to your USAJOBS account, and selecting Update Application: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.
- To verify the status of your application, during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account; applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each application status means, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
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Conclusion: The Department of Energy is actively recruiting highly qualified candidates for Acquisitions Specialist positions across multiple locations in the United States. This opportunity involves managing and overseeing various aspects of procurement, contracts, and compliance within the realm of energy policy and security. Applicants must meet specific qualifications and certifications to be eligible. Interested individuals can apply through the USA Jobs portal and are encouraged to review the detailed job description and application requirements provided in this announcement. Joining the Department of Energy offers a chance to contribute to the nation’s energy and environmental goals while ensuring America’s security and prosperity.