Contracting Officer Representative Advocate Job in WASHINGTON, DC

Vacancy No. 20-HUD-292-P Department Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner
Salary $117,191.00 to $152,352.00 Grade 14 to 14
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 12/3/2019 Close Date 12/16/2019
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
WASHINGTON, DC


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 12/03/2019 to 12/16/2019

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 14

  • Salary

    $117,191 to $152,352 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Full-time

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Career/Career Conditional

Locations

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Washington, DC 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

Announcement number

20-HUD-292-P

Control number

553229400

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 20-HUD-291. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Contracting Officer Representative Advocate, you will:
    • Serve as a primary interface point between CORs/GTRs, program experts, and OCPO during all phases of the acquisition process, with most support occurring in the program requirements definition phase.
    • Apply knowledge of Federal acquisition regulations and policy to provide support and expert guidance to CORs/GTRs and program experts in the preparation of acquisition and requisition documents, e.g., conducting and documenting market research, writing Performance Work Statements (PWS’s) and Statements of Work (SOWs), developing Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans (QASPs), and preparing Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs).
    • Develop, distribute, and execute routine internal training, best practices, lessons learned, templates, and samples associated with pre-award and post-award COR/GTR responsibilities.
    • Apply knowledge of Performance Based Services Acquisition concepts in assisting to move CORS/GTRs and program experts to more performance-based contracting. Ensure requirements reflect that no personal services or inherently governmental functions are contracted for.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Possibly 1 or 2 times per quarter

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
    • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."

    The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

    The Office of Housing provides vital public services through its nationally administered programs. It oversees the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the largest mortgage insurer in the world, and regulates important parts of the housing industry. The Office of Housing also helps ensure consumers can access housing counseling and provides affordable rental housing through its Multifamily housing program. The Office of Housing is committed to helping all Americans obtain safe, decent affordable housing.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    For the GS-14, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

    - Interpreting and applying acquisition policies, procedures, and regulations for an organization; AND
    - Serving as an advisor or lead in the training, planning and execution of contractual actions and phases for an organization.

    Education

    Additional information

    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    - Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    - This is a bargaining unit position.
    - This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
    - Recruitment incentive may be offered.
    - HUD offers alternative and flexible work schedules.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    - A one year probationary period may be required.
    - Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    - Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.

    HUD employees are subject to a number of government-wide and HUD specific ethics laws and regulations, including restrictions on outside employment. To review applicable ethics rules, please visit https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/general_counsel/ethics

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Analytical, Technical, and Communication. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories: Best Qualified, Better Qualified, and Qualified (Good) depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. 

    Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category. 

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. 

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.


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    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents.  Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). 

    All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing.  (Cover letters are optional.)  To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé.  We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation  In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Location Affordability Portal (LAP): The LAP provides estimates of household housing and transportation costs at the neighborhood level to help make more informed decisions about where to live, work, and invest.

    http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/careers/hudbenefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    HUD has partnered with the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization.  Fiscal Service's responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday).  If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. 

    HUD provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
     
    To begin, either click the "Create a New Account" button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
     
    You will be re-directed to HUD’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents.  To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

    To complete, you must click the "Finish" button located at the bottom of the "Application Review" page.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the Help Desk at mgshelp@monster.com  or at 866-656-6831 and/or the https://my.usajobs.gov/Help/Contact/.

    For additional information on how to apply, please visit the Partnership for Public Service’s Go Government website.

    Agency contact information Applicant Call Center Applicant Call Center
    Phone

    304-480-7300

    TDD

    304-480-8725

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    hudinquiries@fiscal.treasury.gov

    Address

    Assistant Secretary for Housing
    ***WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED APPLICATIONS***
    Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101
    United States
    Learn more about this agency

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/careers/

    Next steps

    To check the status of your application for this position, please follow these steps:

    1. Login to your USAJOBS account, select the "Applications" tab section and click on the vacancy that you have already applied to.
    2. Under "Application Status," click the "Additional Application Information" link and you will be taken to HUD’s CareerConnector website where you can check your application status.

    The "Additional Application Information" link may not be available if your application status says "Unavailable." This indicates that your application is not complete. If the "Additional Application Information" link is not available and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and the "Update Application" button to be taken back to the HUD CareerConnector portion of the application.

    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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