Supervisory Contract Specialist

Public Buildings Service | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 11/08/2019

As a Supervisory Contract Specialist the primary focus of execution is on the technical side of project delivery with a responsibility to coordinate with the program side in the best interest of clients, assets, projects and employee development within the PBS business context.

Location of position: Mid-Atlantic Region, Public Buildings Service, Acquisition Management Division, ROB, Philadelphia, PA 

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.

As the Supervisory Contract Specialist, you will perform a range of managerial and programmatic roles in support to regional acquisition efforts, including but not limited to the following functions:

  • Serve as the senior technical procurement analyst on PBS regional contracts let in all business lines. As such, he/she ensures compliance with applicable statutes, regulations and directives; and interprets, or in cases of critical or highly sensitive issues, provides interpretations of acquisition policies and procedures for all regional PBS contracting activities.
  • Set objectives for the Branch. Determines the most efficient and economical manner by which to accomplish assigned workload, establishes priorities, and provides positive direction to subordinates on goal attainment and methodology. Establishes and maintains effective communications among team members and PBS staff. Monitors acquisition program measures and results.
  • Participate in the development of work measurement systems and communicates national procurement initiatives and goals and performance standards to individual employees.
  • Serve as the senior service-wide advocate on procurement matters, which include many sensitive, complex or highly charged contracts pursued within the region, as well as a broad range of strategic and/or analytical matters relevant to Government contracting.
  • Maintain standards and monitors enforcement of professional procurement technical guidelines. Provides expert professional and/or analytical support for regional production offices.
  • Identify practices and procedures which deviate from prescribed policy and/or require new or revised policy and procedures and provides input jointly to the Central Office, Office of Acquisition Policy Directorate and the PBS, Mid-Atlantic RC. Proposals and/or recommendations for change are of a nature that can have an effect on nationwide procurement policy and service-wide operations within the region.

For each job on your resume, provide:

  • the exact dates you held  each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).    

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

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The GS-14 salary range starts at $113,548.00 per year.  

You must meet the requirements in 1, 2, or 3 below:

  1. All of the following:  (a) Completion of Training listed in Level I & II of  FAC-C Course Requirementsor FAC-C Level II or III, or a DAWIA level II or III certification.  If your certification is over 2 years old, 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points are required to maintain certification. (b) At least 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions including 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the level described below; and (c) Completion of 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.
  2. Exception: If you were in a GS-1102 position on January 1, 2000, you will be exempt from meeting the educational requirements for the grade level of that position.  However, to be promoted you will have to meet Option 1 or 3.  
  3. Waiver: GSA's senior procurement executive has the discretion to waive any or all of the requirements in 1 above.


Specialized experience for the GS-14 is: one year of experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience in contracting or related positions and must have included: providing leadership and professional expertise in the interpretation and execution of contracting laws, regulations and policies; providing acquisition management oversight and professional guidance and assistance; and developing, recommending, and implementing changes to contracting policies and procedures.

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