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Contract Performance Specialist

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Department of Defense
United States Citizens Excepted Service Permanent Full Time
Do you want to work for an exciting educational organization, with the children of our dedicated U.S. Military members? Our mission is to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment. Come work for the Department of Defense Education Activity, Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools!
The Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) is currently accepting applications under examining authority of 10 U.S.C., Section 2164.
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a DoD Field Activity responsible for the oversight of two school systems, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) and the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary & Secondary Schools (DDESS). DoDEA employs more than 15,000 individuals responsible for educating approximately 90,000 students in 12 foreign countries, seven states, Guam, and Puerto Rico. The mission of DoDEA is to provide a quality education from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve for the eligible minor family members of DoD military and civilian personnel on official assignments.
The Contract Performance Specialist position is responsible for performing quality assurance surveillance ofthe contractor/Most Efficient Organization (MEO) and monitoring compliance with contract/Requirements Document (RD) requirements.
You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this position A background/suitability investigation/determination is required You must complete the OF-306 form listed under the required documents A financial disclosure is required
Serves in a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) role conducting inspections and surveillance to ensure that contractual services are in accordance with and comply with regulations and guidelines set forth in the Requirements Document (RD) or the Performance Work Statement (PWS). Inspects facilities and services, notes deficiencies and notifies the Supervisory Logistics Management Specialist to discuss the corrective action with responsible personnel. Notifies the Supervisory Logistics Management Specialist of action taken and/or if deficiencies are not corrected. Responsible for notifying the Supervisory Logistics Management Specialist if excessive time or materials are wasted. If deficiencies exist, recommends resolution to problems. Prepares inspection reports for the facility maintenance and custodial functions and/or complaints pertaining to customers, managerial, operational, and/or related activities. Prepares reports on RD or PWS deviations and/or discrepancies. The incumbent monitors adherence to regulatory requirements pertaining to safety, maintenance of equipment and operating standards. Recommends operational methods relative to schedules, productivity, accounting, personnel training, supplies, and equipment. Furnishes current data, reference publications and materials, and regulatory guidance pertaining to the operation of each functional area. Reports accidents and incidents to the Supervisory Logistics Management Specialist and recommends corrective action required by the Service Provider and/or the Government. Conducts studies and researches commercial publications and tables of allowances to ensure that equipment on hand and authorized is qualitatively and quantitatively adequate to properly accomplish the work. Gathers information concerning circumstances surrounding the loss, damage, or destruction of Government property resulting from Service Provider operations. Recommends equipment changes to meet operational requirements. Advises the Supervisory Logistics Management Specialist on operation sufficiency of the RD or PWS and recommends additions, deletions, or other adjustments based on mission changes, regulatory requirements, and/or other related functional needs.
For the GS-09 level, one year of specialized experience at the GS-07 or equivalent level is required. Specialized experience must include knowledge of quality control procedures, knowledge and skill in performing quality assurance inspections/surveillance, and experience monitoring compliance with contract requirements.
_Specialized Experience_ : The normal full-time work week is 35-40 hours and the normal work year is 12 months. Part-time work is prorated in crediting experience. An applicant demonstrating 20 hours per week for a 12-month period would be credited for 6 months of experience.
For the GS-09 level, education is substitutable for experience. A Master's or equivalent graduate degree __ or __2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree _ _or_ _LL.B. or J.D., if related, would be creditable.
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_Graduate Education_ : One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.
Failure to furnish complete, accurate information will lead to loss of employment opportunity and will not be considered a basis for grievance or appeal.
Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements. Candidates who meet minimum experience requirements will be further evaluated against established criteria that demonstrated how well they posses the specific ranking factors determined necessary for successful job performance.
Follow the steps below to apply online. Your application and ALL required supporting documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Wednesday, December 24, 2014.
Paper, faxed or e-mailed electronic applications submitted directly to the agency and not through the USA Jobs program using the instructions below will not be considered.
Step 1: Create USA Jobs account, including resume and saved documents. It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessments vacancy questions. If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of compentency that is indicated by the content of your resume.
NOTE: Your application/resume for Federal employment _must include the following information in order to be considered for the position_:
-- Your highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment, if you are a current or former Federal employee.

-- Total employment period, i.e., starting and ending dates (month and year) for each work experience, paid and unpaid, related to the job for which you are applying, including the hours per week. Also include a description of your duties and accomplishments, your employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, and salary. If you are currently employed, you must indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.

-- Highest level of education completed.

-- Job-related training courses (title and year).

-- Job-related skills.

-- Job-related certificates and licenses (current only).

-- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (give dates-but do not send documents).
Step 2: Answer vacancy questionnaire. Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on , click on the title and proceed.
Step 3: Submit supporting documents . Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" Section of this vacancy. If you submit a document using the same document title, the second submission will overwrite the first submission.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 1280724. Fax your documents to: .
Step 4: Review application and click Finish.
Step 5: Edit application as needed by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time of closing date.
If you cannot apply online, click the following link to view and print the questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Form 1203-FX can be found at:
Fax all required documents to . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your faxed transmission.
The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. You must submit all _required_ documents; otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.
Online application (Questionnaire) - Required -- Resume (must include beginning/ending month and year for each employment period) - Required -- Eligibility documentation (SF-50) - Please provide if you have prior civilian service
OF-306 - Required Link:
Copy of official Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts. Required
To receive the maximum allowable credit you must include all transcripts for each degree earned to include any additional courses currently in progress.
Claim for Veterans' Preference, if applicable :
Applicants claiming 5-point veteran's preference must submit a copy of DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.
Applicants claiming 10-point veteran's preference must submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) and the required documents as indicated on the SF-15 to claim preference such as a copy of DD- 214 (member 4 copy) and a letter from the VA demonstrating percentage of disability. Form is available under forms
Claim for Military Spouse Preference, if applicable : Applicants requesting military spouse preference must submit the following documents along with their completed application:
a. Military Spouse Employment Request Form (form available online at: on the right hand side of the webpage under "Forms" section
b. A copy of the sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders demonstrating authorization of dependent travel.
c. Copy of marriage certificate
Once your complete application is received and the announcement has closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. Working for the Deparment of Defense Education Activity offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here .
Positions under this announcement will be filled by appointment in the Excepted Service.
If you are selected for this position and are not a current DDESS employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-Verify' system. Federal law requires DDESS to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies within eight (8) Federal government work days as a condition of continued employment.
All selectees will be subject to a background investigation that must be favorably adjudicated.
The duties of this position require the incumbent to file an annual Confidential Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450.
Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer as a condition of employment, reassignment, or promotion, in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14-R.

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