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Announcement Number:
19-06-GSA PUBLIC NOTICE
Hiring Agency:
GSA, Federal Acquisition Service
Position Title:
Contract Specialist-Pathways-Public Notice Flyer
Open Period:
02/11/2019 - 03/08/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 1102 07/09
Salary:
USD $41,626 - USD $79,410
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
GS-12
Duty Location(s):
Few Vacancies in

Lakewood, CO, US
Washington DC, DC, US
Atlanta, GA, US

Boston, MA, US
Kansas City, MO, US
Philadelphia, PA, US

Fort Worth, TX, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
National Recruitment Ctr.
816-823-2006
nrc@gsa.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Recent graduates
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Who We Are Looking For:  

Talented, motivated students who are looking to build their career at GSA, and who: 1) Will graduate by June 30, 2019; 2)
Will be available to start work in August 2019; 3) Have graduated within the past 2 years (or within 6 years for eligible veterans) and 4)
Are U.S. Citizens (As a federal agency, all of our employees must be U.S. Citizens)
Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Recent Graduates
Appointment Type Details:
The initial length of the job is one year but may become permanent.
Marketing:
About the Agency
Summary:

Are you interested in a entry-level federal government job? Want to make an impact while enjoying flexible work schedules, fantastic benefits, and enriching career development opportunities? Join our team at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and find out why we’re one of the Best Places to Work in the federal government!


This Notice is to advise you that we will soon hire Contract Specialists under our Pathways Recent Graduate Program.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Occasional travel may be required.

Duties

There is no "Apply" button on this page because YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE VIA APPLICATION LINKS ON OUR STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES website.


If you visit this website and there are no links to apply, then we are not yet accepting applications for this position. Please check the website regularly to ensure you do not miss this job opportunity.


This is to advise you that we will SOON be accepting applications for the following career track within Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) (a component of GSA that focuses on procuring goods and services for the rest of the federal government):



  • Contract Specialist: As the federal government’s premiere contracting agency, GSA is the ideal place for applicants interested in a contracting career. As a Contract Specialist, you will have opportunities to work on a host of contracts in various programs that support the entire federal government. Contract Specialists perform the full range of policy-related work, price analysis, cost analysis, contract negotiation, administration, and termination. Some examples of contracts include the Airline City Pairs Program, which provides negotiated airline rates to meet the government’s air travel needs; Emergency Management Services, which support disaster relief; and Environmental products and services, which support sustainability initiatives. Contract Specialists work in conjunction with Contracting Officers and play an integral role in GSA’s acquisitions.


Who We Are:


GSA’s core mission is to help federal agencies buy smarter, reduce their real estate footprint, provide efficient, cost saving technology and create a better, faster federal government. We leverage the tremendous buying power of the federal government to acquire best value for taxpayers and our federal customers. Our jobs are as diverse as the services we provide, which makes us a great place to start, build, and expand your career!  


We employ nearly 12,000 employees nationwide. Headquartered in Washington, DC, we have eleven regional offices located across the country; Atlanta, GA, Auburn, WA, Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Fort Worth, TX, Kansas City, MO, Lakewood, CO, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, San Francisco, CA, and Washington, DC.


Who We Are Looking For:  


Talented, motivated students who are looking to build their career at GSA, and who:



  • Will graduate by June 30, 2019

  • Will be available to start work in August 2019

  • Have graduated within the past 2 years (or within 6 years for eligible veterans)

  • Are U.S. Citizens (As a federal agency, all of our employees must be U.S. Citizens)

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

If you participate in our Pathways Recent Graduates program, you will be required to:



  • Receive at least 40 hours of formal training directly linked to your employment field in addition to soft skill training

  • Serve a trial period, which will allow your supervisor to evaluate your conduct and performance on the job and determine if our appointment will become final

  • Sign a participant agreement


You must apply online via application links on our Students and Recent Graduates website.


If you visit this website and there are no links to apply, then we are not yet accepting applications for this position. Please check the website regularly to ensure you do not miss this job opportunity.

Key Requirements:
  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Education Requirements:

    There is no "Apply" button on this page because YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE VIA APPLICATION LINKS ON OUR STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES website.


    If you visit this website and there are no links to apply, then we are not yet accepting applications for this position. Please check the website regularly to ensure you do not miss this job opportunity.


    In order to be placed in a permanent position after completing the Pathways Recent Graduates program, you must:



    1. Meet the qualification requirements for the position you are being placed in.

    2. Maintain an acceptable performance under GSA's approved performance management system.

    3. Receive a favorable recommendation from your supervisor at the end of the program.

    4. Meet all the training and development requirements outlined in the GSA Pathways policy.


    GSA is not obligated to make an offer of permanent employment to you after you have completed the Program.


    Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

    Evaluations:

    There is no "Apply" button on this page because YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE VIA APPLICATION LINKS ON OUR STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES website.


    If you visit this website and there are no links to apply, then we are not yet accepting applications for this position. Please check the website regularly to ensure you do not miss this job opportunity.


    We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here’s how it will work:



    • You will answer job-related questions, which will measure your overall possession of the competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job.

    • Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.

    • Within the 3 categories, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    Qualifications:

    You may qualify for this position based on education, experience, or a combination of the two. Specific qualification requirements
    will be found on the Students and Recent Graduates website when we are accepting applications.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    Agency Benefits:

    If selected, you will have access to many benefits including:



    • Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)

    • Life insurance coverage with several options

    • Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year

    • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)

    • Flexible work schedules

    • Transit and child care subsidies

    • Flexible spending accounts

    • Long-term care insurance

    • Training and development

    Other Information:

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    There is no "Apply" button on this page because you cannot apply for these jobs via this Notice. You must apply online via application links on our Students and Recent Graduates website.


    Check our Students and Recent Graduates website regularly. When we are accepting applications for this position, links to apply will appear on that site. The applicant link will include specific instructions on the application process.


    If you visit this website and there are no links to apply, then we are not yet accepting applications for this position. Please check the website regularly to ensure you do not miss this job opportunity.

    Required Documents:

    There is no "Apply" button on this page because YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE VIA APPLICATION LINKS ON OUR STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES website.


    If you visit this website and there are no links to apply, then we are not yet accepting applications for this position. Please check the website regularly to ensure you do not miss this job opportunity.


    When you apply to this position via the link on our Students and Recent Graduates page, you will be asked to submit
    documentation of your qualifications and education. This will include:



    • Resume (with current cumulative GPA and expected date of graduation)

    • Current Transcript (official or unofficial are accepted)

    • Documentation of veterans preference (if applicable)


    Specific information will be outlined in the job posting.

    Next Steps:

    YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE VIA APPLICATION LINKS ON OUR Students and Recent Graduates website.


    If you visit this website and there are no links to apply, then we are not yet accepting applications for this position. Please check the website regularly to ensure you do not miss this job opportunity.


    Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!