<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>About the Position:</strong><br /> This position is located in the Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia. The Mark Center is the new location for the Washington Headquarters Services of the Department of Defense and a number of other DoD agencies. The name of the site refers to the "Mark Center" commercial property in which it is located, at the intersection of Seminary Road and Beauregard Street at the Interstate 395 interchange. It is the tallest building constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Develop and implement National School Lunch Program, Student Breakfast Program, and Student Meal Program guidance.</li> <li>Coordinate school feeding programs to determine the effectiveness of program operations.</li> <li>Serve as Contracting Officer?s Representative for various logistics services contracts.</li> <li>Monitor contractor performance to ensure compliance with contract specifications.</li> <li>Analyze community Student Meal Programs operational and financial performance to ensure efficient and effective program execution.</li> <li>Draft proposed legislation to justify and promote needed program changes.</li> <li>Conduct training related to the management of the National School Lunch Program, Student Breakfast Program, and Student Meal Program.</li> <li>Develop policies, marketing, documents and communications strategies, for the Student Meals Program.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Up to 5% business travel required.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Requirement.</li> <li>Proof of U.S. Citizenship required.</li> <li>Direct deposit of pay is required.</li> <li>Two year trial or probationary period may be required.</li> <li>Appointment subject to a suitability/fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.</li> <li>This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Who May Apply: </strong>U.S. Citizens<br /><br />In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience:</strong> One year of specialized experience which includes: Providing nutrition information to an organization, tracking a financial budget, and ensuring a student meals program complies with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).<br /><br />Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone–no substitution of education for experience is permitted.<br /><br />You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:<br /> <ul><li>Contracting/Procurement</li><li>Decision Support</li><li>Education / Training Program Administration</li><li>Program Management</li></ul> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This job does not have an education qualification requirement. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.</li> <li>Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.</li> <li>Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.</li> <li>Be advised that effective Jan. 1 2018, under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, most civilian employee relocation allowances became taxable. The Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) reimburses eligible employees for the additional Federal, State, and local income taxes incurred as a result of receiving taxable travel income. RITA does not apply to new government employees or employees returning from an overseas assignment for the purpose of separation from Government service. For more information, visit https: www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction.html .</li> <li>If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.<br /><br /><strong>Basis for Rating:</strong> Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. <ul> <li>Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.</li> <li>Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.</li> <li>Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .<br /><br />As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.<strong> If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.</strong><br /><br /><strong>1. Your resume:</strong> <ul> <li>Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.</li> <li>If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.</li> <li>For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.</li> <li>You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.</li> <li>For additional information see: What to include in your resume. </li> </ul> <strong>2. Other supporting documents:</strong> <ul> <li>Cover Letter, optional</li> <li>Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable</li> </ul> NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.<br /><br />Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .