Department of Defense Education Activity Supervisory Logistics Management Specialist in Vicenza, Italy
About the Position:
Vicenza is a city in the Veneto region of northeast Italy. It's known for the elegant buildings. Vicenza is approximately 37 miles west of Venice and 120 miles east of Milan. Federal employees in Vicenza, Italy may be entitled to receive a 30% Post Allowance (COLA) in addition to the base salary. This rate is subject to change.
Preferred applicants will have a COR( Contract Officers Representative Certification); However, this is not a requirement.
Draft contract requirements package with contract specifications ensuring the best value for services acquired.
Perform on-site evaluations of transportation services as necessary to obtain safe, efficient and cost effective student transportation services from commercial contractors or military service transportation activities.
Provide recommendations to resolve problems identified from the transportation service audit.
Review community transportation services, possibly involving several schools, several thousand students, and annual costs that may exceed millions.
Interpret transportation policies and implement and enforce approved policies in the development of transportation plans for each community.
Ensure adequate controls are established to safeguard against over obligation of funds, fraud, waste and/or abuse.
Perform a full range of first-level supervisory responsibilities to include planning work to be accomplished by subordinates; setting and adjusting short term priorities; and preparing schedules for completion of work.
Identify developmental and training needs of employees.
Conditions of Employment
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Competitive Service Civilian DoDEA Employee within the Commuting AreaCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DoD) Civilian EmployeeDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceExcepted Service Overseas Family Member AppointmentFamily Member Preference (FMP) for Overseas EmploymentInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouse Preference (MSP) for Overseas EmploymentVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 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. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: reviewing transportation service procedures, policies and/or schedules; drafting contract requirements for transportation services to be obtained; and performing supervisory responsibilities, such as; distributing work, evaluating work, or resolving employee complaints. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). 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. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Contracting/ProcurementManaging Human ResourcesProblem SolvingTransportation Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11).
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.19. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are not considered Ordinarily Resident under the applicable Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). An ordinarily resident is anyone who has lived in the host country longer than the allowed number of days without being a member of the forces assigned, civilian component or a family member of either the aforementioned or who has obtained a work permit for any duration. Ordinarily Resident restrictions apply and vary depending on the host nation. Pay retention may be offered to successful applicants for positions at overseas locations. For this provision to apply to employees already overseas, the selected individual would have to require a permanent change of station move and would have to be selected as a result of a recruitment effort that had been extended outside of the overseas command involved. Applicants who have family members with special medical needs should ensure that prior to accepting a position overseas their family members' medical needs can be met. Access to care in a military treatment facility may not be available to civilian employees except on a space available basis. Consequently, host nation medical facilities may be the only care available. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. Status candidates subject to the 5 year overseas rotation, who are currently overseas, must have enough time to meet the initial tour stated in the job announcement. Waivers may not be granted to meet the 5 year limitation requirement. Status applicants in their fourth year of an overseas assignment cannot be selected unless a waiver of the 5 year overseas service limitation requirement is approved. Selectees initially recruited from the United States may receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, home leave, etc. (Subject to approval). Overseas allowances may be authorized in accordance with Department of State Standardized Regulation (DSSR) and DoDI 1400.25 volume 1250. http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V1250.pdf Selectees recruited outside the U.S. will have their eligibility for foreign area benefits determined at the time of hire. For positions in a foreign country, that country's laws or international agreements may have a direct impact on the ability of an employee's same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information before applying for or accepting this position. The initial length of this overseas tour is 36 months. 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. You will find additional information about this vacancy in the How You Will Be Evaluated section.