About the Position: Scranton Army Ammunition Plant (SCAAP) is an active, government-owned, contractor-operated ammunition plant located in Scranton, PA. Scranton occupies 15.3 acres, has seven buildings and 509,000 square feet of building area. SCAAP manufactures large caliber steel projectiles for artillery, mortar, and Navy projectile metal parts.
This position will be filled on a permanent basis.
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Serve as a Contract Administrator at the Scranton Army Ammunition Plant, a government owned, contractor operated (GOCO) plant where artillery metal parts are manufactured.
Review and evaluate contractor proposals, man hour estimates, and periodic and routine contractual actions for production processes.
Conduct on-site surveys to assess contractor's ability to perform contract functions, evaluate requests for progress payments, and ensure compliance with laws and regulations related to the contract requirements.
Assist in the performance of technical reviews, audits and negotiations for assigned contracts and reports recommended corrective action.
Verify contractor's accounting practices and costs associated with government contracts.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Completion of mandatory acquisition training requirements for this position is a condition 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 Department of Army Civilian Employees
Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
People with Disabilities, Schedule A
Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
VRA candidates will only be eligible at the GS-11 level.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and 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. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Basic Requirement for Contract Specialist:
Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) from an accredited educational institution and 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. (The 24 semester hour requirement can be obtained within the bachelor's degree OR in addition to the degree.)
Exemption: You are exempt from the education requirements above if (A) you are a current DoD employee, in any occupational series, who has served on or before September 30, 2000, as follows: (1) Served as a GS/equivalent-1102 position or contracting officer position with authority to award or administer contracts above the SAT in any Federal agency, OR (2) Served as a military member in a comparable military occupational specialty; OR (B) you are a current member of the armed forces who occupied a position within an occupational specialty similar to the GS-1102 series on or before September 30, 2000.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
Specialized Experience GS-11: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled such as: such as monitoring contractor performance for compliance with the contract requirements; recommending alternative courses of action relating to incomplete contract specifications; reviewing contractor's practices/costs associated with government contracts; and compiling data used to make determinations in disputed cases.
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).
Education: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.
Specialized Experience GS-12: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled such as: utilizing cost and price analysis techniques to review and compare contract proposals; assisting in onsite surveys to assess contractor's ability to perform the contract negotiated; monitoring contract functions to ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing the acquisition process and the contract requirements; and compiling data used to make determinations in disputed cases.
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Contract Performance Management
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 level.
If you are a current, Federal employee, you must include your pay plan, series and grade in your work experiences(s) on your resume submission and/or upload supporting documentation (within-grade increase SF50) to show that you meet the time-in-grade requirement. In addition, if your step reflects '00', you must include your current salary for each position.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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