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The primary purpose of this position, CONTRACT SPECIALIST, GS-1102-13, is to serve as a contracting officer and procure services, commodities, and/or construction or complex and/or diversified programs.
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Review complex requirements packages for adequacy and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements
Procure complex and/or diversified services, commodities, and/or construction
Execute post-award contract performance management actions on assigned contracts
Serve as business advisor to a wide range of customers, participates in special projects/initiatives and performs special assignments
Research and recommend appropriate action or interpretation of issues
Occasional travel - May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of temporary duty assignments
Job family (Series)
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
A security clearance may be required
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Position may be subject to random drug testing
Disclosure of Political Appointments
May be required to hold a warrant
May be required to work overtime
Required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise
The employee must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position
Disclosure of Political Appointments
The employee must meet the continuing acquisition education requirements IAW DoDI 5000.66 paragraph E2.2.8
Employee may be required within 30-days of assuming this position and by 31 October annually thereafter, file an OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. Employee is required to attend annual ethics and procurement integrity training
This is an acquisition coded position. Selectee may be required to obtain the appropriate level of APDP certification within 24 months ofemployment
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is primarily sedentary, although there is some walking required at the contactor's facilities and work sites. No specialphysical demands are required to perform the work
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in an office setting. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that requirenormal or safety precautions typical of such places as conference rooms or offices
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required.
GS-13 BASIC EDUCATION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: DAWIA EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, Public Law 106-398, Section 808: Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND at least 24 semester hours in business-related courses in any of the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree).
NOTE: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after 1 January 2000. Current member of the Armed Forces (not retired or separated) OR a current DOD employee that meets the following requirements: 1) served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer in excess of the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) on or before 30 September 2000; 2) served in an 1102 position or as a Service member in a similar occupational specialty on or before September 30, 2000; OR, (3) is an enlisted member of the Contingency Contracting Force (CCF). This exemption only applies to CCF members in their current or future CCF positions. The baccalaureate degree exemption does not apply to current CCF members seeking new hire employment within DoD as an 1102. or (4) is described in subsection (e)(1)(B) of 10 USC 1724. YOU MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE.
AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the basic DAWIA requirements described above, applicants must possess two years of experience in contracting. One year must have been specialized experience at the next lower pay grade (GS-12) or equivalent band under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems (for a Contracting Officer position, must possess two years of specialized experience per Public Law 10 USC 1724), AND must have completed any mandatory contracting courses for positions at the level and grade at which the person is serving. Specialized Experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is described as at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in one or more of the following: (1) soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts; (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions; (3) terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; (4) analyzing and evaluating cost/price proposals and accounting systems; (5) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures; (6) formulating and administering policies and procedures to insure achievement of socioeconomic goals; (7) developing acquisition strategies and directing or managing procurements; and/or (8) providing functional staff advisory services within the contracting occupation. Duties may have included awarding of contracts within delegated contracting officer authority, or recommending award to contracting officer on contracts outside delegated authority.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Professional knowledge of a full range of Federal contracting laws, executive orders, regulations, principles, policies, procedures, methods, techniques, and contract types applicable to pre-award and post-award actions for a variety of complex and/or diversified services and commodities.
Knowledge of the business environment (e.g. economic trends, awareness of commercial/industry business practices, standards, mergers, and acquisitions) applicable to program and technical requirements in order to recognize potential programmatic/contractual impacts, and knowledge of the methods and techniques of fact-finding/market research.
Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools used to assist in risk identification, assessment, and mitigation including assessing the probability and consequences of potential problems and their solutions.
Knowledge of formal source selection methods, policies, and procedures; contracting negotiation, administration, and termination principles, policies, procedures, and technical requirements; and knowledge of price and cost analysis sufficient to review proposals against previous history, actual and estimated expenditures, and established and approved rated to determine price reasonableness or to determine a negotiation position.
Ability to identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and make recommendations; makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions applying precedents found in government contracting case law to specific contracting situations to insure that legally binding contracting officer decisions are consistent, justifiable and will be upheld at appellate courts or boards; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals.
OTHER SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION: If applicable, please provide the following information in your application package.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
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