Contract Specialist

Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) Flowood , MS 39232

Posted 3 months ago

Duties

Summary

THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION WITH NO MILITARY REQUIREMENT.
This National Guard position is for a CONTRACT SPECIALIST, Position Description Number T5202000 and is part of the MS USPFO, National Guard.

Responsibilities

As a CONTRACT SPECIALIST, GS-1102-9/11, you will provide sound business advice in the planning and execution of pre-award and post-award functions, using a wide range of common contracting methods and contract types, to assist in the procurement of standard or specialized services, commodities, and/or construction within an operational contracting office. This position is located in the Purchasing and Contracting Division of the United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO).

Plans the overall approach to meet contracting program objectives for procuring a wide variety of requirements. Performs market research/analysis to determine availability of the requirement; analyzes market trends, commercial practices, conditions and technological advances and determines the sources to be solicited.

Determines appropriate method of procurement using a wide range of contracting methods and contract types. Selects appropriate contracting approaches, techniques, and procedures to solve a variety of acquisition problems. Analyzes contracting issues and recommends best course of action.

Performs acquisition planning along with the program manager/customer, technical, legal, finance and contract pricing personnel to develop market research, acquisition strategy, milestones, evaluation/source selection criteria, and/or incentive or award fee provisions, as applicable. Provides business advice and assistance to technical personnel involved in the development of the performance work statement/statement of work or data requirements. Reviews requisition packages for adequacy and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements and consistency with current market practices and conditions.

Procures a wide variety of services, commodities, and/or construction. Applies all statutory requirements including regulations, policies, procedures, business and industry practices, market trends, Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Comptroller General Decisions, public law, case law, and precedents to all acquisitions.

Recommends award. Prepares final contract to include appropriate standard clauses and special provisions, final pricing and payment terms, and incentives. Documents reason for decision and justifies basis for award.

Details of the duties and responsibilities are contained in the applicable position description located online, on the FASCLASS website.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

Job family (Series)

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08). Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 23 March 2006.

This is an Army Acquisition and Technology Workforce position.
The employee must meet DoD 5000.52-M requirements applicable to the duties of the position.

Possess a valid state driver's license to operate government motor vehicles, for the state in which they live or are principally employed, in accordance with Army and Air Force Vehicle Operations Directives.

The applicant must possess or obtain a valid security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) within one year of appointment according to Army or Air Force Personnel Security Program Management Directives.

To maintain the position

  • The incumbent must have a current Network License according to Army or Air Force Directives, Licensing Network Users and Certifying Network Professionals.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Per the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA):

  • Initial hire applicants must complete the certification requirements for their positions within 24 months of appointment.

  • Current on-board GS-1102 technician employees must complete the certification requirement for their positions within 24 months of appointment.

  • Those current on-board GS-1102 technician employees, who have not completed the training and certification requirements for their current positions, are NOT considered as qualified candidates for promotion consideration to fill vacant contracting positions using Merit Principles.

Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement.

Qualifications

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: An applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.

The following six basic qualification factors are applicable to the Series GS-1102, Grade GS-11 positions:
-Skilled in collecting and analyzing contracting data effectively, efficiently, and accurately;

  • Ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective communication;
  • Ability to write English in reports and presentation formats;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively;
  • Skilled in presenting formal training presentations and briefings; and,
  • Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-09: To qualify, candidate must have Level One Certification awarded.

Must meet positive education requirement. Must have at least 12 months of functional contracting experiences and competencies that provided knowledge of contracting principles and procedures to include the following business: Procurement in Pre-Award and Award Contracts; Simplified Acquisition Procedures; Small Business Socio-Economic; Delivery Order / Task Order; Contract Administration; Government Purchase Card program. As a condition of continued employment in the GS-1102-09 position, the employee must complete Level Two Certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-11: To qualify, candidate must have Level Two Certification awarded.

Must meet positive education requirement. Must have at least 12 months of broadening contracting experiences and competencies that provided full working knowledge and skill in contracting principles and procedures to include the following tasks: Procurement in Pre-Award and Award Contracts, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Small Business Socio-Economic, Delivery Order / Task Order, Contract Administration, Purchase Card program.

Education

Basic Education Requirements for GS-5 through GS-15 positions:
A. A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.

AND

B. 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. (This requirement can be obtained within the bachelor's degree or in addition to the degree.)

NOTE: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000.

Current civilian personnel in DoD, who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in an Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from meeting this requirement. Current military members who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 on or before September 30, 2000, are also exempt from meeting this requirement.


Additional Experience and/or

Education Requirements:

GS-09:
Two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D.
or
One year equivalent to at least GS-7

GS-11:
Three full academic years of progressively higher level graduate or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
or
One year equivalent to at least GS-9

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

1.May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of TDY assignments.
2.May be required to work overtime.
3.Required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise.
4.The incumbent must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.
5.Contracting Level I required for assignment.
6.The incumbent must meet the continuing acquisition education requirements IAW DoDI 5000.66 paragraph E2.2.8.
7.In accordance with the Ethics in Government Act, 1978, incumbent is required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and will be required to file annually.
8.The incumbent must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.
9.May be required to pass the Contracting Officer Review Board (CORB) and hold a warrant.

The position requires visits to construction sites on a regular basis to check work progress, inspect for compliance with contract provisions, evaluate claims pertaining to changed site conditions, and resolve differences. Site visits require agility in walking around machines, moving equipment, and construction in progress, and may involve bending and climbing. May be required to use safety hats, glasses, breathing apparatus, and boots during on-site visits.

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency .

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 .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

No

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1.Resume:
Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
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.
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.

2.Copies of Transcripts

3.Level One and/or Level Two Certification

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.



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Contract Specialist

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