Contract Specialist

Department Of Defense Topeka , KS 66604

Posted 1 week ago

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This National Guard position is for a CONTRACT SPECIALIST, Position Description Number T5915400 and is part of the KS United States Property And Fiscal Office, National Guard.

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As a CONTRACT SPECIALIST, GS-1102-13, you will serve as Senior Contract Specialist, Team Leader and Lead Negotiator with delegated Contracting Officer authority for highly specialized, long-term, complex contracts that affect a wide range of procurement activities or contractor operations or have a significant impact on local geographic areas. Responsible for the contracting related to the overhaul for M1 Abrams' Full Up Power Packs (FUPPs) from initiation of the requirement through contract close-out or termination. Assignments include a range of M1 Abrams complex vehicle systems/programs and major subsystems that includes the development of hardware, software and data, overhaul and maintenance, facilities contracts, and design and engineering efforts. As the Contracting Officer/Team Leader, assigns acquisitions to team members, taking into consideration dollar value, priority, and complexity. Serves as lead negotiator for all complex contracts/procurements. As the Contracting Officer, approves and signs all contracts and serves as advisor to senior program and acquisition officials. Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1102 Contracting

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

  • Required to submit Financial Disclosure Statement.

  • 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.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance within one year of appointment.

  • This is an Army Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Workforce position.

  • 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 incumbent must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.

  • To qualify for the GS13 grade, Contracting Level II is required.

  • As a condition of continued employment in the position, employee must complete Contracting Level Three Certification within 24 months of appointment to the GS-1102-13 position.

  • The incumbent must meet the continuing acquisition education requirements IAW Dodi 5000.66 paragraph E2.2.8.

  • 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.

  • Position is designated Essential Personnel, may be subject to duty in preparation for, or in response to, state emergency or disaster declaration. Designation will not exceed 14 calendar days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG.

  • All NG Title 5 Excepted Service, GS-1102, employees, who do not complete the positions? required certifications within 24 months, are not retained in their positions.

  • Excepted Service, GS-1102, employees are NOT ELIGIBLE for any promotion considerations to higher-graded positions if these employees do not have the required certifications to retain their current positions.


  • As a condition of employment, if the contract specialist is directed by his or her respective Contract Supervisor to hold a Warrant, he or she must pass the CORB to qualify for the Warrant.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE: To qualify for any Title 5 Excepted Service, GS-1102-13 position, the applicant's competencies (Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, and Behaviors), will be applied and evaluated to include military and civilian experiences, completed education, learned skills, obtained knowledge, endorsed abilities, and training program accomplishments. The following six basic qualification factors are applicable:

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: For promotions and hires, must have one year of specialized experiences that are equivalent to at least the next lower grade-level to qualify for initial hires and promotions. Experiences that prepared the new applicant or the on-board employee applicant to perform the contracting duties of the applicable GS-1102 graded position. An applicant must demonstrate the specialized experiences, as noted below, in order to qualify for a position GS Grade and its Acquisition Contract Program Certification requirements.

GS-1102-13,Senior Level Three:

Must meet positive education requirement. To qualify, candidate must have Contracting Level Two Certification. Must have at least 12 months of broadening contracting experiences and competencies that provided an expanded expertise in contracting principles to include Negotiating Contracts and Service, Supply, and Construction Contracts.

Must be interviewed by a Contracting Officer Review Board (CORB) and must pass the Board's contracting program scenario-based questions in regard to specialized experiences and competencies that will allow him/her to become a Warranted Contracting Officer in order to continue through the final personnel processing validation activities for official appointment as the GS-1102-13 Contract Specialist.



Minimum Requirements for All GS-1102 NG Title 5 Excepted Service Applicants/Candidates are below:

1.A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.

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