Contract Specialist

Department Of Defense Kansas City , MO 64126

Posted 1 week ago

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The selectee for this position will serve as a CONTRACT SPECIALIST in the ACQUISITION BRANCH with the OTH Remote Construction Branch of NAVAL FACILITIES ENG COMMAND ATLANTIC.

Above salary does not include locality. Locality adjustment will be determined by duty station location once a selection has been made.

This position is a 100% TDY position to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. This is a full-time temporary assignment not to exceed 1 year.

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Responsibilities

The successful selectee will perform the following duties:

  • Manage pre-award functions for procurements involving contracts of specialized services, systems, or facilities construction.

  • Monitor contract performance to ensure conformance with contract terms and conditions.

  • Determine pre-negotiation position and preparing for negotiations or discussion by reviewing audits and technical reports.

  • Evaluate price and cost data for assessments of contractor responsibility and contractor performance.

  • Perform pre-award contract activities (e.g., market research, solicitation for competitive bids, reviewing justification for sole source, evaluation of offers, evaluating sealed bids and awarding contract to responsible bidder) to support procurement program goals and objectives.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
12

  • Job family (Series)
    1102 Contracting

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov

  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.

  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.

  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.

  • See Other Information and Requirements section for additional requirements.

  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final Secret security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.

  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States drivers license.

  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.

  • This position is required to comply with the Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 USC 423) as amended.

  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Applicants must meet the following Basic Education Requirements of the Department of Defense Qualification Standard for Contracting 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, and members of the Contingency Contracting Force are also exempt from meeting this requirement.

In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  1. Executing short and long range procurement programs; 2) Providing contractual advice, guidance, and direction to technical representatives and managers within the command; 3) Performing the full range of pre-award and post-award contracting actions pertaining to procurement of construction related supplies or services; and 4) Using acquisition databases such as: Facilities Information System (FIS), Standardized Procurement System (SPS/PD2), eContracts, Navy Electronic Commerce On-Line (NECO), Electronic Document Access (EDA), Electronic Front End/Electronic Procurement Generator (EPG). (NOTE: Your answer must be supported by information in your resume.)

Applicant must meet the following Department of Defense qualification requirements for 1102 contracting positions: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/DoD_Qualification_Standard_For_GS-1102.pdf

And the title 10 requirements found here: http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title10-section1724&num=0&edition=prelim

This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional training, experience and possibly education. Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the Contracting Career Field and be certified at Level II at the time of application. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Career Field and Certification Level information in your resume.

Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx.

Warrant authority above the small purchase threshold may be required.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Education

Education:

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

See the Office of Personnel Management's General Policies for information on crediting education.


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