Contract Specialist

Department Of The Navy Andrews Air Force Base , MD 20762

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Summary

You will serve as a CONTRACT SPECIALIST in the ACQUISITION BRANCH in the OTH REMOTE CONSTRUCTION BRANCH of NAVAL FACILITIES ENG COMMAND ATLANTIC.

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

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

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Responsibilities

The successful selectee will perform the following duties:

  • Analyze price cost data for pre-award and post-award procurement activities.

  • Conduct price and cost analysis to determine reasonableness of price to make recommendations for the award.

  • Monitor contract performance, prepare modifications, and determine the necessary course of action to resolve issues impacting contract performance.

  • Prepare price negotiation memoranda and reports.

  • Advise requestors during pre-solicitation phase on the use of different types of contracts and different pricing mechanisms.

  • Develop new and innovative approaches to acquisition strategies, negotiation, and terms and conditions tailored to unique requirements to resolve future acquisition problems.

Travel Required

76% or greater - 76% or greater

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

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1102 Contracting

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Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.

  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.

  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.

  • 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.

  • This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). You must be certified as a Career Field XXXX Level XX. If you are not certified you must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.

  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

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-12 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. Conducting acquisition planning and contract pre-award functions for facilities support services; 2) Administering construction contract to include supplemental agreements, justifications, approval reviews/fair opportunity evaluations and claims disputes, and contract terminations; and 3) Interpreting and applying relevant laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures to specific contracting issues in the facilities management and construction arena. (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 III 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.

Must be a US Citizen.

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

See Other Information and Requirements section for additional requirements.

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.

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. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final Secret security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

Selectee 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.

Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license.

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

Work required overnight travel away from the normal duty station. Travel (20%) includes activities within the area of responsibility including Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia, and all other component commands of NAVFAC Atlantic as requested, as well as worldwide contingency operations is a requirement of this position.

Travel by military and commercial aircraft may be required. Employee must be able to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government issued Travel Card for official Government travel purposes. In instances where a Travel Card cannot be obtained, the incumbent must be willing and able to use own personal credit card for travel purposes and follow appropriate procedures for reimbursement of authorized official travel expenses.

Additional Information:

Work Environment: Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa is located in a harsh environmental setting with adverse weather conditions for many months of the year (excessive heat, humidity, and rain) and working in areas populated by poisonous snakes, plants, and/or insects, and contagious diseases and poor air quality, chemical handling areas, and damp and unheated spaces.

The work may require extensive work shifts of 12-16 hours a day and more than a 5 day workweek. Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. The incumbent will be required to live on the camp, where living quarters are a container living unit (CLU), which may be very cramped with the requirement to share bathroom facilities.

Initial living quarters may be a tent. Fatigue may occur from long work hours and uncomfortable living conditions.

The position may be required to provide immediate contingency support requiring a physical and immunizations deemed necessary for the environment in which this support is provided.

Incumbent is entitled to 30% Post Differential pay.

Potential benefits for working in Djibouti:

Ability to gain international work experience

Professional development by working in an area at the forefront of construction and community growth

High potential for overtime pay

Local Market Supplement (based on parent command location)

Imminent Danger Pay - $225/month (first 42 days)

Post Differential Allowance - currently 30% of base pay (beginning day 43+)

Free quarters and messing

Per Diem

Education

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.

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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