This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Surface Forces Logistics Center, Contracting and Procurement Division, Oakland, CA.
Learn more about this agency
The role of this position is to serve as contract specialist responsible for the full range of preaward and postaward procedures to plan and conduct the acquisition process.
Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
Conducting pre-solicitation communications with vendors and personnel.
Evaluating vendor bids/offers and may lead teams in onsite vendor assessments.
Preparing contract synopsis and solicitation packages.
Identifying appropriate contract type, including small business requirements.
Negotiating contract terms and conditions including quality/air worthiness, pricing, delivery schedules and vendor incentives for good performance.
Analyzing cost and pricing data and identifying areas for vendor improvement.
Occasional travel - 1- 5 days of travel may be required per month
Job family (Series)
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required.
You MUST submit transcripts to receive consideration.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.
Applicants must meet the following basic requirements: Completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; OR Completed 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. NOTE: Applicants who have been in a GS-1102 position at a GS-12 or lower grade level since January 1, 2000 without a break in service only need to meet the additional requirements in order to qualify.
IN ADDITION to meeting the basic education requirements above, applicants applying at the GS-12 level must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which may have been gained in work such as procurement, purchasing, rental, or lease of supplies, services, and equipment through open-market methods, placement of purchase orders, placement of orders under blanket purchase agreements or under indefinite delivery contracts such as Federal supply schedules, or other purchase procedures pertinent to contracting. Devising techniques to cover a range of contracting actions; reviewing and evaluating the quality of buyer's decision on a wide variety of contracts; and preparing oral and written communication to provide guidance and decisions to explain and defend decisions.
NOTE: The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) does not grant Academic degrees; therefore courses completed at the DAU are not creditable towards meeting the 24 semester hour requirement, in the fields identified above, unless the coursework has been evaluated by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and appears on a college or university transcript."
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
This position has a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here
Department Of Homeland Security