Contracting Specialist

Department Of Defense Little Rock Air Force Base , AR 72099

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Summary

For Direct Hire Positions: These positions are to be filled under the OPM Government-Wide Direct Hire Authority Certain STEM Positions for grades GS 11 through 15. Under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur.

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Responsibilities

  • Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level

  • Procure and plan acquisitions for standard or specialized items, services, and/or construction contracts where specifications have become standardized and established competitive markets and price competition exist.

  • Review requisition package for adequacy, consistency, and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements.

  • Develop solicitations and evaluate responses. Compile complete bidders' list from qualified applications, knowledge of suppliers, contacts with trade associations, Small Business Administration, or other sources.

  • Prepare and issue solicitation documents selecting appropriate clauses, ensuring clear and complete specifications, including packing and delivery requirements or other routine supplemental stipulation.

  • Use primarily firm fixed-price, time and materials, indefinite delivery, or similar contracts when historical and precedent data are available.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

15

  • Job family (Series)

1102 Contracting

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Conditions of Employment

  • Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov

  • Total salary varies depending on location of position

  • Travel and relocation expenses may or may not be paid

  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized

  • Position may be subject to random drug testing

  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays

  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required

  • Employee must maintain current certifications

  • A security clearance may be required

  • Disclosure of Political Appointments is required

Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade accordance with Department of Defense 1102 Qualification requirements:

For the GS-11 grade level: I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees

  • AND- I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while providing business advice to customers and performing all pre-award/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified commodities, services and/or construction.

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Ph.D (or equivalent doctoral degree) or three academic years of progressively higher level graduate education.

NOTE: For position identified with Contracting Officer duties, applicant must have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions, of which one year must have been equivalent to the next lower grade or pay band.

For the GS-12 grade level: I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees

  • AND- I have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions, of which one year is equivalent to the GS-11 level or equivalent pay band. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while providing business advice to customers and performing all pre-award/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified commodities, services and/or construction.

For the GS-13 grade level: I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees

  • AND- I have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions, of which one year is equivalent to the GS-12 level or equivalent pay band. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while providing business advice to customers and performing all pre-award/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified commodities, services and/or construction.

For the GS-14 grade level: I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees

  • AND- I have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions, of which one year is equivalent to the GS-13 level or equivalent pay band. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while providing business advice to customers and performing all pre-award/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified commodities, services and/or construction.

For the GS-15 grade level: I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees

  • AND- I have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions, of which one year is equivalent to the GS-14 level or equivalent pay band. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while providing business advice to customers and performing all pre-award/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified commodities, services and/or construction.

To view occupational requirements for this position, refer to the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of 10 United States Code (USC) 1724, 10 USC 1723 and 10 USC 1732

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):

1.Knowledge of contracting principles, policies and procedures.

2.Knowledge of business practices and market conditions applicable.

3.Skill in applying contract price/cost analysis techniques to a variety of pre-award and/or post-award procurement actions.

4.Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience; transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

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