Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Wallops Island, Virginia
Posted
Jan 19, 2023
Closes
Jan 27, 2023
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Contract Specialist, you will:
  • Prepare solicitation documents which incorporate required policies and provisions; requirements for technical proposals; cost data requirements; and all other required data.
  • Perform cost/price analysis, including analysis of cost breakdowns to determine reasonableness and conformance to applicable regulations, directives and policies.
  • Plan and conduct negotiations on price, technical requirements, and terms/conditions of the contract.
  • Maintain up-to-date status of deliverables, invoices, and other activities under the contract.
  • Analyze the requirements and recommends the acquisition method most appropriate to meet the program objectives and policy/regulatory requirements
  • Develop strategic plans in conjunction with program officials to define requirements, establish acquisition plans, and to give advice and recommendations on data that should be included in the procurement request.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • US Citizenship required.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov ).
  • May be subject to a Background/Security Investigation. Security clearance level may differ from the position announced when certificates are shared.
  • CDC participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
  • Direct deposit is required.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
  • Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: No
  • Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
  • Supervisory position: No
  • This position is subject to the OGE Financial Disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). CDC inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles. If selected, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. If identified, this will be an annual requirement.
  • Drug Screening Required: No
  • Promotion potential: Yes, Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your meeting qualifications and time-in-grade requirements, demonstrated ability to perform the higher-level duties, the continuing need for the higher-level duties, and administrative approval. Promotion to the next grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


Qualifications

Basic Qualifications Requirements for GS-1102:

A. 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field.

OR

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.

OR

C. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade.

AND

Minimum Qualifications GS-11 Level:

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience providing contracting services for the acquisition of various services and supplies related to information technology, negotiating contract prices, developing terms and conditions and cost/price analysis.

OR

Have 3 full academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education of Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

OR

Have a combination of specialized experience and education.

Minimum Qualifications GS-12 Level:

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience providing contracting services for the acquisition of various services and supplies related to information technology, negotiating contract prices, developing terms and conditions, cost/price analysis, and performing pre-award or post-award procurement functions.

Additional Qualification Requirements:

For GS-11:

Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level I Certification, and 1 year of contracting experience, Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or 24 semester hours of business-related college courses (accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management) and all required training for FAC-C Level I. For additional information, please go to www.fai.gov .

For GS-12:

FAC-C Level II Certification, and 2 years of contracting experience, Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or 24 semester hours of business-related college courses (accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management) and all required training for FAC-C Level II. For additional information, please go to www.fai.gov .

Applicants currently holding a FAC-C Level I or II or equivalent certification are considered to have met all mandatory training requirements for this announcement.

A copy of your FAC-C Level I or II or equivalent certification is required for the application process.

Applicants selected for this position will be required to maintain the FAC-C Certification which includes earning 80 continuous learning points every two years beginning with the date of certification to assure skills training is current every two years.

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.

Education

Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the education requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications .

Additional information

Positions may be available in multiple locations across the United States, or eligible for telework and remote work opportunities, based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Workplace Flexibilities Policy.

The salary listed is Rest of U.S. (RUS). Locality pay will be adjusted to reflect location negotiated after selection. If selected, you will be required to sign a Workplace Flexibilities Agreement. Find more information on locality and pay scales .

This position is being filled through Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens.

Vacancies will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration. Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority.

For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/direct-hire-

This position is eligible for inclusion in the Bargaining Unit. Bargaining Unit information will be made available upon determination of duty location.

The utilization of shared certificates within multiple Centers of the Center of Disease Control and Prevention may be used from this vacancy announcement for specialties to include but not limited to: Applied Epidemiology, Behavioral Epidemiology, Chronic Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Environmental Health, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Infectious Diseases (e.g. Viral, Parasitic, etc.), Influenza, Malaria, Non-communicable Diseases, Outbreak Investigations, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Surveillance, Tropical Medicine, Tuberculosis (TB), Viral Hepatitis, and/or Zoonotic Diseases.

CONTINUATION OF REQUIREMENTS:
  • The Federal government, as the largest employer in the Nation, can and should show the way towards achieving drug-free workplaces through programs designed to offer drug users a helping hand, and at the same time demonstrating to drug users and potential drug users that drugs will not be tolerated in the Federal workplace if declared a drug-testing position. The use of illegal drugs, on or off duty, by Federal employees is inconsistent not only with the law-abiding behavior expected of all citizens, but also with the special trust placed in such employees as servants of the public.