RequirementsConditions of Employment
- SEE QUALIFICATIONS SECTION FOR MAJOR DUTIES
QualificationsIn addition to the Basic Requirements for this position,
- 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 e-verify.gov
- 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.
- Must possess and maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance and must obtain and maintain NSA badging for NIPR/SIPR/NSANet accounts.
- A Counterintelligence Polygraph is required, and a non-disclosure agreement must be signed. Failure to retain this level of security clearance and access will be grounds for reassignment, demotion, or removal from the Federal Service.
- This is a Drug Testing Designated Position (TDP). A pre-employment drug test is required, and the position is subject to random drug testing.
- The incumbent may be required to perform occasional travel (25% or less) which may involve the use of commercial and/or government aircraft.
- You will be required to complete training, obtain, and maintain a government credit card for travel and travel-related purchases.
- This a Defense Acquisition Workforce (DAWIA) position that requires a Contracting, Professional acquisition certification. The incumbent has 36 months to earn this certification.
- Incumbent must obtain and maintain DAWIA certification in accordance with DoD Instruction 5000.66.
- Acquisition Workforce (AWF) members must complete 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) every two (2) years, in accordance with DoDI 5000.66.
- Workforce members are encouraged to earn their CLPs by completing Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Credentials.
- Obtaining certification within the allotted grace period and maintaining CLPs before and after achieving certification are conditions of employment.
- Failure to meet these requirements could result in disciplinary action and/or removal from employment
applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies or knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Qualifying experience would be demonstrated by:
The employee is responsible for the review of contracts and contracting actions for a variety of supply, service, and/or construction contracts; for the development of guidance material; and for providing technical advice to management and contracting officers at an activity procuring a wide variety of items, the most complex of which include extensive negotiations involving cost or pricing data and special or unusual contract terms. Reviews and evaluates various periodic and-routine contractual actions submitted by the contractor in accordance with contractual agreements and existing regulatory directives. Evaluates and negotiates modifications to all contracts. Evaluates man-hour estimates and cost of proposed contracts.
This position is within the Work Category PROFESSIONAL at Work Level SENIOR, Series and Grade GG-1102-13.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
- Contracting Series, 1102 (opm.gov)
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.MAJOR DUTIES: Contract Award
- The employee is responsible for the review of contracts and contracting actions for a variety of supply, service, and/or construction contracts; for the development of guidance material; and for providing technical advice to management and contracting officers at an activity procuring a wide variety of items, the most complex of which include extensive negotiations involving cost or pricing data and special or unusual contract terms. Assists in pre-award actions by reviewing and evaluating contractor proposals, cost and man-hour estimates for services, project's needs, etc., for validity in comparison to historical data. Attends post-award conferences, if necessary, to discuss schedules and contract execution plans. Interfaces with support personnel on issues involving contractors. Assigns contractor officer representatives (COR) and contractor officer technical representatives (COTR) in writing. Monitors and independently reviews contractor performance, using established contracting procedures, through an assessment of a variety of contracting actions encountered throughout the pre-award and/or post-award phases of the contracting process. Contract Administration
- Reviews and evaluates various periodic and-routine contractual actions submitted by the contractor in accordance with contractual agreements existing regulatory directives. Advises on technical and administrative soundness of actions. Analyzes and recommends allowability of costs and exercises controls necessary to protect the government during various phases of the contract. Participates in conferences with the contractor concerning matters which develop during administration and performance of a contract including provisional billing rates and analyzing the obligations of the contractor and the government as set forth in the contract. Evaluates requests for progress payments, analyzing money expended, material used, man-hours applied, quality and quantity of production, etc. Recommends corrective action (which may include revision of contract) when relationship in money expended to service provided is found to deviate excessively from that programmed and when quality drops from what's detailed in the contract. Plans and advises on procurement actions with requesting offices. Interprets procurement regulations and policies for USMC procurement activity. Reviews pertinent contractor procedures for both services and material use contracts, e.g., purchasing system, cost accounting system, quality program requirements, property administration, etc., for adequacy and compliance with laws and regulations governing the acquisition process and the contract requirements.
Works closely with DCAA, AAA, and GAO representatives during their visits. Assists in the performance of technical reviews, audits and negotiations for all assigned contracts or potential contracts by HQ, PMs, etc. Writes reports and recommends corrective action. Participates in resolving disputes which fall within the purview of the dispute clause for the contract. Determines need for and collects, analyzes and compiles data for MARFORCYBER. Provides interpretation and recommendations of result determinations are made in disputed cases. Proposal Evaluation and Billing
- Evaluates and negotiates modifications to all contracts. Evaluates man-hour estimates and cost of proposed contracts. Monitors purchase requests for need and compliance with acquisition regulations. Monitors status of all modifications and reviews recommendations to de-obligate funds. Provides administrative and technical guidance in the areas of oversight and verification of the contractor accounting practices and costs associate government contracts. Sets priorities and reviews contracts products.
Performs other duties as assigned. EducationApplicants must meet the following Basic Education Requirement of the Department of Defense Qualification Standard for Contracting Positions:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.
NOTE: The education requirement listed above applies only to individuals entering DoD GS-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 (or equivalent) 1102 or before September 30, 2000 are also exempt from meeting this requirement. Applicants currently in the Contingency Contracting Force are also exempt from meeting this requirement. Additional information
This position is a DoD Cyber Excepted Service (CES) personnel system position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1599f
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
Several vacancies may be filled.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .
The Cyber Interagency Transfer Authority (CITA) permits movement of CES employees appointed under Section 1599f of Title 10 U.S.C. and excepted service employees appointed under Schedule A, Section 213.3106(b)(11) of Title 5 CFR, info cyber workforce positions in the competitive service and movement of competitive service employees into DoD Cyber Workforce positions within the Military Departments and Defense Agencies.
Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees.
A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.
This position is not telework eligible.JOB SUMMARY CONTINUATION:
Serves as technical advisor and negotiator for the negotiation of contractor pricing proposals. Contracts administered include services, equipment procurement, and systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA) contracts. Provides advice to the Commander's Representative on all contractual matters.