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Wallops Island, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 6, 2023

- Responsible for serving as a Contracting Officer (KO) leading a team of Contract Specialists to ensure the organization's strategic plan, mission, and values are communicated to the team and integrated into the team's strategies, goals, objectives, and work plans.
- Serves as a Contracting Officer performing pre-award functions for procurements involving complex studies and services of various types, including professional services, commodities, equipment, IT with various contractors.
- Performs the full range of contract administration actions, including the issuance of modifications, incorporation of changes, the exercise of options, investigation, and resolution of contractor or government delays, and similar matters.
- Serves as an advisor to project/technical personnel in contract planning meetings on the objects to be employed and assists in the preparation of statements of work, acquisition plans/milestones, and source selection plans.
- Analyzes and evaluates cost and pricing data elements to determine price reasonableness for a variety of acquisitions with limited precedent data available.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see
  • Non-Critical Sensitive (NCS): Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Secret clearance
  • If authorized, PCS will be paid IAW JTR and AF Regulations. If receiving an authorized PCS, you may be subject to completing/signing a CONUS agreement. More information on PCS requirements, may be found at:
  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Superior Qualifications and Leave Accrual incentives will be considered.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • The duties of this position require occasional temporary duty (TDY) travel up to 25% of the time via military or commercial aircraft.
  • The employee must be able to obtain a Contracting Officer Warrant and must be able to pass a Contracting Officer Review Board (CORB) for a warrant prior to being selected.
  • Commensurate with mission requirements, the employee may be required to work an uncommon tour of duty (i.e., evenings, weekends, and/or holidays). May be required to work overtime.
  • This position requires submission of Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, upon entering the position and annually thereafter
  • The employee must meet position requirements for the Professional Contracting Certification within 48 months of entrance on duty.


In order to qualify, you must meet the basic requirements defined in 10 United States Code (USC).This standard implements requirements contained in Title 10, United States Code, Sections 1723 through 1733, as amended by Section 861(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Public Law 116-92) and implemented on a policy exception basis by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment memorandum, Exception to 24 Semester Hours Requirement for Contracting Positions, effective and dated August 2, 2020.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees. NOTE: You must submit copies of your transcripts. NOTE: The following three exemption to the basic education requirements above apply to DoD civilian employees or Service members who:1. Served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer in excess of the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) on or before 30 September 2000;

OR 2. Served, on or before 30 September 2000, in a position as either an employee in the NH-1102 series or as a member of the Armed Forces in a similar occupation specialty;

OR 3. Are an enlisted member of the Contingency Contracting Force (CCF). This exemption only applies to CCF members in their current or future CCF positions. The Bachelor's degree exemption does not apply to current CCF members seeking New Hire employment within DoD as a 1102.

AND Basic Qualification Requirements for Contracting Officer Positions: In addition to meeting, the basic educational requirement as well as the requirements in the table above, applicants must have:
1) Have at least two years of experience in contracting positions; and
2) Have completed all contracting courses required for a contracting officer for positions at the level and grade at which the person is serving. Certification at this level is sufficient to meet this standard.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must meet the mandated bachelor's degree and have (or will have) at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower broadband NH-02, equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-11) (or equivalent in an alternative pay system in the federal service). Specialized experience is experience in dealing with problems arising during the pre-award or post-award phases of the procurement action; independently plan and carry out the work, selecting the approaches and techniques to be used; recommend or develop new guides or procedures when problems reveal that guidelines are lacking or inadequate; independently determine actions to be taken on assigned contracts; use judgment in interpreting guidelines, in adapting procurement procedures to specific situations, and in recommending solutions to problems encountered. NOTE: You must submit copies of your official transcripts. Due to the use of 120-day rosters, this period of experience may be completed within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the NH-02 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the NH-03 level. TIG applies if you are in a current NH position or held a NH position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current NH civil service employees or are prior NH civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:1. Expert knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and supplements.2. Ability to recognize and analyze problems, conduct research, summarize results, make appropriate recommendations, and prepare compliant contract documentation.3. Ability to set priorities, establish goals, and assess progress toward the completion of multiple assignments based on the needs of the organization and their customers.4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing, establish and maintain effective working relationships.5. Ability to obtain/negotiate contract agreements and procurement policies in support of NGB mission sufficient to develop and negotiate multi-million-dollar contracts.6. Ability to obtain and maintain a contracting warrant commensurate with the workload of the branch.

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.


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.

Additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment to the position.

120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .

Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit GSA Bulletin FTR 20-04 here for additional information.

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