Contract Specialist, GS-1102-11 FPL GS-13

Department Of Homeland Securi...
Washington D.C.
Sep 15, 2016
Apr 03, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

These positions will be located within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Acquisition Directorate in Washington D.C.

This announcement has the following cut-off dates:








  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Unofficial transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.
  • Basic Education Requirement: All applicants must meet the following basic education requirement: a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; OR 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: 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, unless the course work has been evaluated by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and appears on a college or university transcript.

    Additional Requirements:

    For the GS-11:

    In addition to the basic education requirements above, the following additional experience and/or education is required:

    Specialized Experience: Applicants at the GS-11 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level. Specialized experience includes analyzing procurement requests to determine requirements, appropriate method of contracting, type of contract, and procurement plan; recommending changes to statements of work or specifications; coordinating procurement plan and other contractual/procurement aspects (e.g., funding arrangements, technical or performance criteria, etc.) with requestor(s)/technical representative/finance; developing procurement/contractual documents inclusive of determining standard and non-standard terms and conditions; conducting pre-bid/proposal conferences and negotiations; analyzing bids/proposals for compliance with guidelines; analyzing cost and pricing data and contractor responsibility where comparative data may be lacking; and recommending award of contracts.


    Education: To substitute education for specialized experience, completion of 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, if related. To qualify on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization management.


    Combination: Possess a combination of education and experience.

    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.

    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.

    You are required to submit your unofficial college transcripts from an appropriately accredited educational institution in order to document completion of the educational requirements for this position. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Information on Defense Aquisition University equivalent providers may be found at

    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. For further information on the evaluation of foreign education, refer to the U.S. Department of Education's web site at click here

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

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