CONTRACT SPECIALIST

Employer
Department of the Navy, U.S. ...
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Nov 14, 2016
Closes
Nov 13, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

The selectee for this position serves as a Contract Specialist in various locations.

THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT.  The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions.  This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.

This is a public notice announcement; under this recruitment procedure, each location/installation, identified in this public notice will make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration. These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for acquisition positions located at Department of Navy installations identified in this public notice. Positions may be filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants who apply to this announcement.

**Please DO NOT contact this office regarding status of application. Pay will vary by geographic location.**


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • See Other Information section for additional requirements.
  • In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    Basic Requirements

    Possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND I have completed 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. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree).
    OR

    A current DoD employee who occupied a GS-1102 position on or before 30 Sep 2000 OR I am a current DoD employee who occupied a contracting position with the authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold on or before 30 Sep 2000.
    OR

    A current military member who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 on or before 30 Sep 2000 with the authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold. (You must be a current member of the armed forces on the date you apply to this announcement for this provision to apply.)

    GS-11

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Utilizing knowledge of applicable contract laws, regulations, principles, methods, procedures, contract types, special provisions, and incentives to determine the best contractual method for procurement; 2) Identifying and analyzing procurement issues to determine the impact on local procedures; 3) Using contract administration principles to administer and/or negotiate contracts; and  4) Writing activity operating procedures and implementing procurement policy issuances.. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position. OR Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

    GS-12

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Conducting acquisition planning and contract pre-award functions to include: determining method of procurement and contract type, documenting the acquisition strategy, and obtaining appropriate approvals; 2) Preparing solicitations containing appropriate provisions, clauses, terms and conditions that communicate requirements to industry; 3) Evaluating responses to solicitations for price reasonableness, compliance with terms and conditions, and adequacy of competition; and 4) Interpreting and applying relevant laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures to specific contracting issues. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.

    GS-13

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Interpreting and ensuring that contract actions are in accordance with relevant laws, regulations, policies, standards or procedures; 2) Determining the best contractual method for the procurement of a variety of command-wide, agency-wide, or Government-wide equipment and/or services; 3) Serving as the negotiator in the acquisition of design services, systems, and/or construction; 4) Administering contracts to include supplemental agreements, justifications, approval reviews/fair opportunity evaluations and claims disputes, and contract terminations; and 5) Overseeing work to be accomplished by others and setting overall program goals and objectives for annual execution and for multi-year program development. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.

    This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. This position has been identified as having a Contracting Career Field in at Level II and III.  If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume. 
    Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.  Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx.

    Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/DoD_Qualification_Standard_For_GS-1102

    You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    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.

    As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

    For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    A Secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.  If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

    Secret