CONTRACT SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jan 09, 2017
Closes
Jul 20, 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!

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 it entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.  NOTE:  Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicant who apply to this announcement.

Multiple Positions may be filled through this announcement throughout the open period.

Vacancies from this announcement may be filled the following grade levels:  GS-05, or GS-07. This announcement may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems such as Acquisition Demo (i.e. NH, NJ, NK) or Warfare Demo (i.e. ND, NT, NG).

Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule.

Pay will vary by geographic location.

Individuals selected for a career-conditional position will be removed from the inventory for positions in the same grade, series and promotion potential from which they were selected.  Applicants rated ineligible need to reapply for further consideration.


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

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses i.e. PCS or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.

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.

     

    Applicant must meet the following Department of Defense qualification requirements for 1102 contracting positions:http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/DoD_Qualification_Standard_For_GS-1102.pdf. Have a Bachelor's degree that includes at least 24 semester hours 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

    I am exempt from the educational requirement because: I am a current career or career-conditional Department of Defense employee, or active duty military member, and prior to September 30, 2000 was appointed to a contracting officer position with authority to award or administer contracts above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT). OR I am currently employed in the contingency contracting force. OR I am currently appointed to a developmental position in a DOD-approved Contracting Professional Developmental Program.

     

    FOR THE GS-05: You must have a Bachelor's degree that includes at least 24 semester hours 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 I am exempt from the educational requirement because: I am a current career or career-conditional Department of Defense employee, or active duty military member, and prior to September 30, 2000 was appointed to a contracting officer position with authority to award or administer contracts above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT). OR I am currently employed in the contingency contracting force. OR I am currently appointed to a developmental position in a DOD-approved Contracting Professional Developmental Program.

    FOR THE GS-07:In addition to the education requirement above, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector OR possess a completed one full year of graduate education in any combination of accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. OR Completed a bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: As a professional contract specialist performing developmental or recurring procurements of supplies, services, or construction in support of an installation or activity.

    Applicant must meet the following Department of Defense qualification requirements for 1102 contracting positions:  http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/DoD_Qualification_Standard_For_GS-1102.pdf

    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 a Career Field Contracting at Level II.  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. Warrant authority above the small purchase threshold may be required.

    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.

    Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

    Position may or may not be supervisory/managerial.  Positions that are supervisory/managerial require that first time supervisors/managers complete a one-year trial/probationary period if not previously completed in a competitive or other excepted service position.

    This position has promotion potential GS-13. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed. Full performance levels will vary depending on vacancy being filled.

    A 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.

    Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.

    Vacancies filled from this announcement may be filled at any grade level listed. This announcement may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems such as Acquisition Demo (i.e., NH, NJ, NK) or Science, Technology, Reinvention Laboratories (Warfare Centers) Demo (i.e., ND, NT, NG).

    Temporary actions taken under this announcement may be made permanent without further competition.

    Active duty military members MAY apply under this announcement. If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment. 

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    DUTIES:

    As a Contracts Specialist your duties will vary based on Position Description and Grade Level.