Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 25, 2017
Closes
Jul 03, 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 President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.

These positions are entry-level Contracting Specialist in the Contracts Competency, Naval Air Systems Command and Naval Supply Systems Command. 

Based on the various locations of this announcement, vacancies can be filled as GS-05/07.

To view additional salary information based on the various locations and pay grade/pay bands, please visit the following: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2017/general-schedule/

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.

NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants who apply to this announcement.  Please do not contact us.  If you are selected for the position, you will be notified.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • May require 1-5 days of travel.

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 special requirements 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.

    This position has a BASIC REQUIREMENT and GS-05: To qualify for this position you must meet one of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Basic Requirements for Contract Specialist positions described below. Select the one option that best describes you. (You must submit copies of your transcripts supporting your education if selecting option A): A.  Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND 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). B) a current employee of the DoD or a member of the armed forces who served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer contracts in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold on or before 30 Sep 2000, or I served on or before 30 Sep 2000 in a position either as an employee in the GS-1102 series or as a member of the armed forces in a similar occupational specialty. C) DoD employee in the Contingency Contracting Force.  If you meet B, C or D, please upload proof as your transcripts. 

    For GS-07 Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector OR possess bachelor's degree which was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management AND I have superior academic achievement. In order to be qualified for Superior Academic Achievement, you must meet one of the following provisions: 1. Maintained a grade-point average of "B" (a GPA of 3.0 or higher) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. - OR - 2. Maintained a grade-point average "B+" (a GPA of 3.5 or higher) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. - OR - 3. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision. - OR - 4. Be a member of a national honor (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. NOTE: GPA's are to rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society. Please submit a college transcript(s) showing your grade point average for all four years of undergraduate study, including all transferred courses. OR one full year of graduate level study, or a master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., etc. in one of the following fields of study: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate schools definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

    Specialized experience is: 1) experience assisting in the planning and negotiation of less complex cost-plus-fixed-fee and small competitive contracts; 2)  assist in preparing planning documents and negotiation of original contracts, basic amendments, change orders and revisions.

    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 I.  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.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1100/questions-and-answers-concerning-revised-1102-qualification-standard/#1

    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. 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

    The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.

    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. 

    This position has promotion potential to the GS-11/GS-12/GS-13 grade depending on the location and command. 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. 

    A security clearance may be a requirement for some of positions depending on location and command. 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.

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