ANNOUNCEMENT AMENDED: This AON has been amended. Please note the announcement end date has been changed..
JOB DESCRIPTION: Contract Specialists plan and manage acquisitions to procure a variety of products and services for NGA. They interact with the customer to develop and implement an acquisition strategy, solicit and evaluate proposals, and negotiate and award contracts to satisfy customer requirements. They administer contracts, including monitoring contractor performance in collaboration with the COR, preparing modifications, resolving problems, and terminating and closing out contracts. They may also hold a warrant that would authorize them to obligate the Government subject to limitations expressed on their warrant.
- PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are authorized.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:
1) Experience in applying the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other applicable supplements to acquisition processes;
2) Contracting for a variety of products and services for major systems and/or complex programs using a wide range of contacting methodologies such as negotiated contracting and commercial acquisition procedures;
3) Experience utilizing a variety of contract types, including Time and Materials (T&M), Cost-Reimbursement, Incentive, and Indefinite-Delivery;
4) Knowledge of contract actions from conception to implementation with experience and knowledge of source selection procedures/competitive contract actions, cost or price analysis, negotiations, or preparation of related contract documentation.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Bachelor's degree in any field that includes, or has been supplemented by, at least 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in a business-related field such as Accounting, Business Administration, Contracts, Economics, Finance, Law, Purchasing, or a related discipline. Reference 10 USC Section 1724 for exceptions and waivers. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Must obtain DAWIA Certification in Contracting within 24 months. DAWIA Certification in Contracting, as appropriate for the band, within 24 months of appointment.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1) Working knowledge of DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS);
2) Familiarity with the DoD Source Selection Manual;
3) Knowledge of Federal Appropriations Law;
4) Experience in Information Technology (IT) acquisitions;
5) Demonstrated Customer Service;
6) Demonstrated strategic and transformational thinking, leadership, problem identification and resolution skills, flexibility, and ability to develop and implement innovative approaches.
- Direct Deposit Required
- Two Year Probationary Period
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Security Clearance Required
- Top Secret
- Sensitive Compartmented Information
- Polygraph Test Required
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Promotions may be conducted during the annual pay for performance process or throughout the year via the Assignment Opportunity Notices (AON). Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.
This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.
This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP).