CONTRACT SPECIALIST

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 20, 2017
Closes
Oct 28, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

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.

As contract specialist, you must successfully complete all requirements specified in the Master Development Plan for the Contracting acquisition career field, as well as meet certification requirements for contracting Level II.  The Master Development Plan specifies the competences, job rotations, formal training, special projects, and education that must be completed to be successful in full performance level target position.

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. 

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • 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.
  • 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. 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.

     

    Relocation and/or Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

     

    Applicants rated ineligible must reapply for future consideration.

     

    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. 

    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

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    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.

    This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

    Relocation and/or Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

    Applicants rated ineligible must reapply for future consideration. 

    The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify

    Federal Annuitant Information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: To be considered for this position and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements and must exceed the minimum qualification requirements and possess the KSAs needed to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:

    If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

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