CONTRACT SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 14, 2017
Closes
Jul 25, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The selectee for this position will serve as a Contract Specialist in the Acquisition Department of NAVAL FAC ENGINEERING CMD WASH.


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

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
  • 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.

    Applicants must meet the following Basic Education Requirements of the Department of Defense Qualification Standard for Contracting Positions:

    A. A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND
    B. 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 bachelor's degree or in addition to the degree.)

    NOTE: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current civilian personnel in DoD, who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in an Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from meeting this requirement. Current military members who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 on or before September 30, 2000, and members of the Contingency Contracting Force are also exempt from meeting this requirement.

    In addition to the Basic Education Requirements for this position, your resume must also 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: . Examples of Examples of specialized experience include: 1) Conducting procurement/contract negotiations; 2) performing pre-award and/or post-award functions for procurements involving contracts for supplies and services, specifically architect/engineering services, facility support contracts, construction, and environmental services; 3) evaluating responses to solicitations for price reasonableness, compliance with terms and conditions, and adequacy of competition; 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..

    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

    And the title 10 requirements found here: http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title10-section1724&num=0&edition=prelim

    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.

    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.

    See the Office of Personnel Management's General Policies for information on crediting education.

    All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

    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.
    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.
    Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
    Selectee will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.
    May be required to work overtime.
    Selectee may br required to travel overnight on occasion.
    Work Enviornment: involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as conference rooms or offices, or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment; avoidance of trips and falls; observance of fire regulations, traffic signals, safe driving practices, and similar practices.

    Secret


    DUTIES:

    The successful selectee will perform the following duties:

    • Perform quality control on pre-award documents necessary for contract award (e.g., performance work statements, cost estimates, acquisition strategies, source selection plans, determination and finding, justification and approval of sole source solicitation) to ensure requirements are met in both competitive and sole source environments.
    • Oversee contracts by monitoring contract performance, preparing modifications, and determining the necessary course of action to comply with terms.
    • Negotiate changes (e.g., extensions of delivery schedules, price adjustments, labor hours, terms and conditions, overhead rates) resulting from contract modifications.
    • Conduct price and cost analysis to determine reasonableness of price to make recommendations for the award.
    • Create solicitations, awards, and contract modifications using procurement systems for the command.