Supervisory Contract Specialist, GS-1102-14

Alexandria, Virginia
Jul 21, 2017
Oct 20, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard, C4IT Service Center, Contracting and Procurement Division in Alexandria, VA, Portsmouth, VA and Kearneysville WV.


This announcement has the following cut-off dates:




All other applicants will be considered after the closing date of the announcement (10/20/2017).

  • Occasional Travel
  • This position requires occasional travel.

  • Yes
  • Relocation/ PCS may be authorized.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.
  • You will be required to undergo random drug testing.
  • A final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.
  • If selected, must submit to a drug test to screen for illegal drug use.
  • You must meet all three requirements listed below; unless you are covered by an exception:

    1) Completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field, that included or was supplemented by 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.

    NOTE: The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) does not grant Academic degrees; therefore courses completed at the DAU are not creditable towards meeting the 24 semester hour requirement, in the fields identified above, unless the coursework has been evaluated by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and appears on a college or university transcript.


    2) Completion of at least 4-years of experience in a contracting or related position, 1 year of which was directly related experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Directly related experience must have involved: developing, preparing and presenting terms and conditions in bids or proposals related to the award of contract; negotiating and awarding contract, contract modifications, and/or subcontracts; legal practice involving negotiating, awarding, or administering contracts or the analysis of procurement policies and procedures; administering terms and conditions of contracts, including such aspects as preparing contract modifications, evaluation of performance under contract, and contract termination; analyzing proposed prices or costs, including such aspects as evaluating technical and audit reports, forecasting price trends, evaluating economic factors, estimating production efficiencies, and evaluating methods of allocating cost through various types of overhead and general/administrative expenses; and formulating policies and procedures for the acquisition of goods or services, participating in procurement management reviews and contract clearance, or developing positions on claims and protests related to contract.

    EXCEPTIONS TO QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants who have been in a GS-1102 position, at or above the GS-13 level, since January 1, 2000 without a break in service only need to meet the 1-year of directly related experience in order to qualify. The educational, training and additional years of contracting experience requirements do not apply to these individuals.


    3) Training refers to the May 7, 2014, Memorandum on Revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. Applicants must meet the FAC-C requirements and be certified at Level II or III at the time of application. Possession of certification must be indicated as part of application submission. Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. A valid Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification is equivalent to a FAC-C at the same certification level, provided the FAC-C education and continuous learning requirements have been met. Certification requirements may be viewed at click here.

    NOTE: The agency may obtain a waiver for any individual not meeting the training requirements. The Coast Guard Head of the Contracting Activity must obtain the waiver from the DHS Chief Procurement Officer prior to the extension of an employment offer.

    NOTE: If you are currently employed with an agency other than DHS and seeking a lateral transfer AND you were promoted to an 1102 position at or above the GS-13 level (or equivalent) after 12/31/99 based on a waiver of the agency's training requirements, you will need to be approved for another training waiver before you can be hired into a GS-1102 position at or above the GS-13 level with DHS. If you were hired into your current GS-1102-13 or higher level position, with a non-DHS agency, based on an educational waiver, you will still have to meet the educational requirements stated in Qualification Requirements #1.

    National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    You are required to submit your unofficial college transcripts from an appropriately accredited educational institution in order to document completion of the educational requirements for this position. The unofficial transcripts must be legible and include your name, major, school name/location, course title/number, date completed, grade and number of credits earned. Official transcripts will be required if selected prior to establishing an entrance on duty date. Information on Defense Acquisition University equivalent providers may be found at

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.



    You will serves as the Supervisory Contract Specialist/Contracting Officer and TISCOM Procurement Team Lead and as such you will be responsible for the full range to plan and execute all contractual actions for the branch.

    Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team.

    Typical work assignments include:

    • Providing support in the planning, management and oversight of contracting programs.
    • Performing technical review of all contracts, solicitations, file documentation, cost and price evaluations, pricing documentation, contract changes and modifications.
    • Reviewing and approving acquisition instruments, documentation and correspondence to assure adherence to acquisition regulations and policy, comprehensive treatment of information, clarityand proper formatting and structuring.
    • Performing business and administrative oversight to include: contract administration and oversight; policy; and procurement quality assurance.
    • Assisting in the development and implementation of procurement policies, regulations, and standard operating procedures for C4IT SC COCO.
    • Providing technical and administrative supervision to subordinate employees related to the procurement process.
    • Cooperating and participating fully in the development of an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action plan and efforts regarding staffing, motivation, and training to develop all employees.