Contract Specialist, GS-1102-11
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 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 U.S. Coast Guard, Acquisition Directorate, Office of Contract Operations, Washington, D.C.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
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This vacancy has multiple cut-off dates:
Occasional travel - Less than 25% travel required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.Basic Education Requirement: All applicants must meet the following basic education requirement: a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; OR 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, unless the course work has been evaluated by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and appears on a college or university transcript.
For the GS-11:
In addition to the basic education requirements above, the following additional experience and/or education is required:
Specialized Experience: Applicants at the GS-11 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level. Specialized experience includes independently reviewing requisitions and determining the appropriate method of procurement; using a variety of contract methods and types (e.g., fixed-price, cost reimbursement, best value, etc.) to plan and carry out the procurement of products and services; negotiating contract modifications, deviations, or extensions; performing proposal analysis to determine responsiveness and responsibility; and developing solicitation documents, procurement plans, and final contracts.
Education: To substitute education for specialized experience, completion of 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, if related. To qualify on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization management.
Combination: Possess a combination of education and experience.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.
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. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Information on Defense Aquisition University equivalent providers may be found at http://www.dau.mil/learning/appg.aspx.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information on the evaluation of foreign education, refer to the U.S. Department of Education's web site at click here
Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations.
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Recruitment incentives may be authorized.
Moving expenses may be paid in accordance with the appropriate regulations.
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.
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More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements for this position will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are:
- Knowledge of contracting principles, laws, statutes, Executive Orders, regulations and procedures applicable to pre-award and/or post-award actions.
- Knowledge of price/cost analysis techniques.
- Ability to negotiate modifications to contracts.
- Knowledge of business practices and market conditions applicable to contractor responsibility and performance.
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