Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 19, 2017
Closes
Sep 19, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority for Acquisition positions.

About the Position:

We are the U.S. Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground. We have a large presence at APG, MD with contracting offices around the country including Adelphi, MD; Natick, MA; Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Fort Belvoir, VA; Orlando, FL; Denver, CO; Fort Hood, TX & White Sands Missile Range, NM. ACC-APG supports the warfighter worldwide through acquisition of goods & services vital to the Soldier's mission & well-being. As Army's business conduit, ACC offers the contracting expertise of the best trained people in the Army, ready to support the warfighter as mission requirements emerge & as the Army transforms & moves within the Continental US & throughout the globe while ensuring responsible stewardship of taxpayers' funds.

This position has a target grade as a Contract Specialist, GS-1102-12. Management can select at any grade level.

***TRANSCRIPTS: You MUST submit your unofficial college transcripts with your application to include transfer courses, credit hours and grades to calculate GPA, along with your graduation date.

***NOTE: Applicants who fail to provide transcripts AND degree completion information (if degree date is not shown on the transcripts) will be marked as insufficient and will not receive consideration for this position.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Business travel is 10%.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • Secret Security clearance required.
    • Business travel is 10%.
    • Financial Disclosure (OGE 450) required.
    • Acquisition Level 2 Certification in Contracting required within 24 months of entrance on duty.

    In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    BASIC REQUIREMENT:

    Possess a bachelors degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees, "AND" 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 degree or in addition to the degree.)

    OR

    Be a current civilian employee of the Department of Defense (DoD), who occupied a GS-1102 position or contracting position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in DoD on or before September 30, 2000 and am therefore exempt from meeting the basic education requirement.

    In addition to meeting the BASIC REQUIREMENT you must meet the SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE below

    Experience required: 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 

    To qualify for the GS-11, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) interpreting and applying contracting principals, policies, regulations in the administration of fixed-price and cost-reimbursable contracts, 2) terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals and 3) conducting price analysis sufficient to review contractor proposals and bids. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).

    To qualify for the GS-12, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as:1) developing and implementing contractual strategies for acquisition, procurement and contract programs and projects 2) coordinating source selection evaluations for the organization 3) overseeing contracting negotiation throughout all phases of contractual negotiations; planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures and 3)  analyzing and applying price/cost analysis techniques. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.  For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: 

    Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. (The number of semester hours required to constitute one full academic year of graduate education is the amount specified by the college or university attended; if this number cannot be obtained from the college or university, 18 semester hours will be considered equivalent to one year, so 54 semester hours would be equivalent to three full academic years of graduate education.) OR LL.M., if related to the position.

    There is NO Education Substitution for meeting the GS-12 grade level.
     

    •  Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.
    •  Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html


    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 14 position.

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

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual.  Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority.  See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information.  Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

    Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

    ·         Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.

    ·         Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.

    • Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.

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