Contract Specialist

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Mar 01, 2018
Mar 01, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Business Travel is required 5% of the time.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Other Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • This is an Acquisition Position and requires Level III certification in Acquisition Career Field C (Contracting) which must be obtained within 36 months upon entry into the position.

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. 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 Education Standards for positions in the 1102 series:

A. Bachelor's degree from an accredited education institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees


B. At least 24 semester credit hours in any combination of the following business fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

All applicants must provide a copy of your transcripts. Failure to provide this information will result in disqualification.

(The above 24 semester credit hours in business may be within the candidate's bachelor's degree or in addition to the degree).

Education Exemptions: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current DoD employees or Armed Forces members, 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.

In addition to meeting the basic education requirement above, applicants must also meet the following requirement:

To qualify at the GS-14 level: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13. Specialized experience is defined as: experience managing contracts for a variety of complex contract support services, such as those covered by the Commercial Activities program and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Experience in negotiation techniques to conduct contract negotiations and to meet and deal with high level business, industry, scientific, and or Government officials; Experience of price/cost analysis techniques, sufficient to evaluate contractor proposals and prepare a pre-negotiation position.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Contract Administration
  • Contract Management
  • Procurement Analysis
  • Terms and Conditions

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-13).

Education may not be substituted for specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level.

  • 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.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 14 position
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
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. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

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