Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
May 21, 2018
Closes
May 21, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes PCS May Be Authorized


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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Work Schedule: Fulltime
Overtime: Occasionally
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Recruitment Incentives: PCS is Authorized
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Financial Disclosure: Required
Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible

Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.

For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions.

Other Notes:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Incumbent is required to file an annual Office of Government Ethics (OGE) form 450 "Confidential Financial Disclosure Report".

May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

Must be a U.S. citizen

This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III certification in the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) - Contracting. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.


Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel confidential financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 30 August 1993.

This position is subject to the statutory requirements of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA).


The incumbent must fully comply with provisions of the DoDD 5500.07 Standards of conduct, DoD 5500.07-R, The Joint Ethics Regulation (JER), 5 CFR 2635 Standards of Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch and 5 CFR 3601 supplemental Standards of conduct for employees of the Department of Defense.


The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays. work may occasionally require travel away from normal duty station. The employee may be required to travel on military and commercial aircraft.

You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:
  • Procuring supplies and services in support of organization's missionEnsuring full compliance, as required by FAR, DFARS and other government regulations, for all assigned procurements of strategic procurement performance
  • Operating all procurement eBusiness systems proficiently, e.g., Procurement Desktop Defense, Federal Business Opportunities (FBO or FedBizOpps), Federal Procurement Data System- Next Generation (FPDS-NG), System for Award Management (SAM), etc.
  • Maintaining technical proficiency by keeping current with FAR, DFARS, and DPAP regulations and policies; OR


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.


In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1102 series.

A. Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.

AND

B. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, 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.


C. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade.

*NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by
a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: Foreign Education

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. 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 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:

Special Hiring Authority for Veterans

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Competencies:

  • Communicate orally and in writing to upper level management and senior officials.
  • Contracting principles, policies, regulations, laws, and procedures.
  • Negotiation, market research, cost and pricing techniques.

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