CONTRACT SPECIALIST

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jan 18, 2019
Closes
Jan 26, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • This is may be bargaining unit position.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). You must be certified as a Career Field Contracting Level 1 or 2. Certification is required within 24 months of appointment.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • Post-Secondary Students must be currently enrolled in an academic program at an institution of higher education in good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or greater), and show satisfactory progress towards the receipt of a bachelor's or graduate degree.
  • Recent graduates must have graduated from an institution of higher education within the last 2 years or veterans who served more than 4 years, and were awarded a degree by an institution of higher education within the last 4 years.
  • For the GS-09: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: providing contracting functions (e.g. price/cost analysis, negotiation, pre-award, post-award, administration, closeout) for the acquisition of goods or services.

    Education may be used to substitute for experience with the following:
    • Successful completion of a master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR
    • Successful completion of two full years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to a master's degree; OR
    • Successful completion of an LL.B. or J.D. that is related to the position being filled.
    For the GS-07: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: providing contract support (e.g. price/cost analysis, negotiation, pre-award, post-award, administration, closeout) for the acquisition of goods or services.

    Education may be used to substitute for experience with the following:
    • Successful completion of one full year of graduate level education in any combination of accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
    • Successful completion of one full year of law school.
    • Successful completion of a bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement.
    This position may be non-competitively converted to a Contract Specialist career ladder position after meeting all regulatory requirements (including qualification requirements), and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

    Applicant must meet the following Department of Defense qualification requirements for 1102 contracting positions: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/DoD_Qualification_Standard_For_GS-1102.pdf

    And the title 10 requirements found here: http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title10-section1724&num=0&edition=prelim

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

    Applicants must meet the following Basic Education Requirements of the Department of Defense Qualification Standard for Contracting Positions:

    A. A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND
    B. 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 bachelor's degree or in addition to the degree.)

    NOTE: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current civilian personnel in DoD, 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. Current military members who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 on or before September 30, 2000, and members of the Contingency Contracting Force are also exempt from meeting this requirement.

    Post Secondary Students: Students must be currently enrolled in a full-time program at an institution of higher education as defined in 20 U.S.C. § 1001 and provide proof of continuous enrollment (i.e., documentation of registration or tuition bill from the college or university) at the time of application and have completed at least one full year of their academic program. Students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0 or greater, and making satisfactory progress towards the receipt of a bachelor's or graduate degree.

    Recent Graduates: Recent Graduates must be appointed within two years of being awarded a bachelor's or graduate degree from a qualifying educational institution as defined in 20 U.S.C. § 1001.The two year period of eligibility will be extended to four years for veterans who have completed a period of obligated uniformed service of more than 4 years, and was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education not more than 4 years before the date of appointment.

    Salary Ranges for each grade are as follows:
    GS-07: $45,972 - $59,762
    GS-09: $56,233 - $73,105

    Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

    A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

    Vacancies filled from this announcement may be filled at any grade level listed.

    Selectees may be appointed to a position with promotion potential. Incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

    Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule.

    If selected based on post-secondary eligibility you will be initially placed in a Term Appointment that is expected to last for more than one year.

    Term appointments may be extended up to 8 years at the discretion of management and in accordance with applicable regulations. Additionally, you may be noncompetitively converted to a permanent career-conditional or career appointment under specific conditions.

    Post-Secondary Students on Term appointments may be non-competitively converted to a permanent, competitive service, career-conditional appointment upon completion of all academic program requirements. Conversion to a permanent appointment is not automatic, nor guaranteed.

    Individuals selected for these positions may be required to sign and adhere to a program participation agreement and/or an individual development plan.

    A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized. Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.

    This position may be eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

    Applicants rated ineligible on this vacancy announcement need to reapply and update their application package to be considered on future vacancies filled through this announcement.
    Applicants selected and hired on this vacancy announcement need to reapply to be considered on future vacancies filled through this announcement.
    Referral Lists will be issued on an as needed basis as vacancies occur.
    All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the referral cut-off date.

    There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this register. As such, Notices of Results (NORs) may or may not be sent to applicants who apply to this announcement.

    If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

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

    In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation.

    If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

    If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Applicants that wish to be considered for entry-level positions covered by the Luevano Consent Decree must be assessed prior to appointment or referral using the ACWA examination or an approved alternative assessment tool (e.g., USAHire).

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

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    Drug test required No


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