Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Apr 25, 2019
Closes
Apr 25, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

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


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 Requirement.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Two year trial or probationary period may be required.
  • Appointment subject to a suitability/fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.
  • 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 position is an Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Workforce position.
  • Must meet DoDI 5000.66 requirements applicable to the duties of this positon.
  • This position is subject to the statutory requirements of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA).
  • May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays. Work may occasionally requires travel away from the normal duty station. May be required to travel on military and commercial aircraft.
  • Must fully comply with the provisions of the DoDD 5500.07 Standards of Conduct and DoD 5500.07-R The Join Ethics Reg.
  • Must fully comply with the provisions of the 5 CFR 2635 Standards of Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, and 5 CFR 3601 Supplemental Standards of Conduct for Employees of DoD.
  • This position requires a Level II functional acquisition certification. You must obtain this certification within 24 months of your start date.
  • Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

    • Current Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Civilian Employee
    • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DoD) Civilian Employee
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
    • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
    • Reinstatement
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998


    In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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.

    Basic Requirement for a Contract Specialist:
    Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) from an accredited educational institution 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. (The 24 semester hour requirement can be obtained within the bachelor's degree OR in addition to the degree.)
    OR
    Exemption: You are exempt from the education requirements above if (A) you are a current DoD employee, in any occupational series, who has served on or before September 30, 2000, as follows: (1) Served as a GS/equivalent-1102 position or contracting officer position with authority to award or administer contracts above the SAT in any Federal agency, OR (2) Served as a military member in a comparable military occupational specialty; OR (B) you are a current member of the armed forces who occupied a position within an occupational specialty similar to the GS-1102 series on or before September 30, 2000.

    In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

    Experience Required: GS-12
    To qualify based on your work experience, 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: acquisition of commercial item goods and services from cradle to grave; and ensure compliance with acquisition regulations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service, GS-11.

    Education Substitution: GS-12
    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience above in order to qualify. For this grade, you must meet the qualifications requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

    Experience Required: GS-11
    To qualify based on your work experience, 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: applying acquisition regulations to actions; administering contracts; and providing procurement planning. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service, GS-09.

    Education Substitution: GS-11
    1) Qualifying based on education alone: Education may be substituted for specialized experience with a Ph.D. (or equivalent graduate degree), 3 full years (54 semester hours) of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M (if related).
    2) Qualifying based on a combination of education and specialized experience: A combination of education and specialized experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education in excess of 2 years (36 semester hours) by 18. Add the 2 percentages. Note: For the purpose of qualifications, 1 full year of graduate education is equivalent to 18 semester hours.

    Experience Required: GS-9
    To qualify based on your work experience, 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: applying acquisition regulations to actions and administering contracts. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service, GS-07.

    Education Substitution: GS-9
    1) Qualifying based on education alone: Education may be substituted for specialized experience with a Master's (or equivalent graduate degree), 2 full years (36 semester hours) of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B or J.D (if related).
    2) Qualifying based on a combination of education and specialized experience: A combination of education and specialized experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education in excess of 1 year (18 semester hours) by 18. Add the 2 percentages. Note: For the purpose of qualifications, 1 full year of graduate education is equivalent to 18 semester hours.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
    • Contracting/Procurement
    • Oral Communication
    • Problem Solving
    • 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.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
    • Management may select at any of the grade levels announced. This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to the target grade of the position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. Duties described reflect the full performance GS-12 level. If not selected at the full performance level, duties will be performed in a developmental capacity under close supervision.

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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.

    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 for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

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    Drug test required No


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