CONTRACT SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Sep 09, 2019
Closes
Sep 17, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

These positions are in Defense Information Systems Agency and will be used to fill vacancies in the Procurement Services Directorate located at Fort Meade, Md.
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Responsibilities

  • Responsible for pre-award and post-award functions, including price/cost analyses, negotiations, and administration for services, materials and equipment associated with procurements of importance to the Agency.
  • Review requests for the procurement of complex equipment and/or services.
  • Analyze the requirement, recommend revisions to the statement of work or specifications, as necessary.
  • Attend conferences for the purpose of discussing the terms of the RFP and arriving at the clearest possible understanding of requirements.
  • Analyze and evaluate proposals for conformance with the solicitation.
  • Perform cost/price analysis, including review of cost breakdowns to determine reasonableness.
  • Coordinate the establishment of a technical evaluation committee to determine acceptability of technical proposals.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • Financial Disclosure (OGE-450) required
  • This is an acquisition position.


Qualifications

Basic Education Standards for positions in the 1102 series:
A. Bachelor's degree from an accredited education institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees
AND
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 have continuously 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. Failure to provide SF-50 or career brief (for Armed Forces members) dated prior to October 1, 2000 will result in disqualification (this includes DISA employees).

Specialized Experience:

For the GS-9, you must have at least one year of Specialized Experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal Service, Military, or Private Sector.

Your resume MUST demonstrate service in contracting methods and performing basic price or cost analysis.

For the GS-11, you must have at least one year of Specialized Experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal Service, Military, or Private Sector.

Your resume MUST demonstrate service negotiating, awarding and modifying contracts and developing terms and conditions of contracts.

For the GS-12, you must have at least one year of Specialized Experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service, Military, or Private Sector.

Your resume MUST demonstrate service negotiating, awarding and modifying service contracts, administering terms and conditions of contracts and addressing performance issues under the contract.

Candidates must describe how their experience meets the specialized experience requirement within the body of their resume.

In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirements, qualified applicants must also possess the quality of experience as it relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant's background, recency of experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Candidates must clearly demonstrate the possession of competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level to be qualified for the position. Applicants must describe how their experience meets the competencies within the body of the resume. No separate statements addressing competencies are required.

Qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

Education

For the GS-9 Position you may substitute Education for Specialized Experience:
You must have completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education, Master's or equivalent graduate degree. (You MUST submit transcripts to verify your claim).

For the GS-11 Position you may substitute Education for Specialized Experience:
You must have completed at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. (You MUST submit transcripts to verify your claim).

For the GS-12: There is no substitution for experience at this grade level.

Graduate Education: To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. You must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Additional information

  • This announcement will be used to fill many vacancies.
  • Initial review of applicants will occur 7 days after the announcement opens.
  • Additional reviews of applicants will occur at the 30 and 60 day cutoff and the closing date of the announcement.
  • Selections may be made at either grade level.
  • This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to target position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. However promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of a promotion is implied.
  • A two year probationary or trial period may be required.
  • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination
  • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
  • Moving costs MAY be paid. They MUST be paid if a DISA employee is selected for the position.
  • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized.he Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here .
  • This is a covered position and the person selected for this position must complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment pursuant to 5 CFR 2634.903(b) (DoD 5500.7).
  • This is an acquisition position within the DISA Acquisition Workforce. Incumbent must be Level II certified in the field of Contracting (or be eligible for certification within 24 months of selection) in accordance with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act and DoD 5000.52M.
  • This is an Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) Workforce position.
  • DAWIA certification is a condition of employment. Failure to fulfill the certification requirement may lead to a non-disciplinary adverse action, which can include dismissal.
  • For more information on veterans' preference click here .
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here ).
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. It applies to former Federal civilian employees receiving a retirement annuity from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund that are hired within the DoD on or after November 24, 2003. The policy also applies to annuitants (appointed in DoD on/or after November 24, 2003) who move from one position to another within DoD through voluntary reassignment, promotion, change to lower grade or transfer between military departments. Please see this policy here .
  • This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program.
  • For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here .
  • You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume.
  • If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume 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. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10547667

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

FOR THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED AS THEY APPLY STATED BELOW AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. NOT ALL DOCUMENTS WILL APPLY TO EVERYONE.
  • Transcripts (Required) - This position has positive education requirements; you must submit all of your transcripts. The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating.
  • SF-50 - (if applicable) Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees- with the exception of current permanent DISA employees, please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
  • Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable):
    • For Five Point Veterans Preference: DD-214 (Member Copy 4), or, if you are CURRENTLY serving on active duty, a statement of service from your unit which states the date you entered on active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received. For those supplying the statement of service, preference will be verified by a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) upon separation from the military.
    • For Ten Point Veterans Preference: DD-214 (Member Copy 4). Veterans with a service-connected disability must also submit a VA letter dated 1991 or later.
  • ICTAP Eligible (if applicable) - A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF50 if available.
  • Military Spouse Preference (if applicable): Spousal Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, marriage certificate/license, and a MILITARY SPOUSE PPP SELF-CERTIFICATION CHECKLIST are required to claim Military Spouse Preference. The Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist can be found here: Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist .
  • If claiming "DoD Education Exemption" (Grandfathered) you must also provide SF-50's dated prior to October 1, 2000 showing that you have been continuously employed with DoD with no break in service since October 1, 2000.

    Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 10/08/2019

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on10/08/2019 , or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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