Lead Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Sep 13, 2019
Closes
Sep 17, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position for the Defense Information Systems Agency is at Fort Meade, Maryland.

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Responsibilities

  • Developing solicitations, proposal evaluations, cost/price analysis, negotiations, source selection, contract preparation, award and administration for large, complex procurements of IT products and services.
  • Directs/performs the full range of contract administration actions required for complex/significant programs.
  • Provides leadership to the team in exploring alternatives and determining what improvements can be made to work methods, processes, and procedures.
  • Trains or arranges for the training of team members in methods and techniques of team building and works in teams to accomplish tasks or projects, and provides or arranges for specific administrative or technical training necessary.
  • Represents the team in dealings with the supervisor or manager for the purpose of obtaining resources and securing needed information or decisions from the supervisor on major work problems and issues that arise.
  • Leads the team in meetings with various customers and vendors to discuss emerging requirements, implementation, or administration issues.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

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.
  • OGE-450 Financial Disclosure Statement Required
  • Critical Acquisition Position
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) 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).

Time in Grade:
For entry at the GS-14 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-13 or higher grade in the Federal Service.

Specialized Experience:
For the GS-13, you must have at least one year of Specialized Experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service, Military, or Private Sector.

Specialized Experience is defined as experience planning, developing, awarding, executing, negotiating, and administering contracts supporting acquisition programs; and planning all pre-award and post-award phases of information systems acquisition programs.

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.

Competencies:Communication, Contracting/Procurement, Leading People, and Technical Competence

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

Education

There is no substitution of education for the specialized experience requirement at the GS-13 grade level.

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

  • 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.The 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 .
  • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized..
  • 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 a DISA acquisition workforce DAWIA position in the contracting career field. Selectee must be level III certified (or eligible for certification within 24 months of appointment in the contracting career field. 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.
  • This is a critical acquisition position in the DAWIA career field of Contracting. Selectee must meet Acquisition Corps requirements or have an approved waiver prior for placement in this position. All candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements will be considered--candidates will not be screened out if they do not meet Acquisition Corps requirements. In accordance with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act and DoD 5000.66, selectee must be Level 3 certified (or be eligible for certification within 24 months of appointment) in the Contracting career field. Mandatory training, experience and education DAWIA requirements will be used during the rating process. Selectees for this position must sign a written agreement to remain in the Federal Service in this critical acquisition position for a minimum of three years unless waived
  • 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.

The Assessment Questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and collects information on your education, training and experience related to the following critical competencies:
  • Communication
  • Contracting/Procurement
  • Leading People
  • Technical Competence


You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10596577

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
National security

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 .

  • Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 09/15/2019 .

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on09/15/2019 , 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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