CONTRACT SPECIALIST-

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Charlottesville, Virginia
Posted
Sep 19, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

We are committed to:
  • Teamwork: Partnering at all levels and across organizational boundaries for mission accomplishment.
  • Integrity: Adherence to the highest legal and ethical principles in our responsibilities.
  • Excellence: Unrivaled defense intelligence expertise.
  • Service: Putting the welfare of the Nation and commitment to our mission before oneself.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

DIA employs a variety of professionals who serve throughout the workforce to ensure successful operations. To view this position's duties, click Vacancies to be directed to DIA's online application system. Please make note of the position title and 6-digit Job Opening ID number to which you are interested. You can scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the announcement or click on the "Advanced Search" link and enter in the 6-digit Job Opening ID number in the "Job Opening ID" field.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • - U.S. Citizenship - Drug Test - Security Investigation

All applicants must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry.

Qualifications

ASSESSMENT FACTORS

1. With no supervision, completes work, meets priorities, and achieved results based on the organization's goals and objectives.
2. Maintains flexibility in involving others when completing a task.
3. Makes insightful, well-reasoned, and timely decisions by assessing the relevance and impact to the organization.
4. Researches and compares companies competing for Agency contracts and drafts recommendations based on past performance, technical capability, cost, and availability.
5. Facilitates the development and implementation of sound technical and contracting solutions to solve difficult problems.

HIGHLY DESIRED SKILLS

1. (U) Interprets new Agency, DoD, and Federal business and industry policies or guidelines and provides guidance to Contracting Officer and Contract Specialists.
2. (U) Develops and implements actions for acquisition planning release through contract award, assuring use of methods of procurement most beneficial to the Government.

Basic Education Requirements for GG-07 through GG-15:
A. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.
AND
B. At least 24 semester credit hours in business disciplines. Business disciplines include: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. The 24 semester credit hours (or the equivalent) must be earned from an accredited academic institution of higher education.
NOTE: This above requirement does not apply to DoD civilian employee or Service members who served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer contracts in excess of the SAT on or before September 30, 2000 or served in an 1102 position or as a Service member in a similar occupational specialty on or before September 30, 2000.
Specialized Experience: In addition to meeting the basic requirements of (A) and (B) above, one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression is qualifying for positions at grades GG-08 and above. Graduate Education may be used in lieu of specialized experience. Specialized experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled.
Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Requirement (DAWIA): This position is considered an Acquisition Workforce (AWF) position, all personnel will have a 24-month grace period to meet the current standards and obtain the certification required in Contracting and level required for the position.

Applicant at the GG-13 and above can either already have the Basic Requirements for Defense Acquisition Corps or will need to obtain the membership.
Defense Acquisition Corps Eligibility Criteria:
A. Grades GG-13 and above.
AND
B. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees with at least 24 semester credit hours in business disciplines. Business disciplines include accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. The 24 semester credit hours (or the equivalent) must be earned from an accredited academic institution of higher education
AND
C. Certified at a minimum of DAWIA Level II in an acquisition career field.
AND
D. Four (4) years of service in an AWF position either in DoD or a comparable position in industry or Government.

Education

Additional information

DIA positions are Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) positions in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. All applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Applicants must meet the agency's conditions of employment, to include, but not limited to, satisfactory completion of an initial special background investigation and periodic reinvestigation, completion of any required medical examination and physical requirements, completion of any required personal interviews, favorable completion of any required initial or aperiodic polygraph examinations, completion of any required drug test, satisfactory completion of a two-year Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System trial period, and completion of a civilian mobility agreement. All employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. All civilian employees are required to participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay (DD/EFT) Program. DIA employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. Veterans who are preference-eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions are encouraged to apply.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

In order to qualify for this position, your application must include sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position to which you are applying. To view this position's requirements, click Vacancies to be directed to DIA's online application system. Please make note of the position title and 6-digit Job Opening ID number to which you are interested. You can scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the announcement or click on the "Advanced Search" link and enter in the 6-digit Job Opening ID number in the "Job Opening ID" field.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Please see instructions within the on-line application for this vacancy announcement on the DIA web-site, www.dia.mil.

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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