CONTRACT SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Oct 20, 2019
Closes
Oct 29, 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

  • Procurement of unclassified information technology services for DISA and non-DISA mission partners in the National Capital Region.
  • Assist mission partners with acquisition planning.
  • Collaborate on the preparation of complete acquisition packages.
  • Prepare and issue solicitations.
  • Evaluate proposals and quotes.
  • Prepare and award contracts and orders.
  • Serve as the primary business advisor to mission partners.


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
  • 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 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 experience 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 experience 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 experience 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 requirements must be met within 30 days of application package submission.

Email your application package to: disa.meade.PLD.mbx.psd-1102-applications@mail.mil

Education

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

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.

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.
  • Selections may be made at any 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
  • Individuals tentatively selected for drug testing designated positions at the Defense Information Systems Agency will be required to submit to urinalysis for illegal drugs prior to appointment.
  • 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. 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 .
  • 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 II 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.
  • 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.

You will be evaluated based upon how well you meet the qualifications above and the selection criteria for this position. Your latest resume will be used to make these evaluations.

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.
    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 03/16/2020

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on03/16/2020 , or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.

    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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