Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Sep 23, 2020
Closes
Oct 01, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

These positions are for the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization's office at Fort Meade, MD.
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Responsibilities

  • Procure unclassified information technology services for DISA and non-DISA mission partners.
  • Assist mission partners with acquisition planning.
  • Collaborate on the preparation of complete acquisition packages.
  • Prepare and issue solicitations.
  • Evaluate proposals and quotes.
  • Complete cost/price analysis to determine fair and reasonableness.
  • Conduct discussions and/or negotiations with offerors.
  • Document the contract file.
  • Prepare and award contracts.
  • Perform contract administration.
  • Close-out completed contracts.
  • Serve as the primary business advisor to mission partners.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a limited signatory authority Contracting Officer's warrant.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

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

**AMENDMENT** This Job Opportunity Announcement has been amended to reflect the elimination of the Department of Defense requirement for 24 semester credit hours of courses in business disciplines for categories of contracting personnel IAW FY20 NDAA. Updated Qualifications for this position are listed below.

Time-in-Grade Requirements:

For entry at the GS-13 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-12 or higher grade in the Federal Service.

Basic Education Standards for positions in the 1102 series :

Bachelor's degree from an accredited education institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.

All applicants must provide a copy of your transcripts. Failure to provide this information will result in disqualification.

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).

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 .

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services at the time of application. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services .

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.

Your resume MUST demonstrate experience in all phases of planning, awarding, and administering contracts for the federal government from cradle to grave.

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 application package is submitted.

Education

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

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.
  • 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.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 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.
  • 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 ).
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
  • 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.
  • Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.
  • 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. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.
  • 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:
  • Advanced Cost and/or Price Analysis
  • Contracting/Procurement
  • Leading People
  • Procurement Policy
  • Technical Competence


You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10862182

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process

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):
    • You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what they condition of discharge is thought to be.
    • If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability.
    • If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
  • 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 10/08/2020.

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on 10/08/2020, 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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