Contract Specialist

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Lee, Virginia
Posted
Oct 18, 2020
Closes
Oct 20, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

You are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of your application package. Failure to meet qualifications, requirements and/or conditions of employment or to submit a complete resume and required documents may result in you being ineligible for this position. Ineligible applicants receive no further consideration. We encourage you to read the entire announcement before starting the application process and to follow all instructions.
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Responsibilities

  • The incumbent performs market surveys, acquisition planning and reviews the subsequent package for completeness, determines the most suitable methods of acquisition and prepares acquisition plans and attendant documentation. The incumbent assists in development of source selection criteria and technical evaluation plans, determines the need for pre award conferences and other activities with industry to ensure customer needs are met, and performs detailed analysis of bids or proposals received. Prepares contract award packages.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and recommends action on problem situations relating to incomplete specifications. Negotiates terms and conditions of contracts for execution by lead contracting officer.
  • Incumbent administers a variety of contracts, conducts conferences with contractors to clarify requirements, monitors contractors' performance, gathers, analyzes and records contractors' past performance information, provides guidance to contractors concerning obligations to perform within contractual terms, reviews, analyzes, recommends appropriate action in problem situations, negotiates extensions of delivery schedules and price adjustments, and prepares administrative change orders and other documentation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

By 11:59 PM ET on the announcement closing date, you must meet qualifications, conditions of employment, and other stated requirements, and submit a complete resume and all applicable required documents and select at least one eligibility that applies to you. When choosing your eligibility or eligibilities, carefully read the explanation as it will identify additional required documents to include in your application package to prove you meet the selected eligibility or eligibilities. All submitted documents must be legible. Illegible documents may result in you being marked ineligible.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • By the announcement closing date, you must meet the citizenship and Selective Service registration requirements. Other COEs must be met as indicated.
  • *Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • *Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System or exempt from registration. See https://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
  • *Mobility is a condition of employment.
  • *You must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility based on an appropriate background investigation.
  • *The Defense Acquisition Workforce Act (DAWIA) requires you obtain Level II Certification in the acquisition career field of Contracting within 24 months of the initial start date unless a waiver is approved to extend the 24-month period.
  • *Submission of an Online Confidential Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE 450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I), Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Disclosure Report, is required upon entering the position and annually thereafter.


Qualifications

Individual Occupational Requirement: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1100/contracting-series-1102/

By the closing date of this announcement you must meet the basic requirement, qualification requirements and other requirements as described below. Unless exempt, all applicants must meet the basic requirement, regardless of the grade level for which applying.

Basic Requirement: Unless exempt, individuals entering DoD 1102 series positions on or after October 1, 2000 must meet A and B. A. A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees. B. At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. B can be obtained within the bachelor's degree or in addition to the degree. NOTE: You must submit transcripts to prove you meet this basic requirement. Failure to provide transcripts with your application package will result in you being rated ineligible and you will receive no further consideration. See the Education section for more information regarding transcripts.

Exemptions: (1) Current civilian personnel in DoD, 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 and (2) Current military members who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 on or before September 30, 2000. NOTE: You must submit documentation proving your exemption. Failure to provide such proof with your application package will result in you being rating ineligible and you will receive no further consideration. NOTE: Transcripts must include the following: Name of School, student name, total number of credits completed, degree type and date degree conferred.

Specialized experience is demonstrated knowledge of retail procurement and distribution methods; principles, procedures, and techniques of retail food merchandising and retail food store management; and developments in commercial retail food store items, equipment, and practices.

Examples of creditable qualifying specialized experience include:

Managing a commissary store, supermarket, or similar type of commercial retail food store. Managing a department in a retail food store. Planning, standardizing, or controlling operations in an assigned group of retail food stores. Developing, interpreting, or applying policies, procedures, and operating standards for use in a retail food store. Providing technical advice on merchandising and operational matters pertaining to grocery, meats, and produce supplies, as well as front-end operations.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

See the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions for more information about qualifications and/or combining experience and education to meet the minimum qualifications.

Education

Education used to qualify for this position must be from an accredited school or educational institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and a copy of your transcript is required as part of your application package. For the application process, unofficial transcripts are acceptable if they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. If selected, you must provide an official transcript before we set your entrance on duty date.

Foreign Education . If using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show a private organization specializing in interpreting foreign education programs has deemed the foreign education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program or show that a U.S. accredited college or university has given full credit for the foreign courses.

Additional information

  • Applicants with a Permanent Resident Card (aka Green Card) are authorized to live and work in the U.S. but are not eligible for employment in positions requiring U.S. citizenship. This position requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) may be authorized.
  • Position is not not obligated.
  • Full Time. Subject to an irregular tour of duty including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Subject to occasional overtime.
  • Two-year probationary/trial period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Position is covered by a bargaining unit.
  • Financial Difficulty
  • Position does not meet the DoD criteria for re-employing former Federal employees who retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).
  • Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD referral system for displaced employees.
  • Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for this position.


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 on the following competencies:
  • Contract Administration
  • Contract Award
  • Contract Performance Management
  • Contract Termination


Application Review. We review your resume, required and supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire to confirm your appointment eligibility, determine your qualifications, and verify you meet requirements. If your application package lacks any of the information necessary to make these determinations, or the information is illegible, you may be ineligible for consideration. The score you receive is a measure of how well your background matches the required competencies. Based on the results of the evaluation process, we place those who apply under delegated examining procedures in one of the following quality categories:
  • Best-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the position's minimum qualifications, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factors.
  • Highly-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceeds the position's minimum qualifications.
  • Qualified: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are proficient in some but not all of the position's requirements.

We send candidates in the Best-Qualified category to the hiring manager for employment consideration category rating procedures. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/competitive-hiring/#url=Category-Rating

Veterans preference does not apply when selecting individuals under DHA. When agencies select individuals under DHA, the law allows agencies to hire them without regard to sections 5 U.S.C. 3309-3318, which eliminates the requirement for applying veterans preference. Qualified candidates with veterans' preference should be selected as they are found, just as any qualified non-preference eligible candidate would be.

DHA:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/direct-hire-authority/

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .
Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. See the Required Documents section for information regarding documents you must submit to apply for this position and to claim your Military Spouse Preference (MSP).

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Submit a complete application package. To receive consideration, your complete application package, including supporting documents, must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on 10/19/2020. All submitted documents must be legible. Illegible documents may result in you not being considered for the position.

1. Resume: Required. Your resume must contain your name and contact information. Additionally, for each position, you must provide the beginning and ending dates (month and year), number of hours worked per week, and a narrative description of the job duties you performed. This information is required for us to determine your qualifications for the position. Resumes without the required information will not be considered. We encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to prepare your resume or guide you in preparing your resume. If you submit multiple resumes, we only review/use the last resume you submitted. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, or personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.

2. Transcripts. Required when using education to qualify for this position. For the application process, unofficial transcripts are acceptable as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rating ineligible for this position. If selected, you are required to provide an official transcript before we set your entrance on duty date.

3. Questionnaire: Required

4. Supporting Documents: As applicable. See below.

Claiming Veterans' Preference . Your application package must include a copy of your DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, showing the character of service. The Member 4 copy provides this information and is preferred. Additionally, if you are claiming veterans' preference under the following circumstances,
  • 10-point preference requires a Standard Form (SF) 15 , Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference, AND the required documentation identified on the form. If your claim for 10-point preference is based on a service-connected disability of 10% or more as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), you must include a copy of your VA letter (dated 1991 or later) certifying the service-connected disability of 10% or more.
  • Future military retirees must include a copy of their terminal leave request, if applicable, AND (1) a copy of their retirement DD214 [Member 4 copy] OR (2) a certification document* OR (3) a copy of their retirement letter.
  • Future military separatees must include a copy of their terminal leave request, if applicable, AND (1) a copy of their most recent DD214 [Member 4 copy] OR (2) a certification document* OR (3) a copy of their most recent active duty orders.
*A written document from the armed forces certifying the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certificate is signed. The certification must be on letterhead signed by the adjutant, personnel officer, unit commander or higher headquarters and include your rank, dates of active duty service, type of discharge, character of service, and, if applicable, the date your terminal leave begins. This document is sometimes called a Statement of Service.

Notes for those claiming veterans' preference:
1. Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed to a position unless on terminal leave or already separated.
2. You are required to provide your final DD214 upon issuance, if it was not part of your application package.
3. Within the DoD, appointment of retired military members to a civilian position within 180 days immediately after retirement is subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 3326.

Claiming Military Spouse Preference . You must be the spouse of an active duty member of the armed forces, and your application package must include the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist AND proof of marriage to the military service member (e.g., marriage certificate, marriage license), AND a copy of the military member's PCS orders.

Claiming ICTAP eligibility. Your application package must include a copy of your agency-specific ICTAP eligibility notice or a copy of your separation personnel action form AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal AND a copy of your most recent SF 50 or agency notification of personnel action showing your current position, grade level, and duty location. Separation personnel actions do not include a certificate/notice of expected separation.

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