CONTRACT SPECIALIST

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 29, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

****This is an Open Continuous Announcement to establish a standing register of qualified candidates to refer as vacancies occur. The first cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications will be October 19th, 2020; after this date additional referral lists will be created as vacancies are available. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement. ****

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Responsibilities

As a Contract Specialist for the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, within Acquisition and Contracting, you will report to a Supervisory Contract Specialist. This position can report to any of the following offices: Vetting Contracting Office, Critical Tech Protect and Enterprise Contracting Office, or the Information Technology Contracting Office.

As a CONTRACT SPECIALIST you will be responsible for the following duties:

- Assist in the development, initiation, review, and administrative processing of procurement packages, procurement requests, commitments, and other procurement-related documents for a variety of supplies services.

- Participate in drafting justification documentation, acquisition plans, and source selection evaluation plans applicable to various contract types.

- Ensure acquisitions comply with provisions imposed by the FAR, DFARS, and other procurement regulations, directives, policies, guidance, and good business practices.

- Help review contract requirements to ascertain and recommend appropriate contract type, pricing provisions, selection of source, and acquisition method.

- Help negotiate terms of purchase orders, analyze pricing proposals and if warranted, obligate funds by signing purchase orders, blanket purchase agreements, or by issuing delivery orders under the terms of existing contracts.

- Procure materials, supplies, services, and equipment by open market methods.

- Monitor contractor performance, delivery schedules and adherence to contract requirements, terms and conditions, and schedules and adherence to contract requirements, terms and conditions, and suggests modification to the contract, as appropriate.

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 US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
  • OVERTIME: Occasionally
  • TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
  • FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Not Required
  • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information http://www.sss.gov


Qualifications

This position has a Basic Requirement for the 1102:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.

NOTE: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD GS-1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. 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 are exempt from meeting this requirement. Current military members who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS (or equivalent)-1102 or before September 30, 2000 are also exempt from meeting this requirement.

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the DoD basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/DoD_Qualification_Standard_For_GS-1102.pdf for DoD qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 04/05/2021

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience required for this position is:
GG-07: Knowledge of the basic principles, concepts, practices, well understood precedents, and regulatory requirements of government contracting; ability to apply practical contracting knowledge to operations or procedures with assignments involving recurring work; applies this knowledge to existing methods, approaches, or procedures; and provide functions associated with the acquisition cycle.

GG-09: Knowledge of the basic principles, concepts, practices, well understood precedents, and regulatory requirements of government contracting; ability to apply practical contracting knowledge to operations or procedures and analyze information gathered from various sources in order to draw accurate conclusions and develop constructive recommendations; knowledge of the contracting field, and skill in applying this knowledge to existing methods, approaches, or procedures; provide functions associated with the acquisition cycle; procures materials, supplies, services, and equipment by open market methods.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:

1. Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

2. Contracting/Procurement: Knowledge of various types of contracts, techniques for contracting or procurement, and contract negotiation and administration

3. Flexibility: Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity.

4.Learning: Uses efficient learning techniques to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills; uses training, feedback, or other opportunities for self-learning and development.

Education

If substituting education for experience, at the GG-07 level, you must possess one full year of graduate or law school. For the GG-09 level, a Master's or equivalent degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such as degree or LL.B. or J.D.

Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions.

If substituting education for experience, transcripts MUST be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

Foreign Education: For further information, click on the following link: FOREIGN EDUCATION

For further information, click on the following link:
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at the time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.

VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL
In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:
http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

Other Notes:

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.

If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

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, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

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

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc.).

Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment (i.e., Month/Year to present).
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Transcripts
  • This position has a degree or education requirement so you are required to submit a copy of your transcript
  • College transcript(s), required if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned.
3. Veteran's Documents
  • If applying using veteran's preference
  • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation%205-4-2020.pdf?ver=2020-05-07-140551-783

If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.

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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