Public Notice for Direct Hire (Contracting)

Fort Meade, Maryland
Feb 17, 2021
Feb 24, 2021
Full Time


DISA is seeking highly-motivated, mission-oriented, and innovative Contract Specialists to join the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO). Positions are located at Fort Meade, MD.

If interested, please email your resume to: & reference "Announcement 10982220"


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  • 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

Promotion Potential


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.


Basic Education Standards for positions in the 1102 series:

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

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).

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 requirements must be met within 30 days of resume submission.

Email your resume to: & reference "Announcement 10982220"


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

Additional information

  • This is a Direct Hire Public Notice, under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for the Ft. Meade, MD location. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.
  • 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.
  • A two year probationary or trial period may be required.
  • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
  • Resumes MAY BE periodically referred to selecting officials during the open period and for up to 90 days after the closing date of this announcement.
  • Recruitment or relocation 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.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here ).
  • For more information on veterans' preference 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 .

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 for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

Your resume must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 03/07/2021.

All applicants must provide a copy of their transcripts upon request but prior to being provided a firm job offer. Please do NOT submit transcripts in response to this announcement. Transcripts will be requested at a later date if the applicant is selected for further consideration. Failure to provide this information when requested will result in disqualification.

NOTE: It is the intent of the hiring organization to review resumes and select individuals on an ongoing basis (as required) between the date this job announcement opens and for up to 3 months after the announcement closes. As such, please do not apply more than once during this period of time unless there has been a substantial change in your qualifications.

WARNING: Failure to submit a resume including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/07/2021, 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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