Quantico, Virginia
Apr 13, 2021
Apr 19, 2021
Full Time


Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively.
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Serves as a Senior Contract Specialist with responsibility for Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) procurement actions at the NAF Business and Support Services Division (MR) and installation level Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS). Procurement actions include complex information technology requirements; finance, insurance and communication requirements; professional training and analytical services; renovation and construction requirements; equipment and supply purchases; and revenue-generating contracts. May be directed to perform supervisory duties on a short-term, nonrecurring basis.

Independently interprets and applies Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Navy (DoN), and USMC (NAF) procurement policies, directives, and regulations. Exercises experienced judgment, initiative and resourcefulness to identify aspects of regulations and laws for application, to design new provisions or innovative financial arrangements to develop justifications that include modifications that may deviate from usual practice. Responsible for ensuring procurement actions are accomplished in accordance to all applicable regulations and statutes. Assists in providing executive level operational control and oversight of NAF procurement and contracting processes in support of MR and MCCS.

Serves as subject matter expert on MCCS procurement policy and provides guidance to customers, colleagues and junior procurement staff. Recommends improvements in contracting procedures and develops corrective action plans to ensure support of MCCS operating programs. Provides procurement data for management reports and strategic planning. Serves as a principal advisor to management and may represent MCCS as the contractual authority at conferences and meetings.

Plans, organizes work, and manages internal procedures and resources to ensure maximum productivity and efficiencies. Gathers and determines metrics relating to the procurement function. Liaisons with other services NAF and Appropriated Fund (APF) procurement offices. Monitors participation in system-wide contracts and determines applicability of other NAF or APF contracts for MCCS use.

The incumbent oversees actions and phases of the procurement process for all contractual obligations of MR and MCCS. This includes a wide range of contract specializations in developing solicitations, procuring commodities and contracting services, overseeing contract negotiations, conducting cost and price analysis, and providing overall contract administration.

Applies specialized knowledge and experience to meet goals and requirements, in order to establish and maintain an effective and viable procurement program. In alignment with MR and MCCS business strategies in the acquisition process, accomplishes the following: complies with the DoD Joint Ethics Regulations including annual ethics training and submission of confidential disclosure forms; ensures the integrity of the MR and MCCS procurement program; provides advice to MR and MCCS Deputies, Chiefs, Directors, and other organizational activities as needed; ensures that proper coordination occurs with various MR and MCCS activities, legal counsel, auditors, and other subordinate activities with relationship to the procurement and contracting process.

Assists in planning, developing, establishing and directing the contractual strategy for the purchasing and contracting programs for MR and MCCS. Assists in developing standard operating procedures, letters of instruction, customer service guides and other procurement guidance as required. Assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures for monitoring contractor compliance. Approves corrective action of delinquent vendors to include the assessment of liquidated damages.

Develops strategy, procedure, and direction for proposal evaluations, and ensures compliance with procurement regulations. Develops, directs, and monitors evaluation of proposals criteria and procedures used for proposal evaluation.

Assists in directing the full range of purchasing and contract administration and direction, including, but not limited to, the issuance of solicitations, awarding of contracts, contract modifications, negotiation of changes, exercise of options for contracts, investigation and resolution of contract delays, contractor performance appraisals, subcontractor surveillance, disposition of claims, and other contractual related matters.

Directs the pre-solicitation process and reviews solicitation documentation to ensure conformity with established policies and procedures. Monitors pre-solicitation strategy and procedures, develops new pre-solicitation strategy and ensures compliance by subordinate personnel.

With proper coordination and communication with Legal Counsel, approves/disapproves a variety of contract terms and conditions. Reviews and analyzes settlement proposals, audit reports, technical evaluations and subcontractor claims processed by contract specialists.

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

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A BACHELOR'S DEGREE from an accredited college or university in contracting, acquisition planning, finance, audit, business, purchasing, economics, or a related field appropriate to the work of the position AND FOUR (4) YEARS of experience in the occupation, or a related field or work area . , OR an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above, OR appropriate experience that demonstrates that the applicant has acquired the knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to that gained in the above.

Knowledge of federal and/or local contract laws, regulations and procedures applicable to acquisition and contract administration. Expert knowledge of procurement objectives, strategies,goals, and technical terminology. Ability to recognize and analyze procurement problems, conduct research, summarize results, and make appropriate recommendations.

Written communication skills sufficient to develop policies and procedures, and to explain basis for recommendations and changes. Verbal communication skills sufficient to discuss program issues with headquarters and installation level MCCS Directors, Division management staff and senior-level personnel. Ability to provide leadership, mentor, lead, guide and train subordinate staff; and work effectively with others in a regulated environment. Computer skills sufficient to perform tasks. Ability to use automated computer-based programs to track, analyze, and interpret data.

This position is designated as a Position of Trust, and the incumbent must be eligible for a background check. Appointment and continued employment is subject to a favorable National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) background check. Must file an annual Confidential Financial Disclosure report (OGE form 450).


Additional information

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review:

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.



How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents


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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