Contracting Specialist- Mid/Experienced Level

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Jul 29, 2021
Closes
Aug 03, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The National Security Agency is looking for experienced Contracting Specialists to join the team! NSA Contracting Specialists are responsible for acquiring the goods and services necessary to achieve the Agency's mission and protect the Nation. As a Contracting Specialist with NSA, you will be empowered to develop, negotiate and manage contracts of varying types and dollar values (simplified purchases to multimillion dollar awards).

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Responsibilities

As a Contracting Specialist at the NSA, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Developing and/or implementing acquisition plans, programs, and policies

- Developing or assisting in developing acquisition strategies

- Researching and evaluating potential contractors/vendors to determine best fit with needs, considering capabilities and costs

- Preparing and issuing Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Requests for Quote (RFQ)

- Evaluating and negotiating proposals from potential contractors/vendors

- Evaluating procurements to ensure compliance with funding, legal, and program requirements

- Preparing and awarding contracts with supporting documentation in accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and policies (for example, FAR)

- Administering contracts to include issuing modifications and ensuring delivery and payment

- Implementing best practices and processes

- Communicating program successes and issues with various levels and organizations throughout the Agency, as well as with external customers and contractors

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (both oral and written), problem-solving, analytic and interpersonal skills, along with experience using the Microsoft office suite.

Selected individuals must be willing to work in a high-paced, rapidly changing environment.

Knowledge and experience in the following areas is required:
- Applying Federal and DoD Acquisition concepts, regulations, and statutes (e.g., FAR, DFAR, MPOAS, NSA acquisition directives, policies, and procedures
- Negotiating and awarding contracts
- Understanding cost analysis

Qualifications

Grade 11 Salary Range: $72,750 - $94,581 (Full Performance)
Grade 12 Salary Range: $87,198 - $113,362 (Full Performance)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

Relevant experience must be in business management (e.g., acquisition, procurement, finance, accounting, and logistics). Federal contracting experience and DAWIA Contracting II certification is preferred.

Grade 13 Salary Range: $103,690 - $134,798 (Senior)
*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

Relevant experience must be in business management (e.g., acquisition, procurement, finance, accounting, and logistics). Federal contracting experience and DAWIA Contracting II certification is preferred.

Education

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma, GED, or an Associate's degree plus relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

See qualifications section for type of relevant experience and number of years of relevant experience that is needed to qualify.

Additional information

Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.

This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.

Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Proof of highest education level completed.

If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.

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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