Contract Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Eustis, Virginia
Posted
Dec 03, 2021
Closes
Dec 07, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Serve as a Senior Contract Specialist to accomplish all aspects of pre-award and post-award functions.
  • Use an automated contract writing system such as Procurement Desktop Defense (PD2).
  • Arrange for and conduct extensive negotiating sessions before and/or after contract award between contractor and the contracting officer?s team.
  • Conduct negotiation sessions before/after contract award between contractor and contracting officer's team to analyze prices, costs, labor, material requirements, production capability, facility availability, and performance history of contractor.
  • Arrange for and conducts pre-negotiation meetings with technical specialists to firm up requirements, develop cost negotiation objectives, and related data for use in negotiations.
  • Ensure business clearance memorandums and relevant documentation is obtained when required.
  • Perform price/cost analysis for assigned procurement actions within established monetary guidelines.
  • Review contractor?s requests for price adjustments, claims, and appeals, analyzes basis of such request, reason and justification, nature of problems.
  • Recommends approval or disapproval and the appropriate action on contractors? requests.
  • Reviews contract file and background information for compliance with general contractual provision, and production schedules, and personally contacts contractor to obtain any additional pertinent data supporting the request.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or before entrance on duty if after November 22, subject to exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/
  • This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • This position requires a Non-Critical Sensitive Secret security clearance.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to a two year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315.
  • This position is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level II in Acquisition Career Field Contracting within 24 months for entrance on duty.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouse Preference (MSP) for Overseas Employment
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Contracting/Procurement
  • Influencing/Negotiating
  • Problem Solving
  • Reasoning


BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT (Contracting Series):

A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees NOTE: You MUST submit a copy of your transcripts which shows your degree awarded and/or conferred. Please note, this may be shown with multiple transcripts. This information will not be accepted if only shown on resume.

NOTE: 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-1102 on or before September 30, 2000 are also exempt from meeting this requirement.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: (1) Examine contractual agreements for accuracy and compliance with regulatory guidance. 2) Negotiate contractual terms to ensure specifications, scheduling and/or delivery are executed timely. 3) Implement contractual regulatory guidance and/or processes for the procurement of goods and services. 4) Perform pre-award and/or post-award procurement functions for the administration of acquisition programs. NOTE: The experience outlined should be reflecting experience at the GS-11 or NH-02 level.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (NH-02/GS-11).

Education

***NOTE: TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED even if you are a current federal employee.***

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 14 - Contracting position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.
  • You may qualify for reimbursement of Relocation/Recruitment expenses in accordance with agency policy.
  • This is an Army Acquisition Workforce position covered by DAWIA (Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act). Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level II in Acquisition Career Field Contracting within 24 months of entrance on duty. (Certification requirements may be found in the Defense Acquisitions University Catalog at http://icatalog.dau.edu/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx.)


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