LEAD CONTRACT SPECIALIST (TITLE 5)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Andrews AFB, Maryland
Posted
Jan 12, 2022
Closes
Jan 20, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

DUTIES ARE REFLECTED AT THE FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL
As a(n) LEAD CONTRACT SPECIALIST (TITLE 5), GS-1102-11/12, you will perform but are not limited to the following duties:
Plans the overall approach to meet contracting program objectives for procuring a wide variety of requirements. Performs market research/analysis to determine availability of the requirement; analyzes market trends, commercial practices, conditions and technological advances and determines the sources to be solicited. Determines appropriate method of procurement using a wide range of contracting methods and contract types. Selects appropriate contracting approaches, techniques, and procedures to solve a variety of acquisition problems. Analyzes contracting issues and recommends best course of action. Performs acquisition planning along with the program manager/customer, technical, legal, finance and contract pricing personnel to develop market research, acquisition strategy, milestones, evaluation/source selection criteria, and/or incentive or award fee provisions, as applicable. Exercises latitude in dealing with problems arising during the pre-award phase of the procurement action. Plans and carries out the work, selecting the approaches and techniques to be used, and determines actions to be taken on assigned contracts. Uses judgment in interpreting guidelines, in adapting procurement procedures to specific situations and in recommending solutions to problems encountered. Provides business advice and assistance to technical personnel involved in the development of the performance work statement/statement of work or data requirements. Reviews requisition packages for adequacy and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements and consistency with current market practices and conditions. Reviews procurement requests to determine whether, based on market analysis, the requirement can be performed by small businesses; actively solicits Small Businesses and a wide range of socioeconomic groups. If appropriate, initiates action to have all or part of a procurement set-aside exclusively for small business/socioeconomic performance. Prepares applicable determinations and findings. Executes post-award contract performance management actions on assigned contracts. Monitors and evaluates contractor performance for compliance with terms and conditions of contracts and ensures timely submission of technical progress reports and performance metrics. Makes field site visits to detect and/or correct labor standards violations, takes appropriate action to expedite delivery or performance when required by mission changes, monitors the contractors' use of government-furnished property inventories, and issues change orders as necessary. Obtains additional funds or de-obligates funds, as required. Negotiates and prepares contract modifications caused by changes in technical requirements, in quantities, ordering unpriced options, and similar issues. Creates modifications for corrective action. Analyzes price and cost elements of the proposed change(s) and obtains audits when required. Analyzes a wide variety of contract administration problems. Reviews contractor invoices for completeness, allowability, allocability, use of proper approved rates and conformance with contract terms and conditions, and approves/disapproves and certifies for payment. Prepares contract modifications, administrative change orders, and supporting documents for all contract actions including termination. Recommends cure or show cause notices. Determines liquidated or actual damages for nonperformance and/or recommends termination action. Responsible for the Management of the Agencies Government Purchase Card Program and performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • The employee may be required complete the Level Three Certification within 24 months of appointment to the GS-1102-12 non-supervisory position.
  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED. This is a Title 5 Excepted service position that does not require military membership.
  • DAWIA LEVEL TWO CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED AND MUST BE UPLOADED WITH APPLICATION
  • To maintain the position - The incumbent must have a current Network License according to Army or Air Force Directives, Licensing Network Users and Certifying Network Professionals.
  • For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within One (1) year of appointment.


Qualifications

THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE REPRESENTED BY THE CONTENTS OF YOUR RESUME.
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GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have competent experiences that are commensurate/equivalent to the contracting program business with demonstrated understandings of the complex principles and concepts defined by the NG Title 5 Excepted Service Series GS-1102 positions
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
FOR GS-11: Must meet positive education requirement. To qualify, candidate must have Level Two Certification awarded. Must have at least Twelve (12) months of broadening contracting experiences and competencies that provided full working knowledge and skill in contracting principles and procedures to include the following tasks: Procurement in Pre-Award and Award Contracts, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Small Business Socio-Economic, Delivery Order / Task Order, Contract Administration, Purchase Card program.
FOR GS-12: Must meet positive education requirement. To qualify, candidate must have Level Two Certification awarded. Must have at least Twelve (12) months of broadening contracting experiences and competencies that provided an expanded expertise in contracting principles and procedures to include the following tasks: Developing and Negotiating Positions, Advanced Cost/Price Analysis, Contract Termination, and Procurement Policies.

Education

Minimum Requirements for All NG Title 5 Excepted Service Applicants/Candidates
1. A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.
AND
2. At least 24 Semester Hours in any combination/restricted to the following studies: Accounting, Business, Finance, Law, Contracts, Purchasing, Economics, Industrial Management, Marketing, Quantitative Methods, or Organization and Management.

NO Substitutions of Bachelor's Degree Education for Specialized Experiences are Allowed for the NG Title 5 Excepted Service Series GS-1102 Positions.

MUST HAVE LEVEL TWO Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) CERTIFICATION AWARDED

Additional information

This is open until filled announcement. The announcement will be posted until all positions have been filled. Applications will be reviewed every 30 days, and you will receive an email regarding your application status when reviewed. Applicants' applications will expire after 12 months of eligibility.

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

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 .

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

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