Fort Meade, Maryland
Jan 15, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time

An in-depth knowledge of program management, logistics, and industry practices will be key to effectively advising acquisition teams, members of the contracting office, and internal and external stakeholders.

As a SUPERVISORY CONTRACT SPECIALIST you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Serve as the Agency subject matter expert procurement analyst responsible for initiating, developing and recommending operational policies, procedures, guidance and oversight of the DoD Government Purchase Card (GPC) program for DCSA.
  • Review the effectiveness of the purchase card program policies and procedures to ensure that they are consistent with governing law, regulation, and DoD policy.
  • Interpreting and writing acquisition policy on behalf of the Agency.
  • Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, prepare schedules for completion of work, and evaluate work performance of subordinates.
Acquisition and Contracting (AQ) partners across the enterprise to deliver innovative contracting and business solutions that enable DCSA mission success. In AQ, we do cradle-to-grave contracting that starts at the earliest identification of a need. We work with our customers to define acquisition strategy, offer expert business advice in developing procurement packages, develop solicitations and conduct source selections, negotiate and award best value solutions to meet the need, and administer those awards to ensure responsiveness to changing circumstances.

Even more exciting than what we do is who we are. Consistent with the DCSA guiding principles, as expert business advisors, we are committed to mission, passionate about service, fiercely innovative, unwavering in integrity, and invested in people. AQ is a growing organization where we truly operate as a team - continually refining our processes and working together to build a premier contracting and acquisition organization. We offer rotational opportunities, training and development, mentoring, and a chance to see the impact of your work on a critical mission. Come grow with us!

We are hiring in Quantico, VA; Boyers, PA; Ft. Meade, MD; and Crystal City, VA. While we offer telework opportunities, these positions are located in an office in one of these four locations and you must be located near one of these locations before receiving a final offer of employment.

The DoD Contracting Competency Model is part of DCSA Management's selection process. The DoD Contracting Competency Model is located here:


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. For more information
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible, but is not a full time telework position. The incumbent will be required to report to the office on a routine basis.
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see, additional information.
  • DAWIA Certification in Contracting Level 3 within 24 months


This position has a Basic Requirement for the 1102: A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees .

NOTE: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD GS-1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. 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 (An SF-50s must be provided to show applicant is a current 1102 and has been in this series since October 1, 2000 if using this exception). Current military members who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS (or equivalent)-1102 or before September 30, 2000 are also exempt from meeting this requirement. *Failure to provide transcripts may result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Department of Defense's basic qualifications requirements. See: for DoD qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement.
*NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.

You must have specialized experience sufficient to demonstrate that you have acquired all the competencies necessary to perform at a level equivalent in difficulty, responsibility, and complexity to the next lower grade (GS/GG-14) in the Federal service and are prepared to take on greater responsibility.
Generally, this would include one year or more of such specialized experience.

Specialized experience for this position includes: (To be creditable, experience must be in the contracting/acquisition career fields related to government contracting and procurement)
  • Managing complex procurement actions, such as procurement's for the following: complex commercial and non-commercial services; agency-wide support services; or information technology hardware, software, and services (including software as a service) and
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement, maintain, and administer all contractual aspects of a major procurement action and to provide relevant comprehensive management advice to senior leadership.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Accountability : Fosters and ensures an environment that administers all resources in a manner that instills public trust while accomplishing the mission. Monitors progress and evaluates outcomes to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and ensures sound management processes and procedures are in place, ensuring that national interests are well served. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.

2. Contracting/Procurement : Knowledge of various types of contracts, techniques for contracting or procurement, and contract negotiation and administration.

3. Decision Making : Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change..

4. Planning and Evaluating : Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.

5. Strategic Thinking : Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment that takes into consideration the environment, resources, capabilities, constraints, and organizational goals and values. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks and contingencies, recognizing the implications for the organization and stakeholders.


This position has a Basic Requirement for the 1102 series.
  • Unless you meet one of the exemptions (as described in the qualifications section of this announcement), transcripts MUST be provided.
  • We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned.
**Failure to provide transcripts may result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Foreign Education: For further information, click on the following link:

Additional information

DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

COVID19 - 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 before appointment or on boarding with the agency. 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. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:

Other Notes:

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.

If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

THIS IS A CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP). Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain, for a minimum of three years, in the federal service in this critical acquisition position.

Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

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