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Contract Specialist Full-time

at US Department of Defense in Pennsylvania (Published at 18-06-2019)

    Duties

    Summary

    See below for important information regarding this job.

    Responsibilities

    • At the GS-09 level, incumbent will participate in formal and on-the-job training designed to prepare them for advancement to the target level position.
    • Performs reviews, and routes for approval Procurement functions and activities for the pre-award process.
    • Responsible for the full range of actions required to accomplish complex procurement actions. These actions include acquisition planning, solicitation, evaluation and analysis, negotiations, and contract award.
    • Works with a wide variety of contracts including those with complex aspects involving special handling provisions, specialized terms and conditions, unique items, and a variety of contracting methods.
    • Coordinates with appropriate service representatives to identify alternative sources of supply, respond to customer requests, and provide advice regarding changes to sales orders as needed.
    • Performs, reviews, and routes for approval - Procurement actions for the post-award processes.
    • Responsible for contract management functions, such as amendments and modifications.
    • Attends post award conferences as required.
    • Works with a wide variety of contracts including those with complex aspects involving special handling provisions, specialized terms and conditions, unique items, and a variety of contracting methods.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Tour of Duty: Flexible Schedule
    • Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive
    • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt
    • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
    • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    • Bargaining Unit Status: Yes
    • Pre-Employment Physical: Not Required
    • This position requires an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Level II certification in the Contracting Career Field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend.

    Qualifications

    To qualify for a Contract Specialist, your resume and supporting documentation must support:
    A. Basic DoD 1102 Requirement: Public Law 106-398, Section 808: A.) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND B.) at least 24 semester hours (or equivalent) of study from an accredited institution of higher education in any of the following disciplines; accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management; OR C.) a current civilian employee in DoD or member of the Armed Forces, who occupied an 1102 position, contracting officer position, or comparable military contracting position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold on or before September 30, 2000 are excluded from the requirements of A. AND B. above.
    B. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. In addition to meeting the Basic DoD 1102 Requirement above, to qualify for the GS-09 grade level, specialized experience must be at the GS-07 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, specialized experience must be at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including minimum qualifications and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:
    GS-09:
    • Experience with a wide range of contracting methods and contract types
    • Familiarity with business practices and market conditions to identify potential contractors due to limited source availability and evaluate bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility, and/or contractor performance.
    • Experience with negotiation techniques.
    • Experience with production and testing of products and services for resolving post-award contracting problems.
    • Experience with changing contracts and orders.
    GS-11:
    • Applied knowledge of a wide range of contracting methods and contract types to develop and/or administer a limited amount of large and complex contracts, including those with specialized provisions or terms.
    • Analyzing difficult issues and recommending solutions.
    • Applied knowledge of business practices and market conditions sufficient to evaluate bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility and contractor performance.
    • Knowledge of procurement statutes, Executive Orders, policies and regulations, procedures, and related material to identify and analyze procurement issues and their impact on local procedures.
    C. Education Substitution: Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx . If using education to meet basic qualifications, YOU MUST SUBMIT A TRANSCRIPT as supplemental documentation. In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement above, to qualify based on education in lieu of specialized experience you must possess:
    • GS-09: 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D.
    • GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or, three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. if related.
    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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application.
    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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.

    Additional information

    MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE : In order to receive this preference you must choose to apply using the "Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP)" eligibility. If you are claiming military spouse preference and are determined to be among the Best Qualified for the position, you may be referred to the hiring manager as a priority applicant.
    For Important General Applicant Information and Definitions go to: http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/GenAppInfoDef.pdf
    Reemployed Annuitants: This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
    If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at a score of 85 or higher for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. Additional information may also be found at the General Information and Definitions link above.
    MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE : Information and required documentation for claiming Military Spouse Preference may be found at the General Information and Definitions link above.
    INFORMATION FOR VETERANS is available at: http://www.dla.mil/Careers/Programs/veterans.aspx . As of 23 December 2016, Military retirees seeking to enter federal service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they would be appointed within 180 days following their official date of retirement.
    DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances: marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin), phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    The assessments for this job will measure the following Competencies:

    • Close-Out Contracts
    • Contract Award
    • Contract Performance Management
    • Accountability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Customer Service
    • Decision Making
    • Flexibility
    • Influencing/Negotiating
    • Integrity/Honesty
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Learning
    • Reading
    • Reasoning
    • Self-Management
    • Stress
    • Tolerance
    • Teamwork

    Once the application process is complete, we may review your résumé and supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We may evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
    • Best-Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
    • Highly-Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
    • Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
    Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
    Veteran's Preference: If you are entitled to veteran's preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veteran's preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veteran's preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .
    All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4). Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position you must provide a complete Application Package. Each Application Package MUST include:

    • Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible.
    • Applicable documents to support the eligibility(s) for which you are applying. Please review the following link for a listing of the additional documents you will need to provide: Supporting Documents .
    • If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here .
    If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit the following supporting documents with your application package: Marriage Certificate or License; Signed Self-Certification Checklist (must be certified within 30 days); Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable); Transcripts (if applicable). These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: Residency within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor; proof of military member's active duty status; and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying. NOTE: Previous federal employees must also submit the following additional documentation: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months).

    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.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.



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