Contract Specialist

US Department of Defense - Scott AFB, IL4.3

Full-time
Duties
Summary
These positions are located in Defense Information Systems Agency's Procurement Services Directorate at Scott AFB, IL.

Responsibilities
Serve as IT products, supplies, and services Contracting Officer in the Contracting Directorate by awarding and administering complex and high dollar value contracts.
Perform solicitation preparation, proposal evaluation, cost/price analysis, source selection, contract writing, contract award, contract modifications, and contract termination for major IT products and services.
Review incoming IT products, systems, and service requirements and supporting documentation related to performance specifications, statements of work, statements of objectives, acceptance test plans, and evaluation criteria.
Prepare delivery/task orders, contracts, and formal requests for proposal for large and complex IT products and services, including terms and conditions, proposal instructions, and evaluation and award criteria.
Plan and coordinate negotiation strategies and review cost breakdowns.
Review requests for partial or complete terminations of IT products and services and analyze potential technical and cost impacts of terminations.
Properly protect, safeguard, store, and dispose of classified and sensitive procurement information and documents.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Job family (Series)
1102 Contracting

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S.Citizen.
This is a national security position that may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
Completion of OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, is required.
Defense Acquisition Workforce (DAWIA) certification level II in the Contracting career field must be obtained within 24 months of appointment.
Qualifications

Basic Requirement :
The basic requirement for this position can be met by ( 1 ) having completed all requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND having completed at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree.); or ( 2 ) being a current civilian employee in the Department of Defense (DoD) who occupied a GS-1102 position or contracting position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in DoD on or before September 30, 2000.

Minimum qualifications for GS-9 level :
A . At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the federal service, military, or private sector working with contracting methods and performing basic price or cost analysis;
B . Two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D.;
or C . A qualifying combination of the experience described in "A" above and the education described in "B" above.

Minimum qualifications for GS-11 level :
A . At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the federal service, military, or private sector negotiating, awarding, and modifying contracts and developing terms and conditions of contracts;
B . Three full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree;
or C . A qualifying combination of the experience described in "A" above and the education described in "B" above.

Minimum qualifications for GS-12 level :
At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service, military, or private sector negotiating, awarding, and modifying contracts, administering terms and conditions of contracts, and addressing performance issues under the contract.

Qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
Education
To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

Additional information
Newly-appointed employees to the federal government as a result of this job announcement will enter duty at step 1 of the General Schedule (GS) grade level for which they are selected. Current salary and wage tables for this locality pay area are available here . The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website defines "newly-appointed employees" as (1) receiving their first appointment as a civilian employee of the federal government or (2) being reappointed to a GS position after a break in service of 90 days or more.
A two-year probationary period may be required.
Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
Management may make selections at any of the advertised grade levels.
This recruitment provides promotion opportunities to a target grade without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of a promotion is implied.
DISA may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
Moving costs MAY be paid. They MUST be paid if a DISA employee is selected for the position. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here .
Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives may be authorized.
This is a Defense Acquisition Workforce (DAWIA) position in the Contracting career field. Selectee must be level II certified (or eligible for certification within 24 months of appointment) in the Contracting career field.
DAWIA certification is a condition of employment. Failure to fulfill the certification requirement may lead to a non-disciplinary adverse action, which can include dismissal.
Selectees must complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, within 30 days of appointment pursuant to 5 CFR 2634.903(b) (DoD 5500.7).
For more information on veterans' preference click here.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here ).
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.
This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program. For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here .
You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .

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

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10393623

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Required Documents
Résumé showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Résumé should include the following: where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and salary;
An official or unofficial transcript showing that you meet the basic requirement for this position and, if applicable, showing that you have education that substitutes for specialized experience. Transcript must have name of college/university to prove accreditation. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to your entrance on duty;
Completed assessment questionnaire;
Veterans Preference documentation (if applicable): For 5-Point Veterans Preference: DD-214 (Member Copy 4), or, if you are CURRENTLY serving on active duty, a statement of service from your unit which states the date you entered on active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received. For those supplying the statement of service, preference will be verified by a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) upon separation from the military. For 10-Point Veterans Preference: DD-214 (Member Copy 4). Veterans with a service-connected disability must also submit a VA letter dated 1991 or later.
ICTAP documentation (if applicable) - Copy of the RIF separation notice and SF-50, if available.
Your complete application package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 01/24/2019.

WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 EST, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.
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
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