Serves as a Contract Specialist; coordinate and execute the day-to-day functions pertaining to the award of new contracts. Assists lower graded contract specialists in daily activities which include the solicitation and award of contracts utilizing sealed bidding and negotiated procedures and emergency contract actions. Performs pre-award duties by reviewing procurement requests and analyzing requirements. Explains complex contracting issues and procedures. Reviews/analyzes contractor proposals and all supporting documentation. Prepares/reviews determination of cost or price reasonableness by comparison with the Government Estimate and Technical Analysis and through cost/price analysis. Reviews complex legal documents returned by contractors to ensure offers, contracts, insurance certificates and bonds are properly executed. Prepares all related procurement action reports, including congressional notifications. Performs post-award contracting work for selected contracts and is responsible for all aspects of contract management/administration. Coordinates all contract administration activities with contractor and Contracting Division. Prepares contracting documents and other actions necessary for successful negotiation/award of delivery orders.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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.
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.
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Performs contract administration and termination techniques sufficient to amend, negotiate and administer any quick responding changes needed to contract completion and or final close out of contracts.This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:Knowledge of Management/AdministrationSkill in Written CommunicationsAbility to conducts reviews of solicitations, contracts and contract changes
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 or second lower grade (or equivalent).
Basic Education Requirement:
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:
Degree: Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND I have 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.ORI am a current DoD employee, in any occupational series, who served on or before September 30, 2000 as follows: Served in a GS/equivalent 1102 position or contracting officer position with authority to award or administer contracts above the SAT in any Federal agency; or, served as a member of the armed forces in a comparable military occupational specialty.NOTE: You MUST submit copies of your transcripts. Diplomas will not be accepted in place of transcripts, transcripts MUST be submitted with your application.Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.addition to meeting the specialized experience requirement above, all jobs in this occupation must meet this education requirement.Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions. 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. One year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. Must satisfactorily complete a medical examination. 75% or Greater Business Travel in various locations throughout the U.S.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.
Other InformationSelection 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. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. This is a Career Program Position (CP) #14.