1. 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 actions. 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 requirements. Reviews requisition packages for adequacy and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements and consistency with current market practices an conditions.
2. Procures a wide variety of services, commodities, and/or construction. Applies all statutory requirements including regulations, policies, procedures, business and industry practices, market trends, Government Accountability Office and Comptroller General Decisions, public law, case law, and precedents to all acquisitions. Contracts assigned may contain a variety of unique attributes such as special handling provisions or other specialized terms and conditions, unfavorable market conditions, and limited competition or sole source requirements. Ensures the price schedule is properly structured, prepares the solicitation, determines sources to be solicited, issues solicitations and amendments, an determines the acceptability of offers based on an analysis of financial and technical information gained.
3. 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 modification caused by changes in technical requirements, in quantities, ordering unpriced options, and similar issues. Creates modifications for corrective actions. Analyzes price and cost elements of the proposed changes and obtains audits when required. Analyzes a wide variety of contract administration problems. Reviews contractors invoices for completeness, allowability, allocability, use of proper approved rates and conformance with contract terms and condition, and approves/disapproves and certifies for payment.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: An applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. Skilled in collecting and analyzing contracting data effectively, efficiently, and accurately; ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective communication; ability write English in reports and presentation formats; ability to communicate clearly and effectively; skilled in presenting formal training presentation and briefings; and skilled in applying procedures and directive by reading and interpreting program material.
GS-11, Intermediate Level Two: To qualify, candidate must have Level Two Certification awarded. Must meet positive education requirement. Must have at least 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.
GS-09, Intermediate Level Two: To qualify, candidate must have Level One Certification awarded. Must meet positive education requirement. Must have at least 12 months of functional contracting experiences and competencies that provided knowledge of contracting principles and procedures to include the following business: Procurement in Pre-Award and Award Contracts; Simplified Acquisition Procedures; Small Business Socio-Economic; Delivery Order/Task Order; Contract Administration; Government Purchase Card program. As a condition of continued employment in the GS-1102-09 position, the employee must complete Level Two Certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.
GS-07, Entry Level One: Must meet positive education requirement. Candidate must have an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the National Guard Procurement business and/or contracting program requirements and certifications. Applicants should have experiences and training that demonstrates the ability to follow directions, to read, retain, and understand a variety of instructions, regulation, policies and procedures. Technician applicants who completed the Contracting Apprentice Couse and were awarded the applicable and compatible military skills are considered minimally qualified for the GS-07 position. As a condition of continued employment in the GS-1102-07 positions, employees must complete Level One Certification within 24 months of appointment to their positions.
NOTE: REGARDING QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Qualifications are not based solely on time. Qualification factors include experiences and competencies in the Contracting program Series GS-1102. A candidate's competencies are evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria, awarding requirements for military skills and military skill technical training schools are always followed. The applicant's resume package includes military service experience and/or civilian experiences; military and/or civilian performance repots; training certificates; and educational accomplishments. The resume must clearly demonstrate possession of the competencies needed to fully perform the Series GS-1102 work as defined in the applicable position description's specified grade, certification duties, and responsibilities.
Mandatory Education Requirement: To be considered eligible for this position, you must submit college transcripts which demonstrate you have achieved the following:
A bachelor's Degree from an accredited education institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees
At least 24 Semester Hours in an combination of the following studies: Accounting, Business, Finance, Law, Contracts, Purchasing, Economics, Industrial Management, Marketing, Quantitative Methods, or Organization and Management.
YOU MUST SUBMIT copies of college transcripts. Failure to provide college transcripts will result in an ineligible rating.
To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, and phone number.
MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.
MILITARY GRADES: Maximum Military Grade E8, CW3, O3; Minimum Military Grade E4, WO1, O1; Military grade inversion within the full time work force is not permitted. The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of the personnel supervised.
Compatible Military Assignments: Enlisted - MOS 36B, 42A, 51C, 92A, 92Y, 92Z; Warrant Officer - 011A, 920A, 920B; Officer - 36A, 90A, 91A, 01A, 51C
Individual does not have to be currently assigned to one of these career fields to be considered for this position; however compatibility requirements must be met prior to appointment to the position.
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