Contract Specialist (Senior Level) NF-04
The incumbent serves as a Contract Specialist within the U.S. Army Installation Management Command performing work for both pre-award and post-award functions. Work is performed with minimal to no technical supervision. Performs contracting and procurement functions regarding service, supply or construction contracts. The incumbent is responsible for planning, developing and managing contractual actions for complex functional areas and for acquisitions which may lack precedent. The acquisitions may include unique supplies, information technology, construction projects and various technical services. The incumbent is responsible for formulating complex procurement plans, working with complex work statements, providing expert guidance to management and customers in defining procurement needs, complying with regulatory requirements, and addressing issues unique to the specific procurement. Reviews requirement package for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with administrative, regulatory and procedural requirements. Analyzes requirements to determine appropriate method of procurement and type of contract most favorable to the NAFI. Works with customer to further develop acquisition plans, requirements, and evaluation criteria for source selection. Develops solicitation and contract in accordance with regulatory requirements and performs the full range of source selection applicable to each procurement. Performs contract administration functions for all assigned contracts. Makes final determination on progress payments, control of Government furnished property, change orders, contractor claims, excusable delays, and mutual mistakes. Monitors contractor performance to ensure full compliance with contract terms, conditions, and specifications. Performs job-site visits as necessary to conduct special compliance checks. Performs all contract termination functions to include assigning settlement agreements. Performs contract closeout upon completion. Ensures that all memorandums and other pertinent procurement documents are correctly prepared in accordance with policy and regulation. Keeps the Chief or team leader current with up-to-date status of actions and provides information for various management information reports and input for the Strategic Plan. Uses automated acquisition systems, Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and other software as required.Provides special instructions and advisory services to customers on difficult issues and responds to technical questions for complex, novel, or non-routine and routine contracting matters. Monitors work in progress as appropriate to assess quality and quantity according to standards established by the Branch or Division Chief.The incumbent may serve as a warranted Contracting Officer within prescribed authority limits. May perform the duties of Team Leader as required. Assists other division members as needed and participates in special projects. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualified candidates will possess work experience performing duties equivalent in scope and complexity to the next lower grade level to include:1. Extensive experience in applying acquisition laws, contract principles, statues, Executive Orders, regulations and/or procedures applicable to pre-award and post award actions.
2. Experience in procuring and administering contracts for a wide variety of supplies, services, and construction.3. Experience demonstrating the ability to lead, teach, and mentor others.
4. Must have experience creating and delivering formal written and oral presentations to various levels (i.e., writing complex acquisition plans, statements of work, solicitations, contracts and supporting documentation; conducting proposal conferences, site visits, evaluation panels, and debriefings).
ONLY THE MOST HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE REFERRED. IF MANAGEMENT DOES NOT WISH TO SELECT A HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATE, THEY MAY REQUEST A REFERRAL LIST INCLUDING ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS. APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW DURING THE OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE PORTION OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS.
Highly Preferred Criteria:
-Possess a Bachelor's degree which included a minimum of 24 semester hours of business courses, Certified Professional Contracts Manager, Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level I in contracting or other applicable professional certification.
Conditions of Employment1. If selected, a completed and signed copy of our job application form (DA Form 3433) is required prior to entrance on duty. (Click here to view form).
2. Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment.
3. Must be able to obtain a ANACI security clearance.
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Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is open to all areas. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) Preference eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)
Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs are negotiable.
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