Serves as team lead and Contracting Officer providing advice, guidance and expertise to the assigned Branch Chief and the Chief of Contracting. Serves as Team Leader to individuals who are engaged in performing professional, technical, or administrative work. Serves as Contracting Specialist interfacing with South Pacific Division staff to assist the Chief of Contracting in the procurement of Construction, Services, A/E Services, and Supply vehicles in support of regional efforts. Participates in operational planning with top management and key operating officials, in order to advise on the contracting implications of proposed management decisions, and to recommend alternatives based on contracting considerations. Oversees the processing of contract claims and disputes arising under the Contract Disputes Act. Trains, mentors and leads lower graded staff, by delegating tasks, reviewing work and having an overall understanding of the status of all actions assigned to them.
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: Preparing acquisition strategies and necessary justifications, determinations and/or findings; using negotiation techniques to negotiate price, terms and conditions of contracts; planning and conducting post-award conferences; leading and/or mentoring teams and lower graded staff members; and providing technical guidance to staff and other stakeholders.This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to a wide variety of specialized acquisitionAbility to perform pre-award activitiesAbility to perform post-award activitiesAbility to train/mentor lower graded employeesAbility to communicate
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 GS-12 grade (or equivalent).Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet all the qualification requirements -- no substitution of education for experience is permitted.The Contract Specialist occupation has specific educational requirements which apply to all positions. 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. You have to attach a copy of your transcripts to your application package under the document type Transcripts'. When using education to meet basic requirements, you MUST attach a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial) to your application package. If a degree was earned, transcripts MUST show the degree earned and degree conferred (completed) date.Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education Requirements for the entire list of education and combination of education/experience requirements. View Assessment QuestionsForeign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education 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. 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. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. Incumbent will be required to sign a financial disclosure (OGE-450).Incumbent must have a DAWIA Level II Contracting certification. NOTE: Please attach proof of certification to your application package. Incumbent must currently hold or have the ability to obtain a Contracting Officer's Warrant within 6 months of employment. The Contracting Officer's Warrant must be held for the duration of employment with the agency. NOTE: Please attach proof to your application package
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. This is a Career Program (CP) 14 position.This is NOT a drug testing position. Documentation to support Military Spouse Preference needs to be submitted at time of application.Applicant's claiming Veteran's Preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid or volunteer work.Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of the announcement.