This is a GG-12 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-12 duties for the "Professional" work category are at the "Full Performance" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-12 level. The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.
***Salary Ranges shown do not include local market supplement ***
The organizational location of this position is: AF LIFE CYCLE MGT CE, JBSA LACKLAND AFB TX
Current AF employees must provide their transcripts. Failure to do so, will result in not being referred.
- Performs pre and post award functions (e.g. acquisition strategy development, presentation and clearances) for procurements involving complex and non-complex contracts in support of the ESC mission, to include highly specialized, new and innovative products and services. Prepares solicitations containing appropriate provisions, clauses and terms; prepares instructions to offerors and develops appropriate evaluation criteria. Evaluates responses to solicitations for price reasonableness, compliance with terms and conditions and adequacy of competition and obtains satisfactory review of compliance with solicitation technical requirements.
- Analyzes and evaluates cost and pricing data and prepares/briefs Government positions to determine price reasonableness and realism of contractor's proposals. Ensures that adequate audits and technical evaluations are completed in conjunction with the analysis of price proposals and reviews terms and conditions of the proposed contracts. Performs market research including all associated analyses to evaluate potential alternatives for customer needs. Analyzes, interprets and executes acquisition policies, guidance and regulations for applicability to procurement activities.
- As lead negotiator, communicates effectively in contract negotiations and negotiates Government objectives, terms and conditions to obtain the best value for the Government. Actively participates as an Integrated Project team member to provide responsiveness and timely support to customers, technical/program personnel, engineers and industry.
- Complies with safety, health, and security requirements and directives. Reports work-related personal injuries and government property damage to the supervisor.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel Systems (DCIPS) position implemented under Section 504, Title V of Public Law 99-569, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, as codified in Sec 1601, Chap 83 of Title 10 United States Code which sets forth Air Force policies and procedures for DCIPS. This position is in the Excepted Service.
DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.
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.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND at least 24 hours in business-related courses in any of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. NOTE: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current members of the armed forces (that self-nominate prior to retirement/separation), and Current DoD employees are exempt from the basic requirements if: - Served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold on or before 30 September 2000; - Served, on or before 30 September 2000, in a position as either an employee in the GS-1102 series or as a member of the armed forces in a similar occupation specialty.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess 2 years of experience in a contracting position, of which one year must have been equivalent to the next lower qualifying grade, pay band or other pay systems. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and ability to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience would be demonstrated by having knowledge of contracting principles, laws, statutes, Executive Orders, regulations and procedures applicable to pre-award and post-award duties sufficient to develop strategies, goals and objectives; study problem areas and implement and/or recommend improved methods and operating procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of government and agency specific guidelines and business practices, including statutes, regulations, policies and procedures and the different contract types.
2. Knowledge of business practices and market conditions applicable to acquisition requirements.
3. Knowledge of preparing solicitations containing appropriate provisions, clauses and terms to develop appropriate evaluation criteria.
4. Knowledge of assigned contracting and procurement specializations and applicable contract types.
5. Ability to evaluate responses to solicitations for price reasonableness, compliance with term/conditions/ adequacy of competition and obtains satisfactory review of compliance with solicitation technical requirements.
6. Ability to recognize and analyze problems, conduct research, summarize results and make appropriate recommendation.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Additional Conditions of Employment:
1. Position is designated critical-sensitive and incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.
2. Drug Testing: This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety.
3. This is a Contracting, Level II position and incumbent must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) no later than 24 months after accepting the position.
4. Incumbent is required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and will be required to file annually,
5. Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
6. Incumbent may be required to work unscheduled overtime as required to meet mission requirement.
BENEFITSThe Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.
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Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.
90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
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