This is a GG-13 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-13 duties for the "Professional" work category are at the "Full Performance" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-13 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, JBSA LACKLAND AFB TX
Current AF employees must provide their transcripts. Failure to do so, will result in not being referred.
- Performs as technical lead and unlimited warrant contracting officer for pre- and post-award functions (e.g., acquisition strategy development, presentation and clearances) for procurements involving complex and noncomplex contracts in support of the ESC mission, to include highly specialized, new, and innovative products and services in the systems, logistics, and operational arenas; these acquisitions are typically characterized by basic and advanced research and development, prototype designs, and production for a variety of high technology, state-of-the-art equipment and weapons systems, and a broad range of extensive technical services
- Oversees/executes the administration of complex contracts for procurements involving requirements for highly specialized, new, or innovative equipment and services and for other complex programs. Manages and performs administration functions (i.e., contract scope determinations, contract modifications, supplemental agreements, justifications and approvals, approval reviews/fair opportunity evaluations, and claims disputes and contract terminations.
- Oversees the analysis and evaluation of cost and pricing data to determine price reasonableness when relevant historical data and pricing precedents are generally not available or require extensive adaptation
- Cooperates with team members within the contracting arena and contacts within ESC and Command to provide continuing acquisition support and guidance directed toward achievement of goals and objectives
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.
*NOTE* Applicants must meet the basic requirements as defined in 10 USC 1724 (a)(3) and (c) and as stated in this announcement.
Basic Requirements: 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 or is in the contingency contracting force.
IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, APPLICANTS MUST ALSO POSSESS THE FOLLOWING:
EXPERIENCE: Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Examples of creditable experience include: Knowledge of contract negotiation, administration and termination principles, policies, procedures, and technical requirements applicable to pre-and post-award actions for a variety of contracts. Knowledge of business practices and market conditions applicable to program and technical acquisition requirements and negotiation strategies to effectively negotiate highly complex procurements of extensive services and high technology equipments systems for weapon systems, logistics, and operational arenas. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.
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 contract negotiation, administration and termination principles, policies, procedures, and technical requirements applicable to pre-and post-award actions for a variety of contracts.
2. Knowledge of business practices and market conditions applicable to program and technical acquisition requirements and negotiation strategies to effectively negotiate highly complex procurements of extensive services and high technology equipments systems for weapon systems, logistics, and operational arenas.
3. Knowledge of price and cost analysis sufficient to review proposals against previous history, actual and estimated expenditures, and established rates to determine price reasonableness or to determine a negotiation position.
4. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of fact-finding, analytical skill sufficient for analysis and resolution of complex problems; and the principles and practices of team building.
5. Ability to apply precedents found in Government contracting case law to specific contracting situations to ensure that legally binding contracting officer decisions are consistent, justifiable, and will be upheld at appellate courts or boards; and the ability to properly apply funding rules associated with the obligation of multiple types of appropriations.
6. Ability to establish performance goals and assess progress toward their achievement, and develop concrete action plans to solve problems; to adjust work operations to meet emergencies, changing programs or production requirements within available resources and with minimum sacrifice of quality or quantity of work; and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
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
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) to fully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.
2. 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. Employee serves as an unlimited warranted contracting officer and must complete required forms in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 USC 432). Candidates will be required to pass the warrant board within 60 days of tentative selection. Any exceptions must be approved by the warrant authority.
4. This position is Acquisition Category C, Level 2 and incumbent must meet appropriate certifications requirements IAW the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) no later than 24 months after accepting this position.
5. Incumbent is required to complete "Public Financial Disclosure Report" pursuant to Title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
6. Incumbent must meet Continuing Acquisition Education requirements.
7. Incumbent may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
8. Incumbent may be required to work overtime.
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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