· The primary purpose of this position is: to provide business advice to the customer. To perform all pre-award and post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types, to procure standard or specialized services, commodities, and/or construction within an organizational component or geographical area.
· 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.
· 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 (GAO) and Comptroller General decisions, public law, case law, and precedents to all acquisitions.
· 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.
· Provides business advice and guidance to technical personnel and others on contracting work and prepares correspondence. Represents the interest of the organization in a professional manner in meetings and various contacts outside the agency on a variety of issues that often are not well-defined.
*** NOTE *** Applicants must meet the basic requirements as defined in 10 USC 1724 and as stated in this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.
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. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree).
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 of:
- 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.
- are a current member of the contingency contracting force.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level. Specialized experience must include one or more of the following: (1) soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts; (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions; (3) terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; (4) analyzing and evaluating cost/price proposals and accounting systems; (5) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures; (6) formulating and administering policies and procedures to insure achievement of socioeconomic goals; (7) developing acquisition strategies and directing or managing procurements; and/or (8) providing functional staff advisory services within the contracting occupation. Duties are performed independently within established procedures and with assistance provided on new or unusual assignments. Duties are performed independently within established procedures and with assistance provided on new or unusual assignments. Exercises initiative and judgment in developing and coordinating the procurement package up to recommendation for award; award recommendations are reviewed prior to signature for documentation, judgment, and compliance with policies and procedures.
EDUCATION: Successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. This education includes one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. Note: One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours is considered as satisfying the one year of full-time study requirement
Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-09 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
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. Professional knowledge of a wide variety of Federal contracting laws, regulations, policies, processes and procedures; and contract types applicable to pre-award and post-award actions.
2. Knowledge of business practices and market conditions applicable to program and technical acquisition requirements.
3. Knowledge of contracting negotiation, administration, and termination principles, policies, procedures, and technical requirements; and knowledge of price and cost analysis principles and techniques 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. Ability to recognize and analyze problems, conduct research, summarize results, and make appropriate recommendations.
5. Ability to plan, organize work, and meet deadlines.
6. 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 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. At the discretion of the supervisor, may serve as a warranted contracting officer.
2. May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of TDY assignments.
3. May be required to work overtime.
4. Required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise.
5. The employee must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.
6. The employee must meet the continuing acquisition education requirements IAW DoDI 5000.66 paragraph E2.2.8.
7. In accordance with the Ethics in Government Act, 1978, employee is required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and will be required to file annually.
8. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
9. The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, such as walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces found at construction sites or other outdoor facilities and conducting intensive negotiations for extended periods of time (i.e., four hours or longer) without rest periods.
10. The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, such as walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces found at construction sites or other outdoor facilities and conducting intensive negotiations for extended periods of time (i.e., four hours or longer) without rest periods.
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.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
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. Click here for more information.
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.
Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.
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