Contract Specialist (MP)
As a Contract Specialist, you will:Pre-Award of Contracts: Activities include, but are not limited to: acquisition planning, selecting appropriate acquisition method, reviewing purchase requests, statements of work, and/or sole source justifications to determine completeness/adequacy, synopsizing, preparing and issuing documents required for solicitationsAward of Contracts: Evaluates bids/proposals, negotiates and awards contracts that contain specifications, terms, conditions and prices that represent the best value for the Government with minimal supervision.Administration of contracts: Administration activities include, but are not limited to: post award conferences; resolving; analysis and negotiation of modifications to the contract; completes regulatory reports; assures compliance to labor laws; processes claims/disputes and issues final Contracting Officer's decisions; coordinates with Solicitor's office as necessary; issues cure/show cause notices; determines Government's position for terminations and closes out contract and financial assistance with minimal supervision.Provide system administration for procurement desktop system. Create all documents and reports using automated systems with minimal supervision. For more information on the duties of this position contact the supervisor, Bev Fronterhouse at (907) 356-5591
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To be creditable, this experience must have been for 1 year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. (If the position was seasonal, you must show the periods you worked.)
Selective Placement Factor: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified. Selective Factor is: currently hold a Level I or higher Federal Acquisition Certification in contracting (FAC-C) or hold a current Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification. PLEASE NOTE: You must provide documentation to support this requirement.
To qualify for the GS-1102, you must meet ONE of the following:Have a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field. Please note: you must provide copies of your official or unofficial college transcripts. ORHave at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. ORContinually held a Federal service position as a Contract Specialist, GS-1102 since January 1, 2000 at one of the following grade levels: GS-05, GS-07, GS-09, GS-11, or GS-12.
To qualify for the GS-11, you must meet ONE of the following:Have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as: providing guidance and support in the development of contract actions to a broad range of customers; applying knowledge of contracting procedures/methods to solicit, evaluate, negotiate and award contracts with commercial organizations, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and State and local governments; analyzing and negotiating claims and proposals; carrying out pre/post award contract assignments for the acquisition of products, professional or non professional services, or construction; writing local or higher level contracting policies and procedures; recommending changes in contracting standards and methodologies for local issues; participating in planning, improving, or carrying out an organizations procurement program. ORHave a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in one or more combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. Please note: you must provide copies of your official or unofficial college transcripts. OR Have a combination of specialized experience and progressively higher level education of graduate study as described above. Applicants must have an equivalent combination of experience and education. To compute this, first determine your education as a percentage of the education requirement and then determine your specialized experience as a percentage; add the two percentages. The total must equal 100% to qualify. Please note: you must provide copies of your official or unofficial college transcripts. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at: Benefits.
Other InformationSelectee may be required to complete a probationary period.Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered. To view FAQ regarding PCS, click here. Selective Service: Mail applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): ICTAP provides eligible displaced and CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP/CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at: career transition.CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they earn a minimum score of 90 on the rating criteria for this position. BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
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