Lead Contract Specialist
Serves as warranted Contracting Officer and team leader over a minimum of three Contract Specialists with responsibility for coordinating a team of specialists for negotiation, award, and administration of contracts to support the construction projects for the SANG Modernization Program. Focal point and lead member of Request for Proposal (RFP) preparation committee. Responsible for adequacy of scope of work; advises technical writers on special wording of work requirements. Researches applicable regulations and. directives to insure that general provisions are in conformance with statutory requirements. Develops special provisions to insure that solicitation packages present the Government's requirement in a clear and concise manner. Negotiation: Personally negotiates, or serves as primary coordinator and team leader of a variety of functional specialists, such as auditors, cost accountants, engineers, cost analysts, and attorneys to prepare the government position and conduct negotiations with the contractor for assigned contracts. Participates in special procurement evaluations, studies, and analyses. Participates in pre-solicitation and pre-award conferences to discuss contractual provisions (i.e., technical requirements, financial management, capacity of the contractor to perform, etc.). Activities require the ability to follow through in specialty areas, including engineering, finance, pricing, law, overhead, etc., and require that the incumbent have the requisite knowledge in those areas. Administration: Responsible for day-to-day and long-term administration of the contracts. Continually reviews contractor performance against contract requirements. Coordinates with technical specialists within the division, other offices, and, agencies, including the Saudi Arabian National Guard. Takes action, as required, to resolve problems.
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.
Basic Requirements for 1102 series, GS-13 and Above:
A. Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position. And;
B. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by 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.
C. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph D.
Experience required: 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 four years of experience in contracting or related positions.At least one year of specialized experience defined as: planning, negotiating, awarding, and administration of complex cost reimbursement instruments, indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity, and firm fixed price contracts using negotiation, as well as simplified acquisition procedures such as blanket purchases agreements, purchase orders, GSA contract orders, and government purchase cards; managing the procurement cycle from receipt of procurement requirements through the solicitation, award, administration, termination and contract close-out; and providing advice regarding the source and method of acquisition of materiel, services, and local procurement and contract review. 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:Ability to lead in executing technical aspects of contracting. Ability to lead administratively as a Contracting Officer. Knowledge of Contract operations.Knowledge of Contract administration.
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).
4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by 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.
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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. One year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
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.
Selection 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.
Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.19.
U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement.
Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area.
On this overseas accompanied tour, medical and DoDDS special education services may not be available in the immediate location of this position.
In the overseas areas, access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Medical care may be provided by host nation providers. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. Movement overseas may require you to initiate a change in your health benefits plan to ensure coverage.
Pay retention may be offered to successful applicants for positions at overseas locations. For this provision to apply to employees already overseas, the selected individual would have to require a permanent change of station move and would have to be selected as a result of a recruitment effort that had been extended outside of the overseas command involved.
For positions in a foreign country, that country's laws or international agreements may have a direct impact on the ability of an employee's same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information before applying for or accepting this position.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
The initial length of this overseas tour is 12 months if unaccompanied or 24 months if an accompanied tour (adult dependents only) is approved.
Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.
Must be able to satisfy the requirements of the July 26, 2012, Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25, Volume 1230, (http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/140025v1230.pdf).
Candidates initially selected from the U.S. may be eligible for certain foreign area benefits.
FULL-TIME U.S. CONUS HIRES ON A TRANSPORTATION AGREEMENT - OPM-SANG Positions: Candidate hired from CONUS may be authorized the following foreign allowances (subject to change without notice): Post Allowance 15%; Post Differential 25%; Sunday Premium Pay 25% for actual work performed on a Sunday; and Separate Maintenance Allowance, if eligible; and 15 days of Home Leave. Work week is Sunday through Thursday. Also authorized access to PX, Commissary, APO, MWR facilities/activities, fitness center, and swimming pool.
This is an Emergency Essential Position.
Duty schedule: Full time, 0800 - 1630, Sunday through Thursday.