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Job Title:Contract Specialist

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Personnel Center

Job Announcement Number:AFPCACQEH-560429-1102

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$41,564.00 to $129,517.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 to Wednesday, January 11, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-09/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies - Ft Sam Houston, TX
Few vacancies - Kadena ABS, AP
Few vacancies - Yokota, AP
Few vacancies - RAF Lakenheath UK, UK
Few vacancies - Ramstein, AE
More Locations  (64)

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

 

These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority for Acquisition Positions and are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

Please send all required documents directly to the Civilian Personnel Flight at the base at which you wish to be considered.  Additional information specific to the expedited hiring authority for acquisition positions can be found at the link under the How to Apply tab.

 

 

NOTE:  Positions may be hired at any grade level without promotion potential being applicable. This announcement may be used to fill supervisory or non-supervisory positions.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Travel and permanent change-of-station expenses may be paid
  • This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position (locality)
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized

DUTIES:

The primary purpose of this position is to perform preaward and postaward functions when they are well defined and well precedented, using common contracting methods and contract types, to procure standard or Specialized service; supply; and/or construction items, services, and/or materials through formal advertising and negotiation procedures using primarily firm fixed-price contracts.  Procures and plans acquisitions for standard or specialized Items, services, and/or construction contracts where specifications have become standardized and established competitive markets and price competition exist, Reviews requisition package for adequacy, consistency, and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements.  Develops solicitations and evaluates responses. Compiles complete bidders' list from qualified applications, knowledge of suppliers, contacts with trade associations, Small Business Administration, or other sources. Prepares and issues solicitation documents selecting appropriate clauses, ensuring clear and complete specifications, including packing and delivery requirements or other routine supplemental stipulation. Uses primarily firm fixed-price, time and materials, indefinite delivery, or similar contracts when historical and precedent data are available.  Monitors contract performance and assists in contract termination, Monitors contract performance through telephone conversations, correspondence, site visits, inspections, progress reports, and analysis of contractor metrics, for compliance with performance standards, applicable laws, delivery schedules, payment provisions, inspections, progress reports, and other requirements stated in the contract.  Provides advice and assistance to others relating to contracting work and prepares correspondence. Provides advice and assistance to installation technical personnel, sales representatives, and/or contractors' local suppliers whenever information is needed or issues need to be resolved. Establishes working relationships with program and contractor management personnel. 

 

Additional Information:

This public notice may be used to fill target grades e.g. GS-09 Target GS-12.

This Public notice may be use dot fill one or more vacancies.

 

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE:  Specific program requirements may be found at 

http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/3B4E4C8C690348C09D95AF48FCE07198/st006.pdf

 

To request MSP hiring preference, all spouses must submit the following documents:

  • Application or resume;
  • Statement requesting MSP; and
  • Copy of military sponsor's PCS orders. 

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Applicants must meet the basic requirements as defined in 10 USC 1724 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. (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 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;

- Is in the contingency contracting force; or

- is described in subsection (e)(1)(B). (formal developmental positions)

- AND -

In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have one year of specialized experience in accordance with OPM Operating Manual, Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions, General Policies and Instructions. Higher education may be substituted for specialized experience at the GS-09 and GS-11 level.

 

To qualify for the GS-09 grade level: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have one year of specialized experience in accordance with OPM Operating Manual, Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions, General Policies and Instructions.  To be creditable, the specialized experience must have been at the next lower grade or payband.  The experience must have equipped applicants with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.   Examples of creditable specialized experience include knowledge of the legislation, regulations, and methods used in contracting; and knowledge of business and industry practices, sources of supply, cost factors, and requirements characteristics. A Masters degree (or equivalent graduate degree such as LL.B or J.D) or 2 academic years of progressively higher level graduate education including 24 hours of business may substitute for the one year of specialized experience

To qualify for the GS-11 grade level: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have one year of specialized experience in accordance with OPM Operating Manual, Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions, General Policies and Instructions.  To be creditable, the specialized experience must have been at the next lower grade or pay band  The experience must have equipped applicants with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.   Examples of creditable specialized experience include knowledge of the legislation, regulations, and methods used in contracting; and knowledge of business and industry practices, sources of supply, cost factors, and requirements characteristics.  A PH.D (or equivalent doctoral degree) or 3 academic years of progressively higher level graduate education including 24 hours of business may substitute for the one year of specialized experience.

To qualify for the GS-12 grade level:  Non -Contracting Officers must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade or pay band Contracting Officers must have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions in accordance with 10 USC 1724 of which 52 weeks must have been equivalent to the next lower grade or pay band. Examples of creditable specialized experience include knowledge of the legislation, regulations, and methods used in contracting; and knowledge of business and industry practices, sources of supply, cost factors, and requirements characteristics.

To qualify for the GS-13 grade level:  Non-Contracting Officers must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade or pay band Contracting Officers must have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions in accordance with 10 USC 1724, of which 52 weeks must have been equivalent to the next lower grade or pay band.  Examples of creditable specialized experience include knowledge of the legislation, regulations, and methods used in contracting; and knowledge of business and industry practices, sources of supply, cost factors, and requirements characteristics.

To qualify for the GS-14 grade level:  Non-Contracting Officers must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade or pay band.  Contracting Officers must have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions in accordance with 10 USC 1724, of which 52 weeks must have been equivalent to the next lower grade or pay band.  Examples of creditable specialized experience include knowledge of the legislation, regulations, and methods used in contracting; and knowledge of business and industry practices, sources of supply, cost factors, and requirements characteristics.

To qualify for the GS-15 grade level:  Non-Contracting Officers must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade or pay band.  Contracting Officers must have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions in accordance with 10 USC 1724, of which 52 weeks must have been equivalent to the next lower grade or payband.  Examples of creditable specialized experience include knowledge of the legislation, regulations, and methods used in contracting; and knowledge of business and industry practices, sources of supply, cost factors, and requirements characteristics.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES OR JOB ELEMENTS:   

Candidates must posses the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled.

 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.

You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Unless otherwise stated, unofficial transcripts on college letterhead are acceptable. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.  Transcripts must contain the applicant's name and the name of the college/university/institute.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements. You must show proof that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. 

 


You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Unless otherwise stated, unofficial transcripts on college letterhead are acceptable. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.  Transcipts must contain the applicant's name and the name of the college/university/institute.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements. You must show proof that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT/OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS

 

All applicants must successfully pass a drug test  prior to starting in the position. 

All selectees must obtain the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification level required by the position within 24 months of appointment.

Contracting Officer selectees must have completed all contracting courses required for a contracting officer and will be required to pass an exam and may be evaluated by a board to obtain a Contracting Officer’s Warrant.

 

Selectees may be required to sign a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) Agreement

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once your application is received, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements, qualification requirements to include education and/or certifications.

Basis of Rating:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made.  Please follow all instructions carefully.

NOTE:  Applicants must submit Transcripts if using education to qualify


BENEFITS:

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.  http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

For information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/veteranscenter

Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

 

1. We recommend you visit the following web sites for bases in which you are interested for information on the local community, cost of living expenses, education, employment, housing availability, relocation and support services: Standard Installation Topic Exchange Service:   http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/sites, Official public Air Force sites: http://www.af.mil/sites.  The Department of Air Force will not pay or assume liability for personal travel, moving expenses, or other relocation costs incurred in accepting employment.

2. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan Program (ICTAP). If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. You must be a current or former federal employee displaced from non-DoD Federal agencies (e.g., IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.).   Applicants eligible under ICTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and are determined well qualified.

To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, current or former Federal employees displaced from non-DoD federal agencies must be rated at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

ICTAP eligibles must submit copies of the appropriate documentation as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority such as: a RIF separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation OR a notice of proposed separation for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area; and the current (or last) performance rating received (the rating must be fully successful or higher). 

3. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility, submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 or other copy showing type of discharge).  If you are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference, attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

Five-point preference is given to those honorably separated veterans (this means an honorable or general discharge) who served on active duty in the Armed Forces:

·         during any war (this means a war declared by Congress, the last of which was World War II);

·         during the period April 28, 1952, through July 1, 1955;

·         for more than 180 consecutive days, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976;

·         during the Gulf War period beginning August 2, 1990, and ending January 2, 1992; or

·         for more than 180 consecutive days, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by law as the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or  

·         in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized, such as El Salvador, Lebanon, Granada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti.

·         Medal holders and Gulf War veterans who originally enlisted after September 7, 1980, or entered on active duty on or after October 14, 1982, without having previously completed 24 months of continuous active duty, must have served continuously for 24 months or the full period called or ordered to active duty.

·         Effective on October 1, 1980, military retirees at or above the rank of major or equivalent, are not entitled to preference unless they qualify as disabled veterans.

Ten-point preference is given to:

·         those honorably separated veterans who 1) qualify as disabled veterans because they have served on active duty in the Armed Forces at any time and have a service-connected disability or are receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension from the military or the Department of Veterans Affairs; or 2) are Purple Heart recipients;

·         the spouse of a veteran unable to work because of a service-connected disability;

·         the unmarried widow of certain deceased veterans; and the mother of a veteran who died in service or who is permanently and totally disabled.

For more specifics on all veterans employment issues such as Veterans preference or special appointing authorities see the Veteran's Guide http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp .

4. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

5. A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate.  All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty.  The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

6. Employed 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.   For more information on this policy please go to http://www.cpms.osd.mil/fas/staffing/pdf/rem_ann.pdf

 



HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes all of the following:

   1)  Your responses to the KSA's

   2) Your résumé

   3)  Any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

All of your documents including your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications are to be submitted directly to the Civilian Personnel Office at the location for which you are applying.   Each civilian personnel office determines how long resumes are kept on file.  Location addresses are listed at the below link:  http://www.afciviliancareers.com/careers/hiringopportunities/specialhiring/exphire/AFD-100315-009.pdf
 
You will need to click on Expedited Hiring Authority for Acquisition Positions and then scroll down to see base locations and addresses.

Please ensure that all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and at least the last four digits of your social security number.  

 

Your Application Package status must be Complete by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on  Sunday, September 30, 2012 .  



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

 

For this job announcement the following documents are required:   

·         Resume

·         Transcripts, if qualifying on the basis of education  (must contain the University logo)

·         Any license/certification - if required by the position.

·         If claiming 5 point veterans’ preference,  a copy of your DD Form 214 (preferably member 4 copy), which includes character of service,  or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which includes service dates, type of separation, and character of service. Below is a website for veterans to gain access to their DD214 online: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html

·         If claiming 10 point veteran's preference, a copy of your DD Form 214 (preferably member 4 copy), which includes character of service, the VA Disability Letter (with percentage of disability) and the SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference) http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf

          For more information regarding veterans' preference please go to  

          http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#2Types  or       http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ei3.asp

 

Please ensure that all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and at least the last four digits of your social security number.

COMPLETE APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING ALL ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT, Sunday, September 30, 2012

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

AFPC DEO DH
Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 800-382-0893
Agency Information:
AFPC DEO DH
DO NOT MAIL APPLICATION
FOLLOW GUIDANCE IN ANNOUNCEMENT
RANDOLPH AFB, TX
78150
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After you send your application to the appropriate Civilian Personnel Office, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies - Ft Sam Houston, TX
Few vacancies - Kadena ABS, AP
Few vacancies - Yokota, AP
Few vacancies - RAF Lakenheath UK, UK
Few vacancies - Ramstein, AE
Few vacancies - Riyadh, AE
Few vacancies - Cannon AFB, NM
Few vacancies - Holloman AFB, NM
Few vacancies - Arnold AFB, TN
Few vacancies - Barksdale AFB, LA
Few vacancies - Beale AFB, CA
Many vacancies - Los Angeles AFB, CA
Few vacancies - Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
Few vacancies - Eielson AFB, AK
Many vacancies - Elmendorf AFB, AK
Few vacancies - Ellsworth AFB, SD
Few vacancies - Hickam AFB, HI
Many vacancies - Langley AFB, VA
Few vacancies - Minot AFB, ND
Few vacancies - Moody AFB, GA
Few vacancies - Mountain Home AFB, ID
Few vacancies - Nellis AFB, NV
Few vacancies - Shaw AFB, SC
Few vacancies - Whiteman AFB, MO
Few vacancies - Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
Few vacancies - Hurlburt Field, FL
Few vacancies - Dyess AFB, TX
Few vacancies - Offutt AFB, NE
Few vacancies - Brooks AFB, TX
Few vacancies - Onizuka AS, CA
Few vacancies - Vandenberg AFB, CA
Few vacancies - McChord AFB, WA
Many vacancies - MacDill AFB, FL
Few vacancies - McConnell AFB, KS
Few vacancies - Kirtland AFB, NM
Few vacancies - Malmstrom AFB, MT
Few vacancies - Pope AFB, NC
Many vacancies - Travis AFB, CA
Many vacancies - Charleston AFB, SC
Few vacancies - Grissom ARB, IN
Few vacancies - Homestead AFB, FL
Few vacancies - Pittsburgh AFB, PA
Few vacancies - Westover ARB, MA
Few vacancies - Peterson AFB, CO
Many vacancies - McGuire AFB, NJ
Few vacancies - USAF Academy, CO
Few vacancies - Carswell ARS, TX
Few vacancies - Minn ST Pual IAP ARS, MN
Few vacancies - Niagara Falls AFB, NY
Many vacancies - Buckley, CO
Many vacancies - FE Warren AFB, WY
Few vacancies - Shriever AFB, CO
Few vacancies - Dover ARB, DE
Few vacancies - Youngstown Warren, OH
Few vacancies - Altus AFB, OK
Few vacancies - Vance AFB, OK
Few vacancies - Tyndall AFB, FL
Few vacancies - Maxwell AFB, AL
Few vacancies - Laughlin AFB, TX
Few vacancies - AFRC, CO
Few vacancies - March AFB, CA
Few vacancies - Sheppard AFB, TX
Few vacancies - Columbus AFB, MS
Many vacancies - Scott AFB, IL
Few vacancies - Grand Forks, ND
Few vacancies - Keesler AFB, MS
Few vacancies - Lackland AFB, TX
Few vacancies - Randolph AFB, TX
Few vacancies - Luke AFB, AZ

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