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    This National Guard position is for a CONTRACT SPECIALIST, Position Description Number T5201P01 and is part of the WY United States Property and Fiscal Office, Wyoming National Guard.

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    This position is located in the Purchasing and Contracting (P&C) Division of the United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO). The primary purpose of this position is to provide sound business advice in the planning and execution of pre-award and post-award functions, using a wide range of common contracting methods and contract types, to assist in the procurement of standard or specialized services, commodities, and/or construction within an operational contracting office.

    Duties include but are not limited to the following:

    • Will be responsible for the Government Purchase Card (GPC) program servicing both the Wyoming Air and Army National Guard (ANG/ARNG).
    • Will conduct 75%-90% of duties as the Purchase Card Program Coordinator.
    • Plans, coordinates, and manages purchase card used to support operations throughout area of responsibility.
    • Ensures the GPC program is executed in accordance with the Department of Defense (DoD), US Army policies and any other applicable federal laws and regulations.
    • Serve as the primary representative to WY ANG/ARNG Finance offices, Defense Finance Advisory Service (DFAS), and servicing bank on GPC issues and procedures.
    • Prepares GPC program guidelines, status reports, and briefings for higher authorities, supervisors, and other contracting personnel as required and responds to taskers and inquiries within provided suspenses.
    • Displays critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to efficiently and effectively solve problems of all sizes.

    ** This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties. **

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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    Conditions Of Employment

    U.S. Citizenship Required.
    Must obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
    This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
    Employees are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).
    May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation
    GS-1102-12 positions are within the professional series IAW 5 USC §3319, and compensably disabled preference eligibles (CPS/CP) continue to float. Eligibles will be listed in score order, including veterans' preference points.
    Recruitment/Relocation Incentive MAY BE authorized, if eligible. Subject to funding and approval.
    PCS is not authorized in lieu of incentives.
    The employee must meet DoDI 5000.66, Defense Acquisition Workforce Education, Training, Experience, and Career Development requirements applicable to the duties of the position.

    1. May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of TDY assignments.
    2. May be required to work overtime.
    3. Required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise.
    4. The incumbent must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.
    5. Contracting Level II required for assignment.
    6. The incumbent 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, incumbent is required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and will be required to file annually.
    8. The incumbent must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance (Secret).
    9. May be required to pass the Contracting Officer Review Board (CORB) and hold a warrant.
    10. This position is designated as Essential Personnel and may be subject to duty in preparation for, or in response to, a state emergency or disaster declaration. This designation will not exceed 14 calendar days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG.


    Type of Appointment: Permanent
    Tenure: Group 1 or 2
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
    FLSA: Exempt
    Telework: May be available on a case-by-case basis
    Para/Line: 162D/227
    Supervisor: Mr. Roberto Rodriguez-Santiago

    AREAS OF CONSIDERATION: This is a Title 5 Excepted Service "under the authority of Title V, P.L. 114-328, and Sections 932 and 1084 (FY17 NDAA)", and is open to US citizens interested in assisting the Department of the Army meet its' mission requirements.

    Primary consideration will be made from Areas 2-4. If referrals are not made from the target category, subsequent referrals may be made from Area 7.

    Area 2: All permanent and indefinite Wyoming National Guard (NG) Title 5 and T32 Dual Status technicians employed within the Wyoming National Guard.
    Area 3: All Current Federal employees within the Excepted and Competitive Service, and Competitive Service Reinstatement Eligible employees.
    Area 4: All current M-day and Drill Status Guard (DSG) members of the Wyoming National Guard.
    Area 7: The Public

    Upon acceptance to this position, if selected candidate is a competitive employee, they will convert to Excepted Service and be required to sign a memorandum IAW 5 CFR 302.102. Acceptance of the proposed appointment will take the employee out of the competitive service while s/he occupies the position.

    A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.

    ** All applications must be accompanied with documentation in the form of an official college transcript that reflects a completed bachelor's degree. **

    Per the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA), November 1990, with NDAA inclusions, the following notes are provided:
    • The education requirements listed above apply to individuals who initially entered -or- will enter the National Guard (NG) Title 5 Excepted Service Contracting Program, Series GS-1102, positions, on/or after October 1, 2000.
    • Current National Guard (NG) Title 5 Excepted Service Contracting Program, Series GS-1102 employees who occupied GS-1102 positions with authority to award or administer contracts, above the simplified acquisition threshold on/or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from meeting this education requirement.

    GS-1102-12: Must meet positive education requirement. To qualify, candidate must have Level Two Contracting Certification awarded and at least 12 months of broadening contracting experiences and competencies that provided an expanded expertise in contracting principles and procedures to include the following tasks: Developing and Negotiating Positions, Advanced Cost/Price Analysis, Contract Termination, and Procurement Policies.

    Must possess experience as a Government Purchase Card (GPC) Program Coordinator with experience preparing GPC program guidelines, status reports, and briefings for higher authorities, supervisors, and other contracting personnel; and responding to taskings and inquiries.

    The Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requires specific training requirements for current contracting and acquisition employees. To be considered for this position, you must have completed the required DAWIA training and received Contracting Level 2 certification. Include copy of DAWIA Level 2 Certification and transcripts with application.

    In cases where certifications were issued by Non-DoD Federal organizations - such as, the Federal Acquisition; the Department of Homeland Security; or, the Department of Interior, packages are NOT accepted without formal NGB determinations. There are limited certification component parts, awarded from non-DoD Federal organization, that are applied as transferable credit to the established DoD certifications.

    All series GS-1102 NG Title 5 Excepted Service candidates' packages are processed / coordinated directly to NGB Office of the Principal Assistant Responsible (OPARC) for final validations and verification prior to any formal hire selection, reassignments, or promotion process determination.

    TIME-IN-GRADE: Applicants who are current non-temporary Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served a minimum of 52 weeks at the GS-11 Level. Current non-temporary federal employees must provide an SF-50 that shows time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.

    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.

    In order to qualify, you must meet the experience and/or education requirements. 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. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.


    Prior to appointment, an applicant must complete and clear drug test.

    Must possess a valid driver's license.

    Selected incumbents may be interviewed by a Contracting Officer Review Board (CORB) and, if interviewed, must pass the Board's contracting program scenario-based questions in regard to specialized experiences and competencies that will allow him/her to become a Warranted Contracting Officer in order to continue through the final personnel processing validation activities for official appointment as the GS-1102-12 Non-supervisory Contract Specialist.

    As a condition of employment, if the contract specialist is directed by Contract Supervisor to hold a Warrant, s/he must pass the CORB to qualify for the Warrant.

    The applicant must possess or obtain a valid SECRET security clearance within one year of appointment according to Army Personnel Security Program Management Directives.


    A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.

    ** All applications must be accompanied with documentation in the form of an official college transcript that reflects a completed bachelor's degree. **

    You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 (www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx)

    The Wyoming Military Department's (WYMD) 335, Personnel - General Merit Placement & Promotion Plan, 15 February 2018, is available at:

    Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line via www.USAJOBS.gov. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Activity Program Coordinator for Purchase Card
    Contract Award
    Preparation and Negotiation
    Procurement Analysis
    Solicitation of Offers

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Required Documents:

    a. Resume which includes:
    * Full name, mailing address, email address, and phone numbers where to be reached.
    * A narrative of your work (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other experiences that may be related to this vacancy.
    * Show actual begin and end dates (e.g. 02/2015 - 03/2017 or Feb 2017 - Mar - 2017) format and hours worked per week for all work experience submitted.
    * List all pertinent civilian and military (if applicable) experiences.
    * Describe your duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions. Resume must clearly demonstrate possession of the competencies needed.

    b. College Transcripts. Must legibly show degree type and date conferred.

    c. DAWIA Level 2 Contracting Certificate

    d. Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Transcripts

    2. Other supporting documents that may be included with application:

    a. SF-50: Current or former non-temporary federal employees within previous 52 weeks must submit a Notification of Personnel Action reflecting the highest grade held on a permanent basis, tenure and appointment type.
    b. Veterans Documentation: (See below)

    *** If claiming Veterans' Preference
    Provide supporting documentation for all Veterans' Preference claims e.g. DD 214, SF-15, VA Disability Ratings, etc. (if applicable)

    If claiming 10 point preference, submit a Standard Form (SF-15) "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference." (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf)

    Applicant MUST submit appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in loss of veteran's preference.

    Legible copy of DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions.

    A "certification" that is a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also include when terminal leave begins and ends, rank, and dates of active duty service.

    You may obtain a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs reflecting your level of disability for preference eligibility by visiting a VA Regional Office, contacting a VA Call Center or online.

    NOTE: Prior to appointment, agency will require veteran to provide a copy of the DD-214.

    a. CPS - 10-Point 30 Percent Compensable Disability Preference based on a service-connected disability of 30% or more;
    b. CP - 10-Point Compensable Disability Preference based on a service-connected disability of 10% or more, but less than 30%;
    c. XP - 10-Point Disability Preference; granted to recipients of the Purple Heart, persons with a non-compensable service-connected disability (less than 10%);
    d. XP - 10-Point Derived Preference; granted to widow/widower or mother of a deceased veteran, or spouse or mother of a disabled veteran;
    e. TP - 5-point preference.
    f. SSP - 0-point Preference


    To receive preference, veteran must have been discharged or released from active duty in the Armed Forces under honorable conditions (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). As defined in 5 USC 2101(2), "Armed Forces" means Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Veteran must also be eligible under one of the preference categories below.

    Military retirees at the rank of major, lieutenant commander, or higher are not eligible for preference in appointment unless they are disabled veterans. (This does not apply to Reservists who will not begin drawing military retired pay until age 60.)

    For non-disabled users, active duty for training by National Guard or Reserve soldiers does not qualify as "active duty" for preference.

    For disabled veterans, active duty includes training service in the Reserves or National Guard, per the Merit Systems Protection Board decision in Hesse v. Department of the Army, 104 M.S.P.R.647 (2007).

    Per 5 USC 2108, "war" means only those armed conflicts declared by Congress as war and includes World War II, which covers the period from December 7, 1941, to April 28, 1952.

    Additional Resource: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11132937

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    Roberto Rodriguez-Santiago


    WY United States Property and Fiscal Office
    5410 Bishop Blvd
    Cheyenne, WY 82009
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