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Job Title:CONTRACT SPECIALIST

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:T13-037A

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$48,620.00 to $63,202.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 to Friday, November 23, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Niagara Falls, NY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

New York Air National Guard membership required (See Announcement)

JOB SUMMARY:

NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD

DIVISION OF MILITARY & NAVAL AFFAIRS (MNHF)

LATHAM, NY 12110-2224

SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE IAW DMNA 690-4, CHAPTER 6

POSITION TITLE AND NUMBER:

T13-037A, CONTRACTING SPECIALIST, D1434000, GS-1102-09

 

LOCATION:

107 AW, NIAGARA FALLS, NY 14304

 

DAFSC:

6C0X1

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OPENS:  23 OCT 2012    CLOSES:  23 NOV 2012 

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the New York Air National Guard.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. 

 

This position is located in an Air National Guard (ANG) Base Contracting Office.

 

OPEN AREAS OF CONSIDERATION:  ONBOARD

ONBOARD:   ALL PERMENANT MILITARY TECHNICIANS IN THE NEW YORK ARMY NATIONAL GUARD.

ENLISTED MEMBERS ONLY 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant must already be a permanent technician in the NYANG.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent is responsible for numerous contracting transactions such as assisting and participating in contract negotiation for supply and services acquisition, and construction to include facility modification, rehabilitation, new construction, and facility maintenance. Assists with the total range of contracting actions from acquisition planning, solicitation actions, contract award, contract administration and contract closeout procedures.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to meet the minimum qualifications for this CONTRACT SPECIALIST position, you must meet the following criteria.

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 

  1. A.  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.

WITH

 

  1. B.  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.

(This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree.)

 

                                                            AND

 

C.  The Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) dictates specific education, training requirements, knowledge and experience factors for Acquisition Corps Officers and individuals holding Contracting Officer positions above the simplified acquisition threshold must meet certain criteria.  Groupings of education, training and experience standards provide the framework for progression in a career field and are used for the purpose of characterizing an acquisition officer’s qualifications within a given career field.  If applicants have not completed all the training required for their current position, they may not be considered as candidates to fill the vacant position on a promotion basis.  If prevented from completing mandatory courses, this certification must be met within 24 months of selection. The three career levels are:

 

Level I: Basic or Entry level positions at GS-5 to GS-9. 

Level II: Intermediate or “Journeyman” level positions, GS-9 to GS-12.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

Must have at least 12 months experience equivalent to at least GS-7 or 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education, or master’s or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D. Additionally, all applicants must have completed two years of experience in contracting positions, which must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled, and must have completed mandatory contracting courses for a GS-9 position.

 

 

KSA's:

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the KSA's listed below.   Applicants are encouraged to address the KSA's in their application or resume or by submitting a supplemental statement with their application.   Written response to each KSA will ensure that specialized experience criteria is recognized and credited.

 

1.  Knowledge of federal contracting laws and Department of Defense (DOD), Army, NGB, and local purchasing and contracting regulations, directives and procedures governing contracting activities.


 

2.  Knowledge of sealed bidding procedures sufficient to develop contracts for a variety of supply, service and construction requirements.


3.  Knowledge of contract negotiation techniques sufficient to negotiate and administer contracts where the contracting actions are well defined and precedents are available.


4.  Knowledge of contract administration principles/practices to monitor contractor performance and solve problems relating to contract modifications, contract progress, contract payments and other similar problems.


5.  Knowledge of business practices necessary to analyze the contractor’s ability to perform the contract.


6.  Knowledge of specific contractual requirements, terms and conditions, and pricing provisions necessary to evaluate costs, to analyze effects of contractor change proposals, and to develop positions for negotiating fair and reasonable settlements.


7.  Knowledge of procurement monitoring and management control techniques necessary to monitor the contractor’s financial and business conditions and to detect indicators having an adverse impact on contract performance.


8.  Knowledge of technical, oral, and written communications skills. Must be capable of acting as a team chief and lead negotiator when contract negotiation is necessary.

 

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:  Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

 

Military Grades: 

Enlisted Members Only 

Compatible Military Assignments:  

6C0X1



APPLICANT MUST ALREADY BE A PERMENANT MILITARY TECHNICIAN FROM THE NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  In order for your application to be considered, you need to submit the following documents:

·         RESUME

·         DMNA FORM 108     (http://www.dmna.state.ny.us./forms/dmna108.doc) Click this link for a copy of the form

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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 and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating and eligibility. 

 

All qualified applicants will be forwarded to the selecting official, unless there are more than seven qualified applicants.  In this case, the evaluation procedures in DMNA PAM 690-4, Chapter 5 will be used to further screen candidates prior to referral.  A panel of three members will be appointed to rate the candidates using the KSA factors.  Experience will be evaluated in terms of type and quality in relation to the requirements of the position.  Length of service or experience will only be used when there is a clear relationship with quality of performance or when necessary to break ties when all other ratings are equal. 

 

Following the determination of basic eligibility of the candidates as outlined in DMNA PAM 690-4, Chapter 5, qualified applicants will be referred to the selection official in the following sequence: 

 

1.  Category I:  All excepted service technicians in the New York Army National Guard  for Army technician vacancies and all excepted service technicians in the New York Air National Guard for Air technician vacancies, working at the location specified in the job announcement where the vacancy exists.

 

2.  Category II:  All currently employed excepted service technicians in either the New York Army or New York Air National Guard. 

 

3.  Category III:  Qualified members of the New York National Guard (Army or Air), to include AGR personnel and temporary and Indefinite technicians, or other individuals who are willing to become members of the New York Army or Air National Guard. 

 

* If there are fewer than three qualified applicants in Category I, then qualified applicants from Category II, III will be forwarded to the selection official, in sequential order, to provide at least three qualified applicants.  


BENEFITS:

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Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/interactive/Benefits#icc.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the New York National Guard, please visit our website at http://dmna.ny.gov/jobs/jobs.php?id=tech



HOW TO APPLY:

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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, November 23, 2012. 

To begin the process. click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USA JOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Note:  To return to a previously Saved or incomplete application you may use the following link:  https://applicationmanager.gov/.  To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID:  769964.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. 

 

If you cannot apply online: 

1.  Click the following link to view and print the assessment quesitonnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and

2.  Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm1203fx.pdf and

3.  Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documentation to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203 FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. 

Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or supporting documentation to the New York National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter.  The Human Resource Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs. 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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

 

1.  Your Resume (Your resume MUST detail your length of general and specialized experience that pertains to the job you are applying for)

2.  A complete Assessment Questionnaire (Your assessment questionnaire MUST contain an email address)

3.  DMNA FORM 108 (http://www.dmna.state.ny.us./forms/dmna108.doc*Click link for a copy of this required form*

4.  Transcripts are required if you are using education to qualify.  An unofficial transcript is acceptable. 

5.  Other supporting documents may include: (not required)

  • Flight Records
  • Qualification Certificates
  • DD 214
  • Seperate document supporting KSA's. 
  • Military Biography
  • SF 50
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Awards (military and/or technician)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Avis Sanchez
Phone: (518)786-4727
Email: AVIS.SANCHEZ@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
New York National Guard
330 OLD NISKAYUNA ROAD
ATTN SANNING PINGITORE
LATHAM, NY
12110
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  Based upon your category and score, you may be referred to the selecting official.  If your name is referred to the selecting official, you will be contacted directly by that office for an interview.  You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed.

 

You will be notified via email during the following phases of this announcement: 

 

1.  Immediately after your application has been submitted.

2.  After the announcement has closed and qualifications are reviewed.  (This will inform you whether or not you were referred to the selecting official.)

3.  Once selection has been made. 

 

If at anytime you have questions concerning this Vacancy Announcement, please contact the Human Resources Specialist by email.  Your email should contain the following information:  T13-037A, CONTRACT SPECIALIST, 769964. 

The email can be sent directly to avis.sanchez@us.army.mil

 


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Job Announcement Number:

T13-037A

Control Number:

329192400