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Job Title:Contract Specialist

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:CK788953AR

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year


Thursday, December 06, 2012 to Wednesday, December 12, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Smith, AR United StatesView Map


United States Citizens



This position is for a National Guard Non-Dual status (NDS) technician only and military membership is not required.  The position meets the criteria of the NDS Management plan as follows:  The position resides within the infrastructure and supports functions of the state National Guard.  Veterans' preference is not used for hiring and retention.  You may disregard any reference to questions or information contained in this announcement pertaining to veterans' preference.

  • Are you interested in managing government contracts?
  • Do you have experience creating and managing contracts?
  • Do you have experience reviewing and selecting appropriate vendors?


  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Résumé and supporting documents (See How to Apply)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
  • Background and/or security investigation is required
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized
  • Must have Contracting Level 2 Certification or higher under DAWIA


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The incumbent will:

  • Conduct cradle to grave contracting procedures for firm-fixed price and negotiated simplified acquisitions of supplies, equipment, and services.
  • Administer all cooperative funding agreements and monitors contracts awarded to state contracting procedures.
  • Utilize small business preference programs, open market conditions, and or awards made from federal supply schedules.
  • Plan the pre-award and post award approaches to meet contracting program objectives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


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REQUIRED CERTIFICATION:  All applicants must have Contracting Level 2 Certification or higher under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) standard.  You must submit documentation demonstrating you possess this certification.



All applicants must meet one of the following basic requirements:

A. Successful completion of a full four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field AND successful completion of at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (Must submit college transcripts)


B. Employees in GS-1102 positions must have a bachelor’s degree in Business OR a bachelor's degree with at least 24 semester hours in Accounting, Law, Business, Finance, Contracts, Purchasing, Economics, Industrial Management, Marketing, Quantitative Methods or Organization & Management. (Must submit SF-50 as proof of eligibility.) To qualify for this exception, applicants on January 1, 2000 held a position in the Federal service in the GS-1102 Contract Specialist series and their position was at one of the following grade levels: GS-9, GS-11 or GS-12. Applicants must have continually held this occupational series since January 1, 2000.




To qualify at GS-12 level:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level of the Federal service to include

  • Utilizing regulations and contracting principles and contract types to procure and administer a variety of contracts;
  • Conducting negotiations during pre-award and post-award phases;
  • Analyzing industry and market conditions to determine sources; and
  • Applying cost and price procedures and techniques to evaluate bids and responsibility of contractors.
NOTE:  You must demonstrate this experience within your resume. Please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.



Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Acquisition Planning & Pre-Solicitation
  • Award and contract administration
  • Contract Close-Out
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication


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Benefits: The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at


Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents

  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
  • ICTAP/CTAP documentation, if applicable

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS 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:

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 788953. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire 
View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and

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


Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.

If you cannot complete the application process using one of options identified in the "How to Apply" section, please contact our office for alternate application procedures.


Midwest Services Branch
Phone: (816)426-5706
Agency Information:
OPM Midwest Services Branch
Call or e-mail us with your questions
Thank You, MO


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible 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 (generally 4-6 weeks).

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