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Job Title:Contract Specialist

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Job Announcement Number:DTRA-13-EHA-814781

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 04, 2013 to Thursday, January 10, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-11/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location:
Fort Belvoir, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

 

DLA HUMAN RESOURCES CENTER

Department of Defense (DoD)

For

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) makes the world safer by reducing the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction.  In the 21st century few tasks are as challenging or demanding.  Join this professional team and make a difference. This position is located in the Acquisition Finance and Logistics Directorate, Contracts Department.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • Permanent Change in Duty Station (PCS) costs are not authorized.

DUTIES:

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As a Contract Specialist, you will be responsible for the following duties:

• Provide business advice to the customer and perform all pre-award and post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types, to procure more complex and/or diversified commodities, services, and/or research and development.

• Perform market research/analysis to determine availability of the requirement; analyze market trends, commercial practices, conditions, and technological advances, and selects appropriate contracting techniques and procedures to solve any acquisition problems.  Analyze contracting issues and determines recommended course of action, which may depart from previous approaches.

• Conduct any necessary conferences to discuss, develop, or revise offer received; perform price or cost analysis; plans and conducts negotiations on price, technical requirements, terms, and conditions of the contract.  Recommend award and prepares final contract to include appropriate standard clauses and special provisions and incentives.
• Execute post-award contract performance management actions on a group of contracts.  Evaluate contractor performance for compliance with terms and conditions of contracts and ensures timely submission of technical progress reports, and performs metrics.  Negotiate and prepare contract modifications caused by changes in the technical requirements, quantities, ordering un-priced options, and similar issues. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify, you must possess 1 year of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the next lower grade to perform successfully the duties of the position and that are typically in or related to the position to be filled.

Specialized experience at GS-11 is:  Perform a variety of pre-award and post-award contracting work involved in the procurement of diverse customer requirements covering a wide range of commodities, technical services, equipment, and/or research and development.

Specialized experience at GS-12 is:  Serves as a journeyman contract specialist responsible for planning, coordinating, and negotiating a variety of procurements pertaining to research and development, construction supplies, and services that are essential to the organization’s mission.

Specialized Experience at GS-13 is:  Serves as a senior contract specialist responsible for planning, coordinating, and negotiating a variety of procurements pertaining to research and development, construction supplies, and services that are essential to the organization’s mission.  Thorough knowledge of Federal, DoD and Agency contracting principles, laws, statutes, executive orders, comptroller general decisions, regulations, and procedures applicable to pre-award and post award duties sufficient to independently plan and carry out procurement actions.

 


EDUCATION:

A. 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.

B. 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 C.

C. Waiver:  When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selection agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements in Paragraph A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience.  With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver.  If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action.

Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience at GS-12 or above is not applicable.

Substitution of education at the GS-11 level:  3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree.

Transcripts must be provided. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant’s name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. 
 

REQUIREMENTS: 

WORK SCHEDULE:  Full Time

OVERTIME: As Needed
TRAVEL: May be required to travel in the performance of temporary duty assignments.
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT:  Exempt
SUBJECT TO ROTATION: None

DRUG TESTING: Required
(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Non-Critical Sensitive/SECRET
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FILING: Required

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Not Authorized
TOUR OF DUTY: Regular

OTHER NOTES: 
 

Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions.

 

This is an Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT&L) Workforce Position in the Contracting Career Field.  The incumbent will be required to become certified at Level II in the applicable career field within 24 months of placement, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend the 24 months.  Incumbent must complete 80 continuous learning points every two (2) years.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:

1. Knowledge of a wide range of contracting methods and contract types sufficient to perform pre-award, post-award, and price/cost analysis functions.
2. In-depth knowledge of commercial business practices and market conditions to evaluate offer acceptability, contractor responsibility, and/or contractor performance, and to determine acquisition strategy and sources.
3. Knowledge of negotiation techniques and technical requirements sufficient to procure complex and/or diversified supplies, services, construction and/or research and development items.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

This vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority.  All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.  The Rule of Three, Veteran's Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this vacancy. We will evaluate your application for basic eligibility and to determine if your experience meets the qualifications and other basic requirements are eligible for referral and selection consideration.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect rating. 

 


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.

 

ICTAP:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SURPLUS OR DISPLACED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES (INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN – ICTAP)
 
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the ICTAP must be well qualified to receive consideration.

ICTAP candidates MUST submit:

A copy of the agency reduction-in-force notice,
A copy of their most recent Performance Rating, and
A copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current or last position held, the grade level, and the location.


More information on this program can be found in Title 5 CFR 330, Subpart G. This announcement may be used to fill any number of vacancies, from few to many, during the next 90 days.

 

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE:

If claiming Military Spouse Preference, mail or fax the following required documentation by the closing date of the announcement.
Copy of the sponsor’s permanent change of station orders showing the spouse as an authorized dependent;
Date of marriage to the military sponsor;
Statement that the spouse preference is requested for this vacancy and has not previously been used to obtain a position in the commuting area.
 
Information can be obtained from the following website:
http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/onjams/military_spouse_preference_info_sheet.pdf

 

SELECTIVE SERVICE:

MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

 

REEMPLOYED ANNUITANTS:

The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on: http://www.cpms.osd.mil/fas/staffing/pdf/rem_ann.pdf

 

REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants. NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment.

 

 

Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to:

 

DTRA Help

(614)692-0259

Fax: (478) 757-3144
TDD: 800-654-5984

DHRC-DDTRAHR@DLA.MIL



HOW TO APPLY:

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

1. Résumé

2. Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.)

 

Your Application Package status must be Complete by Thursday, January 10, 2013,the closing date of this announcement.

Option A:  Application Manager (preferred method)

To begin, choose one of these options:

1.  If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the Apply Online button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.

2.  If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process: Online Questionnaire

To return to Application Manager at any time, simply go to https://applicationmanager.gov/ 

Option B:  Fax

If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.  You may submit the resume, and/or any supporting documents by fax.

.       If you are faxing any documents, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

·    If you do not have access to the internet or have other concerns please contact our Teamline or DTRA Help at (614)692-0259or email DHRC-DDTRAHR@DLA.MIL for further assistance.

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REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Resume

  • Transcripts (if applicable- see note regarding transcripts in the Education section of Qualifications Required)
  • Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable)
  • Miscellaneous (ICTAP, SF-50, and Military Spouse documentation, if applicable) 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below. Your resume, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written form you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically through the document upload process, fax, or mail. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone, and at least the last four digits of your social security number.

 

NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.gpo.gov/careers/pdfs/of0510.pdf

In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DTRA Help
Phone: (614)692-0259
TDD: 800-750-0750
Email: DHRC-DDTRAHR@DLA.MIL
Agency Information:
DTRA
8725 JOHN J KINGMAN ROAD
MSC 6201
FT BELVOIR, VA
22060-6201
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your application package is received, you will receive an acknowledgement via email that your submission was successful. Approximately 45 days following the closing date of the announcement, you will receive a notice of rating with the final disposition of your resume.

 

To check the status of your application, please check Application Manager. Go to http://applicationmanager.gov/

 


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Job Announcement Number:

DTRA-13-EHA-814781

Control Number:

334467300