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Job Title:Contract Specialist, GS-1102-9/11/12/13/14

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Materiel Command

Job Announcement Number:AFMC-820678-GS1102-7W-OCA

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,871.00 to $137,410.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 to Tuesday, January 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-09/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Hanscom AFB, MA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

From Paul Revere's lantern to sophisticated global networks today! Hanscom Air Force Base outside of Boston, MA, is home to several dynamic organizations with the important mission of providing the latest in command, control, and information systems for the Air Force, the Department of Defense and America’s allies. Joining our team will give you access to some of the nation’s best academic, cultural, and historical resources, while providing a vital service to our nation’s armed forces.

The positions may be filled at the GS-09, GS-11, GS-12, GS-13,or the GS-14

Pay Range GS-09 :$51,871 - $67,427

Pay Range GS-11: $62,758 - $81,583

Pay Range GS-12: $75,222 - $97,787

Pay Range GS-13 :$89,449 - $116,282

Pay Range GS-14 :$105,702 -$137,410

 

These positions are being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority for Acquisition Positions and are for anticipated vacancies.

This is a public notice and may be used to fill anticipated permanent, temporary or term vacancies with a full-time or part-time work schedule at various locations serviced by Hanscom AFB, MA as vacancies occur during the open period. Term and Temporary appointments may be extended without further announcement.

 

Your application material will only be reviewed for vacancies received by the closing date of this public notice which match your experiences and competencies.  After the closing date you will no longer receive consideration for this public notice.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Travel expenses may or may not be paid
  • Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may or may not be used
  • Must obtain/maintain appropriate security clearance required for position

DUTIES:

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MAJOR DUTIES:  

·   These are positions that manage, supervise, perform, or develop policies and procedures for professional work involving the procurement of supplies, services, construction, or research and development using formal advertising or negotiation procedures; the evaluation of contract price proposals; and the administration or termination and close out of contracts.

·    The work requires 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. 

·     These positions may require and/or are concerned with  soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts with commercial organizations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and State, local or foreign governments for furnishing products, services, construction or research and development to the Federal Government; administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions of contracts, including resolution of problems concerning the obligations of the parties.

·       Terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; analyzing and evaluating cost or price proposals and accounting systems data; planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures.

·     Formulating and administering policies and procedures to insure achievement of Federal socioeconomic goals, such as those affecting small business, labor surplus areas, and disadvantaged business firms;  developing acquisition strategies and directing or managing procurements; and  providing staff advisory services in one or more of the specializations in this occupation

 

The Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) of 1990, P.L. 101-510, Title XII, imposed qualification requirements for certain acquisition positions. DAWIA was enacted to improve the effectiveness of the acquisition workforce by establishing minimum qualification standards for each acquisition career field or functional stall. DoD implemented DAWIA by establishing a certification process.  Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) is Air Force implementation of DAWIA.  Each Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) career field requires specific education, training, and experience as well as defines the certification process for each career field.  Candidates must be able to meet mandatory education, training, and experience requirements of the level of the position to which they are appointed within two years of their assignment.  These requirements are in addition to the qualification requirements established by the Office of Personnel Management. Certification levels are determined by the level of responsibility of the job, and whether job requires basic, intermediate, or advanced experience and training.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

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 or a current member of the contingency contracting force.

 

 -AND -

In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have one or two years of specialized experience (as identified below for Contracting Officer Positions or Non-Contracting Officer Positions) in accordance with OPM Operating Manual, Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions, General Policies and Instructions.

1.   FOR CONTRACTING OFFICER POSITIONS:   In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have completed all contracting courses required for Contracting Officers and have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions in accordance with OPM Operating Manual, Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions, General Policies and Instructions, of which 52 weeks must have been equivalent at the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent grade under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Equivalent experience may be at the level of the lowest GS grade covered by the applicable pay band; however, the experience must demonstrate your ability to apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position being filled. In all cases, the quality of experience must clearly demonstrate the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and / or competencies necessary for successful job performance.

2.   FOR NON-CONTRACTING OFFICER POSITIONS:   In addition to meeting basic requirements, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems in contracting positions in accordance with OPM Operating Manual, Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions, General Policies and Instructions.   Equivalent experience may be at the level of the lowest GS grade covered by the applicable pay band; however, the experience must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position being filled.   In all cases, the quality of experience must clearly demonstrate the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and / or competencies necessary for successful job performance.    

 

Substitutable education for the GS-09 grade level:  Master's Degree qualifies with no specialized experience; or a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience may be combined to meet the requirement.

 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE : One year of work experience is calculated as twelve months, working full-time (at least 35-40 hours per week). Part-time experience can be pro-rated, i.e., twelve months working 20 hours per week is credited as 6 months of experience.  Credit will be given for unpaid work experience or volunteer work, such as community, cultural, social service, and professional association activities on the same basis as for the paid experience.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

 


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:  Click here

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT/OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:

 

§  The employee must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.

§  Employee is expected to meet Continuing Acquisition Education requirements. 

§  The work may require the employee to occasionally travel away from the normal duty station via military or commercial aircraft.  

§  The employee may be subjected to random drug testing.

§  Employee may be required to work overtime; other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

§  The selectee may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450), prior to entering on duty and annually thereafter. 

§  A 1-year supervisory probationary period is required, if applicable.

All newly-assigned first-level supervisors are required to complete Mandatory Supervisory Training (MST) within 120-days of assignment. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

How You Will Be Evaluated:  Applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience or related education as reflected in their resume and supporting documents.  Candidates are encouraged to ensure work experience clearly shows possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position, and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here <http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc>  for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees



OTHER INFORMATION:

This may be a Testing Designated Position. The incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing.

 

Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

 

We recommend you visit the following web site for bases in which you are interested to obtain information on the local community, cost of living expenses, education, employment, housing availability, relocation and support services.  http://www.af.mil/publicwebsites/bases.asp#a

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employment must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

 

Reemployment Annuitant: 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.  Click here for more information



HOW TO APPLY:

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Please use the link below to apply for immediate consideration. http://afesccareers.com/immediateneeds



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please use the link below to apply for immediate consideration. http://afesccareers.com/immediateneeds

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HANSCOM CAREERS
Phone: (000)000-0000
Email: ESC.JOBS@HANSCOM.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
Hanscom Careers
Do not send any documentation
Hanscom, MA
01731

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. The selecting official is not required to interview, selections may be based solely on review of the candidates' application.


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Job Announcement Number:

AFMC-820678-GS1102-7W-OCA

Control Number:

335137600