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Job Title:CONTRACTING SPECIALIST (Military Membership Required)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:JA 13-268-C

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$48,645.00 to $63,299.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, June 21, 2013 to Thursday, June 27, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Rickenbacker AFB, OH United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to current on-board permanent technicians at the 121st Air Refueling Wing (Tenure 1 or 2).

JOB SUMMARY:


The Ohio National Guard seeks to employ high quality applicants for Federal Technician positions. This position requires military membership in the Ohio National Guard.

Military Unit and Address:

121st Air Refueling Wing
7370 Minuteman Way
Rickenbacker IAP
Columbus, OH 43217
USA

 

****This vacancy is open  to current on-board permanent technicians at the 121st Air Refueling Wing.****

 

This position is being announced concurrently as an AGR position.  To view the AGR job announcement, please visit the Ohio National Guard jobs page at http://ong.ohio.gov/human_resources/ong_job_postings.html

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION # D1434000

This position is located in the Purchasing and Contracting Division of the United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO).  It is responsible for a full range of contracting functions including pre-award and post-award activities for a variety of complex supply, service, construction, architect & engineering (A&E), automated data processing equipment (ADPE) contracts, and multiple award best value Task Order Contracts. It provides contracting services for all Army and Air National Guard (NG) locations throughout the State. Contracting is accomplished through negotiation, sealed bidding, or Small Business Administration procedures. Contracts frequently cover a period of more than one year. Employee prepares and administers a variety of Cooperative Funding Agreements and Inter-Service Support Agreements.  The position prepares for and conducts or attends numerous meetings throughout all phases of assignments. It monitors federally funded contracts awarded through state contracting procedures to determine compliance with terms of the controlling Cooperative Funding Agreement. Functions as a Contracting Officer within designated contract authority.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • current on-board permanent technician of the 121st ANG (Tenure 1 or 2 )
  • Min Rank: Sra (E-4)
  • Max Rank: SMSgt (E-7)
  • Compatible AFSC: 6C0X1

DUTIES:

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

 

2. Assists with pre-award, post-award, and contract closeout functions for a variety of supply, services, and construction contracts within the Air National Guard (ANG). Contracting is established through sealed bidding procedures with some assignments involving negotiated small disadvantaged business program contracts, architect/engineer contracts and Job Ordering Contracting (JOC) delivery orders.

 

3. Assists in the development of, or initiates advance acquisition or contracting plan for projects. Recommends the appropriate contract type and applicable special provisions as they apply to the particular project. Prepares Commerce Business Daily (CBD) synopsis, selects provisions of the solicitation applicable to the particular procurement and prepares the Invitation for Bid (IFB) or Request for Proposal (RFP) for procurements. This includes preparation of solicitation provisions, proposal documents, contract clauses, and plans and specifications. Compiles Bidders Mailing List and issues the solicitation and subsequent amendment(s), if applicable. Ensures that prospective contractor site visits and prebid conferences are conducted where appropriate.

 

4. At the public bid opening, may draft Abstract of Bids and serve as Bid Opening Officer. Determines the responsiveness of all bids and prepares Bid Opening Report for distribution to the organization requirements office. Conducts pre-award survey of apparent low bidder with emphasis on financial resources, stability, past performance and capacity. Prepares responsibility determination for review and approval. Has responsibility for ensuring that funds obligation is in accordance with public law and that the pending contract is not over obligated. Assists in the preparation of the legal review package to contract award for submittal to the state or NGB-AQ.

 

5. Prepares and distributes award package consisting of signed and approved contracts and labor and authority letters. Coordinates or conducts the pre-construction/performance conference; acts as recorder and prepares the minutes. Prepares Notice to Proceed (NTP). Receives and reviews contractor’s performance and payment bonds and obtains bond legal review and acceptance. Evaluates contractor’s Certificate of Insurance. Drafts Individual Procurement Action Report and award synopsis for Commerce Business Daily publication. Receives request for contract modifications and makes recommendation as necessary. Drafts the request for the contractor’s proposal for equitable adjustment and obtains government estimate from project engineer. Prices and negotiates supplemental agreements when authorized. Writes Price Negotiation

Memorandum (PNM).

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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This is a Permanent Excepted Service position

Military Membership in the Ohio National Guard is required

 

  • Must be a current on-board permanent technician of the Ohio Air National Guard (Tenure 1 or 2).
  • Minimum Military Grade: Sra (E-4)
  • Maximum Military Grade: MSgt (E-7)
  • Compatible Military Assignment: 6C0X1

 

If you are willing to take a demotion to be considered for this position you must clearly indicate your intentions in your resume.

 

It is not necessary for applicants to possess the MOS/AFSC listed as compatible to the position in order to apply.

 

It is, however, the applicant's responsibility to acquire a compatible MOS/AFSC within 1 year of appointment. Coordinate with your unit's training representative to determine whether or not you can qualify for a specific MOS/AFSC and/or receive training.

 

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A RESUME THAT ADDRESSES THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCES AND KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES LISTED BELOW. THE RESUME MUST INCLUDE DATES INDICATING WHEN THE WORK WAS PERFORMED.

 

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

                                                      WITH

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.

Level III: Advanced or Senior level positions, GS-13 and above.

Specialized Experience:

  1. 1.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.

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  3. 2.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.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1.   Knowledge of contracting principles and procedures applicable to pre-award and post-award actions.

2.   Ability to resolve contractual problems relating to cost adjustments, delivery schedules and to negotiate on-site.

3.   Knowledge of cost and price procedures and techniques. 

4.   Knowledge of contract termination procedures, technical evaluations, and contractor claims.      

5.   Ability to write reports and correspondence in clear, concise language.

6.   Skill in dealing with others in a work relationship to present information orally and in written form.

 

 

 


Education

Effective October 1, 2000 the Department of Defense implemented Title 10, United States code, sections 1723 through 1733, that put a positive educational requirement on this series, however if an individual occupied a GS-1102 position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in DoD on or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from the educational requirement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements

This position is being announced in accordance with state merit promotion procedures and collective bargaining agreement. Wearing of the appropriate military uniform is required while employed in this position. Permanent change of duty station (PCS) funds are not available. 

 

If you are an AGR and are selected for this position, you will be required to vacate your AGR status. 

 

Successful applicant will be assigned to a compatible military position in an appropriate unit of assignment in the Ohio National Guard.

 

The following are mandatory as indicated:

 

For entry into this contracting SSI the applicant must have the ability to communicate effectively in writing and the ability to speak distinctly.

Applicant must be:

 

Awarded and retain the Contracting MOS/AFSC:

 

Never convicted of a felony. Never been convicted by court-martial or never have received non-judicial punishment for dereliction in the performance of duties involving contracting activities, larceny, misappropriation of government funds or property or financial irresponsibility.

 

Note: This job requires a Sensitive Job Code (SJC) of "F."

Required Aptitude Score: G-70. 

Strength Req: G

Physical Profile: 333233

Citizenship: Yes

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. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your qualifications rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and may result in you not being considered for appointment to this position.


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.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For addtional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For addtional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:


1. Do not send applications to the mailing address or email address on this announcement. Apply only online or via the fax number provided in the section entitled "How to Apply."

2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applying for this position requires you to take two steps:

1) Complete the occupational questionnaire and 2) submit a resume and, if applicable, any supporting documentation. See the Required Documents

You are encouraged you to complete the Occupational Questionnaire and submit your documentation using the Online method since it is the most efficient way to process your application. If you are unable to submit your responses Online, several applications "Options" are explained below. Follow these instructions carefully.

Note: You can Save an incomplete online questionnaire and return to it at a later time to complete the process. Instructions are under, How to Properly Save and Return later to complete an Application/Occupational Questionnaire at the bottom of this page.

Option 1
To start a New occupational questionnaire click this link: Online Questionnaire

When you have completed the occupational questionnaire select the “Finish” button. At the next screen select the “Submit” button.
After the occupational questionnaire is submitted you can upload your resume and any supporting documents. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen after you receive an acknowledgement that the occupational questionnaire is successfully submitted. Step-by-step document upload instructions are provided below. If you do not have all the requested documents in electronic format you can upload part and fax the remaining documents that you do not have in electronic format, such as transcript documentation. See Option 2 for Fax instructions.

1 . Complete the Online Questionnaire and Press "Submit" to complete the Online Questionnaire or return to a "Saved" application outlined above under the How to Apply section.

2. After the Questionnaire is submitted you will receive a Notice that indicates the submission was successful. Press the "To upload a resume for this position click here" button to upload documents to this job announcement.

3. At the Document Upload screen, select the type of document you are attaching for upload from the drop down menu on the left side of the screen.

4. Select the "Browse" button and attach the file you want to submit.

5. Press the "Upload" button to submit the document file. You will receive an "Upload Successful" acknowledgement when the file has been received.

You may also start an occupational questionnaire by entering the following URL into your browser:

1. Enter> https://www.hr-services.org/usasonlineapp/usasonlineapp.aspx to start a " New " Online Occupational Questionnaire

2. To start a " New " Occupational Questionnaire scroll down the Online application screen until the "Vacancy Identification Number" box appears under the "Create a New Application for This Job" section on the left hand side. Insert the "Vacancy Identification Number - 912683 or "Control Number" and click the "Submit" button.

Note: When you have completed the Online Occupational Questionnaire, click the "Finish" button. The Online Occupational Questionnaire must be completed and submitted by 12:00 midnight EDT on Monday, July 01, 2013.

Option 2
Complete the occupational questionnaire Online, as outlined above, and fax all or part of your documentation.
If you choose to fax your documentation you must use a cover page. The information contained on the cover page should match the information you provided to the occupational questionnaire. The Vacancy ID number 912683, your Name, and SSN should be written accurately and neatly. This cover page is used to match your documents with the record you established when you submitted the occupational questionnaire. If the information is inaccurate or incomplete you may not receive consideration for this position. To print a copy of the “Cover Page” click this link or click or insert this URL into your browser http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf. The Fax number to submit your documents is:
1-478-757-3144

Option 3
Submitting you occupational questionnaire, resume and supporting documents in hard copy via fax.
To complete the occupational questionnaire in hard copy form, click this link to print a copy of the OPM Form1203-FX or insert or type this URL into your browser http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf

You can also obtain a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703)724-1850. After the introduction Press 1 and follow the instructions.

Print a copy of this job announcement and use the Form 1203-FX as a response sheet when answering the occupational questionnaire portion of this announcement. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

If you fax your documentation you must use a cover page. The information contained on the cover page should match the information you provided to the occupational questionnaire. The Vacancy ID number 912683, your Name, and SSN should be written accurately and neatly. If the information is inaccurate or incomplete it will delay the processing of your application or you may not receive consideration for this position. To print a copy of the “Cover Page” click this link. The Fax number to submit your documents is: 1-478-757-3144

How to Properly Save and Return later to complete an Application/Occupational Questionnaire:

3. If you want to " Save " an incomplete Occupational Questionnaire and return later, select the "Save" button at the top or bottom of each of the application pages and click the "Logout" button.

4. If you have "Saved" an incomplete Occupational Questionnaire you may finish it by clicking on or inserting this link into your internet browser https://www.hr-services.org/usasonlineapp/usasonlineapp.aspx . Insert your SSN and Last Name into the right hand side section " Work On An Application I Have Already Started ." and click the " Login " button.

Once you are logged in, the top of the screen will display the vacancy ID for all incomplete questionnaires and, if applicable, the bottom portion of the screen will display any Vacancy IDs that require a resume or supporting documentation to complete the application process. To finish an incomplete application processes select the adjacent button and click OK.

Option 4
The USAJOBS Web site provides a "Create a Resume" feature that you may use to develop and submit a resume for this position. The completed resume can be attached to this vacancy announcement and submitted electronically. To do so, scroll down to the end of the vacancy announcement. Click on the "Apply Online" icon. Then follow the USAJOBS web site instructions.

After you complete and submit the online resume, you will receive a "Confirmation of Submission" message stating that your online resume has been successfully submitted. If you do not receive this message, please submit again as this indicates that your resume has not been received.

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described previously. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your not being considered for employment. 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:


All applications must include the following information:

  • Resume (Must describe all relevant work experience)
  • Current Unit of Assignment
  • Current Military Rank/Grade
  • Current MOS/AFSC

Your application may need to include:

  • Transcripts (if substituting college education for work experience)

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume,  the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications  can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number and at least your 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.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/of0510.pdf

Please do not send applications to the addresses listed below

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Nelson Spitler
Phone: (614)492-4626
Email: NELSON.SPITLER@ANG.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
121st Air Refueling Wing
7370 Minuteman Way
Rickenbacker IAP
Columbus, OH
43217
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a reveiw of your complete application is made you will be notified of your qualification status and/or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Online Questionnaire


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Job Announcement Number:

JA 13-268-C

Control Number:

345931100