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Job Title:Contract Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Job Announcement Number:WTEW13724924974431

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$58,589.00 to $91,291.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, October 17, 2013 to Monday, October 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Term NTE 1yr 1day

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Fort Shafter, HI View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
Serves as a Contract Specialist in the Contract Execution Branch. This position is located on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, which is near the Historical Palm Circle on the island of Oahu. Oahu is the third largest island in the Hawaiian chain. It is home to about three-fourths of the state’s population. Honolulu is the state capitol and the 11th largest U.S. metropolitan city. Waikiki, the most world-renowned site in Oahu, is the top visitor destination of the state. The island is very geographically diverse with mountains, rainforests, volcanic craters, tropics, beaches and much more. For more information about Hawaii and the island of Oahu, visit:
http://www.hvcb.org/ and http://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/.


As America's Engineers in the Pacific, the District's civil works, military construction and environmental missions evolved over time -- in periods of peace and war -- for more than 100 years. Today, Honolulu District is a full-service district, well prepared to provide a wide range of timely, effective, innovative solutions to meet our customers' engineering, construction and environmental needs. Honolulu District offers project management, design, construction management, contracting, cost engineering and more. Examples of our Civil Works projects are everywhere in Hawaii and in U.S. Territories in the Pacific, including Guam, American Samoa, Kwajalein and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. Many of our studies and projects are conducted under the Corps' Continuing Authorities Program. For more information, please visit:

http://www.poh.usace.army.mil/ 
Hawaii is a beautiful state, but may be considered to have a high cost of living. The median house price is $650K. The rental market is high, as well. It is highly recommended that research be done about the cost of living in Hawaii prior to applying.

 

This position is a full-time term appointment not to exceed 1 year and 1 day. Term appointments are temporary and may be extended up to 4 years at the discretion of management and in accordance with applicable regulations.

Who May Apply:

Current Army Civilian Employees
DoD Transfer
Non-DoD Transfer
E.O. 13473
Reinstatement Eligibles
30% Disabled Veteran
Executive Order 12721
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Payment of moving expenses (travel & transportation) is not authorized.
  • Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is 15 percent.
  • Must file annual financial statement.
  • Position is designated as deployable. A medical examination is required.
  • Currently authorized 12.25% Cost of Living Allowance - subject to change.
  • This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position.

DUTIES:

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Responsible for pre-award and post-award functions for a variety of especially complex, long-term contracts for services, supply, construction, and architect-engineer professional services, to meet the requirements of Department of Army, Department of Defense, other non-DoD Government agencies and non-appropriated fund activities.  Work includes the following:
• Actively engaged in acquisition strategy development, formal source selection procedures and best value trade-off decisions, contract award, contract administration and management oversight.
• Coordinates input from other Branch organizational elements and prepares and issues advance notices to offerors, invitations for bids and request for proposals, amendments thereto, resultant contracts, and post-award modifications to contracts.
• Ensures that solicitations and contracts contain all pertinent provisions and that the General and Special Contract Clauses are added to, or revised, in accordance with the type of project and locale for which the contract is being prepared.
• Insure files are documented sufficiently and thoroughly to constitute a complete history of the acquisition.
• Advises personnel on contractual matters such as types of contracts which may be used, extent of local authority for various contract actions, requirements for general contract provisions and procedures.
• Works with Team Members and Project Delivery Teams to develop realistic procurement milestones and timelines for contracts allowing time for reviews and coordination.
• Identifies lessons learned from acquisitions and disseminate this information throughout the team and office staff.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  To qualify for this position you must have:

A. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;
AND
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).

For the GS-11: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.  Specialized experience is defined as:1) preparing solicitations containing appropriate provisions, clauses, terms and conditions that communicate requirements to industry; and 2) evaluating responses to solicitations for price reasonableness, compliance with terms and conditions, and adequacy of competition. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).

 

For the GS-12: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as:1) conducting acquisition planning and contract pre-award functions; 2) preparing solicitations containing appropriate provisions, clauses, terms and conditions; 3) evaluating responses to solicitations for price reasonableness, compliance with terms and conditions, and adequacy of competition; and 4) administering contracts to include contract modifications, supplemental agreements, claims disputes, and contract terminations.This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11)

 

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

    1. SKILL IN PRE-SOLICITATION PLANNING, ACQUISITION STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT, AND SOLICITATION DEVELOPMENT
      2.  ABILITY TO PREPARE FOR AND CONDUCT SOURCE SELECTIONS AND NEGOTIATIONS
      3.  SKILL IN PREPARING CONTRACT AWARD DOCUMENTS
      4.  CONDUCT POST-AWARD CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
       

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade (or equivalent).


Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

 

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

GS-12: No substitution of education at this level.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • This position will require completion of a OGE-450, Financial Disclosure Statement on a yearly basis to make government decisions in regard to contracting or procurement, regulating or auditing a private or other non-Federal enterprise, or other activities in which the final decision or action may have an economic impact on the interests of any non-Federal entity.
  • This position is designated as deployable and will be assigned as a member of a standing humanitarian assistance or disaster response team.
  • This position requires a pre-employment physical examination.
  • This position requires you to meet DAWIA Level II Contracting certification requirements within 24 months of being appointed.



 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits



OTHER INFORMATION:

• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.  Annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They are not eligible for retirement contributions or to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan, nor to a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf.)

• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

  • This is a Career Program Position (CP). 14
  • Management may select at any of the grade levels announced.
  • Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade.
  • Position may be filled by temporary promotion not to exceed 1yr.
  • Competitive temporary promotion may be made permanent without further competition.
  • Position may be converted to permanent without further competition.

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    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, October 28, 2013 to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.


      The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.




      REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

      All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
         ·Resume

      Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
         ·Cover Letter
         ·DD-214
         ·Other
         ·Other Veterans Document
         ·SF-15
         ·SF-50
         ·Transcript

      As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which support your eligibility category or categories. If your eligibility category is listed below, you must provide the documents described for that category.  If your eligibility category is NOT listed below, contact the Central Resume Processing Center for assistance.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further. 

      Your resume:

      • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
      • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
      • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
      • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.

      Applicants Relying on Education to Qualify: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified."

      Documents to support your eligibility category(ies):

      Veterans.  The documentation you submit MUST show the characterization of your discharge (Honorable, General, etc.).  If your documentation does not show your discharge characterization, your veteran's status will not be used to determine your eligibility for this job.  If you are not eligible under any other category, you will not receive further consideration.  Required veterans documentation:

      • Veterans' Readjustment Appointment (VRA) eligible or Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) of 1998 eligible: You are required to submit DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).
      • Disabled Veterans: You are required to submit DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4), a completed SF-15, Claim for 10-Point Veteran Preference, AND a letter from the Department of Veteran's Affairs certifying an OVERALL SERVICE- CONNECTED DISABILITY of 30% or more. The OVERALL rating must be identified on your certification letter.
      • Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave letter OR certification document**.
      • Future Military Separatees*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable).

      * Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave before the effective date of employment.
      ** The “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

      More information about Veteran's Preference is available at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx.

      Current Permanent Federal Employee: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing your current Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series/Occupational Code, and Grade/Pay Band. If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a permanent Federal position see below.
      DCIPS employee with competitive status: You are required to submit both your current SF-50 showing your DCIPS employment AND an SF-50 that reflects that you were a permanent employee in the competitive service (block 24 is a 1 or 2 and block 34 is a 1).

      Former Permanent Federal Employee: You are required to submit a copy of the most recent SF-50, which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your tenure in Block #24 of the SF-50 will be 1 if you attained career status OR Block #24 will be 2 if you were a career-conditional employee.
      Applicant with Disability(ies): You are required to submit proof of disability in the form of written certification from a licensed medical professional, OR a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, OR any Federal agency, State agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
      ICTAP Eligible: You are required to submit a copy of your reduction-in-force notice and a copy of your most recent SF-50 showing your current pay plan/pay schedule, series/occupational code, grade/pay band, and duty location.
      Military Spouse Preference:

      • E.O.12721:  You are required to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 and the copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders or amendment on which your travel is authorized by name as a dependent.
      • E.O. 13473: You are required to submit a copy of your marriage certificate and a copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders or amendment on which your travel is authorized by name as a dependent. If you are exercising this eligibility due to the disability or death of your spouse, you must provide documentation to support this eligibility (death certificate, VA disability determination, etc.)
      Interchange Agreement: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (or equivalent) providing information pertinent to your appointment eligibility for the position to which you are applying.
      Overseas Family Member Appointment: You are required to submit a copy of your sponsor's PCS orders.
      Former Overseas Family Members Eligible for Career-Conditional Appointment under E.O.12721: You are required to submit a copy of your SF-50(s) and sponsors PCS orders or amendment on which your travel is authorized by name as a dependent.

      Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
      You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
      NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
      If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

      • To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 974431.
      • Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
      • On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

      If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, October 28, 2013. to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

      To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

      • Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
      • Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
      • Fax all six pages of 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.
        • NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
          NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than yourself. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected, to confirm your eligibility.

      AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

      Central Resume Processing Center
      Phone: (410)306-0137
      Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
      Agency Information:
      DA WER Fort Shafter
      314 Johnson St
      Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD
      21005
      USA

      WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

      If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. 

      If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, you application will receive no further consideration.

      The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

      Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

      For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Central Resume Processing Center at usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil, or (410) 306-0137.


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      Job Announcement Number:

      WTEW13724924974431

      Control Number:

      353213800