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Job Title:Contract Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:HI-3228-1

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 $76,164.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 to Wednesday, December 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Indefinite

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Kapolei, HI View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Excepted Service – Commissioned and Warrant Officers

JOB SUMMARY:

Hawaii Army National Guard

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

LOCATION: United States Property and Fiscal Office (O/USPFO), Hawaii Army National Guard, Kapolei, Hawaii

RECRUITMENT AREA: Present warrant officers (CW3 and below) and commissioned officers (O3 and below) of the U.S. Armed Forces within the State of Hawaii.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit all documents/application NLT midnight Eastern Standard Time.
  • Military membership in the Hawaii National Guard is mandatory.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

DUTIES:

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES: 

This position 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), software contracts, multi-year, and multi-award best value Task Order Contracts (MATCO).
• Exercises Level II contracting certification authority in oversight and/or accomplishment of procurement of a variety of complex supply, service, construction, architect-engineer, automated data processing equipment/software/supply/items and services.
• Functions as a project manager of an acquisition team. 
• Develops competitive source selection plans to select contractors who have demonstrated a record of successful past performance or who demonstrate a current superior ability to perform.
• Evaluates offers received in response to solicitations utilizing expertise available in areas such as engineering, auditing, pricing, computer technology, and project scheduling. 
• Reviews Architect-Engineer selection processes to determine compliance with Federal acquisition regulations (FAR) and acquisition policies and procedures. 
• Prepares solicitation/amendment documents, incorporating provisions such as cost accounting standards, performance-based work statements, best value source selection, cost or pricing data, and payment provisions, as required.
Details of the duties and responsibilities are contained in the applicable position description (PDCN D1091P01) located in the Human Resources Office.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: If your resume does not include a narrative description of how you meet the GENERAL and SPECIALIZED experiences, you may lose consideration for this position. Ensure that the Questionnaire is completed on the Application Manager.

GENERAL Experience: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees. Must include 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.)  To be creditable, applicants must submit transcripts, diplomas or other forms of completion certificates to provide verification of related courses.
AND
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. Level II: Intermediate or “Journeyman” level positions, GS-9 to GS-12.
SPECIALIZED Experience: Must have at least 12 months experience equivalent to at least GS-11 level or successfully completed Level II Certification.  Experience must include principles and practices of team building.  Experience in cost and price analysis techniques.  Experience in communicating in a clear and concise manner; orally and written.

MILITARY TECHNICIAN COMPATIBILITY: Prior to placement in this position, the selected applicant must be assigned to a valid position commissioned and warrant officer: branch immaterial.


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE

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. 

NOTES TO APPLICANTS:

a. Eligibles on this list will be given automatic consideration for position vacancies occurring during the six months period following the close of this announcement. 

b. Situations of inversion of military rank are not permitted, i.e., a military technician may not be militarily senior to his or her full-time supervisor.

c. Permanent change of station expenses may not be authorized for this position.  Authorization for payment of PCS expenses will be granted only after determination is made that payment is in the best interest of the Hawaii National Guard.

d. In addition to your application, documents of last performance appraisal must be submitted.  If the performance appraisals are not available, documents of past civilian performance, letter of recommendations, and or military performance may be submitted.  These documents will be evaluated as part of the selection process

e. Applicants may be screened and evaluated on military attributes directly related to the compatible military position required to be assigned into, such as, but not limited to, military bearing, leadership, or ability to work with others (teamwork) in a military environment.

f. Final selection will be based upon qualifications, suitability, and available manpower resources.

g. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

h. Cost of living allowances (COLA) vary from island to island and is authorized only for those general schedule employees entitled to such allowances.  COLA is subject to change without notice.

i. Selectee may be scheduled for formal training at the Professional Education Center (PEC) within the first six months of employment.  Unless there are extenuating circumstances, failure to complete National Guard Bureau prescribed courses at PEC within the first year of employment, may be cause for reassignment to other full-time positions or termination of employment.
j. The compatible military duty assignment listed is broad in scope and does not mean that such military assignments are authorized/vacant.  The selecting official reserves the right to select the most compatible and available military assignment.  Unless otherwise stipulated in this announcement, such military assignment must be in the same unit by which employed (or a unit that is supported by the employing activity).

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.  The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

 
Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp


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


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


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

Life Insurance - The FEGLI Program offers Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp


Long Term Care Insurance - The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional 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 additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. 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.


2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed in this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USAJOBS.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following:


      1. Your responses to the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire, and
      2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job

      announcement.

 

Use the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

 

The following link provides some application tips and may be used for aiding you in building your Resume: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeandApplicationTips#icc

 

Option A: Applying Online

 

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire:
      • You must click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package when you are done.

      Your Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire is not processed – and your resume is not attached –   

      until you click the Submit My Answers button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.

 

      • You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Assessment

      Questionnaire.

 

      • To receive consideration, you must complete the entire process and submit the complete application

      package by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date -- Wednesday, December 04, 2013.

 

      • It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to

      the closing date.

 

      • To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received and to verify your application is complete,

      follow these steps:  Log into your USAJOBS account using the following link:

       https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login.  Click on “Application Status” 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.  Please   

      Note:  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.  Verify that all of

      your documents appear on the Details page with a status of Processed.


      • You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  To return to an incomplete

      application, log into your USAJOBS account and select Application Status.  Choose the vacancy, 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.
 
      • If you submit more than one Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one

      Submitted is the one that is used. Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.

 

To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire:  Click the Apply Online button to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account.  Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire. 

 

Option B: 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 (OPM Form 1203-FX) 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), please follow steps 1 and 2 below:


1. 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 990881.


2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

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 Wednesday, December 04, 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, please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 below:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX; follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items:   
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf
3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  Note:  Do not include a fax cover sheet with the OPM Form 1203-FX.  This will cause your application to not process.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement, the following documents are required:

  • Current Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Latest Performance Appraisals or Military Performance

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jack Wadolowski
Phone: (808)672-1230
Email: JACK.WADOLOWSKI@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
Hawaii National Guard
Human Resources Office
3949 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI
96816-4495
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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


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Job Announcement Number:

HI-3228-1

Control Number:

354833400