In order to meet the minimum qualifications for this CONTRACT SPECIALIST position, you must meet the following criteria.
1. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;
2. 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.
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.
Must have at least 12 months experience equivalent to at least GS-11 level. 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-11 position.
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.
Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the KSA's listed below. Applicants are encouraged to address the KSA's in their application or resume or by submitting a supplemental statement with their application. Written response to each KSA will ensure that specialized experience criteria is recognized and credited.
1. Knowledge of contracting principles and innovative contracting processes and procedures applicable to pre-award and post-award actions sufficient to develop and administer contracts for a wide range of construction projects, architect-engineering services as well as complex supply, automated data processing equipment, and other services.
2. Comprehensive knowledge of business practices and market conditions sufficient to identify qualified contractors and to evaluate bids for responsiveness, contractor responsibility, and probable performance efficiency and to make decisions on other wide ranging contract actions that are not well defined or lack precedence.
3. Knowledge of principles and practices of team building, ability to establish performance goals and assess progress toward their achievement, ability to adjust work operations and project objectives to meet emergencies, changing project, or production requirement within available resources and with minimum sacrifice of quality or quantity of work.
4. Knowledge of innovative and experimental acquisition theories, processes and techniques that are compliant with the current guidelines, regulations, and case law and the ability to develop performance based work statements and performance testing.
5. Knowledge of legal implications and requirements of contract clauses including contracting officer administration functions required to insure compliance with all contract documents and monitor contractor performance, negotiate necessary changes, conduct wage surveys, and resolve a variety of complex problems; knowledge of technical procedures required to prepare decisions on contractor claims; and demonstrated ability to analyze the contractor's requests for equitable adjustment, audit information, and determination of costs that are allowable.
6. Knowledge of cost and price analysis techniques and commercial business and industrial practices to evaluate proposals to ensure acquisitions are obtained from responsible contractors, that subsequent contracts are within acceptable dollar limits, and prices are fair and reasonable.
7. Knowledge of oral and written communications sufficient to act as a team chief/project manager/lead negotiator during complex negotiations.
8. Must be knowledgeable of OSHA construction worksite safety requirements (29 CFR 1910 & 1926) and current edition of U.S.Army Corps of Engineers Safety and Health Requirements Manual, EM 385-1.
MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.
Compatible Military Assignments:
BEFORE APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST BE A MILITARY MEMBER IN THE UNITES STATES ARMED FORCES.
PLEASE NOTE: In order for your application to be considered, you need to submit the following document:
· RESUME (Resume must have a from and to date for each position worked in.
The date must be month and year. Ex: 02/2012 to 03/2013)
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 numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. 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 instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and eligibility.
All qualified applicants will be forwarded to the selecting official, unless there are more than seven qualified applicants. In this case, the evaluation procedures in DMNA PAM 690-4, Chapter 5 will be used to further screen candidates prior to referral. A panel of three members will be appointed to rate the candidates using the KSA factors. Experience will be evaluated in terms of type and quality in relation to the requirements of the position. Length of service or experience will only be used when there is a clear relationship with quality of performance or when necessary to break ties when all other ratings are equal.
Following the determination of basic eligibility of the candidates as outlined in DMNA PAM 690-4, Chapter 5, qualified applicants will be referred to the selection official in the following sequence:
1. Category I: All excepted service technicians in the New York Army National Guard for Army technician vacancies and all excepted service technicians in the New York Air National Guard for Air technician vacancies, working at the location specified in the job announcement where the vacancy exists.
2. Category II: All currently employed excepted service technicians in either the New York Army or New York Air National Guard.
3. Category III: Qualified members of the New York National Guard (Army or Air), to include AGR personnel and temporary and Indefinite technicians, or other individuals who are willing to become members of the New York Army or Air National Guard.
* If there are fewer than three qualified applicants in Category I, then qualified applicants from Category II, III will be forwarded to the selection official, in sequential order, to provide at least three qualified applicants.