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Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  NV HRO ARNG 14-1025

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$41,938.00 to $80,865.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 to Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Carson City, NV View Map
Current member of the Nevada Army National Guard


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted 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 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. 

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 authorit


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply
  • Ref: Title 32 USC 709 for competitive and excepted employees


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1. Carries out the pre-award contracting process in establishing project objectives and time frames. Develops and obtains necessary coordination and approval of acquisition/contracting plans. Determines and/or recommends the appropriate contract type and applicable special provisions as they apply to the particular project requirements. Prepares the Commerce Business  Daily synopsis, selects provisions for the solicitation for bids that are appropriate for the particular procurement and prepares the Invitation For Bid (IFB) or Request for Proposal (RFP), to include solicitation provisions, bid documents, contract clauses, plans and specifications.  Compiles the bidders mailing list, obtains legal review and other required reviews or approvals and issues the solicitation. Plans for and conducts site visits and makes clarifications or changes to the specifications through issuance of amendments to the solicitation. May be designated as the "Bid Opening Officer" and is responsible for collecting, opening, and preparing an abstract for all bids. Determines the responsiveness of all bids and prepares and forwards bid opening reports to the necessary offices. Determines the responsibility of the prospective contractor by contacting financial institutions and companies/individuals having knowledge of the contractor to obtain information concerning the contractor's competence, financial capabilities, and other information necessary to evaluate the validity of the proposal or bid submitted by the contractor. Receives the proposal, performs cost and/or price analysis, establishes the government's position, forms the government team, and serves as lead negotiator. Signs contracts and obligates the government within the limitations of delegated contract authority or makes recommendations of award to higher levels and obtains required legal reviews an approvals. Sits as a non voting member of Architect Engineer pre-selection and selection boards. Co-chairs the Criteria Review Conference with the Base Civil Engineer.

2. During post-award process, conducts pre-construction/pre-performance conferences, coordinates work schedules, obtains and reviews bonding and proof of insurance to determine compliance with contractual requirements and reviews and approves or recommends approval of material submittals. Monitors contractor progress relating to the terms of the contract. Reviews and approves or disapproves progress payment requests from the contractor. Enforces compliance with contractual requirements by reviewing contractor and subcontractor payrolls, on site labor compliance surveys and requesting additional wage rate classifications from the US Department of Labor. Coordinates and resolves all labor matters relating to the contract. Reviews data provided by government engineers and inspectors to determine the appropriate response to contract changes. Develops appropriate documentation and negotiates changes to the contract. Obtains sufficient funding and reviews and signs modifications within designated contracting authority. Obtains design submittals at the appropriate time for review of compliance with contract terms to ensure they do not contain provisions that are inconsistent with federal contracting requirements. Collects user and government engineering comments and provides all comments with appropriate guidance to the contractor. Conducts review meetings as necessary with contractors.  Processes contractor claims expeditiously and approves/disapproves claims and prepares files for litigation if necessary. Provides all administrative coordination, complete contract management, and centralized clearing for all matters affecting the contract.

3. As necessary, takes action to terminate a contract for convenience of the government or default by the contractor. Compiles all necessary documentation to support the recommendation in accordance with current procurement regulations. Subsequent to the termination notice, negotiates termination claim to effect an equitable adjustment. Serves as the focal point for processing and resolving ratification actions including preparation of-contracting officer recommendations, obtaining legal review, obtaining invoices and statements of fact, and processing for payment. Administers all cooperative funding agreements and monitors contracts awarded by state contracting procedures to determine compliance with the provisions of the agreements including review of procedures to determine compliance with Davis-Bacon Act, review of payment vouchers to determine appropriate federal and state share, and review of proposed change orders for compliance with federal requirements.  -- Provides technical guidance and assistance to other contract specialists and purchasing agents of lesser experience who may require guidance and counsel.



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Minimum Requirements:

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

Specialized Experience:

GS-07 - Must have at least 12 months experience equivalent to at least GS-5 or 1 full academic year of graduate education, law school, or superior academic achievement.  As well as 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-7 position.
GS-09 -
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. 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.

GS-11 - Must have at least 12 months experience equivalent to at least GS-9 or 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.  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-11 position.

Quality of Experience:
Level of time is not of itself qualifying.  Candidates' experience is also based on the certification requirements that an individual must meet for the mandatory training, education, and experience standards established for the acquisition career level in an acquisition career field.  Individuals should meet the DAWIA Level II and III certification standards before being assigned to positions at that respective level.
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.
Military Requirements: 
Military skill set is determined by AFSC/MOS requirements and the requirements set by the Army Acquisition Corps program. Training requirements for Acquisition Corps membership has changed over the years to correspond to changes made to training requirements for career certification; therefore, people who were accepted into the Acquisition Corps several years ago may not meet current requirements, but should be treated the same as those who do. Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military AFSC/MOS in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the AFSC/MOS and the Army Acquisition Corps program.  Specific requirements are found in: DA Pamphlet 611-21, NGB Compatibility tables and your local Personnel section. 


Enlisted Minimum E4 SPC          Maximum E9 SGM

Officer Minimum O1 2LT          Maximum O3 CPT

Compatible Military Specialty:

EMOS: 36B, 51C, 92A, 92Y, or 92Z

OBR: 01A





Must posses or be able to obtain Secret Security clearance within 12 months of appointment

Must posses or be able to obtain EMOS or OBR within 12 months of appointment



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 rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


Be prepared to address the following questions or statements on the assessment questionnaire:


1.  Knowledge of different types of contracting methods, contracting types, and contracting principles and procedures applicable to the range of pre-award or post-award contract initiation, administration and termination.

2.  Knowledge of price analysis, techniques, and business practices sufficient to evaluate price data on the basis of comparative prices, standard price list, or previous prices.

3.  Skill in defining and interpreting how policy updates or revisions apply to National Guard contracting activities.

4. The ability to write and speak clearly and present material to diverse audiences.


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·         Wear of the appropriate military uniform and maintaining standards of conduct and appearance are mandatory. Additionally, the selectee agrees to attend all Unit Training Assemblies and Annual Training with his/her unit of assignment.

·         Applicants who feel they have restoration rights to this position should contact the HRO.

·         IAW the civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328), male applicants born after 31 December 1959 are required to furnish a statement of Selective Service registration status prior to appointment.

·         IAW the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-6603), successful applicant will be required to provide verification of eligibility to work in the United States.

·         Member agrees to initiate Direct Deposit Action for payroll checks.

·         Acceptance of a military technician position will cause termination of entitlement and eligibility for all bonuses and student loan repayments effective the date of employment. An initial payment received less than 180 days from the start of any technician tour, WILL be recouped. This does not apply to temporary technician assignments of less than 180 days. This does not affect GI Bill eligibility.

·         No PCS funds are available.

·         Grade inversion is not permitted.

·         Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12). A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.

·         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.



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To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package by Midnight, Eastern Standard Time by the closing date above. 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note:  To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.  

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 1103323.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:

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.

1.  Click the following link to view and print the Occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,

2.  Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the Occupational Questionnaire ,

3.  Fax the completed 1203FX form along with your Resume and any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process.   Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:


  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name 


Note:  Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Note: Please be advised that application packages can no longer be faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand carried directly to the Human Resources Office for the Nevada National Guard.





1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire (found within the online application manager, or submitted according to the instructions above).

2. A Resume uploaded to the required "RESUME” area of the online application manager.

3. A current PQR (Personnel Qualification Record) uploaded to the required "OTHER" area of the online application manager.  PQR must be no more then 90 days old at the time of application.

      - If you do not have a PQR, an ORB or ERB will suffice, obtained from your orderly room.

4. Any SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION needed according to the "REQUIRED" remarks under the"Qualifications Required" section above.

Applicants CANNOT be contacted for any required documents listed above. Applicants who submit INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of INELIGIBLE. Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, erroneous fax transmissions, etc.

5. TRANSCRIPTS uploaded to the "TRANSCRIPT" area, may be required if the minimum or specialized experience requires a degree or college credits.

6. Any DD 214s may be uploaded to the "DD 214" area of the online application manager. (214s are not required)


Phone: (775)887-7389
Agency Information:
Nevada National Guard
Human Resource Office
Nevada Military Department
2460 Fairview Drive
Carson City, NV



After the closing date, your resume will be reviewed in full and compared to the required specialized experience as listed on this announcement.  You will be notified electronically whether you have been found eligible and/or qualified or not.  If you are found eligible and qualified, your application will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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