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Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  T14-82

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$52,390.00 to $82,402.00 / Per Year
Thursday, May 01, 2014 to Monday, June 02, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Hanscom AFB, MA View Map
National Guard Membership Is Required
Not Applicable


This is a CONTRACT SPECIALIST position supporting the  USPFO Purchasing and Contracting.   This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position. The unit point of contact and contact phone for this position is:  CPT Shaun Greenwood (339) 202-3829





This position is open to all current members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard.


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED.   This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.  If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Massachusetts Army National Guard recruiter at (888) 301-3103, ext. 7398, before applying for this position.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Must be willing to be a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard
  • Pre-Employment physical is required
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • You must submit the required OF 306, or you will be disqualified


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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.


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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.


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.



IF APPLYING FOR 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.

IF APPLYING FOR 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.

Military grade range: SPC to MSG, 2LT to CPT, WO1 to CW4


All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS.


Compatible Military Assignment:

ENL:  CMF 42          EMOS: 36B, 51C, 92A, 92Y, 92Z

WO:  Immaterial

OFF:  Immaterial


Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Once the application process is complete, a review of resume andsupporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.


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Office of Personnel Management Main New Employee Website -



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 Resource Office.  You must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

3. MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM: Ifyou are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program incentives. In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your incentives manager prior to accepting an offer for the position.

For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program incentive, the following termination rule applies:


IncentiveTermination without Recoupment:

If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent or Indefinite position after 25 February 2010 where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment.


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HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, June 02, 2014.

1. Your responses to the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire, and

2. Your resume, OF 306 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:

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 -- Monday, June 02, 2014

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: 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:, and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1110710.

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 Monday, June 02, 2014 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: .

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.


Resume showing relevant experience


OF306 - Declaration of Federal Employment (THIS FORM NEEDS YOUR SIGNATURE ON PAGE 2)

****If you do not submit this required OF 306, you will be disqualified.


Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire

Unofficial Transcripts, if used to qualify (An official transcript may be required before being hired.)




Donna King
Phone: (339)202-3115
Agency Information:
Massachusetts National Guard
Human Resources Office
2 Randolph Road Bldg 1505
Bedford, MA


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 may be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interviews.  You will be notified by email as to the status of your application after each step is completed.

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