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Job Title:CONTRACT SPECIALIST

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:8X-DCIPS-1170702-170427-TMT

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$72,391.00 to $94,108.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, July 21, 2014 to Friday, July 25, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-1102-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Kelly AFB, TX View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Top Secret/SCI

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.  To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

 

All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.

 

For additional information on DCIPS, please click the following link:  http://dcips.dtic.mil/

 

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here. 


 

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • As mission requires

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • Travel and Relocation costs will be paid IAW JTR Vol 2 and AF regs

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation costs will be paid IAW JTR Vol 2 and AF Regs
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • Incumbent must obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance
  • Incumbent is subject to initial and periodic drug testing

DUTIES:

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This is a GG-13 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  The GG-13 duties for the "Professional" work category are at the "Senior” work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-13 level.  The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.

 

***Salary Ranges shown do not include local market supplement ***

 

THIS IS A CENTRALLY MANAGED POSITION

 

The organizational location of this position is: AFISRA, JBSA Lackland, TX

 

 

Major Duties:

 

- Performs pre-award work associated with a wide range of contract types and contracting methods for large, highly complex equipment systems, programs and/or services including the review and evaluation of purchase requests, the determination of acquisition strategy considering competition issues, the small and disadvantaged business program and the method of procurement

- Conducts contract negotiations and prepares/reviews/approves various contractual documents prior to award

- Coordinates, performs and/or provides technical guidance for the full range of contract administration actions for the assigned projects including negotiating post award contractual changes, reviewing contracts, interpreting provisions, resolving problems, recommending or rendering determinations and implementing appropriate actions

- Serves a business advisor to a wide range of customers and provides advice and assistance related to contracting work as a Contracting Officer

- Serves as Contracting Officer; provides effective guidance to contract specialists/purchasing agents

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel Systems (DCIPS) position implemented under Section 504, Title V of Public Law 99-569, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, as codified in Sec 1601, Chap 83 of Title 10 United States Code which sets forth Air Force policies and procedures for DCIPS.  This position is in the Excepted Service.

 

DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.

 


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.

 

Basic Requirements

*NOTE* Applicants must meet the basic requirements as defined in 10 USC 1724 (a)(3) and (c) and as stated in this announcement.

 

Basic Requirements: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND at least 24 hours in business-related courses in any of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS

 

 NOTE: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current members of the armed forces (that self-nominate prior to retirement/separation), and Current DoD employees are exempt from the basic requirements if: - Served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold on or before 30 September 2000; - Served, on or before 30 September 2000, in a position as either an employee in the GS-1102 series or as a member of the armed forces in a similar occupation specialty or is in the contingency contracting force.

 

IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, APPLICANTS MUST ALSO POSSESS THE FOLLOWING:

 

Specialized Experience:

Your resume must reflect experience at the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent grade under the General Schedule (GS/GG) pay system or other pay systems, demonstrating quality in the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies to meet the requirements of this position. Examples of creditable experience include: (1) soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts; (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions; (3) terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; (4) analyzing and evaluating cost/price proposals and accounting systems; (5) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures; (6) formulating and administering policies and procedures to insure achievement of socioeconomic goals; (7) developing acquisition strategies and directing or managing procurements; and/or (8) providing functional staff advisory services within the contracting occupation.  Duties may have included awarding of contracts within delegated contracting officer authority, or recommending award to contracting officer on contracts outside delegated authority.  Exercises experienced judgment, initiative and resourcefulness to identify regulations and laws which do or do not apply to the particular procurement, to devise new contractual provisions or innovative financial arrangements and incentives, to develop justifications for adopting a contractual posture which includes new or modified contractual positions or which appears to be at variance with established guidelines.  Serves as technical expert and advisor to management, customers, and contractors in assignment area relative to the market, the industry, specifications, socioeconomic concerns, and similar matters.  Technical decisions are normally accepted.  May serve as leader over lower grade contract specialists, providing technical direction and guidance on unusual problems and new assignments.  

 

Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 

1. Knowledge of the full range of federal contracting laws, regulations, policies, practices, methods and contract types

 

2. Knowledge of contracting negotiation, administration, and termination principles, policies, procedures and technical requirements applicable to pre-award and post-award actions for a variety of contracts

 

3. Knowledge of a wide range of business practices and market conditions applicable to program and technical requirements

 

4. Knowledge of price and cost analysis sufficient to review proposals against previous history, actual and estimated expenditures, and established rates to determine price reasonableness or to determine a negotiation position

 

5. Skill in fact-finding methods and techniques, contract analysis, and resolution of complex problems and the ability to develop concrete action plans to resolve problems

 

6. Ability to apply precedents found in government contracting case law to specific contracting situations to insure that legally binding contracting officer decisions are consistent, justifiable, and will be upheld at appellate courts or boards

 

7. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, clearly, concisely and with technical accuracy

 

 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. 


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

This position is covered by the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) and, as such, will subject the incumbent to those examinations and/or tests as follows that are necessary to the accesses required by the position in accordance with AFI 36-1101; periodic polygraph examinations consistent with position requirements; and psychological examination, if necessary in the performance of the position. Failure to comply with any of the proceeding, when required, will subject the incumbent of this position to reassignment or disciplinary adverse action, including demotion or removal.

 

 

 

OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:

1.  Position is designated critical-sensitive and incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) to fully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.  A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.

 

2.  This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force civilian Testing Program.  Employee must pass initial and periodic drug testing.  Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security and public safety.

 

3.  Position may require temporary duty travel (TDY) utilizing military and/or commercial transportation.

 

4. Serves as a warranted contracting officer and completes required forms IAW the provisions of the Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 USC 423).

 

5. Incumbent is required to complete “Public Financial Disclosure Report” pursuant to Title 1 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 as amended.

 

6. The employee must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.

 

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.

 

Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit.  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.

 

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

 

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

 Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

 

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

 

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

 

1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)

 

· If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) 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 qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present).  If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.


2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire


3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below).  Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, July 25, 2014

 

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.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 1170702.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144All support documents should be uploaded to your USAJOBS account and included with your application package.  Faxing documents should be used as a last resort; do not fax duplicate documents

 

If you cannot apply online:

 

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

 

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Please 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.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX

3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

 

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. 

 

·        Online Application (Questionnaire)

·        Resume - If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hour per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information may be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

·        DD214 or “Certification” of service

·        SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, if applicable

·        Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating, if applicable

 

If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications.  A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here: 

 

·        Eligibility Documentation, SF50, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.

·        Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

AFPC RSC
Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 1-800-382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
AFISRA
AFISRA/A1KK
248 KIRKNEWTON STE 310
SAN ANTONIO, TX
78243-7129
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

 

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

 

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

 

If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

8X-DCIPS-1170702-170427-TMT

Control Number:

375938700