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.
*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:
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.