Job Title: Contract Specialist (Recent Graduate)Job Announcement Number: NCAT141808221173396PR
Department: Department of the Army
Agency: Field Operating Offices of the Office of the Secretary of the Army
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/ Per Year
Friday, July 25, 2014 to
Friday, August 8, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Corpus Christi, TX View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Student/Internship Program Eligibles
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:This is a Career Program (CP) #14 position. Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program.Click here for more information on Pathways program participants.
This position is part of the Army Civilian Training, Education, and Development System (ACTEDS) and is a CIVILIAN position with the Department of Army. The incumbent will serve as a Contract Specialist trainee with the United States Army Contracting Command (ACC).
The Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Department of Army intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.
After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position.
To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.Demonstrate successful job performance.Meet the Office of Personnel Managements qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted
To learn more, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/graduates/
Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program EligiblesRecent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.
Positions are open to
- Occasional Travel
- Up to 10% business travel required
- Must sign a mobility agreement if selected.
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Contract Specialist (INTERN) you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
- Assist with negotiating and awarding contracts, contract modifications, and/or subcontracts.
- Assist with administering the terms and conditions of contracts.
- Assist with analyzing the proposed prices or costs.
- Assist with formulating policies and procedures for the acquisition of goods or services
- Prepare contractual documentation for review.
Incumbent works under closer supervision and works in a developmental
capacity performing assignments and completing training, both of which are
aimed in preparing the incumbent to gain the knowledge and skills necessary
to perform the duties outlined in the aforementioned job description. The
incumbent receives progressively more responsible assignments as experience
and training are received to the next higher level position.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
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. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
BASIC REQUIREMENT:Degree: Successful completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution and 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 24 semester hour requirement can be obtained within the bachelor's degree OR in addition to the degree.)
GS-07 LEVEL REQUIREMENTS:Specialized Experience: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: assisting in preparing bid proposals; or, assisting in awarding contracts and/or subcontracts; or, assisting in administering conditions of contracts; or, assisting in evaluating contract terminations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).
IN ADDITION to meeting the basic qualification requirements above, one of the following is also REQUIRED:
ORSuperior Academic Achievement for GS-07: Successful completion of a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with Superior Academic Achievement. To qualify based on S.A.A., education must be fully qualifying for the position being filled. Applicant must meet one of the following provisions for superior academic achievement:
1. A standing in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision.
2. A grade point average of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for (a) all courses completed; or (b) courses completed during the last two years of the curriculum.
3. A grade point average of "B+" (3.5. on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent based on (a) the average of the required courses completed in the major field; or (b) the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.
4. Election to membership in one of the national honorary societies (other than freshman societies) that meets the requirements of the Association of College of Honor Societies.
Grade point averages will be rounded to one decimal point. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0, and 2.94 will round to 2.9.
NOTE: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your S.A.A. claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society and you must provide evidence of your class standing or honor society membership with your application.
OREducation Substitution for GS-07: Successful completion of at least one full year of graduate-level education that would have equipped the candidate with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work of the position. One year of graduate coursework is 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours. To qualify on the basis of graduate education, the graduate study must be in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.
ORApplicants Combining Education and Experience: Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include documentation to support U.S. equivalency.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.Must sign a mobility agreement if selected. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.If selected, official college or university transcripts must be submitted. However, unofficial transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.Recent Graduates must sign a Participant Agreement with the Agency.This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level II in Acquisition Career Field Contracting within 24 months of entrance on duty. (Certification requirements may be found in the Defense Acquisition University Catalog at http://www.dau.mil/.)
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.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
- Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
- Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
- Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.