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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Contract Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:CK1185422VM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,923.00 to $62,297.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, August 21, 2014 to Tuesday, September 2, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Draper, UT View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED

This position is for a National Guard Non-Dual status (NDS) technician only. The position meets the criteria of the NDS Management plan as follows: The position resides within the infrastructure and supports functions of the state National Guard; the incumbent is not subject to mobilization nor is the work described part of the military mission and the incumbent does not perform a key advisory or essential administration role that is inherently military. For this reason, veterans' preference is not used for hiring and retention. You may disregard any reference to questions or information contained in this announcement pertaining to veterans' preference.

 

  • Are you interested in managing government contracts?
  • Do you have experience creating and managing contracts?
  • Do you have experience reviewing and selecting appropriate vendors?

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Résumé and supporting documents (See How to Apply)
  • PCS NOT authorized
  • Subject to moderate Background Investigation

DUTIES:

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The incumbent will:

  • Conduct cradle to grave contracting procedures for firm-fixed price and negotiated simplified acquisitions of supplies, equipment, and services.
  • Administer all cooperative funding agreements and monitors contracts awarded to state contracting procedures.
  • Utilize small business preference programs, open market conditions, and or awards made from federal supply schedules.
  • Plan the pre-award and post award approaches to meet contracting program objectives.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENT

All applicants must meet one of the following basic requirements:

A. Successful completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a major in any field AND successful completion of at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (Must submit college transcripts)

OR

B. Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. Applicants must have continually held this occupational series since January 1, 2000. (Must submit SF-50 as proof of eligibility.)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must also meet one of the following minimum qualification provisions for the grade level.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level of the Federal service to include:

  • Assisting with the acquisition of a variety of technical supply and specialized service requirements;
  • Developing acquisition plans, solicitations, price analysis, and market trend analysis;
  • Recommending and/or selecting appropriate acquisition methods based upon nature of procurement, urgency of need, estimated cost, availability of resources, competition, and regulations;
  • Providing guidance to personnel engaged in a variety of less complex acquisition activities.

OR

Education: Two full academic years (36 semester hours) of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree in one of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. NOTE: Applicants must submit a copy of their transcripts for verification.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of graduate level education and specialized experience equal to 100% of the specialized experience requirement. NOTE: Applicants must submit a copy of their transcripts for verification.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html


 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting 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. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Knowledge of federal contracting lawas, directives and procedures
  • Award and contract administration
  • Contract Close-Out
  • Oral and Written Communication

 


BENEFITS:

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Benefits: The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.



HOW TO APPLY:

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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents

  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
  • ICTAP/CTAP documentation, if applicable

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 assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login , select the Application Status link 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. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account 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.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 1185422. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire 
View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 02, 2014.

If you cannot complete the application process using one of options identified in the "How to Apply" section, please contact our office for alternate application procedures.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Midwest Services Branch
Phone: (816)426-5706
Email: KANSASCITY@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
OPM Midwest Services Branch
Call or e-mail us with your questions
Thank You, MO
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Job Announcement Number:

CK1185422VM

Control Number:

378431100