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    This is a Direct Hire Public Notice; under this recruitment procedure, each location/installation, identified in this Public Notice will make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

    These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for acquisition positions located at Air Force installations identified in this public notice. Positions may be filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

    NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants under this authority. 

    The Copper Cap Program offers you a permanent position upon completion of your formal training plan. As a Copper Cap Intern you will experience both personal and professional growth while dealing effectively and ethically with change, complexity, and problem solving. The program offers a  3-year  formal training plan with yearly salary increases. Promotions and salary increases are based upon your successful performance and supervisory approval. This is your opportunity to begin a successful civilian career with the United States Air Force.

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    Performs developmental and/or recurring assignments in support of a local installation or in a centralized procurement activity.

    Procures supplies or services primarily through formal advertising.

    Performs acquisition planning of goods and services necessary for efficient operation of the organization.

    Conducts market research and provides sound information in developing acquisition strategy.

    Meets with commercial representative to discuss procurement needs, quality of terms or services, current market prices, or delivery schedules.

    Performs simplifies and complex contracting for procurement of goods and services thru the use of federal acquisitions (FAR) and supplements.

    Analyzes price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices.

    Administers contracts with suppliers, vendors, and government representatives.

    Evaluates and monitors contract performance to determine need for changes and to ensure compliance with contract obligations,

    Confers with personnel, user, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determines corrective action.

    Process requirements using FAR, Departmental, MAJCOM and local procedures.

    Determines adequacy and completeness of description, which involves research of various manuals and catalogs, or discussions with manufacturer’s representatives or requisitioning sources to identify and initiate any corrective actions required.

    Develop, prepare, and present terms and conditions in bids or proposals related to the award of contracts.

    Select clauses to cover special terms and conditions, such as inspection and acceptance, marking and packaging, quantity variation, price differential, or transportation costs.

    Negotiate and award contracts, contract modifications, and/or subcontracts.

    Performs source selection, evaluates bids, quotes, or proposals for compliance with specifications or purchase descriptions and applicable clauses.

    Considers financial responsibility of suppliers by evaluating contract performance on previous contracts.

    Analyzes proposed prices or costs, including such aspects as evaluating technical and audit reports, forecasting price trends, evaluating economic factors, estimating production efficiencies, and evaluating methods of allocating costs through various types of overhead to include general and administrative.

    Draft final contract including specifications, packing and shipping requirements, inspection instructions, and all other special and standard clauses.

    Performs other assignments of similar difficulty that have been selected with a view of developing advanced skills, e.g., administering the negotiated and formally advertised contracts assigned; monitoring progress of contractors; preparing change orders; participating with higher graded specialists in the procurement of technical items using the formal advertised method where the items are manufactured to special specifications and are complicated by restricted price bidding, special processing, or packing and packaging specifications.

    Coordinates contracting activities with other Government agencies having interrelated requirements, e.g., obtaining wage rate information from the Department of Labor, requesting audit reports or pre-award surveys from Defense Contract Audit Agency or Defense Contract Administration, obtaining clearances from the Small Business Administration, and advertising work to be contracted in the Commerce Business Daily of the Department of Commerce.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    United States Citizens

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  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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