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- Positions may be filled at the GS-11 or GS-12 as follows: DLA Aviation - GS-11; DLA Disposition Services - GS-11 with promotion to GS-12 or GS-12; DLA Energy - GS-12; DLA Troop Support - GS-11 with promotion to GS-12 or GS-12.
- Performs pre-award, award, and/or post-award actions required for the acquisition of various supplies and services
- Develops acquisition strategy involving previous history, market conditions and specifications or technical data packages
- Reviews purchase requests, statements of work or specifications for completeness and conformance to acquisition procedures
- Evaluates and reviews offers/bids to ensure responsiveness and responsibility of offeror/bidder, price reasonableness, and adequacy of competition
- Completes routine and non-routine tasks associated with contract performance management
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Tour of Duty: Flexible
- Security Requirements: Richmond, VA positions are Non-Sensitive; All Other Locations are Non-Critical Sensitive
- Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): GS-11 is Non-Exempt; GS-12 is Exempt
- Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
- Recruitment Incentives: May be Authorized
- Bargaining Unit Status: Yes
- Pre-Employment Physical: Not Required
- Financial Disclosure Requirement: Required
- This position requires an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Level II certification in the Contracting Career Field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend.
QualificationsTo qualify for a Contract Specialist, your resume and supporting documentation must support:
A. Basic DoD 1102 Requirement: Public Law 106-398, Section 808: A.) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND B.) at least 24 semester hours (or equivalent) of study from an accredited institution of higher education in any of the following disciplines; accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management; OR C.) a current civilian employee in DoD or member of the Armed Forces, who occupied an 1102 position, contracting officer position, or comparable military contracting position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold on or before September 30, 2000 are excluded from the requirements of A. AND B. above.
B. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. In addition to meeting the Basic DoD 1102 Requirement above, to qualify for the GS-12 grade level, specialized experience must be at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, specialized experience must be at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:
- GS-12: Verifies purchase requests, prepares acquisition plans, conducts surveys and makes recommendations; Performs price and cost analysis, analyzing unit costs and pricing data and contractors projected costs; Performs full range of contract administration functions.
- GS-11: Completes routine tasks associated with determining the appropriate procedure for procurements and source selection planning; Performs price and cost analysis;Applies applicable laws, internal controls, policies, and regulations regarding acquisition sources, types of competition, and methods of procurement.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for the GS-12 grade level.
Are you using your education to qualify? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
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.
GS-11 Grade Level Salary Ranges:
- DLA Aviation - Richmond, VA: $64,232 - 83,508
- DLA Disposition Services - Battle Creek, MI: $62,236 - $80,912
- DLA Troop Support - Philadelphia, PA: $67,418 - $87,649
- DLA Energy - Ft Belvoir, VA: $83,398 - $108,422
- DLA Disposition Services - Battle Creek, MI: $74,596 - $96,978
- DLA Troop Support - Philadelphia, PA: $80,806 - $105,052
For Important General Applicant Information and Definitions go to: http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/GenAppInfoDef.pdf
Reemployed Annuitants: This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are an eligible ICTAP applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at a score of 85 or higher for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. Additional information may also be found at the General Information and Definitions link above.
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances: marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin), phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume and qualifications will be measured against the following Competencies:
- Satisfy Requirements - Provide proactive business advice on requirements documentation based on analysis of requirements and performance-based approaches to find the best solution to satisfy mission requirements. Conduct market research using relevant resources prior to solicitation to understand the industry environment and determine availability of sources of supply and/or services. Perform acquisition planning by considering all available sources and methods of procurement to satisfy mission needs while appropriately allocating risk.
- Contract Performance Management - Administer contract by monitoring contracting officer representative's feedback, contractor performance, and enforcing contractor compliance with contract requirements. Ensure past performance evaluation is initiated to ensure documentation of performance including contracting officer input. Analyze, negotiate, and prepare claims file in order to issue final decisions. Resolve contract performance problems by gathering facts, determining remedies, and initiate remedial actions in order to find and provide a solution.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position you must provide a complete Application Package. Each Application Package MUST include:
- Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible.
- Applicable documents to support the position for which you are applying (i.e. transcripts). Please review the following link for a listing of the additional documents you will need to provide: Supporting Documents
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.
- To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
- You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
- You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
- To verify the status of your application, 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 Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
Agency contact information
AddressDLA Acquisition J7
8725 John J Kingman Road
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. Applicants that are found qualified may receive consideration. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. DLA uses a technique called Behavior Based Interviewing (BBI). Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. If interviews are conducted, Be sure to check your USA Jobs account for your notification updates.
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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539739700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.