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This National Guard position is for a CONTRACT SPECIALIST, Position Description Number T5204 / T5203 / T5202 and is part of the ,WY United States Property and Fiscal Office National Guard.
This is a developmental position located in the Purchasing and Contracting Division of the United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO).
GS-07: Primary purpose is to perform developmental assignments which are designed to provide the incumbent, who is serving in a trainee capacity, in the application of common contracting methods and contract types, and to assist in the procurement of standard or specialized service; supply; and/or construction items, services, and/or materials primarily through formal advertising, or through limited use of negotiation techniques.
GS-09: Primary purpose is to perform developmental assignments which are designed to provide the member, who is serving in a developmental capacity, experience in pre-award and post-award functions when they are well-defined and well-precedented, using common contracting methods and contract types, to procure standard or specialized services, commodities, and/or construction through formal advertising and negotiation procedures using primarily firm fixed-price contracts.
GS-11: The primary purpose is to provide sound business advice in the execution of pre-award and post-award functions, using a wide range of common contracting methods and contract types, to assist in the procurement of standard or specialized services, commodities, and/or construction within an operational contracting office.
** This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties. **
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required.
- Must obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
- This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
- Employees are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).
- The Selected applicant must complete an "I-9, Employment Verification", "OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment", and a "Declaration of Relatives in the Wyoming Military Department" prior to the appointment date.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
- Veterans' Preference eligible candidates for the GS-7 position will be listed ahead of non-preference eligibles or non-veterans.
- The GS-1102-9/11 positions are within the professional series IAW 5 USC §3319, and compensably disabled preference eligibles (CPS/CP) are not automatically placed at the top of the Certificate of Eligibles (5 USC §3313). Eligibles will be listed in score order, including veterans' preference points.
- Recruitment/Relocation Incentive MAY BE authorized, if eligible. Subject to funding and approval.
- PCS is not authorized in lieu of incentives.
- GS-1102-07 selectees must complete DAWIA Level One Certification within 24 months of appointment to their positions.
- GS-1102-09 selectees must complete DAWIA Level Two Certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT & NOTES:
1. May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of TDY assignments.
2. May be required to work overtime.
3. Required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise.
4. The incumbent must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.
5. Contracting Level I or 2 required within 24 months from assignment.
6. The incumbent must meet the continuing acquisition education requirements IAW DoDI 5000.66 paragraph E2.2.8.
7. In accordance with the Ethics in Government Act, 1978, incumbent is required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and will be required to file annually.
8. The incumbent must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.
QualificationsMINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
1. A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.
2. At least 24 Semester Hours in any combination/restricted to the following studies: Accounting, Business, Finance, Law, Contracts, Purchasing, Economics, Industrial Management, Marketing, Quantitative Methods, or Organization and Management.
** All applications must be accompanied with documentation in the form of an official college transcript that reflects a completed bachelor's degree with the 24 specialized hours. Transcripts must show the applicable university logo, listing courses completed. **
Based on the Education and Certification Requirements for this Series, NO Substitutions of Bachelor's Degree Education for Specialized Experiences are Allowed for the NG Title 5 Excepted Service Series GS-1102 Positions.
However, substitution of Graduate School Education for Specialized Experience factors may be applied in order to qualify for an entry level GS-1102-07 position on the basis of completed graduate degree. The graduate course education must be in one of -or- be a combination of the following required disciplines: Accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management; or, one full academic year of graduate law school, or superior academic achievement in a law school program.
Per the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA), November 1990, with NDAA inclusions, the following notes are provided:
- The education requirements listed above apply to individuals who initially entered -or- will enter the National Guard (NG) Title 5 Excepted Service Contracting Program, Series GS-1102, positions, on/or after October 1, 2000.
- Current National Guard (NG) Title 5 Excepted Service Contracting Program, Series GS-1102 employees who occupied GS-1102 positions with authority to award or administer contracts, above the simplified acquisition threshold on/or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from meeting this education requirement.
All on-board Title 5 Excepted Service employees assigned to Series GS-1102 positions, must be certified at the next higher grade-level before considered as eligible for merit promotions to that level; and, must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. GS-1102 employees who have not completed the training and certifications required for their current positions, are NOT considered as qualified candidates for promotion consideration to fill vacant contracting positions.
GS-1102-07: Must meet positive education requirement. To qualify, candidate must have an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the National Guard Procurement business and/or contracting program requirements and certifications. Applicants must have experiences and training that demonstrates the ability to follow directions, to read, retain, and understand a variety of instructions, regulations, policies and procedures. As a condition of continued employment in the GS-1102-07 positions, employees must complete DAWIA Level One Certification within 24 months of appointment to their positions.
GS-1102-09: Must meet positive education requirement. To qualify, candidate must have DAWIA Contracting Level One Certification awarded and have at least 12 months of functional contracting experiences and competencies that provided knowledge of contracting principles and procedures to include the following business: Procurement in Pre-Award and Award Contracts; Simplified Acquisition Procedures; Small Business Socio-Economic; Delivery Order / Task Order; Contract Administration; Government Purchase Card program. As a condition of continued employment in the GS-1102-09 position, the employee must complete DAWIA Level Two Certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.
GS-1102-11: Must meet positive education requirement. To qualify, candidate must have DAWIA Contracting Level Two Certification awarded and have at least 12 months of broadening contracting experiences and competencies that provided full working knowledge and skill in contracting principles and procedures to include the following tasks: Procurement in Pre-Award and Award Contracts, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Small Business Socio-Economic, Delivery Order / Task Order, Contract Administration, Purchase Card program.
ALL SERIES GS-1102 NG TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE CANDIDATES' PACKAGES ARE PROCESSED / COORDINATED DIRECTLY TO NGB OPARC FOR FINAL CONCURRENCE PRIOR TO FINAL APPOINTMENT.
NOTE REGARDING FEDERAL (non-DOD) CERTIFICATIONS:
Certifications issued by federal (non-DoD) organizations such as the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) and certifications issued by the Department of Homeland Security are not accepted within DoD although the component parts may be transferable and applied to a DoD certification.
Applicants applying for National Guard positions and having FAC-C or other contracting certifications should include their DAU transcript and any DAU-approved vendor certificates with their application. Failure to include DAU transcripts and/or DAU-approved vendor certificates with application will result in a maximum qualification to GS-7 until resolved.
The HRO may forward the applicant's DAU transcript and training certificates to the Workforce Development Division for review to validate that if the applicant is selected that they would be able to request their DAWIA certification immediately if placed in a DoD position.
Prior to appointment, an applicant must complete and clear drug test.
Must possess a valid state's driver's license.
Refer to Minimum Education Requirements previously listed above.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx)
The Wyoming Military Department's (WYMD) 335, Personnel - General Merit Placement & Promotion Plan, 15 February 2018, is available at:
Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line via www.USAJOBS.gov. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
*** If claiming Veterans' Preference
Provide supporting documentation for all Veterans' Preference claims e.g. DD 214, SF-15, VA Disability Ratings, etc. (if applicable)
Applicant MUST submit appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in loss of veteran's preference.
Legible copy of DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions.
A "certification" that is a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also include when terminal leave begins and ends, rank, and dates of active duty service.
You may obtain a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs reflecting your level of disability for preference eligibility by visiting a VA Regional Office, contacting a VA Call Center or online.
NOTE: Prior to appointment, agency will require veteran to provide a copy of the DD-214.
a. CPS - 10-Point 30 Percent Compensable Disability Preference based on a service-connected disability of 30% or more;
b. CP - 10-Point Compensable Disability Preference based on a service-connected disability of 10% or more, but less than 30%;
c. XP - 10-Point Disability Preference; granted to recipients of the Purple Heart, persons with a non-compensable service-connected disability (less than 10%);
d. XP - 10-Point Derived Preference; granted to widow/widower or mother of a deceased veteran, or spouse or mother of a disabled veteran;
e. TP - 5-point preference.
f. SSP - 0-point Preference
If claiming 10 point preference, submit a Standard Form (SF-15) "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference." (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf)
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Contract Performance Management
- Planning and Evaluating
- Preparation and Negotiation
- Solicitation of Offers
- Source Selection
Once the application process is complete, a review of your qualifications will be conducted to determine if you are qualified for this job.
a. Highly-Qualified: To be highly-qualified, an applicant substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and are fully competent to effectively perform all the job requirements in the position almost immediately with minimum training or orientation;
b. Well-Qualified: To be well qualified, an applicant meets the minimum qualifications of the position and is proficient in most, but not all, of the requirements of the position. May require some training or orientation to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position;
c. Qualified: To be qualified, an applicant meets the minimum qualifications of the position and is proficient in some, but not all, of the position's requirements. Will require extensive training or orientation to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
To receive preference, veteran must have been discharged or released from active duty in the Armed Forces under honorable conditions (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). As defined in 5 USC 2101(2), "Armed Forces" means Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Veteran must also be eligible under one of the preference categories below.
Military retirees at the rank of major, lieutenant commander, or higher are not eligible for preference in appointment unless they are disabled veterans. (This does not apply to Reservists who will not begin drawing military retired pay until age 60.)
For non-disabled users, active duty for training by National Guard or Reserve soldiers does not qualify as "active duty" for preference.
For disabled veterans, active duty includes training service in the Reserves or National Guard, per the Merit Systems Protection Board decision in Hesse v. Department of the Army, 104 M.S.P.R.647 (2007).
Per 5 USC 2108, "war" means only those armed conflicts declared by Congress as war and includes World War II, which covers the period from December 7, 1941, to April 28, 1952.
Applicants may determine eligibility for veterans' preference by visiting the Department of Labor's Veterans' Preference Advisor: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/vetpref/mservice.htm
Additional Resource: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
To apply for this position, submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume which includes:
* Your full name, mailing address, email address, and phone numbers where you can be reached
* A narrative of your work (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other experiences that may be related to this vacancy
* Show actual begin and end dates (e.g. 02/2015 - 03/2017 or Feb 2017 - Mar - 2017) format and hours worked per week for all work experience submitted.
* List all pertinent civilian and military experiences
* Describe your duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions.
2. Other supporting documents:
*** College transcripts
* Must indicate at least 24 Semester Hours in any combination/restricted to the following studies: Accounting, Business, Finance, Law, Contracts, Purchasing, Economics, Industrial Management, Marketing, Quantitative Methods, or Organization and Management.
*** Contracting Certification (Required for consideration of GS-09/11 positions)
* GS-07: DAWIA Contracting Level 1 Certificate (if previously completed)
* GS-09: DAWIA Contracting Level 1 Certificate
* GS-11: DAWIA Contracting Level 2 Certificate
3. SF-50: Current or former federal employees within previous 52 weeks, submit a Notification of Personnel Action reflecting the highest grade held on a permanent basis, tenure and appointment type.
4. DAU Transcripts: If in possession, include a legible copy of DAU transcripts with application.
Certification issued by federal (non-DoD) organizations such as the Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC) are not accepted within DoD although the component parts may be transferable and applied to a DoD certification. Please provide a DAU transcript of the courses taken for additional review and validation.
Applicants applying for National Guard positions and having FAC-C or other contracting certifications should include their DAU transcript and any DAU-approved vendor certificates with their application. Failure to include DAU transcripts and/or DAU-approved vendor certificates with application will result in a maximum qualification as a GS-7 until resolved.
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/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
Agency contact information
AddressWY United States Property and Fiscal Office
5410 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
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.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
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/557910700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.