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Contract Specialist with Security Clearance

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Sierra Vista
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Duties--- Administer contracts for a variety of equipment, supplies, and services.--- Perform pre-award functions to procure systems and services.--- Perform Post-award functions for compliance.--- Serve as warranted contracting officer to meet mission requirements.--- Use computer equipment to enter the contracting databaseRequirements Conditions of Employment--- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.--- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.--- Business travel will be up to 20% of the time.--- Position requires certification per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and its supplements necessary to obtain a Contracting Officer Warrant, authorizing signature and the full range of responsibilities that accompany contracting officer duties.--- See Additional Information section for other Conditions of EmploymentQualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this jobYou will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selectedSee Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.--- Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
* Current Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
* Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
* Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
* Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
* Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
* Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technician Eligible
* Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
* Priority Placement Program, DoD MR and NG Preference Eligible Tech Receiving Disability Retirement
* Priority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference Eligible
* Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described belowExperience 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)You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experienceYour resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your applicationAdditional information about transcripts is in this document This vacancy is a career ladder position being filled at the GS-11 and/or GS-12 levelsNoncompetitive promotion to the full performance level GS-12 is authorized without further competition when selectee is eligible & recommended by managementBasic Requirement for a Contract Specialist: Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degreesOR Exemption: You are exempt from the education requirements above if (A) you are a current civilian employee in DoD who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in an Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000; OR (B) you are a current military member who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS (or equivalent)-1102 on or before September 30, 2000In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE GS-11: Specialized Experience required for GS-11:One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Reviewing contracts for accuracy in accordance with policy; and 2) Analyzing contract data to identify procurement issues and recommend corrective action; and 3) Developing procurement plans and/or packages to meet the needs of the organizationThis definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09)OR Education: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position, such as accounting, business, finance, law, contracting, purchasing, economics or organization and managementQUALIFICATIONS FOR THE GS-12: Specialized Experience required for GS-12: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Analyzing procurement plans to ensure compliance with regulations; and 2) Evaluating cost analysis to conduct negotiation of contract prices, terms and conditions; and 3) Implementing contractual guidance and/or processes for the procurement of goods and/or servicesThis definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11)You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:--- Attention to Detail
* Contracting/Procurement
* Influencing/Negotiating
* Information Management
* Planning and Evaluating Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-09 to qualify for the GS-11; OR GS-11 to qualify for the GS-12 position)Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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.Seducation program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.Saccredited college or universityFor further information, visit: Additional information--- 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.SCitizenship.--- One year trial/probationary period may be required.--- Direct deposit of pay is required.--- This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.--- Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.--- If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.--- This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position.--- Information on the Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce may be found at Selectee must meet position requirements for Contracting Certification within 36 months of entrance on duty per the DoDI 5000.66, change 3.--- This is a Contracting and Procurement Career Field position.--- Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.--- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.--- When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxableVisit for more information.--- Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.--- Benefits Help A career with the U.Sgovernment provides employees with a comprehensive benefits packageAs a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewardingOpens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittentContact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offeredHow You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications aboveOnce the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcementIf you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experienceIf, 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 positionPlease follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibilityYou should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection processIf selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentationYou may claim Military Spouse preferenceMilitary Spouse Preference (MSP) applicants will receive preference consideration and will be placed (if selected) at the highest grade for which they have applied and are determined best qualified, up to and including the full performance levelYou may claim

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