Contract Specialist Job

Vacancy No. Q-20-EHA-10620242-1102-07 Department Air Force Civilian Career Training
Salary $41,365.00 to $108,061.00 Grade 7 to 7
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/1/2019 Close Date 9/30/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
EIELSON AFB, AKELMENDORF AFB, AKGEORGIANA, ALMONTGOMERY, AL
MONTGOMERY, ALLITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, ARTUCSON, AZLUKE AFB, AZ
BEALE AFB, CAEDWARDS, CAEDWARDS AFBLOS ANGELES, CA
MARCH AIR FORCE BASE, CATRAVIS AFB, CALOMPOC, CAAIR FORCE ACADEMY
BUCKLEY AFBCOLORADO SPRINGS, COCOLORADO SPRINGS, COWASHINGTON, DC
DOVER AFB, DEEGLIN AFB, FLEGLIN AFB, FLEGLIN AFB, FL
HURLBURT FIELD, FLTAMPA, FLPATRICK AFB, FLPANAMA CITY, FL
MARIETTA, GAVALDOSTA, GAWARNER ROBINS, GAHICKAM AFB, HI
MOUNTAIN HOME A F B, IDSCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILGRISSOM AFBBARKSDALE AFB, LA
HANSCOM AFB, MAANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MDWHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, MOCOLUMBUS, MS
BILOXI, MSMALMSTROM A F B, MTPOPE A F B, NCGOLDSBORO, NC
GRAND FORKS AFB, NDMINOT AFB, NDOFFUTT A F B, NEMCGUIRE AFB
CANNON AFB, NMHOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, NMKIRTLAND AFB, NMNELLIS AFB, NV
ROME, NYDAYTON, OHALTUS AFB, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OK
VANCE AFBCHARLESTON AFB, SCSHAW A F B, SCPLATTE, SD
ELLSWORTH AFB, SDARNOLD AFB, TNDYESS AFB, TXSAN ANTONIO, TX
GOODFELLOW AFB, TXKELLY AFBSAN ANTONIO, TXLAUGHLIN A F B, TX
UNIVERSAL CITY, TXSHEPPARD AFB, TXHILL AFB, UTARLINGTON, VA
HAMPTON, VAARLINGTON, VACONNELL, WAFAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, WA
WARREN AFBRAMSTEIN, GERMANYSPANGDAHLEM, GERMANYMONTGOMERY, AL
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, ARTUCSON, AZLUKE AFB, AZBEALE AFB, CA
EDWARDS, CAEDWARDS AFBLOS ANGELES, CAMARCH AIR FORCE BASE, CA
TRAVIS AFB, CALOMPOC, CAAIR FORCE ACADEMYBUCKLEY AFB
COLORADO SPRINGS, COCOLORADO SPRINGS, COWASHINGTON, DCDOVER AFB, DE
EGLIN AFB, FLEGLIN AFB, FLEGLIN AFB, FLHURLBURT FIELD, FL
TAMPA, FLPATRICK AFB, FLPANAMA CITY, FLMARIETTA, GA
VALDOSTA, GAWARNER ROBINS, GAHICKAM AFB, HIMOUNTAIN HOME A F B, ID
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILGRISSOM AFBBARKSDALE AFB, LAHANSCOM AFB, MA
ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MDWHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, MOCOLUMBUS, MSBILOXI, MS
MALMSTROM A F B, MTPOPE A F B, NCGOLDSBORO, NCGRAND FORKS AFB, ND
MINOT AFB, NDOFFUTT A F B, NEMCGUIRE AFBCANNON AFB, NM
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, NMKIRTLAND AFB, NMNELLIS AFB, NVROME, NY
DAYTON, OHALTUS AFB, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OKVANCE AFB
CHARLESTON AFB, SCSHAW A F B, SCPLATTE, SDELLSWORTH AFB, SD
ARNOLD AFB, TNDYESS AFB, TXSAN ANTONIO, TXGOODFELLOW AFB, TX
KELLY AFBSAN ANTONIO, TXLAUGHLIN A F B, TXUNIVERSAL CITY, TX
SHEPPARD AFB, TXHILL AFB, UTARLINGTON, VAHAMPTON, VA
ARLINGTON, VACONNELL, WAFAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, WAWARREN AFB
RAMSTEIN, GERMANYSPANGDAHLEM, GERMANY


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 10/01/2019 to 09/30/2020

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 7

  • Salary

    $41,365 to $108,061 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations

few vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

This public notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection.

Announcement number

Q-20-EHA-10620242-1102-07

Control number

547512900

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below for IMPORTANT additional information.

    The target grade of this position will be GS-12.



    Learn more about this agency
    Responsibilities
    • Performs and follows established procedures to procure off-the-shelf materials, which are available from numerous commercial sources, and are easily identified by common names for which standard price lists are available;
    • responds to customer needs to procure repetitive items or services for which specifications have become standardized and where established competitive markets and price competition exists.
    • Reviews requisitions to determine if proper specifications or purchase descriptions are included in solicitation documents.
    • Prepares Invitation for Bid (IFB), Request for Quotation (RFQ) or Request for Proposal (RFP) ensuring that technical descriptions and appropriate contract clauses are included; develops source lists of responsible contractors,
    • coordinating with the small business specialist; uses primarily firm fixed-price, time and materials, indefinite delivery, or similar contracts using standard clauses; performs detailed analysis of responses to solicitations,
    • including price reasonableness, adequacy of competition, compliance with solicitation, and probability of meeting requirements.
    • Assists in monitoring contract performance and assists in contract termination; monitors contract performance through telephone conversations, correspondence, site visits, inspections, progress reports, and analysis of contractor metrics,
    • for compliance with performance standards, applicable laws, delivery schedules, payment provisions, inspections, progress reports, and other requirements stated in the contract.
    • Provides advice and assistance to others relating to contracting work and prepares correspondence; provides advice, guidance, training, and assistance to technical or program personnel, functional commanders and/or contractors
    • whenever information is needed or issues need to be resolved.
    • The Copper Cap Intern Program offers you a permanent position upon successful 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.
    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
    • U.S. Citizenship is required
    • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
    • Total salary varies depending on location of position
    • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
    • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
    • Position may be subject to random drug testing
    • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
    • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
    • Employee must maintain current certifications
    • A security clearance may be required
    • Disclosure of Political Appointments
    • The employee must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position. Meeting these requirements is a condition of employment and necessary to perform the duties of the position.
    • Successful completion of all training and regulatory requirements as identified in the applicable training plan.
    • In accordance with 5 CFR 2634 Part I, the employee may be required to file an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and will be required to file annually.
    • The employee must meet the continuing acquisition education requirements IAW DoDI 5000.66 Paragraph E.2.2.8. Meeting these requirements is a condition of employment and necessary to perform the duties f the position.
    • Certain positions and/or rotations require a top secret clearance; therefore, individuals selected for these positions will be required to obtain and maintain a top secret clearance.
    • ....cont. As part of the clearance individuals may be required to undergo polygraph and drug testing as a condition of employment.
    Qualifications
    General Schedule Salary Table for "Rest of US" (RUS) was used, salaries may vary dependent upon location selected. Please refer to the Salary Tables link for more information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2019/RUS.pdf

    Basic: A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND at least 24 hours in business-related courses in any of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, and marketing.
    OR
    A current member of the Armed Forces (not retired or separated) OR a current DOD employee that meets the following requirements: 1) served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold on or before 30 September 2000; 2) served, on or before 30 September 2000, in a position as either an employee in the GS-1102 series or as a member of the Armed Forces in a similar occupation specialty; OR, (3) is in the contingency contracting force.

    In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have specialized experience:

    Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-05) in one or more of the following: (1) soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts; (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions; (3) terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; (4) analyzing and evaluating cost/price proposals and accounting systems; (5) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures; (6) formulating and administering policies and procedures to insure achievement of socioeconomic goals; (7) developing acquisition strategies and directing or managing procurements; and/or (8) providing functional staff advisory services within the contracting occupation. Duties performed are elementary assignments with strict adherence to clearly detailed and specific instructions or guidelines provided by a higher graded employee. Knowledge required may have been acquired through a pertinent bachelorette educational program or equivalent experience.
    OR
    Education: A bachelor's degree with SAA that either includes or has in addition to, 24 semester credit 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. Note: Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) based on class standing; grade-point average; or honor society membership. Detailed SAA qualifications are described in OPM Qualification Standard located at this URL: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp. Or I have successfully completed one full year of graduate level education from an accredited university or college or law school. My graduate education includes one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
    OR
    Combination of Education & Experience: Combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.



    Education

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    If you are qualifying based on education, please submit copies of all transcripts to include transferred hours - official copies are not required at time of application. If selected, you will be required to provide official copies of all transcripts. ***Note*** degree audits are not accepted.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    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. You must have completed a 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor's from an accredited institution AND must have documented Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) at the undergraduate level in one of the following:

    a) Class Standing - upper third of the graduating class based on completed courses in the college, university, or major subdivision;
    b) Grade Point Average - 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript or as computed based on 4 years of education or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of curriculum; OR 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in your major field or the required courses in your major field completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum. If more than 10 percent of total undergraduate credit hours are non-graded, i.e. pass/fail, CLEP, CCAF, DANTES, military credit, etc, you cannot qualify based on GPA;
    c) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society (note: freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this position). (If qualifying based on class standing or honor society membership, provide appropriate documentation).

    For Direct Hire (DHA) Positions:
    This is a Direct Hire Public Notice, under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.

    Tax Law Impact for PCS: Public Law 115-97 - . For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:

    1. Online Application - Questionnaire
    2. Resume - For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
    3. Transcripts - if you are basing your qualifications on education or if the position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts
    4. Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
    5. Veterans' Preference - If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
    ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires agencies to treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The "certification" must reflect 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 of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

    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.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    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.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/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
    How to Apply

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/30/2020.

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10620242

    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 application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.

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

    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent."

    • It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    2. A complete Application Questionnaire

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name.

    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

    PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

    Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

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    AF Force Renewal
    550 C Street W
    JBSA Randolph AFB, TX 78150
    US
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    The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

    For EHA Positions:
    These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions and Health Care Occupations. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office Of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint individuals to select defense acquisition workforce positions, or 'EHA Acquisition,' pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and certain health care occupations, or 'EHA Medical.' Positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

    This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

    This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).

    See "Additional Information" in this announcement for further information regarding DHA Positions.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Air Force Civilian Career Training, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.afciviliancareers.com/

    Next steps

    After you submit your application, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.

    Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Once this Public Notice closes, you must reapply.

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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 in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • 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.

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