Contracting Specialist Job

Vacancy No. AFPC-STEM-DHA-10937726-1102 Department U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Salary $55,204.00 to $142,180.00 Grade 11 to 15
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/9/2020 Close Date 10/8/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
EIELSON AFB, AKELMENDORF AFB, AKFORT RICHARDSON, AKMONTGOMERY, AL
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, ARTUCSON, AZLUKE AFB, AZBEALE AFB, CA
EDWARDS, CAEDWARDS AFBEL SEGUNDO, CAMARCH AIR FORCE BASE, CA
TRAVIS AFB, CALOMPOC, CAAIR FORCE ACADEMYBUCKLEY AFB
COLORADO SPRINGS, COCOLORADO SPRINGS, COCOLORADO SPRINGS, COANACOSTIA ANNEX, DC
DOVER AFB, DECAPE CANAVERAL, FLCAPE CANAVERAL, FLEGLIN AFB, FL
HOMESTEAD, FLHURLBURT FIELD, FLTAMPA, FLPATRICK AFB, FL
PANAMA CITY, FLMARIETTA, GAVALDOSTA, GAWARNER ROBINS, GA
SMITH MARINE CORP BASEHICKAM AFB, HIMOUNTAIN HOME A F B, IDSCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, IL
GRISSOM AFBBARKSDALE AFB, LAHANSCOM AFB, MAWESTOVER ARB
ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MDLINTHICUM HEIGHTS, MDSELFRIDGE ANGWHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, MO
COLUMBUS, MSBILOXI, MSMALMSTROM A F B, MTGRAND FORKS, ND
MINOT AFB, NDOFFUTT A F B, NENEW BOSTON, NHMCGUIRE AFB
CANNON AFB, NMHOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, NMKIRTLAND AFB, NMNELLIS AFB, NV
DAYTON, OHYOUNGSTOWN, OHYOUNGSTOWN, OHALTUS AFB, OK
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKVANCE AFBCHARLESTON, SCSHAW A F B, SC
DYESS AFB, TXSAN ANTONIO, TXGOODFELLOW AFB, TXKELLY AFB
SAN ANTONIO, TXLAUGHLIN A F B, TXUNIVERSAL CITY, TXHILL AFB, UT
ALEXANDRIA, VAARLINGTON, VADAHLGREN, VAFORT EUSTIS, VA
HAMPTON, VAARLINGTON, VAFAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, WAMCCHORD AFB, WA
WARREN AFB


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

    Opening and closing dates 10/09/2020 to 10/08/2021

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 11 - 15

  • Salary

    $55,204 to $142,180 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations

Few vacancies in the following locations:

  • Eielson AFB, AK
  • Elmendorf AFB, AK
  • Fort Richardson, AK
  • Maxwell AFB, AL
  • Little Rock AFB, AR
  • Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
  • Luke AFB, AZ
  • Beale AFB, CA
  • Edwards AFB, CA
  • El Segundo, CA
  • March AFB, CA
  • Travis AFB, CA
  • Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • Air Force Academy, CO
  • Buckley AFB, CO
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Peterson AFB, CO
  • Schriever AFB, CO
  • Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC
  • Dover AFB, DE
  • Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Cape Canaveral AFS, FL
  • Eglin AFB, FL
  • Homestead AFB, FL
  • Hurlburt Field, FL
  • MacDill AFB, FL
  • Patrick AFB, FL
  • Tyndall AFB, FL
  • Dobbins AFB, GA
  • Moody AFB, GA
  • Robins AFB, GA
  • Camp H.M. Smith Marine Corp Base, HI
  • Hickam AFB, HI
  • Mountain Home AFB, ID
  • Scott AFB, IL
  • Grissom AFB, IN
  • Barksdale AFB, LA
  • Hanscom AFB, MA
  • Westover Air Reserve Base, MA
  • Andrews AFB, MD
  • Linthicum Heights, MD
  • Selfridge ANG Base, MI
  • Whiteman AFB, MO
  • Columbus AFB, MS
  • Keesler AFB, MS
  • Malmstrom AFB, MT
  • Grand Forks, ND
  • Minot AFB, ND
  • Offutt AFB, NE
  • New Boston, NH
  • McGuire AFB, NJ
  • Cannon AFB, NM
  • Holloman AFB, NM
  • Kirtland AFB, NM
  • Nellis AFB, NV
  • Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • Youngstown, OH
  • Youngstown, OH
  • Altus AFB, OK
  • Tinker AFB, OK
  • Vance AFB, OK
  • Charleston, SC
  • Shaw AFB, SC
  • Dyess AFB, TX
  • Fort Sam Houston, TX
  • Goodfellow AFB, TX
  • Kelly AFB, TX
  • Lackland AFB, TX
  • Laughlin AFB, TX
  • Randolph AFB, TX
  • Hill AFB, UT
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Arlington, VA
  • Dahlgren, VA
  • Fort Eustis, VA
  • Langley AFB, VA
  • Pentagon, Arlington, VA
  • Fairchild AFB, WA
  • McChord AFB, WA
  • Warren AFB, WY
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

AFPC-STEM-DHA-10937726-1102

Control number

581429700

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    For Direct Hire Positions: These positions are to be filled under the OPM Government-Wide Direct Hire Authority Certain STEM Positions for grades GS 11 through 15. 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.

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    Responsibilities
    • ****Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level****
    • Procure and plan acquisitions for standard or specialized items, services, and/or construction contracts where specifications have become standardized and established competitive markets and price competition exist.
    • Review requisition package for adequacy, consistency, and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements.
    • Develop solicitations and evaluate responses. Compile complete bidders' list from qualified applications, knowledge of suppliers, contacts with trade associations, Small Business Administration, or other sources.
    • Prepare and issue solicitation documents selecting appropriate clauses, ensuring clear and complete specifications, including packing and delivery requirements or other routine supplemental stipulation.
    • Use primarily firm fixed-price, time and materials, indefinite delivery, or similar contracts when historical and precedent data are available.
    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • 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
    • Travel and relocation expenses may or may not be paid
    • 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 is required
    Qualifications
    BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade accordance with Department of Defense 1102 Qualification requirements:

    For the GS-11 grade level: I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees -AND- I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while providing business advice to customers and performing all pre-award/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified commodities, services and/or construction.

    OR

    Ph.D (or equivalent doctoral degree) or three academic years of progressively higher level graduate education.

    NOTE: For position identified with Contracting Officer duties, applicant must have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions, of which one year must have been equivalent to the next lower grade or pay band.

    For the GS-12 grade level: I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees -AND- I have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions, of which one year is equivalent to the GS-11 level or equivalent pay band. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while providing business advice to customers and performing all pre-award/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified commodities, services and/or construction.

    For the GS-13 grade level: I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees -AND- I have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions, of which one year is equivalent to the GS-12 level or equivalent pay band. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while providing business advice to customers and performing all pre-award/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified commodities, services and/or construction.

    For the GS-14 grade level: I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees -AND- I have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions, of which one year is equivalent to the GS-13 level or equivalent pay band. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while providing business advice to customers and performing all pre-award/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified commodities, services and/or construction.

    For the GS-15 grade level: I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees -AND- I have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions, of which one year is equivalent to the GS-14 level or equivalent pay band. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while providing business advice to customers and performing all pre-award/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified commodities, services and/or construction.

    To view occupational requirements for this position, refer to the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of 10 United States Code (USC) 1724, 10 USC 1723 and 10 USC 1732

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
    1. Knowledge of contracting principles, policies and procedures.
    2. Knowledge of business practices and market conditions applicable.
    3. Skill in applying contract price/cost analysis techniques to a variety of pre-award and/or post-award procurement actions.
    4. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

    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: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience; transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

    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

    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.

    Term Appointments: If you are selected for a term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.

    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: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. 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

    Not Required

    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 (if part-time) 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. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. 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/Registration/License: If qualifying on education/position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts and if required for the position, submit an active, current registration/license.
    4. Veterans: If claiming Veterans' Preference - Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service/type under honorable conditions (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If you are also claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable).
    ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
    • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
    • Branch of Armed Forces
    • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
    • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
    • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
    • Expected character of service/discharge and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
    • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
    • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
    Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.

    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 10/08/2021.

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10937726

    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 (if part-time) 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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    This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

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

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

    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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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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