Contract Specialist Job in SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, IL

Vacancy No. LTA-11092420-21KV Department Defense Information Systems Agency
Salary $54,217.00 to $70,481.00 Grade 9 to 9
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 4/16/2021 Close Date 7/15/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates
Locations:
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, IL

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

    Opening and closing dates 04/16/2021 to 07/15/2021

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 9

  • Salary

    $54,217 to $70,481 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-time

Locations
  • Scott AFB, IL Many vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized.

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to
  • Internal to an agency

    Current federal employees of this agency.

  • Military spouses

Clarification from the agency

Current Competitive Service Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) employees and Military Spouses Preference eligibles in the local area.

Announcement number

LTA-11092420-21KV

Control number

598681200

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    These positions are for the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization's offices at Scott Air Force Base, IL (approximately 25 miles east of St. Louis, MO).

    -Initial review of applicants will occur 7 days after the announcement opens.

    -Additional reviews of applicants will occur at the 30 and 60 day cutoff and the closing date of the announcement.

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    Responsibilities
    • Prepare Requests for Quotations (RFQs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPS).
    • Assist in planning negotiation strategy, contracting price evaluation, and upon completion of negotiations, assure contract file is in proper order.
    • Prepare a narrative of the procurement actions and prepare contractual documents for the Contracting Officer's signature.
    • Review various contract processes in order to identify risks and to notify Contracting Officer or supervisor to resolve problem.
    • Research applicable contract provisions.
    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • Must be a U.S.Citizen.
    • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
    • Financial Disclosure (OGE-450) required.
    • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) position.
    Qualifications
    Time-in-Grade Requirements:

    For entry at the GS-09 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-07 or higher grade in the Federal Service.

    Basic Education Standards for positions in the 1102 series:

    Bachelor's degree from an accredited education institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.

    All applicants must provide a copy of their transcripts. Failure to provide this information will result in disqualification.

    Education Exemptions: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current DoD employees or Armed Forces members, 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, are exempt from meeting this requirement. Failure to provide SF-50 or career brief (for Armed Forces members) dated prior to October 1, 2000 will result in disqualification (this includes DISA employees).

    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.

    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 the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services at the time of application. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

    Specialized Experience:

    For the GS-09, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal Service, Military, or Private Sector.

    Your resume MUST demonstrate experience in contracting methods and performing basic price or cost analysis.

    Candidates must describe how their experience meets the specialized experience requirement within the body of their resume.

    In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirements, qualified applicants must also possess the quality of experience as it relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant's background, recency of experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Candidates must clearly demonstrate the possession of competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level to be qualified for the position. Applicants must describe how their experience meets the competencies within the body of the resume. No separate statements addressing competencies are required.

    Qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 days after the submission of your application.
    Education

    SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

    For the GS-09 Position, you may substitute education for specialized experience: You must have completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education, Master's or equivalent graduate degree. (You MUST submit transcripts to verify your claim).

    Graduate Education: To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

    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.

    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 the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services at the time of application. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

    Additional information

    • A two year probationary or trial period may be required.
    • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
    • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
    • Moving costs MAY be paid.
    • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here.
    • This is a covered position and the person selected for this position must complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment pursuant to 5 CFR 2634.903(b) (DoD 5500.7).
    • This is a DISA acquisition workforce DAWIA position in the Contracting career field. Selectee must be Level II certified (or eligible for certification within 24 months of appointment) in the Contracting career field. DAWIA certification is a condition of employment. Failure to fulfill the certification requirement may lead to a non-disciplinary adverse action, which can include dismissal.
    • For more information on veterans' preference click here.
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here).
    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. It is applicable to former Federal civilian employees receiving a retirement annuity from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund that are hired within the DoD on or after November 24, 2003. The policy also applies to annuitants (appointed in DoD on/or after November 24, 2003) who move from one position to another within DoD through voluntary reassignment, promotion, change to lower grade or transfer between military departments.
    • This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program.
    • Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.
    • For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here.
    • You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.
    • If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this position. If, 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 position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    The Assessment Questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and collects information on your education, training and experience related to the following critical competencies:

    • Attention to Detail
    • Contracting/Procurement
    • Influencing/Negotiating


    You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11092420

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    FOR THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED AS THEY APPLY STATED BELOW AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. NOT ALL DOCUMENTS WILL APPLY TO EVERYONE.

    1. Transcripts (REQUIRED): This position has positive education requirements; you must submit all of your transcripts. The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating.
    2. SF-50 (if applicable) Notification of Personnel Action for current or former Federal employees: All applicants to include current agency employees must provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
    3. Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable):
    • You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what they condition of discharge is thought to be.
    • If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability.
    • If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
    1. Military Spouse Preference (if applicable): Spousal Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, marriage certificate/license, and a MILITARY SPOUSE PPP SELF-CERTIFICATION CHECKLIST are required to claim Military Spouse Preference. The Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist can be found here: Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

    Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 07/15/2021.

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/15/2021, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    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.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees

    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

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.

    1. Your Resume
    • Your resume MUST include the following information for each job listed: Job title; duties (be as detailed as possible); month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); and full- time or part-time status (include hours worked per week). Read more about what should I include in my federal resume? at USAJOBS.
    • DO NOT include the following information: Classified or government sensitive information; Social Security Number; Photos of yourself; Personal information, such as age, gender, religious affiliation, etc.; or encrypted and digitally signed documents. Read more about what should I leave out of my resume? at USAJOBS.
    1. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
    2. Other required supporting documents: (SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS)
    Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
    1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
    2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
    3. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Agency contact information HR Customer Care Center HR Customer Care Center
    Address

    DISA - MSO/PROCUREMENT SERVICES DIRECTORATE
    2300 East Drive Bldg 3600
    Scott AFB, IL 62225
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    If you want to do interesting and challenging work and to make a contribution to national defense, DISA is a great place for you.

    DISA provides secure and reliable communications and computing support that enable the President and our military forces to communicate globally through voice, video, and data transmission. DISA is a leader within the Federal Government in implementing "people programs" and offers a broad range of quality-of-life and training programs. Go to www.disa.mil for more information.

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Defense Information Systems Agency, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.disa.mil//

    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The occupational questionnaire and the resume that you submit will be used to assess your qualifications for the job, and to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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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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