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Contracting Specialist

Department: AFPC EH DH
Agency: U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number: AFPCACQEH-1076199-1102
SALARY RANGE: $31628 to $149333/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1102-05/15
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
DUTY LOCATIONS: Eielson AFB, AK
Elmendorf AFB, AK
Fort Richardson, AK
Gunter AFB, AL
Maxwell AFB, AL
Little Rock AFB, AR
Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
Luke AFB, AZ
Beale AFB, CA
Edwards AFB, CA
El Segundo, CA
Los Angeles, CA
March AFB, CA
Palmdale, CA
Travis AFB, CA
Vandenberg AFB, CA
Air Force Academy, CO
Buckley AFB, CO
Colorado Springs, CO
Peterson AFB, CO
Schriever AFB, CO
Bolling AFB, DC
Washington DC, 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
Hickam AFB, HI
Mountain Home AFB, ID
Scott AFB, IL
Grissom AFB, IN
McConnell AFB, KS
Lexington, KY
Barksdale AFB, LA
Hanscom AFB, MA
Otis ANG Base, MA
Westover Air Reserve Base, MA
Andrews AFB, MD
Fort Meade, MD
Patuxent River, MD
Selfridge ANG Base, MI
Minneapolis, MN
Whiteman AFB, MO
Columbus AFB, MS
Keesler AFB, MS
Malmstrom AFB, MT
Fort Bragg, NC
Pope AFB, NC
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
Grand Forks AFB, ND
Minot AFB, ND
Offutt AFB, NE
Fort Dix, NJ
McGuire AFB, NJ
Cannon AFB, NM
Holloman AFB, NM
Kirtland AFB, NM
Nellis AFB, NV
Niagara Falls, NY
Rome, NY
Heath, OH
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Youngstown, OH
Altus AFB, OK
Tinker AFB, OK
Vance AFB, OK
Portland, OR
Greater Pittsburgh Airport, PA
Charleston AFB, SC
Goose Creek, SC
Shaw AFB, SC
Ellsworth AFB, SD
Arnold AFB, TN
Biggs AFB, TX
Brooks AFB, TX
Brooks County, TX
Carswell AFB, TX
Cibolo, TX
Dyess AFB, TX
Fort Sam Houston, TX
Goodfellow AFB, TX
Kelly AFB, TX
Lackland AFB, TX
Laughlin AFB, TX
Randolph AFB, TX
Sheppard AFB, TX
Hill AFB, UT
Arlington, VA
Dahlgren, VA
Fort Belvoir, VA
Fort Eustis, VA
Langley AFB, VA
Naval Base, Norfolk, VA
Quantico, VA
Fairchild AFB, WA
Warren AFB, WY
Afghanistan
Bitburg, Germany
Kaiserslautern, Germany
Ramstein, Germany
Spangdahlem, Germany
Aviano, Italy
Kadena Air Base Okinawa, Japan
Misawa AFB, Japan
Yokota Air Base, Japan
Moron De La Frontera, Spain
Incirlik, Turkey
Alconbury, United Kingdom
Lakenheath, United Kingdom
Menwith Hill, United Kingdom
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

AGENCY MARKETING STATEMENT:
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

JOB SUMMARY:

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.


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 2) certain health care occupations, or “EHA Medical”. Positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.'"



This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems.



KEY REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizenship is required

A security clearance may be required

PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations

This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program


DUTIES:

  • 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.


  • Monitor contract performance and assists in contract termination. Monitor 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.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:


This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies. Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level. This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-05 Target GS-15).




QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Basic Requirements: Applicants must have 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, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree).



EXCEPTIONS: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current members of the armed forces (that apply prior to retirement/separation), and current DoD employees are exempt from the basic requirements, if:



- served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold on or before 30 September 2000;
- 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;


- is in the contingency contracting force; or


- is described in subsection (e)(1)(B). (Formal developmental positions)



In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have one year of specialized experience in accordance with Department of Defense 1102 Qualification requirements:



To qualify for the GS-05 grade level: 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, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree).


-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.


To qualify for the GS-07 grade level: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while in the Federal service procuring a wide variety products and services; administering terms and conditions of contracts; negotiating and awarding contracts and contract modifications; performing price/cost analysis; monitoring contractor's performance; performing work associated with termination of contracts.


To qualify for the GS-09 grade level: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 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


Masters degree (or equivalent graduate degree such as LL.B or J.D) or two academic years of progressively higher level graduate education including 24 hours of business may substitute for the one year of specialized experience.


To qualify for the GS-11 grade level: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must 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 including 24 hours of business may substitute for the one year of specialized experience.



To qualify for the GS-12 grade level: Non-Contracting Officers must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent at the GS-11 level or equivalent pay band. For Contracting Officers: Must have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions, of which 52 weeks must have been equivalent to the next lower grade or 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 qualify for the GS-13 grade level: Non-Contracting Officers must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent at the GS-12 level or equivalent pay band. For Contracting Officers: Must have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions, of which 52 weeks must have been equivalent to the next lower grade or 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 qualify for the GS-14 grade level: Non-Contracting Officers must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent at the GS-13 level or equivalent pay band. For Contracting Officers: Must have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions, of which 52 weeks must have been equivalent to the next lower grade or 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 qualify for the GS-15 grade level: Non-Contracting Officers must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent at the GS-14 level or equivalent pay band. For Contracting Officers: Must have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions, of which 52 weeks must have been equivalent to the next lower grade or 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 Public Law, Title 10 USC Section 1724.




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.



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 Occupational Questionnaire



3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.



BENEFITS:

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.



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


OTHER 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 well qualified or above for this position.



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.


Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.



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



HOW TO APPLY:


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, September 30, 2014



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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 1076199. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.



If you cannot apply online:


1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire


2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.



PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (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 by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.



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


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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


· Online Application (Questionnaire)


1) Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)


2) Transcripts (must contain the university logo, can be a copy)


3) Registration/License, active, current registration if applicable for the position



4) Veterans’ Preference - 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).


IF APPLICABLE: A military service member's statement of service/certification will be accepted IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The statement/certification should indicate member's separation from active duty is within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. It 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, your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
After you submit your application, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.


The length of time your application will remain active will vary based on the closing date of this Public Notice.





AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
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