CONTRACT SPECIALIST (Title 5)

Location
Camp, Arkansas
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Jan 11, 2019
Closes
Feb 11, 2019
Job Role
Attorney / Legal
Job Type
Contract
Travel Required
Negligible
Minimum Experience Required
1 year
Degree Required
4-Year Degree
Manages Others?
No
    Duties   Summary   

    THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.  

    This National Guard position is for a CONTRACT SPECIALIST (Title 5), Position Description Number T5201P01  and is part of the AR ARNG USPFO, National Guard.
     

     Responsibilities   

    SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  

    ***This is a Title 5 National Guard Employee position description.***

    This position is located in the Purchasing and Contracting Division of the United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO). The primary purpose of this position is to provide sound business advice in the planning and execution of pre-award and post-award functions, using a wide range of common contracting methods and contract types, to assist in the procurement of standard or specialized services, commodities, and/or construction within an operational contracting office.

    MAJOR DUTIES:

    1. Plans the overall approach to meet contracting program objectives for procuring a wide variety of requirements. Performs market research/analysis to determine availability of the requirement; analyzes market trends, commercial practices, conditions and technological advances and determines the sources to be solicited. Determines appropriate method of procurement using a wide range of contracting methods and contract types.

    2. Procures a wide variety of services, commodities, and/or construction. Applies all statutory requirements including regulations, policies, procedures, business and industry practices, market trends, Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Comptroller General Decisions, public law, case law, and precedents to all acquisitions. Contracts assigned may contain a variety of unique attributes such as special handling provisions or other specialized terms and conditions, unfavorable market conditions, and limited competition or sole source requirements.

    3. Executes post-award contract performance management actions on assigned contracts. Monitors and evaluates contractor performance for compliance with terms and conditions of contracts and ensures timely submission of technical progress reports and performance metrics. Makes field site visits to detect and/or correct labor standards violations, takes appropriate action to expedite delivery or performance when required by mission changes, monitors the contractors’ use of government-furnished property inventories, and issues change orders as necessary.

    4. Provides business advice and guidance to technical personnel and others on contracting work and prepares correspondence. Represents the interest of the organization in a professional manner in meetings and various contacts outside the agency on a variety of issues that often are not well-defined.

    5. Performs other duties as assigned.  

     Travel Required   

    Not required  

     Supervisory status   

    No  

     Promotion Potential   

    None  

       
  • Job family (Series)   

    1102 Contracting  

      
  • Requirements  

    Requirements   Conditions of Employment   

    U.S. Citizenship is required.

    Prior to appointment, an applicant must complete and clear drug test.

    DAWIA Level II

    Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

    May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

    Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

    The applicant must possess or obtain a valid security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) within one year of appointment according to Army or Air Force Personnel Security Program Management Directives.  

    Qualifications   GENERAL EXPERIENCE  : All on-board Title 5 Excepted Service employees assigned to Series GS-1102 positions, must be certified at the next higher grade-level before considered as eligible for merit promotions to that level; and, must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. However, a new hire applicant must have competent experiences that are commensurate/equivalent to the contracting program business with demonstrated understandings of the complex principles and concepts defined by the NG Title 5 Excepted Service Series GS-1102 positions.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE  :  Must meet positive education requirement. To qualify, candidate must have DAWIA Level Two Certification awarded.  Must have at least 12 months of broadening contracting experiences and competencies that provided an expanded expertise in contracting principles and procedures to include the following tasks: Developing and Negotiating Positions, Advanced Cost/Price Analysis, Contract Termination, and Procurement Policies. NOTE:  If the GS-12 position also requires Level Three Certification based on the complexity of the contracts, as a condition of continued employment in the position, the employee must complete the Level Three Certification within 24 months of appointment to the GS-1102-12 non-supervisory position.

    You must provide DAWIA Certificate to support your claim.  

    Prior to submitting the candidate/employee’s validation and verification package to NG-J1-TN for continued personnel processing for official appointment, the candidate/employee may be interviewed by a Contracting Officer Review Board (CORB) and, if interviewed, must pass the Board’s contracting program scenario-based questions in regard to specialized experiences and competencies that will allow him/her to become a Warranted Contracting Officer in order to continue through the final personnel processing validation activities for official appointment as the GS-1102-12 Non-supervisory Contract Specialist.  
      Education   

    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

    1. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.
    AND  

    2. At least 24 Semester Hours in any combination/restricted to the following studies: Accounting, Business, Finance, Law, Contracts, Purchasing, Economics, Industrial Management, Marketing, Quantitative Methods, or Organization and Management.  

    Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.    
    The education requirements listed above apply to individuals who initially entered -or- will enter the National Guard (NG) Title 5 Excepted Service Contracting Program, Series GS-1102, positions, on/or after October 1, 2000.

    Current National Guard (NG) Title 5 Excepted Service Contracting Program, Series GS-1102 employees who occupied GS-1102 positions with authority to award or administer contracts, above the simplified acquisition threshold on/or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from meeting this education requirement.

    The Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act dictates specific education, training requirements, knowledge, and experience factors for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics workforce.

    Education, training, and experience requirements, for each contracting certification level, provide the framework for progression in a career field and are used for the purpose of characterizing a contracting specialist’s qualifications within the GS-1102 career field.

    Initial hire applicants must complete the certification requirements for their positions within 24 months of appointment.
    Current on-board NG Title 5 Excepted Service Contracting Program, Series GS-1102, employees must complete the certification requirement for their positions within 24 months of appointment.

    Those current on-board NG Title 5 Excepted Service Contracting Program, Series GS-1102, employees, who have not completed the training and certification requirements for their current positions, are NOT considered as qualified candidates for promotion consideration to fill vacant contracting positions using Merit Principles.

    You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.  
     Additional information   

    Veterans Information:  Veterans’ preference must be validated by formal submissions including all necessary supporting documentation. You must provide acceptable documentation of your preference or appointment eligibility. Acceptable documentation may be:

    1. A copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions.

    2. A "certification" that is a written document from the armed forces that certifies 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 the certification is signed.

    3. You may obtain a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs reflecting your level of disability for preference eligibility by visiting a VA Regional Office, contacting a VA call center or online.

    NOTE:  Prior to appointment, an agency will require the service member to provide a copy of the DD-214.

    If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form, SF-15, "Application for 10-point Veterans’ Preference."If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
     

       How You Will Be Evaluated   

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.  

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    AS A GENERAL RULE, ONE QUARTER COLLEGE CREDIT HOUR EQUALS .67 SEMESTER COLLEGE CREDIT HOUR.  

    For example, to compute the number of semester hours an applicant earned, after he/she successfully completed 36 quarter credits in accounting discipline courses by:

    1. Use the data point of .67 to compute Quarter Hours into Semester Hours:
    36 Quarter Hours X .67 Semester Hour = 24 Semester Hours.
    OR  

    2. May compute the number of semester hours an applicant has earned, after he/she successfully completed 36 quarter credits in accounting discipline courses:
    36 Quarter Hours /1.5 = 24 Semester Hours.
    Hint: Whether you are converting Semester Hours into Quarter Hours; or, Quarter
    Hours into Semester Hours, the applicable computation data points are correct.

    DO NOT COPY THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS AND PLACE INTO YOUR RESUME; YOU MUST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AS IT PERTAINS TO EACH STATEMENT.  

    Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
      
     

      Background checks and security clearance   Security clearance   

    Secret  

     Drug test required   

    Yes  

          
  • Required Documents  

    Required Documents   

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

    1. Your resume showing WORK SCHEDULE, HOURS worked per week, DATES (including MONTH and YEAR, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and detailed duties performed.  

    2. DAWIA Level II Certificate  

    3. Transcripts  

    4. Other required documents  

    RESUME REMINDER-  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) Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week) Series and Grade, if applicable, for all Federal positions you have held. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all of the questions in the assessment by addressing your work experience in detail. Recommended: Even though we do not require a specific resume format, your resume must be clear so that we are able to fully evaluate your qualifications. To ensure you receive appropriate consideration, please list the duties you performed under each individual job title. If we are unable to match your experiences with the positions held, you may lose consideration for this vacancy. We cannot make assumptions regarding your qualifications.

    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).  

       
  • 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. Learn more about federal benefits .  


    Review our benefits  

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. 

        
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