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CONTRACT SPECIALIST

Company: Air Force Institute of Technology
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

You will serve as a Contract Specialist in the Contracts Department of Southwest Regional Maintenance Center at Naval Station Complex in San Diego, California.Salary Clarification: GS-11: $78,307- $101,796 GS-12: $93,858 - $122,016Many vacancies in the following location:Yes-This position is eligible for part time, substantial or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Yes-Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations.Current permanent employees of DON, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligibles, and VEOA eligibles.

  • You will provide assistance in planning and directing the work of the unit through leading a group of contract specialist actively engaged in assigned technical and administrative matters related to the firm fixed price and cost type contracts.
  • You will assist in reviewing subordinate work packages and deliverables to ensure clarity, adequacy, and completeness.
  • You will perform a full range of contracting duties as a contract specialist.
  • You will assist with collecting, facilitating, preparing, and providing all associated data calls, document reviews, metric reports, and presentations in support of the Branch Head.
  • You will provide advice on work methods, practices, and procedures and assist with the team in identifying the parameters of a viable solution.
  • Per the preliminary nationwide injunction on E.O. 14043, COVID-19 vaccinations will NOT be implemented or enforced. For more information on vaccine status and workplace safety protocol requirements see Additional Information below.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). Certification in the Acquisition Functional Area and category assigned to the position is required within established category timeframes.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). Certification in the Acquisition Functional Area and category assigned to the position is required within established category timeframes.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.Qualifications In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
    GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower pay grade GS-11 in the Federal Service as a professional contract specialist performing contracting services (to include but not limited to: awarding, administrating, negotiating, terminating, and close out) for various types of cost and fixed price contracts in support of repair, overhauls, or modernization of naval warships.

    In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
    GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower pay grade GS-09 in the Federal Service as a professional contract specialist providing contracting services for the acquisition of materials and services required to support research, development, and test and evaluation of ship work packages in support of repair, overhauls, or modernization of naval warships.

    Applicant must meet the following Department of Defense qualification requirements for 1102 contracting positions: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/DoD_Qualification_Standard_For_GS-1102.pdf

    And the title 10 requirements found here: http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title10-section1724&num=0&edition=prelim

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. EducationApplicants must meet the following Basic Education Requirement of the Department of Defense Qualification Standard for Contracting Positions:

    A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.

    NOTE: The education requirement listed above applies only to individuals entering DoD GS-1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current civilian personnel in DoD 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. Current military members who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS (or equivalent) 1102 or before September 30, 2000 are also exempt from meeting this requirement. Applicants currently in the Contingency Contracting Force are also exempt from meeting this requirement.

    Education may be substituted for the GS-11 as follows:
    Completion of Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.
    -OR-
    3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.
    -OR-
    A combination of experience and graduate education as described above that equates to one year of experience


    A transcript must be submitted with your application if qualifying using education. See Required Documents for additional information.Additional informationCOVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: To comply with the recent preliminary nationwide injunction on Executive Order 14043, Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, the Department of the Navy is NOT taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. New hires will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

    This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

    Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

    A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

    Certain incentives (such as Recruitment or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees.

    A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

    Applicants rated ineligible on this vacancy announcement need to reapply and update their application package to be considered on future vacancies filled through this announcement.
    Applicants selected and hired on this vacancy announcement need to reapply to be considered on future vacancies filled through this announcement.

    This position is eligible for part time, substantial or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

    Vacancies filled from this announcement may be filled at any grade level listed.

    If selected below the full performance level, you may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

    If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

    Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

    ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/

    Military Spouse Preference applicants will receive priority consideration at the Full Performance Level (FPL) and if determined to be Best Qualified at the FPL, and selected, must be placed at the FPL. A BQ military spouse possesses knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies comparable to others who meet the competitive referral criteria for the specific position. You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:

    • CONTRACT AWARD
    • CONTRACTING AND ACQUISITION
    • CONTRACTING/PROCUREMENT
    • PREPARATION AND NEGOTIATION
    • SOURCING
    • WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

      You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

      If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

      Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

      All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Keywords: Air Force Institute of Technology, San Diego , CONTRACT SPECIALIST, Other , San Diego, California

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