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Contract Specialist (ACQ EHA)

Air Force Civilian Service Elmendorf Afb, AK
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Job Description

Duties

Performs developmental and/or recurring assignments in support of a local installation or in a centralized procurement activity.

Procures supplies or services primarily through formal advertising.

Performs acquisition planning of goods and services necessary for efficient operation of the organization.

Conducts market research and provides sound information in developing acquisition strategy.

Meets with commercial representative to discuss procurement needs, quality of terms or services, current market prices, or delivery schedules.

Performs simplifies and complex contracting for procurement of goods and services thru the use of federal acquisitions (FAR) and supplements.

Analyzes price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices.

Administers contracts with suppliers, vendors, and government representatives.

Evaluates and monitors contract performance to determine need for changes and to ensure compliance with contract obligations,

Confers with personnel, user, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determines corrective action.

Process requirements using FAR, Departmental, MAJCOM and local procedures.

Determines adequacy and completeness of description, which involves research of various manuals and catalogs, or discussions with manufacturer's representatives or requisitioning sources to identify and initiate any corrective actions required.

Develop, prepare, and present terms and conditions in bids or proposals related to the award of contracts.

Select clauses to cover special terms and conditions, such as inspection and acceptance, marking and packaging, quantity variation, price differential, or transportation costs.

Negotiate and award contracts, contract modifications, and/or subcontracts.

Performs source selection, evaluates bids, quotes, or proposals for compliance with specifications or purchase descriptions and applicable clauses.

Considers financial responsibility of suppliers by evaluating contract performance on previous contracts.

Analyzes proposed prices or costs, including such aspects as evaluating technical and audit reports, forecasting price trends, evaluating economic factors, estimating production efficiencies, and evaluating methods of allocating costs through various types of overhead to include general and administrative.

Draft final contract including specifications, packing and shipping requirements, inspection instructions, and all other special and standard clauses.

Performs other assignments of similar difficulty that have been selected with a view of developing advanced skills, e.g., administering the negotiated and formally advertised contracts assigned; monitoring progress of contractors; preparing change orders; participating with higher graded specialists in the procurement of technical items using the formal advertised method where the items are manufactured to special specifications and are complicated by restricted price bidding, special processing, or packing and packaging specifications.

Coordinates contracting activities with other Government agencies having interrelated requirements, e.g., obtaining wage rate information from the Department of Labor, requesting audit reports or pre-award surveys from Defense Contract Audit Agency or Defense Contract Administration, obtaining clearances from the Small Business Administration, and advertising work to be contracted in the Commerce Business Daily of the Department of Commerce.

Qualifications

 

You may qualify if you meet one of the following:

 1. Basic requirement you must have completed a 4 year course of study leading to a bachelors degree with a major in any field, which includes at least 24 semester hours in business related course work in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management etc. Degree must be from an accredited institution AND must have documented Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) at the undergraduate level qualifying for the GS-07 in one of the following below:

a) Class Standing - upper 1/3 percent of the graduating class based on completed courses in the college, university, or major subdivision;

b) Grade Point Average - 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript or as computed based on 4 years of education or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of curriculum; OR 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in your major field or the required courses in your major field completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum. NOTE: If more than 10 percent of total undergraduate credit hours are non-graded, i.e. pass/fail, CLEP, CCAF, DANTES, military credit, etc, you cannot qualify based on GPA; GPA computation will be based on your undergraduate degree only.

c) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society (note: freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this position). (If qualifying based on class standing or honor society membership, provide appropriate documentation).

OR

2.  You have one full year of progressively higher level education, or possess a masters or higher degree, e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of this position. Education must include at least 24 semester hours in business related course work in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management etc. (Submit copy of transcripts).

OR

3. You have served on or before September 30, 2000, in a position either as an employee in the GS-1102 series or as a member of the armed forces in a similar occupational specialty. To be creditable, In addition to meeting basic requirements applicants must have one year of specialized experience  in the next lower grade  or equivalent or next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Equivalent experience may be at the level of the lowest GS grade covered by the applicable pay band; however, the experience must demonstrate KSAs to successfully perform the duties of the position being filled. 

Qualification requirements for appointments as an 1102 series within DOD fall under 10 USC 1724 for all grade levels. 

                                  

                                                                  ***NOTE***

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.

IF YOU ARE QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION, PLEASE SUMBIT COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS TO INCLUDE TRANSFERRED HOURS AND GRADES - OFFICIAL COPIES ARE NOT REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.  IF SELECTED, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE OFFICIAL COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS.  ***NOTE*** Degree Audits are not accepted. 

 

IF YOU QUALIFY BASED ON UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND YOU HAVE NOT GRADUATED PRIOR TO APPLYING TO THIS POSITION, YOU MAY BE OFFERED A POSITION CONTINGENT UPON YOUR FINAL GRADE POINT AVERAGE OR CLASS RANKING. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET.

 

 

 

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

1. Mobility - you may be required to relocate during, or after, completion of your training.

2. Successful completion of all training and regulatory requirements as identified in the applicable training plan.

3. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

4. May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of official duties. 

VETERANS PREFERENCE:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility, submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 or other copy showing type of discharge).  If you are eligible for 10-point veterans preference, attach an SF-15 (utilize SF 15 with revision date of Oct 2013), "Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference" plus the proof required by that form. (Approved VA Letter from the VA that shows percentage of disability, I.E. 10, 20. 30 etc.)

For more specifics on all veterans employment issues such as Veterans preference or special appointing authorities see the Veterans Guide: http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp

BENEFITS

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

Positions filled under General Schedule (GS) at entry level. Early promotion or re-promotions will not be granted.  During the three-year training program, there will be annual promotion opportunities based upon meeting time-in-grade requirements, successful performance, and supervisory approval at each grade level.  You will be eligible for noncompetitive promotion to the intervening and target grades dependent on satisfactory performance, successful completion of a full year of training at each lower grade level, and supervisory approval.

Selectee may be eligible for student loan repayment program; three year service agreement required.

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID .

reCRUITMENT incentive WILL not be authorized.

STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (SLRP) MAY BE OFFERED FOR ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES.

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

This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon competing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

This position requires completion of a two-year probationary period.


Other Information

MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER DECEMBER 31, 1959, WHO ARE 18 BUT NOT YET 26 YEARS OLD, MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM (OR HAVE AN EXEMPTION) TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT.  For additional information or to register, click here.

 

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 at 90 or above on the rating criteria 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.

You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

You must upload/submit all required documents in order to be considered, i.e., Resume, All transcripts (we will accept unofficial), (DD 214, Veterans Award Letter and SF 15 if applicable).

 

 

 

Job Details

Date Posted August 4, 2017
Date Closes September 3, 2017
Requisition 451378000
Located In Elmendorf afb, AK
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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