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CONTRACT SPECIALIST – Lackland AFB, Texas
U.S. Air Force – Agency Wide, Department of the Air Force
Job ID: 244372Start Date: 04/14/2020End Date: 04/27/2020
***Salary Ranges includes local market supplement*** This is a GG-13 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-13 duties for the “Professional” work category are at the “Full Performance” work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-13 level. The selectee’s salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee’s qualifications in relation to the job BASIC REQUIREMENTS: *NOTE* Applicants must meet the basic requirements as defined in 10 USC 1724 (a)(3) and (c) and as stated in this announcement.
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. NOTE: 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 self-nominate 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 or is in the contingency contracting force. OR 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. Along with the basic requirement above, the applicant must also meet the specialized experience below: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Credible experience includes: (1) soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, laws, regulations, legal requirements and awarding contracts; (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions; (3) terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; (4) analyzing and evaluating cost/price proposals and accounting systems; (5) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures; (6) formulating and administering policies and procedures to insure achievement of socioeconomic goals; (7) developing acquisition strategies and directing or managing procurements; and/or (8) providing functional staff advisory services within the contracting occupation. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency. OR To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1100/contracting-series-1102/ KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: Knowledge of contract negotiation, administration and termination principles, policies, procedures, and technical requirements applicable to pre-and post-award actions for a variety of contracts. Knowledge of business practices and market conditions applicable to program and technical acquisition requirements and negotiation strategies to effectively negotiate highly complex procurements of extensive services and high technology equipment systems for weapon systems, logistics, and operational arenas. Knowledge of price and cost analysis sufficient to review proposals against previous history, actual and estimated expenditures, and established rates to determine price reasonableness or to determine a negotiation position. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of fact-finding, analytical skill sufficient for analysis and resolution of complex problems; and the principles and practices of team building. Ability to apply precedents found in Government contracting case law to specific contracting situations to ensure that legally binding contracting officer decisions are consistent, justifiable, and will be upheld at appellate courts or boards; and the ability to properly apply funding rules associated with the obligation of multiple types of appropriations. Ability to establish performance goals and assess progress toward their achievement, and develop concrete action plans to solve problems; to adjust work operations to meet emergencies, changing programs or production requirements within available resources and with minimum sacrifice of quality or quantity of work; and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Knowledge of security policies and requirements for protecting classified and sensitive information. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK 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.
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