This job is open to
- Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
- Federal employees – Competitive service
- Individuals with disabilities
- Land & base management
This position is located in the Office of Operations, Office of Finance, Budget and Acquisitions, Office of Acquisitions and Grant Services.
- Work with technical and specialized personnel in formulating plans for program procurement, including large and complex acquisitions. Reviews Acquisition-Ready Packages and ensures completion.
- Explore new or innovative contracting approaches. Apply FAR statutory and other regulatory orders and departmental policies to determine the best way to meet the requirements and acquisition plan, based on socioeconomic requirements and competition.
- Serves as adviser to program officials in procurement planning meeting. Advise program officials of the procurement objectives to be used and assists in the preparation of statement of work.
- Prepares determination and findings and solicitation documents. Performs detailed analyses of all elements of cost and price in contractor proposals and makes competitive range determinations.
- Conducts pre-proposal conference with prospective contractors to arrive at a clear understanding of what is required under the proposed contract.
- Craft and document a source selection plan consistent with public law, regulations, policy, and other guidelines. Prepares source selection procedures.
- Drafts solicitations and prepares necessary work guides for Request for Proposals (RFP) or Requests for Quotations (RFQ).Evaluate proposals and quotes against evaluation criteria and request technical and pricing support, if needed, to identify offers that are acceptable or can be made acceptable.
- Prepares for and negotiates terms and conditions and cost/price. Review audit and technical reports, review price analyst reports. Develops and pre-negotiation position, including identifying trade-offs.
The position of Contract Specialist falls under the 1102 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-11/12, you must meet the following:
Basic requirements for Series 1102: GS-5 through GS-12: (Transcripts are required)
A. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major in any field;
B. At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.
NOTE: Applicants must submit all relevant transcripts that demonstrate you possess the required education to meet the Basic Qualifications.
Completion of mandatory training is required for Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC-C), Level I and/or II http://www.fai.gov. A copy of a current Level I and II certification must be uploaded.
Specialized Experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
You must possess one year (52-weeks) of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-9) in the Federal service.
Such experience includes: Basic contracting principles and procedures applicable to pre-award and/or post-award actions sufficient to procure and/or administer contracts for a variety of equipment, services, and/or construction; and acting as a business advisor to internal stakeholders.
3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
Graduate Education: To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
You must possess one year (52-weeks) of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-11) in the Federal service.
Such experience includes: Applying advanced contracting principles and procedures applicable to pre-award and/or post-award actions sufficient to procure and/or administer contracts for a variety of equipment, services, and/or construction; and acting as a business advisor to internal stakeholders.
All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 04/30/2021. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities. You must continue to meet all requirements through the hiring process.
You may be asked to provide additional information at a later time. All interview requests and selection decisions are at the full discretion of the hiring office.
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