Supervisory Contract Specialist

Department of Defense Birmingham, AL
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

The pay band NH-03 includes the General Schedule grade equivalent to GS- 12/13.

Other initiatives under the Acquisition Demonstration Project include simplified classification, streamlined hiring process and expanded developmental opportunities.

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* Serves as a Supervisory Contract Specialist responsible for planning, supervising, managing and leading activities of employees responsible for contract post award administration, pricing and negotiation.

* Incumbent assigns work, monitors and evaluates work performance, manages resources, develops plans, and takes actions to achieve goals and objectives.

* Performs Position and Resource Management functions on assigned subordinates including determining knowledge, skills, and abilities related to work performance.

* Provides leadership to subordinates and technical guidance to other DCMA managers and their personnel in the area of contract administration/management.

* Coordinates and collaborates with the CMO Contracts Director or Tertiary CMO Commander/Director on resourcing and workload decisions that may cross Primary CMO and Tertiary boundaries.

* Incumbent is responsible for ensuring consistent application of policies and procedures across the team for assigned processes/areas of expertise.

* Assures Individual Development Plans include training required for DAWIA certification as well as any customer directed requirements.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Business travel is required 25% of the time.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

1102 Contracting

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Possession of a valid state driver's license is required.

* Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

* Must file an annual financial statement.


Who May Apply:

* Current Department of Defense Employees

QUALIFICATIONS: In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.

To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level NH-02. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience performing post award administration, contract payment and funding, Over and Above administration (DFAR 253.217-7028)) and contract close out for aircraft and aircraft related contracts. Experience leading and/or providing technical advice and assistance to a group of employees responsible for contract administration. Experience interpreting and giving technical advice on acquisition policies, regulations and practices. Experience performing financial analysis, contract negotiation and other business principles and practices to execute a wide range of contracting functions.

Education can NOT be substituted for experience.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Contract Management

* Contract Management/Support

* Written Communication

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (NH-02/GS-12/13).

Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the closing date of the announcement.



A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND 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. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree).

NOTE: 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-1102 on or before September 30, 2000 are also exempt from meeting this requirement.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: