Contract Specialist

Department of Defense Cheyenne, WY
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THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a CONTRACT SPECIALIST, Position Description Number T5203/T5202 and is part of the WY United States Property and Fiscal Office, National Guard.

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Responsibilities

This is a career-ladder position located in the Purchasing and Contracting Division of the United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO).

GS-09: Primary purpose is to perform developmental assignments which are designed to provide the member, who is serving in a developmental capacity, experience in pre-award and post-award functions when they are well-defined and well-precedented, using common contracting methods and contract types, to procure standard or specialized services, commodities, and/or construction through formal advertising and negotiation procedures using primarily firm fixed-price contracts.

GS-11: The primary purpose is to provide sound business advice in the execution of pre-award and post-award functions, using a wide range of common contracting methods and contract types, to assist in the procurement of standard or specialized services, commodities, and/or construction within an operational contracting office.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

* Enters all contractual information into a contract writing system software database.

* Reviews completed official contract file to determine that all contractual actions are satisfied, there are no pending administrative actions to be resolved, all file documents are signed, there are no litigation actions pending, and the contract is complete in every respect and ready to be closed.

* Serves as a central point of contact on assigned acquisitions to respond to inquiries and resolves routine discrepancies/problems or assists in resolving technical problems.

* Reviews completed official contract file to determine that all contractual actions are satisfied, there are no pending administrative actions to be resolved, all file documents are signed, there are no litigation actions pending, and the contract is complete in every respect and ready to be closed.

* Represents the interest of the organization in a professional manner in meetings and various contacts outside the agency on a variety of issues that often are not well-defined

This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties. *

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

* Job family (Series)

1102 Contracting

* Requirements

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EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

* U.S. Citizenship Required.

* This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.

* Employees are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).

* The Selected applicant must complete an "I-9, Employment Verification", "OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment", and a "Declaration of Relatives in the Wyoming Military Department" prior to the appointment date.

* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

* Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation

* Veteran's preference does not apply to this advertisement.

* Relocation expenses are authorized.

* 10% Group Retention Incentive is authorized

* Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08).

* Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 17-Nov-2011.

* The employee must meet DoDI 5000.66, Defense Acquisition Workforce Education, Training, Experience, and Career Development requirements applicable to the duties of the position.

Qualifications

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

1. A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.

AND

2. At least 24 Semester Hours in any combination/restricted to the following studies: Accounting, Business, Finance, Law, Contracts, Purchasing, Economics, Industrial Management, Marketing, Quantitative Methods, or Organization and Management.

All applications must be accompanied with documentation in the form of an official college transcript that reflects a completed bachelor's degree with the 24 specialized hours. Transcripts must show the applicable university logo, listing courses completed.

Based on the Education and Certification Requirements for this Series, NO Substitutions of Bachelor's Degree Education for Specialized Experiences are Allowed for the NG Title 5 Excepted Service Series GS-1102 Positions.

However, substitution of Graduate School Education for Specialized Experience factors may be applied in order to qualify for an entry level GS-1102-07 position on the basis of completed graduate degree. The graduate course education must be in one of -or- be a combination of the following required disciplines: Accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management; or, one full academic year of graduate law school, or superior academic achievement in a law school program.

Per the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA), November 1990, with NDAA inclusions, the following notes are provided:

* The education requirements listed above apply to individuals who initially entered -or- will enter the National Guard (NG) Title 5 Excepted Service Contracting Program, Series GS-1102, positions, on/or after October 1, 2000.

* Current National Guard (NG) Title 5 Excepted Service Contracting Program, Series GS-1102 employees who occupied GS-1102 positions with authority to award or administer contracts, above the simplified acquisition threshold on/or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from meeting this education requirement.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

All on-board Title 5 Excepted Service employees assigned to Series GS-1102 positions, must be certified at the next higher grade-level before considered as eligible for merit promotions to that level; and, must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

GS-1102-09: Must meet positive education requirement. To qualify, candidate must have Contracting Level One Certification awarded and have at least 12 months of functional contracting experiences and competencies that provided knowledge of contracting principles and procedures to include the following business: Procurement in Pre-Award and Award Contracts; Simplified Acquisition Procedures; Small Business Socio-Economic; Delivery Order / Task Order; Contract Administration; Government Purchase Card program. As a condition of continued employment in the GS-1102-09 position, the employee must complete Level Two Certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.

GS-1102-11: Must meet positive education requirement. To qualify, candidate must have Contracting Level Two Certification awarded and have at least 12 months of broadening contracting experiences and competencies that provided full working knowledge and skill in contracting principles and procedures to include the following tasks: Procurement in Pre-Award and Award Contracts, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Small Business Socio-Economic, Delivery Order / Task Order, Contract Administration, Purchase Card program.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT:

The Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requires specific training requirements for current contracting and acquisition employees. To be considered for this position, you must have completed the required DAWIA training or Federal Acquisition Certification - Contracting Level 1 or 2 certification dependent on grade level applying for.

Your DAWIA Course or Federal Acquisition Certification - Contracting Level 1 or 2 certificates must be uploaded with your application

NOTE: Positive Education, General, Specialized Experience and where applicable, possession of Contracting Level One or Two Certification will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position. Applicants must provide from (e.g. 02/2014 - 03/2016 or Feb 2014 - Mar 2016) dates and hours worked per week with description of your specialized experience on the resume.

ALL SERIES GS-1102 NG TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE CANDIDATES' PACKAGES ARE ROCESSED / COORDINATED DIRECTLY TO NG-J1-TN THROUGH NGB OPARC FOR FINAL CONCURRENCE PRIOR TO FINAL APPOINTMENT.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

DRUG TEST:

Prior to appointment, an applicant must complete and clear drug test.

DRIVER'S LICENSE:

Must possess a valid state's driver's license for the state in which the applicant lives or is principally employed.

As a condition of employment, if the contract specialist is directed by Contract Supervisor to hold a Warrant, s/he must pass the CORB to qualify for the Warrant.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

The applicant must possess or obtain a valid SECRET security clearance within one year of appointment according to Army or Air Force Personnel Security Program Management Directives.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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