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Contract Specialist

Company: Missile Defense Agency
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:


The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is in the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). For more information please see: AcqDemo

Learn more about this agency


  • Accepting applications
    • Open & closing dates

      05/25/2021 to 05/24/2022
    • Salary

      $110,604 - $169,676 per year
      Position fill at the NH-04 Medium Per Locality Breakdown Below
    • Pay scale & grade

      NH 4
    • Help
      • Redstone Arsenal, AL Many vacancies
      • Schriever AFB, CO Many vacancies
      • Dahlgren, VA Many vacancies
      • Telework eligible

        Yes-as determined by the agency policy.
      • Travel Required

        Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
      • Relocation expenses reimbursed

      • Appointment type

      • Work schedule

      • Service

      • Promotion potential

      • Job family (Series)

        1102 Contracting
      • Supervisory status

      • Security clearance

      • Drug test

      • Position sensitivity and risk

        Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
      • Trust determination process

      • Announcement number

      • Control number

        This job is open to
        • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

          Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
        • Military spouses
        • The public

          U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S. Clarification from the agency

          All U.S. Citizens


          This position is being filled under DoD Modified Direct Hire Authority, Section 1109; PL, 116-92, dated 12/20/2019 .

          As a CONTRACT SPECIALIST at the NH-1102-4 some of your typical work assignments may include:
          • Acquisition planning and developing the contractual strategy to be used in the acquisition of a specific program element.
          • Contract planning, negotiation, award, administration, and the closeout of Missile Defense Agency contract activities at an expert level for fixed price and cost reimbursement Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) based contracts and non-FAR based contracts.
          • Conduct independent reviews of procurement programs to determine management effectiveness and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.
          • Analyze and evaluate sources of supply and their status pertaining to research and development, major weapons systems, Foreign Military Sales (FMS), engineering services and Advisory and Assistance Services, as well as being familiar with technical requirements or the services and equipment, including program objectives to advise during pre-solicitations and to conduct the negotiation.
          • Plan, prioritize, organize, monitor, and evaluate work activities to meet time lines and accomplishing goals within established schedule and budget.
          • Negotiate individual contracts within the program to obtain services and/or products for the Government at a fair and reasonable cost within acceptable time frames.
          • Serve as a procuring contracting officer with an unlimited warrant. Help

            Conditions of Employment
            • Must be a U.S. Citizen
            • Occasional Travel
            • Work Schedule: Full-time
            • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
            • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
            • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
            • Overtime: Occasionally
            • Tour of Duty: Flexible
            • Recruitment Incentives: Recruitment/relocation incentive up to $10K may be authorized.
            • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt/Non-Exempt
            • Financial Disclosure: Required/Not Required
            • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
            • Student Loan Repayment Loan may be authorized
            • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see, additional information Qualifications

              Please limit your rsum to five pages. If more than five pages are submitted, only the
              first five pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications.

              NOTE: The limit does not apply to cover letters, eligibility documents such as Standard
              Form (SF) 50, Military Spouse, DD Form 214, transcripts, etc.

              You may qualify at the NH-04, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

              A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-03/GS-13 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:
              • Experience with contract planning, negotiation, award, administration and closeout of contract activities in support of major defense weapon systems, research and development, test and evaluation-complex services, or Foreign Military Sales (FMS), including knowledge-based, systems integration and engineering. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

                In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1102, series as listed below:

                A. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.
                B. A Current civilian personnel in DoD, in any occupational series, who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 while serving in the military on or before September 30, 2000.
                C. A 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.


                Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

                All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

                GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

                FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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: Foreign Education

                Additional information

                Other Notes:

                COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, please review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:

                CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP). Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain, for a minimum of three years, in the federal service in this critical acquisition position.

                ACQUISITION POSITION: This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III Certification in Contracting prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.

                This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

                All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

                Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:..... click apply for full job details

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