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CONTRACT SPECIALIST WITH SECURITY CLEARANCE

Company: Department of the Army
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Duties * Verify the contractor's rate through the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). * Serve as contract representative to requiring activities and the agencies administering contracts for the initial and follow-on production of highly complex weapon systems equipment, research and development, and major non-systems. * Serve as Negotiation Leader for the government during complex contract negotiations that commit a sizeable portion of the commands resources. * Prepare designated price and cost analysis in accordance with current command regulations and policy. * Compile data such as reports, narratives, studies, briefings and other presentations used in analysis of contract performance and surveillance. * Conduct meeting with representatives of contract administration agencies and contractors to receive and exchange information. Requirements Conditions of Employment * Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. * This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectee must meet position requirements for Foundational Certification or Contracting Professional within 36 months of entrance on duty. * Must submit Financial Disclosure Report, OGE 450, upon entry into position and annually thereafter. * Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. If the security clearance is denied or revoked, the individual may be denied or removed from the position, accordingly. * Business travel required 10% of the time Qualifications This is an open continuous vacancy announcement. Applications will be referred after the 1st cutoff date and thereafter when vacancies occur. This announcement is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates. Candidates with a complete application will be considered for all vacancies that occur for a 3-month period or the closing date of this announcement, whichever comes first. Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. * Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
* Current Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
* Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange Agreement
* Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
* Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
* Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
* Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
* Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technician Eligible
* Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
* Priority Placement Program, DoD MR and NG Preference Eligible Tech Receiving Disability Retirement
* Priority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference Eligible
* Reinstatement
* Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998In order to qualify, you must meet the education and 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. Additional information about transcripts is in this document . Basic Requirement for Contract Specialist: Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees OR Exemption: You are exempt from the education requirements above if (A) you are a current civilian employee 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; OR (B) you are a current military member who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS (or equivalent)-1102 on or before September 30, 2000. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: One year of specialized experience which includes:1) performing pre-award or post-award procurement functions involving complex contracts; (2) negotiating contract prices, terms and conditions to evaluate cost analysis; AND (3) implementing contractual regulatory guidance and processes for the procurement of goods services. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12). Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. Education cannot be substituted for experience. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: * Administration and Management
* Contracting/Procurement
* Influencing/Negotiating 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 (GS-12). Education 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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/ . Additional information * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * One year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct deposit of pay is required. * This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter. * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. * This is a(n) Acquisition and Contracting Career Field position. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. * Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. * Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. * Relocation Incentive may be authorized. * Recruitment/Retention Incentive will not be authorized. * May require overtime work. * All selections under an announcement must be made within 3 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list. * Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) will not be authorized. * Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized. * Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Career Field Position. * This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectee must meet position requirements for Foundational or Contracting Professional Certification within 36 months of entrance on duty. * Information on the Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce may be found at https://asc.army.mil/. * Benefits Help A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits . Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation. You may claim Military Spouse preference. You may claim P

Keywords: Department of the Army, Huntsville , CONTRACT SPECIALIST WITH SECURITY CLEARANCE, Other , Huntsville, Alabama

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