Contract Specialist

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Department of Defense
CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES ELIGIBLE TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE IDAHO AIR NATIONAL GUARD. THOSE WHO APPLIED UNDER ANNOUNCEMENT #14-167 NEED NOT REAPPLY; YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION. Permanent Full Time
IDAHO AIR NATIONAL GUARD
NATIONWIDE TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: 124TH MISSION SUPPORT GROUP
Contract Specialist
Boise, Idaho
Appointment Type: Permanent
PD #:D1434000
Series/Grade: GS-1102-07/09
Salary Range: $39,179.00-$62,297.00
Candidates must possess and maintain a Secret Security Clearance
PCS is not authorized
MEMBERSHIP IN THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Idaho Air National Guard as a condition of employment. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.
In accordance with the Labor Management Agreement, Article 18, Promotions:
Area of Consideration
The area of consideration for all Idaho National Guard bargaining unit positions will be as follows:
(1) Bargaining unit members
(2) All other individuals
This does not preclude management from selecting either Section (1) or Section (2) applications _after_ Section (1) applicants have been considered.
AREAS OF CONSIDERATION:
Current members of the United States Armed Forces eligible to become a member of the Idaho Air National Guard. THOSE WHO APPLIED UNDER ANNOUNCEMENT #14-167 NEED NOT REAPPLY; YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.
Application materials must be received byFriday, June 13, 2014. Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the requirements.
Military requirement: Enlisted: E-1 thru E-7 AFSC: 6C0X1
MAJOR DUTIES: (Detailed duties are on the Position Description available at the Human Resources Office)
The incumbent is responsible for numerous contracting transactions such as assisting and participating in contract negotiation for supply and services acquisition, and construction to include facility modification, rehabilitation, new construction, and facility maintenance. Assists with the total range of contracting actions from acquisition planning, solicitation actions, contract award, contract administration and contract closeout procedures.
Assists with pre-award, post-award, and contract closeout functions for a variety of supply, services, and construction contracts within the Air National Guard (ANG).
Contracting is established through sealed bidding procedures with some assignments involving negotiated small disadvantaged business program contracts, architect/engineer contracts and Job Ordering Contracting (JOC) delivery orders.
Assists in the development of, or initiates advance acquisition or contracting plan for projects.
At the public bid opening, may draft Abstract of Bids and serve as Bid Opening Officer. Determines the responsiveness of all bids and prepares Bid Opening Report for distribution to the organization requirements office.
Prepares and distributes award package consisting of signed and approved contracts and labor and authority letters. Coordinates or conducts the pre-construction/performance conference; acts as recorder and prepares the minutes. Prepares Notice to Proceed (NTP).
Maintains contract files. Enforces compliance with contractual requirements and monitors contract progress in relation to an established schedule in order to recommend and approve an appropriate established schedule and to recommend and approve appropriate progress payments to contractors.
Recommends the issuance of suspension of work or stop work orders, as necessary and negotiates equitable settlements for claims between the government and the contractor. If applicable, recommends that contracts be terminated for default or for the convenience of the government.
Coordinates contract completion/closeout including punch-list development and resolution, submission and acceptance of warranties, final inspection and acceptance, as built drawings, release of claims, final payment and construction contract evaluation.
May be required to perform Base Contracting Automated System (BCAS) Administrator duties in the absence of lower graded employees.
Performs other related duties as required.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
Positions in this series manage, perform, and administer purchasing and contracting functions for commodities, services, and construction. The work includes cost and price analysis, selection and solicitation of sources; preparation, negotiation, and award of contracts through formal advertising or negotiation procedures, and all phases of contract administration, termination or close out of contracts. This field involves soliciting bids and proposals, preparing, processing, awarding and administering contractual documents. Maintains records of obligations, bid deposits and miscellaneous purchasing transactions.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
_Minimum Requirements:_
1. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor''s degree with a major in any field;
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2. At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitativemethods, or organization and management.
AND
The Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) dictates specific education, training requirements, knowledge and experience factors for Acquisition Corps Officers and individuals holding Contracting Officer positions above the simplified acquisition threshold must meet certain criteria. Groupings of education, training and experience standards provide the framework for progression in a career field and are used for the purpose of characterizing an acquisition officer's qualifications within a given career field.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
Within your application package, you must explain how you gained the specialized experience required for this position. Applicants applying at theGS 07 level must have completed two years of experience in contracting positions, which must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled, and must have completed mandatory contracting courses for a GS-7 position.
Applicants applying at the GS 09 level must have completed two years of experience in contracting positions, which must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled, and must have completed mandatory contracting course for a GS-9 position.
SUBSTITUTION EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
Effective October 1, 2000 the Department of Defense implemented Title 10, United States code, sections 1723 through 1733, that put a positive educational requirement on this series, however if an individual occupied a GS-1102 position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in DoD on or before September 30, 2000, they are exempt from the educational requirement.
(Proof of education must be submitted with application package)
SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Idaho National Guard Mission Statement:
The incredible versatility of the National Guard enables its troops to respond to domestic emergencies, combat missions, counter drug efforts, reconstruction missions and more--all with equal speed, strength and efficiency.
Whether the call is coming from the Governor of the State of Idaho or directly from the President of the United States, Guard Soldiers and Airman are always ready and always there.
Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Funds Transfer Program.
This is a dual-status position and membership in the Idaho Air National Guard is required. By submitting this application you are affirming to the validity of the information you have provided.
All male applicants born after 31 December 1959 will be required to furnish a statement of Selective Service registration status prior to appointment. (5 U.S.C. 3328)
Acceptance of any military technician position over 179 days will cause termination of entitlement and eligibility for all bonuses and student loan repayments effective the date of employment. This does not affect the Montgomery GI Bill eligibility. Payments of Selected Reserve reenlistment bonuses authorized in section 308b of title 37, United States Code, to Military Technicians (Dual Status) who become eligible for reenlistment while serving on active duty in Iraq, Afghanistan or Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation New Dawn (in theater) are excluded from repayment. Acceptance of any military technician position may affect your incentive bonus. Check with your incentives manager to see if this applies to the incentive you received.
Applicants who feel they have reinstatement/restoration/re-promotion rights to this grade and position should contact the Human Resources Office.
The Idaho National Guard is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical handicap or age which does not interfere with job accomplishment or National Guard membership. Veteran''s Preference does not apply to any National Guard position.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes all of the documents in the required documents section.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MST) onFriday, June 13, 2014.
We are currently not accepting on-line applications. Please use the following information to submit your application:
- By Mail or Hand Deliver to:
Idaho National Guard
Human Resource Office/Staffing
4794 Gen Manning Ave, Bldg 442
Boise, Idaho 83705-8112
Email or Fax requires prior approval from the HR Staffing Specialist for each application submitted. Generally, you must be deployed or otherwise unable to mail or hand deliver due to unusual circumstances to gain approval.
Important information regarding completion and submission of your Application Package:
Applicants must type or print in legible dark ink, sign and date each application package.
Failure to provide complete information will result in your not receiving consideration for this position.
- Current _signed_ Resume or OF 612
Personnel Records Review (RIP)
_ALL_ DD Form 214s
Current medical forms
1. Physical Profile Serial Report (AF Form 422)
2. Duty Limiting Conditions Report (if applicable) (AF Form 469)
- Transcript (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit a transcript)
Job related certificates and licenses (Optional) - current only.
SF 181E, Ethnicity and Race Identification (Optional) (For Historical purposes only)
After the position closing date, your application will be reviewed in full. If qualified your application will be forwarded to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interview are required you will be contacted.
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