CONTRACT SPECIALIST

Air National Guard Units | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 11/18/2019
Description THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a CONTRACT SPECIALIST, Position Description Number T5350000 and is part of the PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL GUARD, National Guard.

APPOINTMENT STATUS: EXCEPTED
This is a Title 5 Excepted Service position in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

1 or more Position(s) may be hired against this Announcement.

Position may lead to permanent assignment without further advertisement.
As a Contract Specialist, GS-1102-12, you will plan the overall approach to meet contracting program objectives for procuring a wide variety of requirements. Procure a wide variety of services, commodities, and/or construction. Execute post-award contract performance management actions on assigned contracts. Provide business advice and guidance to technical personnel and others on contracting work and prepares correspondence. Performs other duties as assigned.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION:
Non-Bargaining Position
Open to the Public

Supervisor for this position is Col Lehew.

MUST HAVE LEVEL 2 CONTRACT CERTIFICATION

Must complete the Level Three Certification within 24 months of appointment to the GS-1102-12 non-supervisory position.

INDEFINITE: Currently employed permanent technicians retain their permanent status and will occupy this position as a Permanent Promotion or Reassignment. Indefinite employment status pertains to applicant nominated, who are not a currently employed permanent technician. Indefinite appointments may acquire permanent status depending upon future force structure requirements; indefinite appointments do not serve a trial period. Indefinite appointments may be separated when their services are no longer needed or when funding is no longer available via a 30-day termination notice.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT: 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field 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

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. However, a new hire applicant must have competent experiences that are commensurate/equivalent to the contracting program business with demonstrated understandings of the complex principles and concepts defined by the NG Title 5 Excepted Service Series GS-1102 positions.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Application must indicate at least 12 months of broadening contracting experiences and competencies that provided an expanded expertise in contracting principles and procedures to include the following tasks: Developing and Negotiating Positions, Advanced Cost/Price Analysis, Contract Termination, and Procurement Policies

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND COMPETENCIES: Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the nominating supervisor based on the following competencies considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

-Knowledge of contracting principles, laws, statutes, Executive Orders, regulations, and procedures applicable to pre-award and post-award duties sufficient to plan and carry out procurement actions and administer contracts for a variety of specialized services, commodities and/or construction using a wide range of contracting methods and contract types.

-Knowledge of commercial business practices and market conditions to evaluate offer acceptability, contractor responsibility, and/or contractor performance, and to determine acquisition strategy and sources.

-Knowledge of up-to-date market research procedures.8. Knowledge of a wide range of contracting methods and contract types sufficient to perform pre-award, post-award, and price/cost analysis functions.

-Knowledge of negotiation techniques and technical requirements sufficient to procure complex and/or diversified services, commodities, and/or construction.

-Knowledge of contract administration sufficient to monitor a group of diverse contracts, understanding quality assurance, inspection, acceptance, and corrective action terms and conditions.

-Knowledge of contract termination procedures sufficient to recommend or determine allowable costs, profit to be allowed, disposal of government property, and similar issues and to negotiate settlements with contractors.

QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Qualifications are not based solely on time. Qualification factors include experiences and competencies in the Contracting program Series GS-1102. A candidate's competencies are evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria, awarding requirements for military skills and military skill technical training schools are always followed. The applicant's resume package includes military service experiences and/or civilian experiences; military and/or civilian performance reports; training certificates; and educational accomplishments. The resume must clearly demonstrate possession of the competencies needed to fully perform the Series GS-1102 work as defined in the applicable position description's specified grade, certification, duties, and responsibilities.

PCS STATEMENT: PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION COSTS WILL NOT BE PAID FOR THIS POSITION.

*NOTE: The incumbent of this position must have, at a minimum, a completed Secret Security Clearance prior to position assignment.

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