Business and Industry Specialist

U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide | Greater Pittsburgh Airport, PA

Posted Date 1/01/2019
Description Additional Information:

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
This public notice may be used to fill target grades (i.e. GS-05 and GS-07)

  • Assess progress in assigned projects/programs including cost estimates, schedules, and performance supportable baseline requirements by applying now methods and procedures.
  • Provide input in source selection and contractor monitoring of acquisition phases and development through production and deployment.
  • Plan, organize and coordinate activities of functional specialists including contracting, engineering, manufacturing, program control, configuration/data management, test, and logistics. Continually study, review and evaluate program progress.
  • Formalize system requirements into appropriate specifications. Review and direct the progress of contractors in meeting program objectives. Take appropriate actions to approve terms and conditions set forth in negotiations, contracting plans and budgets, subcontract participation, and addition or discontinuance of work by contractor.
  • Prepare and present staff studies for presentations.

GS-05: Three years of general experience, one year of which was equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-04) or equivalent. General experience may include assist in performing developmental work assignments, assist in performing recurring work assignments in special studies and projects.


GS-07: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-05) or equivalent. Specialized experience includes following instructions given by supervisor and higher-graded specialist, performing structured work assignments of limited difficulty combined with training that familiarized the employee with functions and operations of the organization.


To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of laws, principles, policies, and practices of systems acquisition and program management.

2. Knowledge of business, industrial management, contracting procedures, technical concepts, and production practices to evaluate contractor proposals, and activities.

3. Knowledge of the missions, roles, functions, organizational structures, and operation which govern interface and/or influence the systems acquisition process and integrated life cycle management.

4. Ability to plan, organize, and manage critical aspects of research, development, production, and support of subsystems or equipment, and integrate, analyze, and manage a variety of acquisition functions and personnel in support of the process.

5. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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