SUPERVISORY CONTRACT SPECIALIST
Naval Facilities Engineering Command
You will serve as a SUPERVISORY CONTRACT SPECIALIST in the ACQUISITION BRANCH in the OTH REMOTE CONSTRUCTION BRANCH of NAVAL FACILITIES ENG COMMAND ATLANTIC.
** Above salary does not include locality. Locality adjustment will be determined by duty station location once a selection has been made. **
This position is a 100% TDY position at Camp
, Djibouti, Africa.
The successful selectee will perform the following duties:Evaluate price or cost data for pre-award procurement activities to ensure cost-effective source selection.
Conduct research (e.g., gather facts, determine remedies, initiate remedial actions) to resolve contract performance problems.
Plan and establish work schedules, deadlines, and performance standards for acceptable work products for department employees.
Evaluate price, terms, and conditions as well as preparation of price negotiation memorandums pursuant to limitations and scope of basic contracts or agreements.
Prepare contracting documents (e.g., solicitation documents and justifications, acquisition plans, source selection plans, final contract specifications, recommendations for pre-award and post-award reasons for decisions) to justify contractual costs or negotiation decisions.
Assess contracts to negotiate delivery schedules, price adjustments, payment terms and other modifications to the original contract terms and conditions.
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of Specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Directing contract management and oversight for all acquisition strategies, plans, procedures, and contracts from development through final closeout; 2) Providing expert consultation services to Management concerning acquisition planning, development, and progress; 3) Overseeing base operating support construction cost reimbursement; 4) Developing local policies and procedures for a wide range of contracting actions; and 5) Supervising and administrating field offices. (NOTE: Your answer must be supported by information in your resume.).
Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final Secret security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
Selectee will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.
Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license.
This position is required to comply with the Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 USC 423) as amended.
Work required overnight travel away from the normal duty station. Travel (20%) includes activities within the area of responsibility including Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia, and all other component commands of NAVFAC Atlantic as requested, as well as worldwide contingency operations is a requirement of this position. Travel by military and commercial aircraft may be required. Employee must be able to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government issued Travel Card for official Government travel purposes. In instances where a Travel Card cannot be obtained, the incumbent must be willing and able to use own personal credit card for travel purposes and follow appropriate procedures for reimbursement of authorized official travel expenses.
The work requires some physical exertion, such as walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces of the type found at construction sites or other outdoor facilities which the contract specialist must visit for regular periods of time, i.e., four hours or longer without rest periods, and occasionally late in the evening. Some agility is required in walking around or over building materials, excavation sites, and heavy equipment. Conducting intensive negotiation and carrying files, documents, plans, and specifications requires specific, but common physical characteristics and abilities such as above average resistance to fatigue.
This position is for applicants who are currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional (Tenure 1 or 2 in box 24 of SF-50) employee of (NV25) in the competitive service (SF-50 will show a 1 in box 34) or, currently employed at (NV25) on a permanent Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (SF-50 will show a 2 in box 34).
**Above salary does not include locality. Locality adjustment will be determined by duty station location once a selection has been made.**
This position is a 100% TDY position to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. This is a full-time temporary assignment not to exceed 1 year.
Applicant must meet the following Department of Defense qualification requirements for 1102 contracting positions:
And the title 10 requirements found here:
This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional training, experience and possibly education. Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the Contracting Career Field and be certified at Level III at the time of application. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Career Field and Certification Level information in your resume.
Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at
Warrant authority above the small purchase threshold may be required.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.
Work Environment: Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa is located in a harsh environmental setting with adverse weather conditions for many months of the year (excessive heat, humidity, and rain) and working in areas populated by poisonous snakes, plants, and/or insects, and contagious diseases and poor air quality, chemical handling areas, and damp and unheated spaces. The work may require extensive work shifts of 12-16 hours a day and more than a 5 day workweek. Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. The incumbent will be required to live on the camp, where living quarters are a container living unit (CLU), which may be very cramped with the requirement to share bathroom facilities. Initial living quarters may be a tent. Fatigue may occur from long work hours and uncomfortable living conditions.
The position may be required to provide immediate contingency support requiring a physical and immunizations deemed necessary for the environment in which this support is provided.
Incumbent is entitled to 25% Post Differential pay.
Potential benefits for working in Djibouti: Ability to gain international work experience
Professional development by working in an area at the forefront of construction and community growth
High potential for overtime pay
Local Market Supplement (based on parent command location)
Imminent Danger Pay - $225/month (first 42 days)
Post Differential Allowance - currently 25% of base pay (beginning day 43+)
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