CONTRACT SPECIALIST

Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Lester, PA

Posted Date 11/01/2021
Description You will serve as a CONTRACT SPECIALIST in the ACQUISITION BRANCH with 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 to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. This is a full-time temporary assignment not to exceed 1 year.
The successful selectee will perform the following duties:
  • Manage pre-award functions for procurements involving contracts of specialized services, systems, or facilities construction.
  • Monitor contract performance to ensure conformance with contract terms and conditions.
  • Determine pre-negotiation position and preparing for negotiations or discussion by reviewing audits and technical reports.
  • Evaluate price and cost data for assessments of contractor responsibility and contractor performance.
  • Perform pre-award contract activities (e.g., market research, solicitation for competitive bids, reviewing justification for sole source, evaluation of offers, evaluating sealed bids and awarding contract to responsible bidder) to support procurement program goals and objectives.
Perform pre-award contract activities (e.g., market research, solicitation for competitive bids, reviewing justification for sole source, evaluation of offers, evaluating sealed bids and awarding contract to responsible bidder) to support procurement program goals and objectives.In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 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) Executing short and long range procurement programs; 2) Providing contractual advice, guidance, and direction to technical representatives and managers within the command; 3) Performing the full range of pre-award and post-award contracting actions pertaining to procurement of construction related supplies or services; and 4) Using acquisition databases such as: Facilities Information System (FIS), Standardized Procurement System (SPS/PD2), eContracts, Navy Electronic Commerce On-Line (NECO), Electronic Document Access (EDA), Electronic Front End/Electronic Procurement Generator (EPG). (NOTE: Your answer must be supported by information in your resume.)

Applicant must meet the following Department of Defense qualification requirements for 1102 contracting positions:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1100/contracting-series-1102/
And the title 10 requirements found here: http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title10-section1724&num=0&edition=prelim

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 II 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 http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx.

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.

Additional Information:

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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