CONTRACT SPECIALIST/PROCUREMENT ANALYST

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

Posted Date 1/01/2019
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The primary purpose of this position is to provide business advice and to perform all pre-award and post-award functions for a wide variety of complex and/or specialized acquisitions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types; and to procure commodities and/or services for complex and/or diversified programs such as large weapons systems, command wide procurements.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND at least 24 hours in business-related courses in any of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree).

In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have one year of specialized experience in the next lower grade accordance with Department of Defense 1102 Qualification requirements:

For the GS-05 grade level: A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND at least 24 hours in business-related courses in any of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree).

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
For the GS-07 grade level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while in the Federal service procuring a wide variety products and services; administering terms and conditions of contracts; negotiating and awarding contracts and contract modifications; performing price/cost analysis; monitoring contractor's performance; performing work associated with termination of contracts or 1 full academic year of graduate education or law school or superior academic achievement.

For the GS-09 grade level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while providing business advice to customers and performing all pre-award/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified commodities, services and/or construction OR Master's degree (or equivalent graduate degree such as LL.B or J.D) or two academic years of progressively higher level graduate education including 24 hours of business may substitute for the one year of specialized experience.

For the GS-11 grade level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while providing business advice to customers and performing all pre-award/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified commodities, services and/or construction OR PH.D (or equivalent doctoral degree) or three academic years of progressively higher level graduate education including 24 hours of business may substitute for the one year of specialized experience.

NOTE: For position identified with Contracting Officer duties, applicant must have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions, of which 52 weeks must have been equivalent to the next lower grade or pay band.

For the GS-12 grade level: Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent at the GS-11 level or equivalent pay band. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while providing business advice to customers and performing all preaward/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified commodities, services and/or construction.

For the GS-13 grade level: Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent at the GS-12 level or equivalent pay band. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while providing business advice to customers and performing all preaward/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified commodities, services and/or construction.

For the GS-14 grade level: Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent at the GS-13 level or equivalent pay band. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while providing business advice to customers and performing all preaward/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified commodities, services and/or construction.

For the GS-15 grade level: Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent at the GS-14 level or equivalent pay band. Specialized experience is experience that may have been gained while providing business advice to customers and performing all preaward/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified commodities, services and/or construction.

To view occupational requirements for this position, refer to the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of 10 United States Code (USC) 1724, 10 USC 1723 and 10 USC 1732

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 contracting principles, policies and procedures.
2. Knowledge of business practices and market conditions applicable.
3. Skill in applying contract price/cost analysis techniques to a variety of pre-award and/or post-award procurement actions.
4. 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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