This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies at
the grades GS-05 and GS-07 only. There may be promotion potential
up to the GS-9 or higher.
Your application will remain active through the open period of
this Public Notice. Once this Public Notice closes, you must
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- Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to
- GS-5: Follow specific direction of higher grade specialist,
determine method of procurement used and prepare Invitation for Bid
(IFB) or Request for Proposal (RFP), ensuring that technical
descriptions and appropriate contract clauses are included.
- GS-5: Attend conferences with contractors to learn contractual
and negotiation requirements such as clarifying billing procedures,
material submittals, and socioeconomic clauses and negotiating
extension of delivery schedules.
- GS-5: Receive on-the-job instruction and training to
familiarize the employee with functions and operations of the
organization and to provide experience in the practical application
of basic contracting principles, techniques and concepts.
- GS-7: Follow established procedures to procure off-the-shelf
materials, which are available from numerous commercial sources,
and are easily identified by common names for which standard price
lists are available.
- GS-7: Review requisitions to determine if proper specifications
or purchase descriptions are included in solicitation
- GS-7: Perform detailed analysis of responses to solicitations,
including price reasonableness, adequacy of competition, compliance
with solicitation, and probability of meeting requirements.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
Conditions of Employment
- Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to
submitting your application for consideration.
- U.S. Citizenship is required
- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see
- Total salary varies depending on location of position
- Travel and relocation expenses, if authorized, will be paid IAW
JTR and Air Force Regulations
- Recruitment incentives may be authorized
- Position may be subject to random drug testing
- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours,
to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
- Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
- Employee must maintain current applicable certifications
- A security clearance may be required
- Disclosure of Political Appointments is required
THIS IS AN INDIVDUAL, SINGLE AGENCY QUALIFICATION STANDARD FOR
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE POSITIONS: This standard implements
requirements contained in Title 10, United States Code, Sections
1723 through 1733, as amended by Section 861(b) of the National
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Public Law 116-92)
and implemented on a policy exception basis by Under Secretary of
Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment memorandum, Exception to 24
Semester Hours Requirement for Contracting Positions, effective and
dated August 2, 2020.
BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT
All applicant must possess a bachelor's degree from an
accredited educational institution authorized to grant
baccalaureate degrees - OR - a current member of the Armed Forces
(not retired or separated) OR a current DOD employee that meets the
following requirements: 1) served as a contracting officer with
authority to award or administer in excess of the simplified
acquisition threshold on or before 30 September 2000; 2) served, on
or before 30 September 2000, in a position as either an employee in
the GS-1102 series or as a member of the Armed Forces in a similar
occupation specialty; OR, (3) is in the contingency contracting
In addition to meeting the basic requirements at the GS-5 level
above, applicants must have at least 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 - one full academic year of graduate
education, law school -OR- Superior Academic Achievement.
For additional information regarding superior academic
achievement, click on this OPM Qualification Standard:
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:
Knowledge of contracting principles, policies and
Knowledge of business practices and market conditions
Skill in applying contract price/cost analysis techniques to a
variety of pre-award and/or post-award procurement actions.
- 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.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree
requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you
MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts
are not required at the time of application; however, if position
has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education
alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be
verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit
education. Click here to check accreditation.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or
universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show
proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least
equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.
It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when