The mission of the United States Air Force is to
in air, space and cyberspace.
To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values --
integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided.
The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).
WHO MAY APPLY:
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You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered.
**Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**
Air Force Employee (Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career/Career-Conditional Employee)
DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force)
Employment of People with Disabilities -
Schedule A, click
for additional information
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)
Non-DoD Transfer (
, Dept of Labor, etc.)
30% Disabled Veterans
U.S. Citizenship Required
Travel and relocation expenses may be paid
Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
Incumbent must file the required financial disclosure statement(s)
Relocation Incentive is being offered
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This is a Centrally Managed Position in Contracting Career field
This is an Acquisition Position
Initiates and develops Air Force policy and recommends approval and implementation.
Initiates actions to ensure that acquisition processes are efficient and responsive to changes.
Identifies deficiencies in current acquisition policies and procedures initiates programs to correct these deficiencies.
Force, SAF/AQ, and Directorate as appropriate. May include serving as the United States representative on DoD, intergovernmental, or international treaty organizations.
Initiates actions and interacts
throughout the Federal acquisition community to assure that policy and procedures effectively support Air Force acquisition needs.
Works with PEOs, DACs, field activities, and others (Congress, industry representatives, etc) to resolve program issues.
Responds to inquiries from Congress, GAO, FG, and other organizations; ensures responses are timely and accurate.
Working with organization management, plans for and develops, prioritizes, and monitors accomplishment of division and team mission pertaining to policies, resource utilization, contract support, and new functional developments.
Exercises leadership and technical surveillance over Air Force acquisition policies and guidance.
Develops and presents oral or written positions to upper management including the Air Force secretariat and DoD organizations, to other agencies, the Congress, and industry.
Provides unprecedented factual or functional advice (e.g. issues stemming from the newness or complexity of involved management approaches, technical innovations, interwoven requirements, or comparable conditions.
Ensures effective management techniques are developed and utilized to maintain oversight and control of acquisition programs.
Provides guidance to address work requirements and assure effective implementation of applicable policies and procedures, track and address trends in acquisition, and assess progress of field organizations engaged in acquisition of systems and associated equipment.
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This position has both basic qualifications AND specialized experience:
Applicant must meet the basic requirements as defined in 10 USC 1724 and as stated in this announcement.
Applicant 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, organization and management, or quantitative methods (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the
The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000.
Current members of the armed forces (that apply/self-nominate prior to retirement/separation), and Current DoD employees are exempt from the basic requirements if: - 1) Served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer contracts 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) are a current member of the contingency contracting force.
NOTE: Military members can only be considered for this exemption if they are current employees. Military members are considered to be current if they are a military member at the time they file their application.
THIS IS AN ACQUISITION DEMO POSITION, NH-1102-IV, EQUIVALENT TO GS-14 THRU GS-15. FOR MORE INFO ON ACQ DEMO, GO TO:
At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-13) or equivalent.
Specialized experience must include
(1) soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts; (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions; (3) terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; (4) analyzing and evaluating cost/price proposals and accounting systems; (5) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures; (6) formulating and administering policies and procedures to insure achievement of socioeconomic goals; (7) developing acquisition strategies and directing or managing procurements; and/or (8) providing functional staff advisory services within the contracting occupation.
Duties may have included awarding of contracts within delegated contracting officer authority, or recommending award to contracting officer on contracts outside delegated authority.
Exercises experienced judgment, initiative and resourcefulness to identify regulations and laws which do or do not apply to the particular procurement, to devise new contractual provisions or innovative financial arrangements and incentives, to develop justifications for adopting a contractual posture which includes new or modified contractual positions or which appears to be at variance with established guidelines.
Serves as technical expert and advisor to management, customers, and contractors in assignment area relative to the market, the industry, specifications, socioeconomic concerns, and similar matters.
Technical decisions are normally accepted.
May serve as leader over lower grade contract specialists, providing technical direction and guidance on unusual problems and new assignments.
To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:
Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:
(TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions:
Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-13 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral.
The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.
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:
of Government and agency specific guidelines and business practices,
regulations, policies and procedures,
the different contract types.
2. Knowledge of business practices and market conditions applicable to acquisition requirement.
contracting and procurement specialization, and applicable contract types.
communicate orally and in writing.
and analyze problems, conducts research, summarize results, and make appropriate recommendations.
to plan, organizes work, and meets deadlines.
Completion of all Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act
(Contracting DAWIA) requirements.
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.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?
provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of 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
education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
1. This position requires the
frequently travel away from the normal duty station.
2. The employee must be willing and able
travel on military and commercial aircraft.
The employee may be required
a Critical Acquisition position which may only be occupied
a member o
Acquisition Corps, or as otherwise provided by law (10 USC l 733).
5. Maximum 5-year assignment designed to provide employee with varied experiences in the National Capitol Region; primarily within Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting) office.
6. Employees will begin this assignment by completing their Career Enhancement Plan requirement to identify desirable rotational tours (18-24 months each).
7. Mobility is a condition of selection; selectees will be required to sign an Air Force-wide mobility agreement.
8. Requires Senior Level III certification in Contracting Career Field and be obtained within 24 months.
Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire.
Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.
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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government -
for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
For additional information, click
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click
To be best-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 9
or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants)
: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click
for more information.
: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.
This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
HOW TO APPLY:
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package
be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 17, 2012
To begin the process, click the
button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the
Submit My Answers
button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click
for the required cover page.
This Vacancy ID is 799257. Fax your documents to
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire
View Occupational Questionnaire
2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.
The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.
Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.
This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.
for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to
. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.
It is the applicants responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.
You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking
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Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.
modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.
If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications. A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located
- If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.
if qualifying based on education or positive education series
If you are faxing any documents, click
for the official cover sheet to print.
The fax number is 478-757-3144
Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Customer Service Team One
TDD: (800) 382-0893
1460 Air Force Pentagon
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