Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens
If you want to do interesting and challenging work and to make a contribution to national defense, DISA is a great place for you. DISA provides secure and reliable communications and computing support that enable the President and our military forces to communicate globally through voice, video, and data transmission. DISA is a leader within the Federal Government in implementing "people programs" and offers a broad range of quality-of-life and training programs. Go to www.disa.mil for more information.
This is a term appointment not to exceed 2 years. This appointment may be extended for 2 more years for a total time served of 4 years.
This position is being announced using the USA Staffing Application Manager system. Please click the How to Apply tab for instructions on applying for this position.
U.S. Citizenship or National
Suitable for Federal Employment
Registered for Selective Service (if applicable)
Coordinates the procurement of telecommunications services or information technology (IT) requirements that range from non-complex to complex major state-of-the-art IT products and services.
Prepares requests for quotations (RFQs), requests for proposals (RFPS), monitors technical and price evaluations, assists in planning negotiation strategy, assures that all contract actions are properly documented, and the contract file is in proper order.
Reviews customer's incoming telecommunications services or IT requirements along with any supporting documentation and ensures that all pertinent information is addressed.
Reviews the sufficiency of Performance Specifications (PS), Statements of Work (SOW), Performance of Work Statements (PWS), acceptance test plans, and evaluation criteria.
Identifies areas of risk and notifies the Contracting Officer or supervisor and recommends potential risk mitigation strategies.
Analyzes sole source and competitive proposals and related technical and cost evaluations.
Assists team leader in negotiating individual terms, conditions and prices that are fair and reasonable to both the Government and the vendor.
Administers a variety of contracts and task or delivery orders for telecommunications services, including commercial satellite communications (SATCOM), or IT products and services.
Reviews requests for partial or complete termination of contracts and task and delivery orders for telecommunications services, including commercial satellite communications (SATCOM), or IT products and services.
Basic Requirement: A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; AND At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management
This requirement applies to those entering DOD 1102 positions on or after Oct 1, 2000. Current civilian personnel in DoD, who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in an Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from meeting this requirement. Individuals who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 while serving in the military on or before September 20, 2000, are also exempt from meeting this requirement. In addition to meeting the basic requirement, qualified applicants must possess: One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required. Specialized experience is defined as experience in soliciting contracts, administering contracts, or placing orders for supplies or services.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: A Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D, when education is directly related to the position being filled, may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. If you are using education to substitute for specialized experience, you must submit transcripts (official or unofficial) or some form of proof of your education. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . Failure to provide documentation at the time of processing, or a determination that you do not possess sufficient education and experience to meet the total qualification requirements, will result in an ineligible rating.
Background or Security Investigation: The individual selected will be subject to an investigation in conjunction with granting of a security clearance prior to appointment. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance . For more information about receiving and maintaining a security clearance, please click here .
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into 3 categories as described below:
Qualified Category . Meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only based on responses to occupational questionnaire.
Highly Qualified Category . Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience based on responses to occupational questionnaire.
Best Qualified Category . Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates experience as an expert in the field or recognized as a senior specialist, team lead, etc.
Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible's who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.
The Assessment Questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and collects information on your education, training and experience related to the following critical competencies:
Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS), and the policies and procedures.
Experience with pre and post-award contracting practices and procedures.
Ability to research, analyze, and apply contractual knowledge to negotiate contract terms, conditions.
Ability to communicate orally.
Ability to communicate in writing.
IMPORTANT NOTE - YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. ERRORS OR OMISSIONS MAY AFFECT YOUR RATING.
All information included in the resume and Occupational Questionnaire is subject to review and verification. HR will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be further evaluated by information provided in the Occupational Questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position and, if you're already an employee, you may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal service.
These benefits generally apply if you are selected for a permanent or term appointment:
The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program has many plans to choose from, all at very reasonable rates, which can be paid from pre-tax income.
The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is one of the premier retirement programs in the Nation. The program features three components: a retirement pension; the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP, an employee controlled investment program); and social security.
Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) offers numerous life insurance policy options covering federal employees and dependents.
For more benefits information please visit: http://www.disa.mil/careers/benefits.html
Moving expenses may be paid. Recruitment, Retention and Relocation Incentives may be authorized, however, only current Federal employees are eligible for Retention and Relocation Incentives.
Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
A one year probationary or trial period may be required.
The selectee must be Level II certified or eligible for certification within 24 months of appointment in the Contracting career field.
This position may require occasional travel.
This is a covered position and the person selected for this position must complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment pursuant to 5 CFR 2634.903(b) (DoD 5500.7)
This is a DISA acquisition workforce DAWIA position in the Contracting career field. Selectee must be level II certified (or eligible for certification within 24 months of appointment) in the Contracting career field. Mandatory training, experience and education DAWIA requirements will be used during the rating process. Attach a copy of the highest DAWIA certification in Contracting which you currently hold.
We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Priority Consideration: If you are a displaced Federal Civil Service employee, and have a minimum score of 85, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under the ICTAP. For more information on ICTAP, click here ICTAP Guidance . NOTE: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are NOT ICTAP eligible.
Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
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