Department of the Navy - Bremerton, WA

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The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions within the Department of Defense as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to those positions. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of Navy meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.

The following Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Career Fields are included within the authority:

A. Auditing

B. Business, Cost Estimating, Financial Management (BCEFM)

C. Contracting

D. Facilities Engineering

E. Information Technology

F. Life Cycle Logistics

G. Production, Quality and Manufacturing

H. Program Management

I. Quality Control and Assurance

J. Science and Technology Management

K. Systems Planning, Research, Development, Engineering and Testing

L. Test and Evaluation

This position is located in the Contracts Division, Industry Management Department, Northwest Regional Maintenance Center (NWRMC), Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF).


You must be a US Citizen.

Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.

Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.

Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

You must obtain and maintain a CONFIDENTIAL security clearance.

As a Contract Specialist your duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Awarding various types of cost and fixed price contracts for ship repair projects.
  • Administering various types of cost and fixed price contracts for ship repair projects.
  • Negotiating various types of cost and fixed price contracts for ship repair projects.
  • Terminating various types of cost and fixed price contracts for ship repair projects.
  • Closing out various types of cost and fixed price contracts for ship repair projects.
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.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience should demonstrate performing the work of a contract specialist such as :

  • Experience analyzing price or cost data to administer or recommend the award of contracts.
  • Experience negotiating contract terms.
  • Experience preparing or issuing contract documents.
  • Experience evaluating contractor performance to ensure compliance with contract terms.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following web site:

This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. 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 Certification Level and Career Field 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 .

Warrant authority above the small purchase threshold may be required.

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.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions .

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

Are you using your education to qualify?

Positive Education Requirement for the 1102 series:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant

baccalaureate degrees.


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

can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree)

For positions requiring positive education requirements , or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements , you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) . See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education .

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying f or further information, visit:

Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

A CONFIDENTIAL security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

Selectee will be required to complete and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, prior to entering the position and annually thereafter.

Position may require occasional travel.

When the application process is complete, we will review your r esume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire , along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:





If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.

Recruitment expenses may or may not be authorized.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information:
The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

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Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

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