LEAD CONTRACT SPECIALIST
Department of the Air Force - Keesler AFB, MS

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win …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.

IF APPLICABLE : 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: Click here for more information. 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)
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses may be paid
  • This is a centrally managed position under the Contracting Career Field
  • A pre-employment physical is required

DUTIES: Back to top
  • The primary purpose of this position is to: serve as a contracting team leader and a warranted contracting officer.
  • Serves as Team Leader
  • Plans the overall approach to meet contracting program for procuring a variety of complex requirements.
  • Procures complex and/or diversified commodities, services, and/or construction.
  • Executes postaward contract performance management actions on a group of contracts. Serves as business advisor to a wide range of customers.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top *** NOTE *** Applicants must meet the basic requirements as defined in 10 USC 1724 and as stated in this announcement.

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).

NOTE: 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 self-nominate prior to retirement/separation), and Current DoD employees are exempt from the basic requirements if: - Served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold on or before 30 September 2000; - 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have one year of specialized experience in accordance with OPM Operating Manual, Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions, General Policies and Instructions. To be creditable, the specialized experience must have been at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service. The experience must have equipped applicants with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of creditable specialized experience include: Knowledge of contracting principles, laws, statures, Executive orders, regulations and procedures applicable to preaward and postaward duties sufficient to guide the team in developing its strategies, goals and objective; study problem areas and implement and/or recommend improved methods and operating procedures.

Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-11 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:

1. Knowledge of contracting negotiation, administration, and termination principles, policies, procedures, and technical requirements applicable to pre award and post award actions for a variety of contracts. Knowledge of business practices and market conditions applicable to program and technical acquisition requirements.

2. Knowledge of price and cost analysis sufficient to review proposals against previous history, actual and estimated expenditures, and established rates to determine price reasonableness or to determine a negotiation position. Knowledge of Competitive Sourcing and Privatization (CS&P) contracting processes and procedures.

3. Knowledge of principles and practices of team building. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of fact-finding, analysis, and resolution of complex problems, and the ability to develop concrete action plans to solve problems.

4. Ability to apply precedents found in government contracting case law to specific contracting situations to insure that legally binding contracting officer decisions are consistent, justifiable and will be upheld at appellate courts or boards. Ability to establish performance goals and assess progress toward their achievement.

5. Ability to adjust work operations and program objectives to meet emergencies, changing programs, or production requirements within available resources and with minimum sacrifice of quality or quantity of work.

6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to properly apply funding rides associated with the obligation of multiple types of appropriation 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? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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 applying.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT :

1. Serves as a warranted contracting officer and completes required forms in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 USC 423).

2. May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of TDY assignments.

3. May be required to work overtime.

4. Appropriately handles and safeguards sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise.

5. The employee must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.

6. The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, such as walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces found at construction sites or other outdoor facilities and conducting intensive negotiations for extended periods of time (i. e., four hours or longer) without rest periods.

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.

BENEFITS: Back to top Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

OTHER INFORMATION: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

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 here for more information.

DIRECT DEPOSIT : All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

HOW TO APPLY: Back to top 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 must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, April 04, 2013

To begin the process, click the Apply Online 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 here for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 852040. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 .

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. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144 . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s 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 here . Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. · Online Application (Questionnaire)
· Resume - 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.

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 here :
· Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.
· Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series

If you are faxing any documents, click here 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: AFPC RSC
Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 800-382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center
81 FSS/FSMC
500 Fisher Street Room 213
KEESLER AFB , MS
39534-2547

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