CONTRACT SPECIALIST (D1434000)
Department of the Air Force - Carolina, PR

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COLA: 4.20%

Duty Location: 156th AW/Contracting Office, Muñiz ANG Base, Carolina, PR

PUERTO RICO NATIONAL GUARD
AIR TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:
Area 1 = Permanent technicians Enlisted currently employed in the Puerto Rico Air National Guard.

Area 2 = Enlisted members of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard and personnel that meet all requirements to become an Airman in the Puerto Rico Air National Guard. (This position requires Air National Guard membership).

First round consideration will be given to Area 1 Candidates. (Area 2 Candidates will be screened only in the event that there are no qualified or recommended Area 1 Candidates).

To prevent a grade inversion, military rank allowed for this position will be determined at the final evaluation of the vacancy announcement considering the military rank of the supervisor.

Relocation costs will not be authorized for Permanent Change of Station. Recruitment, Relocation or Retention allowance will not be paid.

Acceptance of any military technician position may cause the termination of entitlements and eligibility for all military bonuses and student loan repayments. For further information you must contact the appropriate military Education Office.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

United States citizenship is required.

Must be elegible for membership in the Puerto Rico Air National Guard.

DUTIES:
The purpose of this position is to be responsible for numerous contracting transactions such as assisting and participating in contract negotiation for supply and services adquisition, and construction to include facility modification, rehabilitation, new construction, and facility maintenance. Assists with the total range of contracting actions from acquisition planning, solicitation actions, contract awards, contract administration and contract closeout procedures. Assists with pre-award, post-award, and contract closeout functions for a variety of supply, services, and construction contracts within the Air National Guard (ANG).

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
You may lose consideration for the position if your application does not include all the information/documents requested on the vacancy announcement. The Optional Form 612 or the Resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description of how you met the required GENERAL and SPECIALIZED experience. National Guard military (part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the National Guard provided such service is related to the position to be filled.

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
A. A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorizes to grant baccalaureate degree.

AND

B. 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.)

Copy of student transcripts must be included with the application in order to receive credit for education. College transcripts from Internet websites or transcripts with alterations will not be considered. To receive credit for education the information must be included in the education section of the OF 612 or Resume.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
Experience, education or training which demonstrates the applicant's ability to manage, perform, and administer purchasing and contracting functions for commodities, services, and construction. The work includes cost and price analysis, selection and solicitation of sources; preparation, negotiation, and award of contracts thought formal advertising or negotiation procedures, and all phases of contract administration, termination or close out of contracts. This field involves soliciting bids and proposals, preparing, processing, awarding and administering contractual documents. Maintains records of obligations, bid, deposits, and miscellaneous purchasing transactions.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
GS-07 Applicant must possess more than TWELVE (12) months of specialized experience performing or supervising duties such as assisting with pre-award, post-award, and contract closeout functions; assisting in the development of, or initiating advance acquisition or contracting plan for projects; preparing Commerce Business Daily (CBD) synopsis; preparing the Invitational for Bid (IFB) or Request for Proposal (RFP) for procurements; preparing solicitations provisions, proposal documents, contract clauses, plans and specifications; drafting Abstract of Bids and serving as Bid Opening Officer; determining the responsiveness of all bids and preparing Bid Opening Report; ensuring funds obligations; preparing and distributing award packages; coordinating the pre-construction/performance conference; acting as recorder and preparing the minutes; preparing Notice to Proceed (NTP); receiving and reviewing contractor's performance and payment bonds; maintaining contract files; conducting labor surveys and investigations; completing contract management including changes, invoices, payments, funds obligation and adjustments, claims, disputes, travel allowances, quality, services, and terminations.

GS-09 Applicant must possess more than TWENTY FOUR (24) months of specialized experience performing or supervising duties such as assisting with pre-award, post-award, and contract closeout functions; assisting in the development of, or initiating advance acquisition or contracting plan for projects; preparing Commerce Business Daily (CBD) synopsis; preparing the Invitational for Bid (IFB) or Request for Proposal (RFP) for procurements; preparing solicitations provisions, proposal documents, contract clauses, plans and specifications; drafting Abstract of Bids and serving as Bid Opening Officer; determining the responsiveness of all bids and preparing Bid Opening Report; ensuring funds obligations; preparing and distributing award packages; coordinating the pre-construction/performance conference; acting as recorder and preparing the minutes; preparing Notice to Proceed (NTP); receiving and reviewing contractor's performance and payment bonds; maintaining contract files; conducting labor surveys and investigations; completing contract management including changes, invoices, payments, funds obligation and adjustments, claims, disputes, travel allowances, quality, services, and terminations and must possess the Level I course of the Defense Acquisition University. Copy of certificates must be included with the application.

To promote at GS-09, applicant must obtain the Level I course (CON 090, CON 100, CON 115, CON 170, CLC 033 and CLC 058) of the Defense Acquisition University within 18 months of the effective date of the personnel action. Failure to comply with this requirement within the established time frame will be basis for removal from employment.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Failure to meet or comply with the following requirements will be basis for non-employment or removal from employment, as appropriate.

  • Males born after 31 Dec 59 must provide evidence of registration with the Selective Service System.
  • Evidence of identity must be provided to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL 99-603).
  • Acceptance of the position constitutes concurrence to wear the appropriate military uniform.
  • Possess or be able to acquire a SECRET security clearance.
  • Possess or be able to acquire a Puerto Rico driver's license/Heavy Mobile driver's license.
  • Continued employment in this position is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the mandatory training specifically identified for the position.
  • Individual selected must enroll in the Department of Defense Direct Deposit / Electronic Fund Transfer Pay Program.
  • Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.
  • Excepted Civil Service Technicians are required to maintain a MOS/AFSC and military grade that is determined by the NGB to be compatible with the assigned technician position.
COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:
In order to achieve compatibility prior to effective date of personnel action, individual selected must be eligible for military assignment to a paragraph and line number in one of the following: AFSC 6C0X1.

Note: In order to be qualified for above mentioned AFSC(s) you must comply with mandatory entry requirements contained in Air Force Manual AFMAN 36-2108, Enlisted Classification or AFMAN 36-2105, Officer Classification, as applicable.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the vacancy announcement is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, an evaluation of your OF 612 or the Resume will be made regarding the possession of the General and Specialized experience, and any other requirements stated in the announcement.

If, after reviewing your OF 612 or Resume a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your evaluation can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. OF 612 or resume must contain the month and year in the From and To section. Also, must contain hours per week or specify if the work has been done in Drill status. The amount of work cannot be quantified and will not be credited if one or both items are not filled as instructed. Errors in dates or omissions of information may affect your evaluation.

False or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be ground for not hiring or firing after begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. Any information provided by the applicant may be investigated.

BENEFITS:
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp .

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp .

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp .

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp .

Effective 1 October 2010, ABC-C became the new benefits service center for National Guard Technicians. Go to http://www.abc.army.mil/ to access your Employee Benefits Information System or call the IVRS Automated Telephone System at 1-877-276-9287.

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp .

OTHER INFORMATION:
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMEMENT: The Puerto Rico National Guard is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regards to religion, race, color, gender, national origin, age and/or disabling condition.

HATCH ACT REFORM: The provisions in the Hatch Act Reform amendment of 1993 prohibits individuals from making or transmitting to any officer or employee of an agency any recommendation or statement, oral or written, with respect to any employee or applicant who requests or is under consideration for any personnel action.

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