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CONTRACT SPECIALIST
  • US Defense Contract Audit Agency
  • Smyrna, GA FULL_TIME
  • Duties

    • This position is located in the Administrative Management Division, Office of the Assistant Director, Resources; Headquarters, Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).
    • Serves as the top advisor and expert on all procurement, acquisition and contract matters. Provides guidance and technical advice to management regarding a variety of contracts.
    • Administers contracts with Contracting Officers of DoD and other partner agencies under interagency service agreement. Reviews contracts for changes within predetermined categories based on dollar value, method of acquisition, and other factors.
    • Serves as agency Contract Specialist for planning, developing, coordinating, overseeing, implementing, evaluating, and promulgating procurement and acquisition policies, procedures, and regulations.
    • Manages the Agency procurement requirements and objectives. Resolves conflicts among schedules, funding, and resources. Serves as DCAA representative in inter- and intra-agency discussions pertaining to procurement and contracting matters.

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/)Employment
    • Eligibility Verification (E-Verify) Program: DCAA uses E-Verify to determine eligibility for employment as a U.S. Citizen.
    • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
    • Drug Testing: This is a drug testing designated position. You must pass a drug test before your assignment to this position and you will be subject to random drug testing subsequent to your assignment.
    • Pay for first time hires to the Federal Government will typically be set at step 1 salary range for their respective grade level.
    • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.

    Qualifications

    Basic Education Standards for positions in the 1102 series: Bachelor's degree from an accredited education institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees. All applicants must provide a copy of their transcripts. Failure to provide this information will result in disqualification.

    To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. You must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services at the time of application. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

    Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent. Specialized experience must be documented in your resume.

    Specialized experience is defined as: Experience using procurement regulations (e.g. FAR, DoD), policies, and applying procedural requirements for contracting. Using a wide range of contracting methods and contract types to plan and carry out pre-award and/or post-award procurement actions. Analyzing difficult contracting issues and identifying any alternative courses of action. Identifying sources, analyzing cost and pricing data and contract proposals, and evaluating the offers for responsibility. Performing cost or price analysis, including reviewing cost breakdowns to determine reasonableness. Performing acquisition planning for contracts and advises and collaborates with management and Agency Program Managers to develop, implement and review formal acquisition strategies. Reviews appropriate contract type, pricing provisions, selection of source, acquisition method, determinations and findings, documentation, clarity of contract terms, and propriety of cited funds.

    Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for this position

    Additional information

    • DCAA has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security and thrift savings; health, life and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. DCAA employees enjoy our business-casual dress code, flexible work schedules, transit subsidies, and the opportunity to telecommute.
    • Additional Vacancies: This announcement may be used to fill additional positions within 90 days of the closing date.
    • Initial Probationary Period: A one year probationary period may be required.
      Travel: Some travel is required. Travel is typically local; however, some overnight travel may be required.
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Priority Consideration: If you are a displaced Federal Civil Service employee and attain a rating of at least 90, 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.
    • Military Spouse Preference (MSP): You may be eligible for MSP, if you are the spouse of an active duty military member and you are ranked among the best qualified for this vacancy.
    • Reemployed Annuitant: does not meet the criteria. This vacancy does not meet the criteria identified in DoDI 1400.25 VOLUME 300, Section 3 for the appointment of annuitants. Veterans preference eligibles receive consideration regardless of their annuitant status.
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply electronically. If you are unable to apply on-line, you may contact 317-212-0454 for assistance.
    • Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized for this vacancy based on agency staffing needs and budgetary availability. The incentive will require a signed service agreement, as well as satisfactory performance and conduct. The service agreement will detail conditions of receipt and acceptance of the incentive, and will be provided after entrance on duty. This monetary incentive will be disbursed within several pay periods after entrance on duty.
    • PCS: Relocation expenses reimbursed - Yes - You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy. Relocation expenses will be offered based on agency staffing needs and budgetary availability.

    • Benefits

      A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

      Review our benefits

      Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualifications requirements. If you are qualified, you will then receive a rating based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities for the position listed below. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications, you will be assigned a rating commensurate with your background. Your application will be placed in one of three categories:

    • Best Qualified: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates experience as an expert in the field or is recognized as a senior specialist, team lead, etc.
    • Highly Qualified: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience.
    • Qualified: Meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only.
    Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
    Competencies:
    • Advanced Cost and/or Price Analysis
    • Contracting/Procurement
    • Procurement Policy
    • Technical Competence

    You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12287264

    • Benefits

      A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

      Review our benefits

      Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

    • Required Documents

      As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

      1. Resume: HR will review the resume that the system date stamps as the most recent. For assistance in preparing your resume, visit DFAS Resume Tools.
      2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire: Your resume must describe the scope of work with regard to your responses to the occupational self-assessment questionnaire, as they generate your numerical rating.

      The following supporting documents are ONLY required if applicable to your personal qualifications or status.

      1. Transcripts/Certifications: All applicants to include current agency employees/contractors, must submit proof of education if the position requires education to meet the basic qualification requirements, or if substituting education to meet specialized experience requirements. For additional information on acceptable documents, visit Transcripts and Certifications. Applicants must also document education and/or certifications in their resume.
      2. Cover Letter: You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official if referred. Cover letters will not be used to verify qualifications or determine eligibility.
      3. Veterans Preference: If you are claiming veteran's preference, you MUST submit the appropriate documentation. Failure to do so will result in the loss of veteran's preference, and may impact your eligibility for referral.. For more veterans' information please click here.

      • You must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date of application. The certification must include your rank, dates of active duty service and the expected condition of discharge.
      • If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability
      • If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
      4. ICTAP Eligibles: A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF-50,
      5. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: Military Spouse Preference applicants, must be selected and placed at the highest grade level for which they have applied and been determined best qualified up to and including the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Spouse Preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.
      6. Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technicians PPP Eligible: MR and NG technicians PPP applicants must be selected and placed at the full performance level if determined well qualified. You must include a completed copy of the Military Reserve and National Guard Technician PPP Self-Certification Checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Reserve and National Guard Technician preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Reserve and National Guard Technician PPP Self-Certification Checklist.
      7. Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technicians Receiving Disability Retirement PPP Eligible: MR and NG technicians receiving disability retirement PPP applicants must be selected and placed at the full performance level if determined well qualified. You must include a completed copy of the Military Reserve and National Guard Technician Disability PPP Self-Certification Checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Reserve and National Guard Technician Disability preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Reserve and National Guard Technician Disability PPP Self-Certification Checklist.
      8. Retained Grade PPP Eligible: Retained Grade PPP applicants, must be selected and placed at the full performance level if determined well qualified. You must include a completed copy of the Retained Grade PPP Self-Certification Checklist to verify your eligibility for Retained Grade preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Retained Grade PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

      If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

      Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

    • How to Apply

      Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

      • Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
      • Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
      • Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

      Agency contact information

      HR Customer Care Center

      Phone

      (317) 212-0454

      Email

      dfas.indianapolis-in.zh.mbx.dfasmeritcc@mail.mil

      Address

      DCAA - HEADQUARTERS
      8725 John J. Kingman Road
      Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060
      US

      Next steps

      The occupational questionnaire and the resume that you submit will be used to assess your qualifications for the job, and to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
      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.

      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.

    • Fair and Transparent

      The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

      • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
      • Reasonable accommodation policy
      • Financial suitability
      • Selective Service
      • New employee probationary period
      • Signature and false statements
      • Privacy Act
      • Social security number request

    Required Documents

    1. Resume: HR will review the resume that the system date stamps as the most recent. For assistance in preparing your resume, visit DFAS Resume Tools.
    2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire: Your resume must describe the scope of work with regard to your responses to the occupational self-assessment questionnaire, as they generate your numerical rating.

    The following supporting documents are ONLY required if applicable to your personal qualifications or status.

    1. Transcripts/Certifications: All applicants to include current agency employees/contractors, must submit proof of education if the position requires education to meet the basic qualification requirements, or if substituting education to meet specialized experience requirements. For additional information on acceptable documents, visit Transcripts and Certifications. Applicants must also document education and/or certifications in their resume.
    2. Cover Letter: You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official if referred. Cover letters will not be used to verify qualifications or determine eligibility.
    3. Veterans Preference: If you are claiming veteran's preference, you MUST submit the appropriate documentation. Failure to do so will result in the loss of veteran's preference, and may impact your eligibility for referral.. For more veterans' information please click here.

    • You must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date of application. The certification must include your rank, dates of active duty service and the expected condition of discharge.
    • If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability
    • If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
    4. ICTAP Eligibles: A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF-50,
    5. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: Military Spouse Preference applicants, must be selected and placed at the highest grade level for which they have applied and been determined best qualified up to and including the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Spouse Preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.
    6. Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technicians PPP Eligible: MR and NG technicians PPP applicants must be selected and placed at the full performance level if determined well qualified. You must include a completed copy of the Military Reserve and National Guard Technician PPP Self-Certification Checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Reserve and National Guard Technician preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Reserve and National Guard Technician PPP Self-Certification Checklist.
    7. Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technicians Receiving Disability Retirement PPP Eligible: MR and NG technicians receiving disability retirement PPP applicants must be selected and placed at the full performance level if determined well qualified. You must include a completed copy of the Military Reserve and National Guard Technician Disability PPP Self-Certification Checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Reserve and National Guard Technician Disability preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Reserve and National Guard Technician Disability PPP Self-Certification Checklist.
    8. Retained Grade PPP Eligible: Retained Grade PPP applicants, must be selected and placed at the full performance level if determined well qualified. You must include a completed copy of the Retained Grade PPP Self-Certification Checklist to verify your eligibility for Retained Grade preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Retained Grade PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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