Help Duties Summary
These positions are located within the Procurement Division of the Mission and Readiness Support Directorate. You will perform the full range of pre-award and post-award federal contracting functions, including price/cost analysis, negotiation, and administration for a wide-variety of services, supplies, equipment, and construction.
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* Creating the contractual strategy used to procure supplies, services, equipment, and construction.
* Performing procurement planning and contract administration for all procurements assigned.
* Using the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and agency-specific acquisition regulations to obtain supplies, services, equipment, and construction.
* Preparing and issuing Requests for Proposals, Invitations for Bids, and Requests for Quotations.
* Evaluating proposals/bids.
* Conducting pre-negotiation conferences with management and technical personnel to negotiate price, terms, conditions, and contract amendments.
* Performing contract administration for each procurement assigned as well as assigning the preparation of statements of work to technical staff.
* Preparing requests for proposals for changes/change orders and completing contract modifications.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
* These positions require you to complete an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, within 30 days of starting your federal employment and annually thereafter as long as you occupy a position that requires financial disclosure.
* Any applicant who within the previous 52 weeks has held a General Schedule position under a term or permanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service must possess at least 52 weeks at the GS-12 grade level.
Remember that 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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
All candidates must possess the mandatory training requirement, experience, and education by the time their resume is reviewed. Candidates who qualify for the education exception must only possess the mandatory training requirement and experience.
Mandatory Training Requirement:
* Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to the GS-13 or higher level contracting positions.
* Four years' experience in federal contracting or contracting-related positions formulating policies and procedures; developing and presenting terms and conditions in bids or proposals; negotiating and awarding contracts; administering terms and conditions of contracts; and analyzing proposed prices/costs. At least one year of this experience must have been specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level performing a full range of pre-award and post-award functions for a wide range of services, supplies, equipment, and/or construction.
You must possess the following level of education. Please ensure you submit a copy of your transcript(s) that include(s) the number of semester (or quarter) hours you have completed.
* A bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university that included 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.
Exception to the Education Requirement: If you occupied a GS-1102 position on January 1, 2000, then you will be considered to have met the standard for the position you occupied on that date.