Contract Specialist


Posted on Jul 31, 2020

Department of State - Agency Wide, Department of State

Washington, DC

This position is located in the Bureau of Comptroller and Global Financial Services, Executive Office (CGFS/ EX).

The incumbent performs the full range of contract administration responsibilities including incremental funding, preparation of rate and cost adjustments, redirection of effort, coordination of time extensions, incorporation of change orders.

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.nIf you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.nApplicants applying for the GS-13 grade level must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for this position:nIN ADDITION to the requirements below, all applicants must be Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level III certified, as outlined on the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) website (https://www.fai.gov/certification/contracting-fac-c) or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certified, as outlined on the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) website (http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx?lvl=3&cfld=3).

Applicants whose certification is over two years old, must also have completed 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) every two years.

The 80 CLPs every two years must be from the issuance date of certification and valid through the closing date of the announcement.nApplicants must submit the following documentation:n1.

Copy of initial FAC-C Level III certification or DAWIA Level III certification.nANDn2.

If initial Level III certification is over two years old from the closing date of the announcement, a Certificate of Achievement from the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System (FAITAS) in recognition of attainment of continuous learning requirements showing certification valid through the closing date of the announcement;nORnAn equivalent transcript or list of training from DAWIA that shows 80 CLPs obtained within the previous two years from the closing date of the announcement (the transcript or list of training must assign CLP numeric values to each eligible activity/course or must clearly reflect the numeric total of 80 CLPs).nANDnA.

In addition to completing the mandatory FAC-C Level III or DAWIA Level III training requirements, you must have at least 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions AND at least 1 full year of this experience is specialized and equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service AND completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field from an accredited college or university AND this degree included or was supplemented by 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.nOR B.

In addition to completing the mandatory FAC-C Level III or DAWIA Level III training requirements, you have occupied your position, which is classified in the GS-1102 series, since January 1, 2000 AND have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as described in paragraph A above under qualifying specialized experience.nQualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Experience developing and implementing comprehensive procurement plans, objectives and strategies to procure multi-year programs, systems, goods, and/or services.nExperience with contract types, methods, and techniques, including cost and incentive contracting, award fee, cost sharing arrangements, processing of unsolicited proposals, and multiple awards.nExperience with project management principles and developing controls to ensure projects are accomplished timely, within funding constraints and in compliance with relevant contractual, legal, and/or policy requirements.nExperience with price/cost analysis techniques, such as learning curve analysis and cost estimating relationships, in order to evaluate contractor proposals.

Note: All applicants WILL BE required to submit transcripts and/or training certificates as verification of educational requirement.

If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will be rated ineligible for this position.

How to Apply

Follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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