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CONTRACT SPECIALIST (T5) WITH SECURITY CLEARANCE

Company: Department of the Army
Location: Montgomery
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Duties (1) Plans acquisitions for standard or specialized services, supplies and/or construction contracts where specifications are standardized within established competitive markets, and where price competition exists. Reviews requisition package for adequacy and completeness of description, consistency, and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements. Contacts requesters to resolve discrepancies and ambiguities. Provides guidance to customers in the development of the statement of work/performance work statement/statement of objectives and data requirements. Determines appropriate contract type and method of procurement based on the nature of the requirement, urgency of need, estimated cost, market conditions, and applicable procurement policies and regulations. Develops procurement plans by reviewing previous history, market conditions, and specifications or technical data packages. Duties are performed independently within established procedures and with assistance provided on new or unusual assignments. Under close review of senior specialist or supervisor, incumbent is responsible for a variety of contracts which may require special handling provisions or other specialized terms and conditions, some of which cover a period of more than one year. (30%) (2) Develops solicitations, evaluates responses, and makes award recommendations. Conducts market research and analyses whether commercial items or non-developmental items are available to meet the Government's needs or could be modified to meet the Government's needs. Uses primarily firm fixed price or similar contract types when historical and precedent data are available. Prepares and issues solicitation documents selecting appropriate provisions and clauses, ensuring clear and complete specifications, including packing and delivery requirements or other routine supplemental stipulations. Analyses quotations, bids or proposals for compliance with solicitation, price reasonableness, adequacy of competition, and probability of meeting requirements. Evaluates prospective contract price utilizing basic price analysis techniques by research and review of available historical and precedent data, manufacturer's catalogs, current labor rates, comparison of other competitive quotes/offers received and/or standard industrial cost and price data. On negotiated procurements, contact offering parties or contractors to negotiate prices that appear either excessive or underestimated, to request earlier delivery date, closer conformance to specifications, or similar matters. Determines financial responsibility and performance capability of offering party through review of past awards, requests for performance and/or analysis of pre-award survey information, and/or limited price or analysis for which a considerable amount of historical and precedent data are available. Prepares recommendation for award, documenting selection decisions and justifying basis for award. Award recommendations are reviewed prior to signature for documentation, judgment, and compliance with policies and procedures. Prepares final contract, including specifications and all other special and standard clauses for signature. Enters contractual information into a contract writing system software database. (30%). (3) Provides advice and assistance to others relating to contracting work and prepares correspondence. Provides advice, guidance, training, and assistance to technical or program personnel, customers, functional commanders, and/or contractors whenever information is needed, or issues need to be resolved. Establishes working relationships with program and contract management personnel. Assists higher grade specialists by performing a variety of tasks. Prepares letters, memoranda, documents, or reports that support contractual actions or recommendations. (8) Performs other duties as assigned. Requirements Conditions of Employment * Participation in direct deposit is mandatory. * May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. * Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. * Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position. * May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required. Qualifications *Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the Specialized Experience listed below: Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION. DOING SO MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR THE POSITION. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have experience in positions supporting competencies in business, finance, risk management, project management, or supply chain management. Experience must include competencies such as skill in collecting and analyzing data and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively and other professional competencies in procurement administration or purchase card management. . SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have one year of experience in contracting at the GS-07 grade level that provided exposure to the full scope of contracting and acquisition and a working knowledge in one or more of the following areas: (1) A knowledge of contracting authority and responsibility, (2) Contract principles and knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, (3) Contractor responsibility standards, (4) Regulatory compliance, (5) Knowledge of Federal supply schedule contracting, and (6) Knowledge of acquisition definitions and applicability. In addition to participating in education and training courses, individuals are expected to develop their required competencies through relevant on-the-job experience, which may include rotational assignment. SKILL & KNOWLEDGE: - Knowledge of directly applicable statutory provisions, regulations, and procedures to be able to perform well-defined and procurement function precedent exists - Knowledge of commonly used contracting methods and contract types sufficient to perform pre-award, post-award, and/or contract price/cost analysis functions when the contract actions are well-defined and precedent exists. - Knowledge of commercial business practices and market conditions that relate to the technical and program requirement to assist customers in developing requirements and to evaluate proposal responsiveness, contractor responsibility, and contractor performance. - Knowledge of formal advertising sufficient to solicit proposals to procure a variety of requirements ranging from standard to specialized services, commodities, or construction. - Knowledge of contract price/cost analysis techniques sufficient to perform basic analysis for firm fixed-price or similar contracts, when historical pricing data and precedents are applicable. - Knowledge of the GPC program to analyze issues and identify alternative courses of action, modify standard procedures and terms to satisfy requirements, and solve a variety of common problems. - Knowledge of supply regulations pertaining to accountable property. - Knowledge of public speaking and publicity techniques sufficient to plan or conduct training sessions designed to enhance/facilitate the GPC. -Knowledge of Contract Regulations to verify contractual documents for compliance and accuracy of terminology. Ability to interpret and clarify regulatory contractual material. - Knowledge of contract negotiation techniques sufficient to negotiate or administer contracts where the contracting actions are well-defined and precedent exists. - Knowledge of standard automated systems, non-standard systems, and Web postings that affect the organization's mission execution to review and evaluate of automated systems to determine their overall effectiveness and recommend changes to improve system performance. - Knowledge of report writing techniques to present factual information clearly, write procurement memoranda, and draft contract provisions and supporting documentation. Education Minimum education requirement a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees Additional information If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ). * Benefits Help 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 window Learn 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. Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment

Keywords: Department of the Army, Montgomery , CONTRACT SPECIALIST (T5) WITH SECURITY CLEARANCE, Other , Montgomery, Alabama

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