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Naval Facilities Engineering Command CONTRACT SPECIALIST in Washington Navy Yard, District Of Columbia

Summary You will serve as a Contract Specialist in the Contracting Division of NAVAL FAC ENGINEERING CMD WASH. Responsibilities You will perform acquisition planning including market research and consideration of appropriate procurement approaches that satisfy mission needs and meet customer requirements. You will advise technical representatives and requesting offices on preparation and development of contractually acceptable specifications, work statements, and quality assurance criteria. You will review procurement requests to assure clarity, adequacy, and completeness. You will advise on type of contract and vehicles, and conduct procurement from solicitation to award and through all post award phases of contracting including modifications, processing payments, final invoicing, final evaluation, and closeout. You will review contract terms and technical specifications to identify any special requirements. You will analyze offers, proposals, and bids to evaluate issues of reasonableness, responsiveness, and contractor responsibility. You will analyze settlement proposals, audit reports, technical evaluations, and subcontractor claims, through final disposition. You will analyze contractor past performance, contractor proposals and estimating systems, prepares Govt. pre and post negotiation positions, and structures contracts to incentivize contractors. You will review activity requests for suitability for small and disadvantaged businesses, and counsels firms on opportunities for federal contracts. You will negotiate changes in price, terms and conditions, and overhead rate agreements due to contract modifications, supplementary agreements, and settlements from change orders. You will interpret procurement regulations and policies for procurement team, and provide advice, training, guidance and interpretation to the team on procurement regulations, policies, and procedures. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Applying a wide range of contracting methods and contract types to plan and carry out both pre-award and post-award procurement actions; 2) Assisting technical specialists/customers in the preparation of statements of work, planning of procurement strategies, and identifying potential contractors and/or sources; 3) Applying contracting policies and procedures, negotiation techniques, and technical requirements to negotiate procurement of supplies and services; and 4) Administering contracts, such as firm fixed-price, fixed-price with re-determination provisions, cost reimbursement, or contracts with incentive provisions. NOTE: THIS INFORMATION MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION Applicant must meet the following Department of Defense qualification requirements for 1102 contracting positions: And the title 10 requirements found here: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. Education Applicants must meet the following Basic Education Requirement of the Department of Defense Qualification Standard for Contracting Positions: A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees. NOTE: The education requirement listed above applies only to individuals entering DoD GS-1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current civilian personnel in DoD who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in an Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000 are exempt from meeting this requirement. Current military members who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS (or equivalent) 1102 or before September 30, 2000 are also exempt from meeting this requirement. Additional Information This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: Military Spouse Preference applicants will receive priority consideration at the Full Performance Level (FPL) and if determined to be Best Qualified at the FPL, and selected, must be placed at the FPL. A BQ military spouse possesses knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies comparable to others who meet the competitive referral criteria for the specific position.