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Contract Specialist

Company: National Geospatial IntelligenceAgency
Location: Annandale
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: ContractSpecialists plan and manage acquisitions to procure a variety ofproducts and services for NGA. They interact with customers todevelop and implement an acquisition strategy, solicit and evaluateproposals, and negotiate and award contracts. They also administercontracts, including monitoring contractor performance, preparingmodifications, resolving problems, and terminating and closing outcontracts. They may also hold a warrant that would authorize themto obligate the Government subject to the limitations expressed ontheir warrant. Additional Job Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:The Office of Contract Services (OCS) provides innovative businessstrategies, agile contracting solutions, and develops andimplements acquisition policy to enable NGA to provide geospatialintelligence to the warfighter and policy makers in support ofnational security. OCS strategically transforms NGA businesspractices by utilizing innovative contracts, grants, purchase cardand other transactions on a timely basis and at the best valuewhile maintaining the public's trust and fulfilling public policyobjectives. OCS has a highly skilled, motivated, and engagedworkforce that provides critical mission support. This position iseligible for a RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE: The selected candidates maybe offered a recruitment incentive as part of the offer ofemployment, based on budget availability. To receive the incentive,the selected candidate must sign a service agreement for up to 2years depending on the approved amount of the incentive. If theemployee leaves before the end of the service agreement, theemployee may be required to repay a pro rata share amount of theincentive to the government. OCS seeks applicants with the depthand breadth of contracting experience in a wide range ofacquisitions for supplies, services and other support to providecreative solutions in fulfilling NGA's contracting mission. Theposition(s) supports numerous customer organizations across theagency. The selected candidate(s) will provide business advice andall contractual guidance for a variety of requirements.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ensuring thatacquisition activity is executed ethically, legally, efficientlyand effectively; and in accordance with applicable Department ofDefense (DoD) policies and procedures. The individual(s) mustdemonstrate the experience that is outlined in the MandatoryQualifications. Candidates must possess s bachelor's degree from anaccredited educational institution authorized to grantbaccalaureate degrees. Reference the DoD Qualification Standard forContracting Positions for exceptions and waivers. Selectedcandidates will be expected to seek a Contracting Officer Warrantat the level commensurate with their pay band and team workload.Candidates may receive an invitation to complete a virtualinterview through HireVue as part of the candidate evaluationprocess. Candidates may receive an invitation to provide additionalinformation or respond to questions via email and/or HireVue aspart of the candidate evaluation process. Additional ApplicationRequirement: You may be asked to complete one or more assessmentsin addition to the application you submit on this website as partof your application to NGA. These assessments may include but arenot limited to: * Online questionnaires or assessments that requireyou to describe your job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, orother characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory anddesirable qualifications of this job posting. The information youprovide in the application you submit must support the response youprovide to this questionnaire. You will receive an email todescribe any additional assessments required. Please monitor youremails and complete any required assessments as soon as possible.This position may be eligible for an INCENTIVE: The selectedcandidates may be offered an incentive as part of the offer ofemployment, based on budget availability. To receive the incentive,the selected candidate must sign a service agreement depending onthe approved amount or duration of the incentive. If the employeeleaves before the end of the service agreement, the employee may berequired to repay a pro rata share amount of the incentive to thegovernment. Mandatory Qualifications MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONCRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet allcompetencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteriato include education (if required). Online applications mustdemonstrate qualification by providing specific examples andassociated results, in response to the announcement's mandatorycriteria specified in this vacancy announcement: * Workingknowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and othersupplements as they apply. * Demonstrated experience conductingmarket research. * Demonstrated knowledge of contracting methodssuch as simplified acquisition, contracting by negotiation orcommercial acquisition procedures. * Experience with administeringand monitoring contractor performance for moderately complexcontracts in collaboration with Contracting Officer'sRepresentative. * Experience preparing contract modifications,resolving problems, and/or completing contract closeouts. *Experience conducting Cost or Price Analysis. EDUCATIONREQUIREMENT: A. Bachelor's degree from an accredited educationalinstitution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees. Referencethe DoD Qualification Standard for Contracting Positions forexceptions and waivers. -AND- LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Must obtainDAWIA Certification in Contracting, as appropriate for the band,within 24 months of appointment. Once obtained, Defense AcquisitionWorkforce members must obtain 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs)every 2 years in order to maintain proficiency. Highly DesiredQualifications QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatoryqualifications, experience in the following is desired: *Experience utilizing a variety of contract types, including FirmFixed Price (FFP), Time and Materials (T&M),Cost-Reimbursement, Incentive, and Indefinite Delivery IndefiniteQuantity (IDIQ). * Demonstrated exemplary customer service skills.* Proficiency with standard Microsoft Office Suite, i.e., Word,PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. * DAWIA Level II Certification inContracting or Federal Acquisition in Contracting Certification(FAC-C) Level II in Contracting. * Critical thinking skills toidentify problems and resolutions. Additional Job Requirements Youmust be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearancewith access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition,you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination inorder to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employeesare subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order todetermine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examinationmay result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP,and/or unescorted access to SCIFs. Employees with SCI access andwho are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a SecurityFinancial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order todetermine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negativelyimpact continued access to Top Secret information, InformationSystems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs. Pay, Benefits,& Work Schedule PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunitiesallow applicants at all band levels to be considered.Qualifications for NGA positions do not include specifictime-in-band requirements. NGA will emphasize quality ofexperience, rather than duration, and assess how the quality of theexperience demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills,abilities, and competencies necessary for successful jobperformance in the NGA occupational structure. Band 03 $64,948 -$133,465 PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are notauthorized. Pay is only part of the compensation you will earnworking for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array ofbenefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet theneeds of you and your family. For more information on the array ofbenefits programs, please visithttps://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nga/ngabenefits.html CoverLetter Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. Theentire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided inthe Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding thislimit will not be considered. The cover letter is recommended butis not required for employment consideration with the NationalGeospatial-Intelligence Agency. Applicants should place theirnarrative information in the Cover Letter / Other ProfessionalDetails field. Who may apply External Applicants Only How to applyApplication submission involves applying using the IntelligenceCommunity's Applicant Gateway on-line application process. ONLYELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. How will I be evaluated?APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for thisjob opportunity in three stages: * All applicants will be evaluatedusing the Mandatory Qualification Criteria, * Qualified applicantswill then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using acombination of qualification criteria to determine thebest-qualified candidates, * Best-qualified applicants may then befurther evaluated through an interview process. Military retireeapplicants, if selected, may be impacted by the 180-day appointmentrestrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will provide additionalinformation if applicable. Applicants are encouraged to carefullyreview the Assignment Description, Additional Information ProvidedBy the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; andthen construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant andsignificant experience and education for this job opportunity. Thisdescription should include examples that detail the level andcomplexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged toprovide any education information referenced in the announcement.If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degreesobtained from an institution accredited by an accreditingorganization recognized by the Secretary, US Department ofEducation will be accepted. In accordance with section 9902(h) oftitle 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in theDepartment of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary uponappointment. They shall not be eligible for retirementcontributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or asupplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period.Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired undersection 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code)appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject toretirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (SeeDoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, athttp://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.) All candidates will beconsidered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationalorigin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. NGAprovides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application and hiring process,please notify us at recruitment@nga.mil. The decision on grantingreasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.Conditions of Employment As a condition of employment at NGA,persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness foremployment standards. * U.S. Citizenship Required - SecurityClearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information) -Polygraph Test Required - Position Subject to Drug Testing - TwoYear Probationary Period - Direct Deposit Required DCIPS DisclaimerNGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense CivilianIntelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employeesare assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scopeof work performed. The employee's base salary is established withintheir assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. Aperformance pay process is conducted each year to determine apotential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee'sannual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performancepay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are noteligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices. Thisposition is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans'Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided inDoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment andPlacement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans'preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you mustself-identify your eligibility in your application.

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