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Air Force Elements, U.S. Transportation Command CONTRACT SPECIALIST in Scott AFB, Illinois


This position is part of the Air Force Elements, U.S. Transportation Command, Transportation Command. The incumbent will be responsible for the daily execution and advancement of an assigned portfolio of transportation and related contracts through the effective utilization of Acquisition Policy, Procedure and Regulation to meet organization and customer needs.


The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is in the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). For more information please see: AcqDemo This position is being filled under DoD Modified Direct Hire Authority, Section 1109; PL, 116-92, dated 12/20/2019 . As a CONTRACT SPECIALIST at the NH-1102-3 some of your typical work assignments may include: Provides business advice and is a technical authority and Subject Matter Expert (SME) covering a wide variety of complex acquisition issues during all stages of the acquisition planning process. Performs all pre-award and post-award functions for a wide variety of complex and/or specialized acquisitions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types, and to procure commodities and/or services for complex and/or diversified programs. Serves as a SME and advisor to management, customers, and contractors in assignment area relative to the market, the industry, specifications, socioeconomic concerns, and similar matters. Analyzes difficult contracting and operational issues; determines, recommends and/or implements course of action with extremely stringent time frames. Formulates the negotiation strategy and identifies areas subject to negotiation (e.g., price, quantity discounts, packaging, payment discounts, transportation, and delivery). Prepares correspondence, reports, memoranda, or other documents and briefings (scheduled or ad hoc) that support contractual actions or recommendations.


Conditions of Employment


You may qualify at the NH -03 , if you fulfill the following qualifications: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-02 (GS-11) grade level in the Federal service as listed below: Providing business advice to customers and performing all pre-award/post-award functions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types to procure complex and/or diversified transportation and related services and/or commodities. Providing business advice, guidance, training, and assistance to team members, technical or program personnel, functional commanders, and/or contractors on contractual language, legal responsibilities, acquisition and business related issues, and operational issues. 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. In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1102, series as listed below: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees (you must submit a copy of your transcripts), OR a current DoD civilian employee, in any occupational series, who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the 1102 series while serving in the military on or before September 30, 2000, OR a current DoD civilian employee, who occupied 1102 series 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.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: Foreign Education

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Other Notes: ACQUISITION POSITION: This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level II in Contracting. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position. This position also requires the employee to engage in acquisition continuous learning activities achieving 80 Continuous Learning points every 24 months IAW DoDI 5000.66 paragraph E2.2.8. This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see