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    Job Title: Contract Specialist, GS-1102- 9 / 11

    Department: Department Of Homeland Security

    Agency: U.S. Coast Guard

    Sub Agency: United States Coast Guard

    Job Announcement Number: 11-1342-SE-AM-DHA

    SALARY RANGE:

    $56,172.00 – $88,349.00 /year

    OPEN PERIOD:

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 to Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    SERIES & GRADE:

    GS-1102-09/11

    POSITION INFORMATION:

    This is a full-time position. This is a permanent appointment.

    PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

    11

    DUTY LOCATIONS:

    1 vacancy – Alameda County, CA

    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

    Open to all U.S. Citizens.
    This positions will be filled through Direct Hire Authority (DHA).
    All applicants who meet basic qualification requirements will be
    forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration.
    The ‘Rule of Three’, Category Rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy. For moree information on Direct-Hire Authority: http//http://www.opm.gov/directhire/factsheet.asp

    JOB SUMMARY:

    For 200 years, the United States Coast Guard has answered the call to serve. Every day, our family of 7,000 civilians helps us save lives, protect the environment, safeguard the nation, and stop drug traffickers. In the nation’s ports and waterways, along the coast, and on international waters – we are there, always ready.

    The U.S. Coast Guard:
    – Protects ports, the flow of commerce, and the marine transportation system from terrorism
    – Maintains maritime border security against illegal drugs, aliens, firearms, and weapons of mass destruction
    – Coordinates efforts with federal, state, and local agencies

    NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS PUBLIC VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. This vacancy is being advertised under Direct Hire Authority for positions with a critical hiring need. This vacancy is also being advertised for status applicants at the GS-7/9/11 grade levels under 11-1315-SE-AM-M. Applicants who wish to be considered under both public and status procedures MUST apply to both vacancy announcements. NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DIRECT HIRE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.

    This position is located in U.S. Coast Guard, Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center Detached Duty, Base support Contract Division, Alameda, CA

    KEY REQUIREMENTS:

    • U.S. Citizenship is required.
    • This position requires occasional travel.

    Duties

    Additional Duty Location Info:

    1 vacancy – Alameda County, CA

    The incumbent will be responsible for pre-award and post-award functions in the procurement of supplies and services. Incumbent will perform for simplified acquisitions as well as large service contracts. The majority of acquisitions will be negotiated procurements.

    GS-9: Reviews Purchase Requests (PRs) and determines that proper specifications or purchase descriptions are included in solicitation documents.
    * Selects clauses and compiles Request for Quotes (RFQs) and less complex service Requests for Proposals(RFPs) in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other agency regulations.
    * Incumbent contacts technical personnel to resolve questions regarding applicability of specifications, classification of terms, or acceptance of substitute(s)including authority in Determinations and Findings (D&Fs).
    * Evaluates quotes, bids, and proposals for compliance with Performance Work Statements (PWS) and applicable clauses.

    * Coordinates contracting activities with other Government agencies having interrelated requirements, e.g. obtaining wage rate information, obtaining clearances from the Small Business Administration, and advertising work to be contracted in the FedBizOps).
    GS-11: Reviews requests for procurement and analyzes the requirement, recommends revisions to the statement of work or specifications as necessary and decides on the type of contract, milestones, and procurement plan.
    * Coordinates market research and prepares documentation such as justification for other than full and open competition and prepares appropriate supplemental documentation.
    * Incorporates provisions, such as cost accounting standards, requirements for technical proposals with appropriate evaluation factors, testing procedures, cost escalation factors, cost data requirements, and socioeconomic programs.
    * Solicits bids/proposals from prospective contractors.
    * Conducts pre-bid proposals conferences with prospective offerors’ representatives to arrive at a clear, mutual understanding of the requirements of a proposed contract.
    *Conducts pre-bid/proposal conferences with prospective offerors’ representatives to arrive at a clear, mutual understanding of the requirements of a proposed contract.
    *Negotiates with potential contractors and prepares all required documentation and makes the award if within the delegated limits of their Contracting Officer’s authority.
    * Monitors contract administration until final delivery and payments are completed and the contract is closed and retired. Evaluates contractor performance through telephone conversations, correspondence, reports, vouchers, and visits to contractor facility or work site.
    * Prepares responses to Congressional inquiries, Freedom of Information Act requests or other sensitive correspondence on the assigned contracts.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS: A 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor’s
    degree with a major in any field.
    OR
    At least 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.1 full year of graduate education (18
    semester hours or 27 quarter hours) in accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization
    and management, or a combination of these fields.

    GS-9: Applicants must have 1 full year of experience equivalent to at least GS-7 level in the Federal service. Experience includes
    contracting/procurement functions to procure repetitive items,
    equipment, supplies or services: developing firm fixed-price or
    similar well-defined contracts; determining/applying standard clauses or routine stipulations; performing pricing/cost analysis based on available data; interpreting standard information and its impact on the procurement; preparing administrative change orders.
    OR
    2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate
    education or Masters or equivalent graduate degree in accounting,
    business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial
    management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and
    management, or a combination of these fields.

    GS-11: Applicants must have at least one full year of experience
    equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. This experience
    includes the full range of acquisition functions.
    OR
    Completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full
    academic years of progressively higher level graduate education
    in accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management, or a combination of these fields.
    OR
    Have a combination of specialized experience equivalent to the
    GS-09 level in or related to the work of this position and graduate level education in one or a combination of the following fields:
    accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this
    position.

    GS-11 In addition, all applicants must have completed 1 full year
    of experience (equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal
    Service) performing the full range of acquisition functions (i.e.,
    pre-award, award, post-award) to procure a variety of supplies,
    equipment and/or services. Duties included: analyzing procurement
    requests to determine requirements, recommending changes to
    statements of work or specifications, and determining appropriate
    type of contract and procurement plan; coordinating procurement
    plan and other contractual/procurement aspects with requestor(s),
    technical representative, and finance; developing procurement/contractual documents inclusive of determining terms
    and conditions; conducting pre-bid/proposal conferences and negotiations; analyzing bids/proposals, cost and pricing data and contractor responsibility, and recommending award; and, carrying out post-award functions (i.e., monitoring contract, evaluating performance, interpreting provisions, providing advice/guidance, negotiating contract modifications, processing terminations, conducting close-outs).

    GS 12 or lower: Applicants who are currently in a GS-1102 position at a GS-12 or lower grade level only need to meet the additional
    requirements in order to qualify.

    Link to Post:

    http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=95830820&JobTitle=Contract+Specialist,+GS-1102-+9+/+11&where=san+francisco&x=92&y=11&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&pg=

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