<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />These positions are in Defense Information Systems Agency and will be used to fill vacancies in the Procurement Services Directorate (PL6) located at Fort Meade, Md.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Conducting pre-award and post-award functions, including price/cost analyses, negotiations, and administration for services, materials and equipment associated with procurements of importance to the Agency.</li> <li>Reviewing requests for the procurement of complex equipment and/or services.</li> <li>Analyzing the requirement, recommend revisions to the statement of work or specifications, as necessary.</li> <li>Attending conferences for the purpose of discussing the terms of the RFP and arriving at the clearest possible understanding of requirements.</li> <li>Analyzing and evaluating proposals for conformance with the solicitation.</li> <li>Performing cost/price analysis, including review of cost breakdowns to determine reasonableness.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 12 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S. Citizen</li> <li>This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Basic Education Standards for positions in the 1102 series</strong>:<br /> A. Bachelor's degree from an accredited education institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees<br /> AND<br /> B. At least 24 semester credit hours in any combination of the following business fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.<br /><br />All applicants must provide a copy of your transcripts. Failure to provide this information will result in disqualification. (The above 24 semester credit hours in business may be within the candidate's bachelor's degree or in addition to the degree).<br /><br />Education Exemptions: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current DoD employees or Armed Forces members, who have continuously 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. Failure to provide SF-50 or career brief (for Armed Forces members) dated prior to October 1, 2000 will result in disqualification (this includes DISA employees).<br /><br />Specialized Experience:<br /> For the GS-9, you must have at least one year of Specialized Experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal Service, Military, or Private Sector.<br /><br />Your resume MUST demonstrate experience working with contracting methods and performing basic price or cost analysis<br /><br />For the GS-11, you must have at least one year of Specialized Experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal Service, Military, or Private Sector.<br /><br />Your resume MUST demonstrate experience negotiating, awarding and/or modifying contracts, administering terms and conditions of contracts, and addressing performance issues under the contract.<br /><br />Candidates must describe how their experience meets the specialized experience requirement within the body of their resume.<br /><br />In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirements, qualified applicants must also possess the quality of experience as it relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant's background, recency of experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Candidates must clearly demonstrate the possession of competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level to be qualified for the position. Applicants must describe how their experience meets the competencies within the body of the resume. No separate statements addressing competencies are required.<br /><br />Qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 days after your application for this announcement. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />For the GS-9 Position you may substitute Education for Specialized Experience:<br /> You must have completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education, Master's or equivalent graduate degree. (You MUST submit transcripts to verify your claim).<br /><br />For the GS-11 Position you may substitute Education for Specialized Experience:<br /> You must have completed at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.<br /><br />Graduate Education: To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>This announcement will be used to fill many vacancies.</li> <li>Additional reviews of applicants will occur at the 30 and 60 day cutoff and the closing date of the announcement.</li> <li>Selections may be made at either grade level.</li> <li>This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to target position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. However promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of a promotion is implied.</li> <li>A two year probationary or trial period may be required.</li> <li>Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination</li> <li>Individuals tentatively selected for drug testing designated positions at the Defense Information Systems Agency will be required to submit to urinalysis for illegal drugs prior to appointment.</li> <li>We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.</li> <li>Moving costs MAY be paid. They MUST be paid if a DISA employee is selected for the position. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here .</li> <li>Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized.</li> <li>This is a covered position and the person selected for this position must complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment pursuant to 5 CFR 2634.903(b) (DoD 5500.7).</li> <li>This is a DISA acquisition workforce DAWIA position in the contracting career field. Selectee must be level II certified (or eligible for certification within 24 months of appointment in the contracting career field.</li> <li>DAWIA certification is a condition of employment. Failure to fulfill the certification requirement may lead to a non-disciplinary adverse action, which can include dismissal.</li> <li>For more information on veterans' preference click here .</li> <li>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here ).</li> <li>The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. It applies to former Federal civilian employees receiving a retirement annuity from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund that are hired within the DoD on or after November 24, 2003. The policy also applies to annuitants (appointed in DoD on/or after November 24, 2003) who move from one position to another within DoD through voluntary reassignment, promotion, change to lower grade or transfer between military departments. Please see this policy here .</li> <li>This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program.</li> <li>For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here .</li> <li>You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume.</li> <li>If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.<br /><br />You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10465496 <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />FOR THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED AS THEY APPLY STATED BELOW AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT<br /><br />1. Transcripts (Required) – This position has positive education requirements; you must submit all of your transcripts. The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating.<br /> 2. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) (If applicable): Notification of Personnel Action – with the exception of current permanent DISA employees – documenting current or former Competitive position occupied ("1" in block 34 of SF-50), tenure group ("1" or "2" in block 24), and highest permanent grade held. If the position you occupy is in the Excepted Service ("2" in block 34), you must provide an SF-50 showing that you've held a permanent position with career or career-conditional tenure in the Competitive service, unless your Excepted Service appointment qualifies you for appointment through an interchange agreement or miscellaneous authority.<br /> 3. Military Spouse Preference (if applicable): Spousal Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, marriage certificate/license, and a <b>MILITARY SPOUSE PPP SELF-CERTIFICATION CHECKLIST </b>are required to claim Military Spouse Preference. The Military Spouse PPP Self-Citification Checklist can be found here: Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist .<br /><br />If claiming "DoD Education Exemption" (Grandfathered) you must also provide SF-50's dated prior to October 1, 2000 showing that you have been continuously employed with DoD with no break in service since October 1, 2000.<br /><br />Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 06/02/2019<br /><br />WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 EST, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.