Lead Contract Specialist

U.S. Army Contracting Command - Department of the Army

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange AgreementInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferPriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Lead Contract Specialist: Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) from an accredited educational institution.
OR Exemption: You are exempt from the education requirements above if
(A) you are a current DoD employee, in any occupational series, who has served on or before September 30, 2000, as follows: Served as a GS/equivalent-1102 position or contracting officer position with authority to award or administer contracts above the SAT in any Federal agency, OR Served as a military member in a comparable military occupational specialty; OR (B) you are a current member of the armed forces who occupied a position within an occupational specialty similar to the GS-1102 series on or before September 30, 2000. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes 1) work interpreting Government contracting/acquisition laws and policies; 2) developing negotiation strategies; 3) performing cost/price analysis; and 4) developing acquisition strategies. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (i.e., GS-13 or a Demonstration Project Pay band which is equivalent to GS-13 or above). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Acquisition StrategyContract AwardManages Human ResourcesPreparation and NegotiationSolicitation of OffersTerms and Conditions Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade, GS-13 (or equivalent).
About the Position: Serves as Team Lead in negotiations with unlimited warrant over a group of contract specialists/contracting officers (CO). As Senior Program Level CO, incumbent has the necessary signatory authority to enter into contracts ranging from $25 million to over $1 billion for specialized and significantly important acquisition programs. First Cut-Off: 5 May 2022