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CONTRACT SPECIALIST

locationFort Meade - Maryland (MD),

atUS Defense Intelligence Agency

Job Description:

Duties

DIA employs a variety of professionals who serve throughout the workforce to ensure successful operations. To view this position’s duties, click Vacancies to be directed to DIA’s online application system. Please make note of the position title and 6-digit Job Opening ID number to which you are interested. You can scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the announcement or click on the “Advanced Search” link and enter in the 6-digit Job Opening ID number in the “Job Opening ID” field.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • - U.S. Citizenship - Drug Test - Security Investigation

All applicants must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry.

Qualifications




ASSESSMENT FACTORS

1. Makes decisions and recommendations clearly linked to the organization’s finance and acquisition or strategy, engagement and evaluation strategy, while taking into account customer and client needs.
2. Provides sound advice to and supports operational elements on acquisition, contracting, and procurement matters.
3. Makes informed decisions about work priorities to ensure accurate completion of assignments and projects, and makes adjustments as required
4. Is flexible and responds in a timely fashion to changing requirements, priorities, and short deadlines
5. Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills to compose and deliver responses to complex questions in a clear, concise, and organized manner

HIGHLY DESIRED SKILLS

1. Successful experience in pre and post-award contracting activities
2. Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
3. Figures out ways to work around problems

Applicant must meet the following Department of Defense qualification requirements for 1102 contracting positions: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/cpic/cp/docs/Signed%20Memo%20Re%20Elimination%20of%20the%2024-Semester%20Credit%20Hours.pdf

Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Requirement (DAWIA):
This position is considered an Acquisition Workforce (AWF) position, all personnel will have a 36-month grace period to meet the current standards and obtain the certification required in Contracting and level required for the position.

Specialized Experience: In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression is qualifying for positions at grades GG-08 and above. Graduate Education may be used in lieu of specialized experience. Specialized experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled.
Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Requirement (DAWIA): This position is considered an Acquisition Workforce (AWF) position, all personnel will have a 36-month grace period to meet the current standards and obtain the certification required in Contracting and level required for the position.

Applicant at the GG-13 and above can either already have the Basic Requirements for Defense Acquisition Corps or will need to obtain the membership.
Defense Acquisition Corps Eligibility Criteria:
A. Grades GG-13 and above.
AND
B. Certified at a minimum of DAWIA Level II in an acquisition career field.
AND
C. Four (4) years of service in an AWF position either in DoD or a comparable position in industry or Government.

Additional information

DIA positions are Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) positions in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. All applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Applicants must meet the agency’s conditions of employment, to include, but not limited to, satisfactory completion of an initial special background investigation and periodic reinvestigation, completion of any required medical examination and physical requirements, completion of any required personal interviews, favorable completion of any required initial or aperiodic polygraph examinations, completion of any required drug test, satisfactory completion of a two-year Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System trial period, and completion of a civilian mobility agreement. All employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. All civilian employees are required to participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay (DD/EFT) Program. DIA employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. Veterans who are preference-eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions are encouraged to apply.


  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Please visit our web site, www.dia.mil. Under the "Careers" heading on our web site, you will find a listing of benefits available to DIA employees.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

In order to qualify for this position, your application must include sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position to which you are applying. To view this position’s requirements, click Vacancies to be directed to DIA’s online application system. Please make note of the position title and 6-digit Job Opening ID

number to which you are interested. You can scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the announcement or click on the “Advanced Search” link and enter in the 6-digit Job Opening ID number in the “Job Opening ID” field.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Please visit our web site, www.dia.mil. Under the "Careers" heading on our web site, you will find a listing of benefits available to DIA employees.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    Please see instructions within the on-line application for this vacancy announcement on the DIA web-site, www.dia.mil.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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.

    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.

  • How to Apply

    HOW DO I APPLY?

    Unless specified within the vacancy announcement, you must complete and submit your job application electronically, using DIA's online job tool.

    • Go to: http://www.dia.mil.


    • Click the link to "Search and Apply for Jobs" or click the link to "Careers" > "Vacancies."

    • Your first visit? Click "New User" to setup your account.


    • Click "Search" to view Vacancy Announcements for opportunities that interest you.


    • Save as a Favorite or select the Job Opening to Apply.

    • At the top of the "Job Search" page, click "My Favorite Jobs" to view each announcement. Start the application process by clicking the "Apply" at the bottom of the announcement.
    • While working on the application, "Save" frequently. When you save the document, prior to final submission, you can exit the application and return later to continue by logging-in and going to Job Search > My Activities > Applications with a status of Not Submitted.

    • Finished? Click "Submit."
    • You must complete and submit the application prior to the closing date listed on the Vacancy Announcement.
    • Final applications are not available for revision. If you need to revise your application, complete and submit another application.

    All positions in the Defense Intelligence Agency are in the excepted service under 10 USC 1601 appointment authority and covered by the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS), a General Grade (GG) pay system divided into grades and steps similar to OPM’s General Schedule (GS) compensation system. All candidates must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry and any required medical examinations.

    Agency contact information

    Civilian Operations Division

    Phone

    Not Available

    Address

    Defense Intelligence Agency
    Civilian Operations Division
    Fort Meade, MD 20755

    Next steps

    Your application for employment must be prepared and submitted on-line at www.dia.mil. We will notify you, via e-mail, when your application has been received. Later, you will be notified, via e-mail, if DIA is or is not interested in you as a potential employee of our agency.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Please see instructions within the on-line application for this vacancy announcement on the DIA web-site, www.dia.mil.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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.

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.


Help

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

  • Veterans

  • Federal employees - Excepted service

    Current excepted service federal employees.

  • National Guard & reserves

    Current members, those who want to join or transitioning military members.

Clarification from the agency

See "WHO CAN APPLY” for more information on who is eligible to apply

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