You will serve as a CONTRACT SPECIALIST in the ACQUISITION
BRANCH in the OTH REMOTE CONSTRUCTION BRANCH of NAVAL FACILITIES
ENG COMMAND ATLANTIC.
This position is a 100% TDY position at Camp Lemonnier,
Djibouti, Africa. This is a full-time temporary assignment not to
exceed 1 year.
Above salary does not include locality. Locality adjustment will
be determined by duty station location once a selection has been
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The successful selectee will perform the following duties:
- Analyze price cost data for pre-award and post-award
- Conduct price and cost analysis to determine reasonableness of
price to make recommendations for the award.
- Monitor contract performance, prepare modifications, and
determine the necessary course of action to resolve issues
impacting contract performance.
- Prepare price negotiation memoranda and reports.
- Advise requestors during pre-solicitation phase on the use of
different types of contracts and different pricing mechanisms.
- Develop new and innovative approaches to acquisition
strategies, negotiation, and terms and conditions tailored to
unique requirements to resolve future acquisition problems.
76% or greater - This position may require travel from normal
duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated
sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial
aircraft for extended periods of time.
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
- New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to
successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
- Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must
serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This
requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements
must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
- This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition
Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). You must be certified as a
Career Field C Level III. If you are not certified you must achieve
certification within 24 months of appointment.
- Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of
retired military members within 180 days immediately following
retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions
of 5 United States Code 3326.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide
sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and
abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which
you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for
evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to
this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific
when describing your experience.
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, Your
resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience
at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the
Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public
sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
1) Conducting acquisition planning and contract pre-award
functions for facilities support services; 2) Administering
construction contract to include supplemental agreements,
justifications, approval reviews/fair opportunity evaluations and
claims disputes, and contract terminations; and 3) Interpreting and
applying relevant laws, regulations, policies, standards, or
procedures to specific contracting issues in the facilities
management and construction arena. (NOTE: Your answer must be
supported by information in your resume.)
Applicant must meet the following Department of Defense
qualification requirements for 1102 contracting positions:
And the title 10 requirements found here:
This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce
Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional training,
experience and possibly education. Applicants should meet the DAWIA
Certification requirements for the Contracting Career Field and be
certified at Level III at the time of application. If you possess
DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Career Field and
Certification Level information in your resume.
Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but
must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.
Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx.
Warrant authority above the small purchase threshold may be
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including
volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.
Must be a US Citizen.
Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
See Other Information and Requirements section for additional
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial
Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must
serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This
requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and
time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this
announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final Secret security
clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain
the required level of clearance while employed in the subject
position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of
clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or
Selectee will be required to complete ethics orientation within
three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial
Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.
Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States
This position is required to comply with the Federal Procurement
Policy Act (41 USC 423) as amended.
Work required overnight travel away from the normal duty
station. Travel (20%) includes activities within the area of
responsibility including Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia, and
all other component commands of NAVFAC Atlantic as requested, as
well as worldwide contingency operations is a requirement of this
position. Travel by military and commercial aircraft may be
required. Employee must be able to obtain and maintain in good
standing a Government issued Travel Card for official Government
travel purposes. In instances where a Travel Card cannot be
obtained, the incumbent must be willing and able to use own
personal credit card for travel purposes and follow appropriate
procedures for reimbursement of authorized official travel
Work Environment: Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa is located in
a harsh environmental setting with adverse weather conditions for
many months of the year (excessive heat, humidity, and rain) and
working in areas populated by poisonous snakes, plants, and/or
insects, and contagious diseases and poor air quality, chemical
handling areas, and damp and unheated spaces. The work may require
extensive work shifts of 12-16 hours a day and more than a 5 day
workweek. Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating
and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. The
incumbent will be required to live on the camp, where living
quarters are a container living unit (CLU), which may be very
cramped with the requirement to share bathroom facilities. Initial
living quarters may be a tent. Fatigue may occur from long work
hours and uncomfortable living conditions.
The position may be required to provide immediate contingency
support requiring a physical and immunizations deemed necessary for
the environment in which this support is provided.
Incumbent is entitled to 25% Post Differential pay.
Potential benefits for working in Djibouti: Ability to gain
international work experience
Professional development by working in an area at the forefront
of construction and community growth
High potential for overtime pay
Local Market Supplement (based on parent command location)
Imminent Danger Pay - $225/month (first 42 days)
Post Differential Allowance - currently 25% of base pay
(beginning day 43+)
Applicants must meet the following Basic Education Requirements
of the Department of Defense Qualification Standard for Contracting
A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution
authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND
NOTE: The education requirements listed above apply only to
individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1,
2000. Current civilian personnel in DoD, who 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. Current military members who
occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 on or
before September 30, 2000, and members of the Contingency
Contracting Force are also exempt from meeting this
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be
used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can
provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is
comparable to that received in an accredited educational
institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the
applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further
See the Office of Personnel Management's General Policies for
information on crediting education.