Naval Facilities Engineering Command
San Diego, CA
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
, 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 made. **
The successful selectee will perform the following duties:
Analyze price cost data for pre-award and post-award procurement activities.
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.
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
Warrant authority above the small purchase threshold may be required.
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 requirements.
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
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 removal.
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 driver's license.
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 expenses.
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+)
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