Procurement Technician - U.S. Dept of Defense (Altoona)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Defense/Security Clearance
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Responsibilities The incumbent serves as a Procurement Technician (PT) on a Contract Administration Team and is assigned a group of contracts of varying complexity, for which certain contract administration duties are performed. Maintains contact with customer and contractors under established contracts in order to discuss and attempt to resolve difficulties related to scheduling deliveries, availability of goods and meeting terms of purchase agreements, etc. Discusses changes in contract terms when they do not involve price. Assists the Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) and the Contract Administrator (CA) in collecting and analyzing information pertaining to the administration of a wide range of contracts. Provides advice to contractor personnel and Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) regarding compliance with payment terms and specifications of the contract. Reviews, updates, and maintains Mechanization of Contact Administration Services (MOCAS) database as Trusted Agent with authorized access to make selected corrections previously restricted to payment office. Monitors the data integrity of Mechanization of Contact Administration Services (MOCAS) and documents the need for corrections, which are outside the technicians authority to correct.
Occasional travel - Official Travel is required 5% of the time.
Conditions of Employment Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. Personnel security investigation required.
Qualifications Who May Apply: Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligible All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States External Recruitment Military Spouse Preference QUALIFICATIONS:
In order to qualify, you must meet the 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. Experience required:
To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.
To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-06. Specialized experience is defined as: experience assisting with various support duties that include updating, maintaining, and verifying accuracy of assigned documents or reports. Inputting data into an automated database to compile and extract data for statistical reports. Experience performing contract technical and administrative support by reviewing and analyzing procurement documents.
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
Education cannot be substituted for experience.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Applies Technology to Tasks Organizational Awareness Written Communication
Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
Additional information Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at: www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. May require overtime work. Relocation/Retention Incentive will not be authorized. Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. All selections under an announcement must be made within 3 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list.. U.S. Citizenship is required. Direct Deposit of pay is required. Tour of Duty: Full Time. FLSA: Non-Exempt Bargaining Unit: Yes Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) will not be authorized.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications,
and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during
the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
Trust determination process
The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement. If your resume includes a photograph, hypertext/hyperlinks, or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy. For additional information see: What to include in your resume. 2. Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optional Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable Applicants with Veteran status should submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders. Future Military Retirees*:
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.
If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
1. Your resume:
You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) upon issuance. Future Separation from the Military*:
You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214(Member 4 Copy) upon issuance. *
Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces. **
The "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. The Statement of Service must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters, AND the Statement of Service letter must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (i.e. honorable), and, if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin. NOTE:
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. Special Employment Consideration:
DCMA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator, please visit
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.
Associated topics: active secret clearance, advance national agency check with inquiries, anaci, naclc, national agency check with law and credit, secret, security clearance, security investigation
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