Pacific Air Forces SUPERVISORY CONTRACT SPECIALIST in Yokota Air Base, Japan

Pacific Air Forces
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Yokota Air Base, Japan
Work Schedule is Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

Opened Tuesday 10/11/2016 (9 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/20/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

WHO MAY APPLY: Click here for more information on eligibility categories and the documentation requirements. You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted within each application package to be considered. Transfer and Reinstatement eligibles must provide their most current SF-50, AND SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if different from your latest SF-50. Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list

Air Force Employee (Current Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service or Excepted Service Schedule A Non-Temporary Employees)

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force)

Employment of People with Disabilities - Schedule A, click here for additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

Excepted Service Family Member for Overseas Employment

Executive Order (EO) 12721

Family Member Preference for Overseas Employment

Military Spouse Preference for Overseas Employment


Non-DoD Transfer (OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.)

Other Appointment Eligibilities (TSA, FAA, Postal, etc.)

Overseas Limited Appointee


Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)

Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

30% Disabled Veterans

  • The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the squadron/organization's senior civilian contracting official and staff advisor, provide continuity in management and advisory services in support of the commercial contracting function and obligations for the installation. As the Director of Business Operations, acts on behalf of the Commander/Director in nonmilitary matters with responsibility for the efficient management and technical direction of the squadron or organization.
  • Plans, organizes, and oversees the business operations of the Contracting Squadron/organization.
  • Serves as the senior civilian procurement official in the squadron/organization with unlimited warrant authority. Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities.
  • Serves as the Competition Advocate, Business and Contract Clearance Authority, and/or the Small Business
  • Represents Contracting with a variety of installation and functional area organizations. Performs special assignments and participates in special projects and initiatives.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • PCS Cost is authorized. This position is Centrally Managed by the Force Support Career Field Team.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-12) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include using the following: (1) soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts; (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions; (3) terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; (4) analyzing and evaluating cost/price proposals and accounting systems; (5) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures; (6) formulating and administering policies and procedures to insure achievement of socioeconomic goals; (7) developing acquisition strategies and directing or managing procurements; and/or (8) providing functional staff advisory services within the contracting occupation. Duties may have included awarding of contracts within delegated contracting officer authority, or recommending award to contracting officer on contracts outside delegated authority. Exercises experienced judgment, initiative and resourcefulness to identify regulations and laws which do or do not apply to the particular procurement, to devise new contractual provisions or innovative financial arrangements and incentives, to develop justifications for adopting a contractual posture which includes new or modified contractual positions or which appears to be at variance with established guidelines. Serves as technical expert and advisor to management, customers, and contractors in assignment area relative to the market, the industry, specifications, socioeconomic concerns, and similar matters. Serves as the senior civilian procurement official in the squadron/organization with unlimited warrant authority.


BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must meet the basic requirements as defined in 10 USC 1724 and as stated in this announcement. Basic Requirements: Applicant must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND at least 24 hours in business related courses in any of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, organization and management, or quantitative methods (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree). NOTE: You MUST submit copy of official school transcripts.


NOTE: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current members of the armed forces (that apply/self-nominate prior to retirement/separation), and Current DoD employees, who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions, are exempt from meeting this basic requirement if: (1) Served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer contracts in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold on or before 30 September 2000; (2) Served on or before 30 September 2000, in a position as either an employee in the GS-1102 series or as a member of the armed forces in a similar occupation specialty; or (3) are a current member of the contingency contracting force.

NOTE: Military members can only be considered for this exemption if they are current employees. Military members are considered to be current if they are a military member at the time they file their application.

Qualification Standards, US Code Collection, Title A10, Subtitle A>, Chapter 87> Subchapter II>1724, dtd 2004 03 18

Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-12 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas*: *

  1. Professional knowledge of commonly used contracting methods and contract types for contract actions that are well-defined and well-precedented.

  2. Knowledge of directly applicable Federal contracting laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  3. Knowledge of business practices and market conditions as they relate to program and technical requirements to assist customers in developing requirements and to evaluate proposal responsiveness, contractor responsibility, and contractor performance.

  4. Ability to perform basic price/cost analysis sufficient to compare prices on recurring types of procurements.

  5. Ability to plan, organize work, and meet deadlines.

  6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; present factual information; clearly write procurement memoranda; and draft simple contract provisions and supporting documents.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:**Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.**


  1. At the discretion of the supervisor, serves as a warranted contracting officer.

  2. May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of TDY assignments.

  3. May be required to work overtime.

  4. Appropriately handles and safeguards sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise.

  5. The employee must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.

  6. The employee must meet the continuing acquisition education requirements IAW DoDI 5000.66 paragraph E2.2.8.

  7. In accordance with the Ethics in Government Act, 1978, employee is required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and will be required to file annually.

  8. The employee must obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Other Information

Important Overseas Information: Applicants interested in applying for overseas locations please click here to review important information regarding exceptional family member program.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

Salary Range: $73,846.00 to $96,004.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-1102-13/13

Promotion Potential: 13

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Control Number: 453049600

Job Announcement Number: 9Y-APFC-1822667-735387-RW