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Selective Service System 
Vacancy Announcement Number: #05-01

Opening Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled


1st  Cut Off:   02-08-05

2nd Cut Off:   02-15-05

3rd Cut Off:   02-22-05


Position:  Contract Specialist

Series & Grade: GS‑1102-12

Promotion Potential: NONE


Salary: $62,886.00 ‑ $81,747.00 USD Annually

Includes Locality Pay 


Duty Locations: 1 vacancy – Arlington, Virginia


The Selective Service System is an independent agency whose mission is to
maintain a system, which can promptly and efficiently furnish untrained manpower
for induction into the Armed Forces during a national emergency. It must also be
ready to administer a program of alternative service for men classified as
conscientious objectors. 
Who May Apply
Open to current Federal employees serving under a career or career conditional
appointment, former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, ICTAP and 
CTAP, persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under Special Authorities 
or VEOA eligibles (i.e., veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been 
separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after completing 
approximately 3 or more years of continuous active service) may apply. 
Major Duties
This position is located in the Logistics Division, Support Services Directorate.  The 
incumbent is responsible for the full range of pre-award and post-award functions 
involving   negotiated and sealed bid procurements of considerable complexity 
and importance.  The incumbent will provide the Contracting Officer support 
to the limits authorized by delegated authorities and warrant.  The incumbent 
is responsible for providing advice, assistance, and ensures compliance with 
statutory laws, procedures, governing directives and approved practices, for 
all assigned procurements and logistics support functions.  Contract requirements 
typically involve supplies, equipment support and technical services, fixed price 
and cost reimbursement procurements.  Procurements involve negotiated, follow-up, 
unsolicited proposals and subcontracting.  Examples of contracts and procurement 
actions are:  blanket purchase agreements, purchase of technical equipment to 
include ADP, telecommunications and office equipment, indefinite quantity type 
of contracts and other contractual arrangements with government and 
non-government agencies to perform services critical to the functioning of the
Agency’s mission.
Qualifications Required
All Applicants must show a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree 
with a major in any field OR at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the 
following fields:  accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, 
economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods or 
organization and management.
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least 
GS-11 grade level, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, 
skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Experience 
is typically in or related to the work of the position described. 
How You Will Be Evaluated
Candidates MUST submit a narrative statement on a separate page(s) with specific
responses to the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) in this announcement.
Failure to submit your narrative response to the KSAs for this job WILL
negatively affect your eligibility and/or rating for this position.
  1. Knowledge of and use of Federal Acquisition Regulations and contracting principles
    to develop and administer innovative contracts for goods and services.
  2. Experience in preparing solicitation documents and other contractual documentations.
  3. Experience in administering settlement processes.
  4.  Experience in analyzing proposals, performing cost/price analyses, developing negotiated 
    positions and recommending competitive price ranges.
  5. Ability to effectively communicate in writing for a variety of individuals at various 
    echelons within and outside the organization.
The information provided in the KSA responses will be heavily relied upon in the
rating process. Applicants must prepare a concise narrative addressing EACH of
the KSAs listed. Show how your experience and/or education provided you with that
KSA. Responses must be separate from the application form.  Applications should include 
all experience, education, training, self-development, awards, commendations, outside 
activities, or other information relevant to the announced vacancy.
For CTAP and ICTAP, well-qualified means that the applicant is eligible,
qualified, and clearly exceeds qualification requirements for the position as
demonstrated by either: (1) meeting selective and quality ranking factor levels
as specified by the agency; or (2) being rated above minimally qualified under
the agency's specific rating and ranking process.
How To Apply
You may apply by submitting a Resume or an 'Optional Application for Federal
Employment' (OF-612) for this vacancy announcement. Resumes must include the
following information (in addition to specific information requested elsewhere in
this vacancy announcement): announcement number, veteran's preference, social
security number and if you are a federal employee, you must also include your title, 
series, and grade for all federal experience.  
If application is submitted by mail, it must be postmarked by the closing date of
the announcement and received within five (5) working days. Applications mailed
using government postage and/or internal federal government mail systems are in
violation of agency and postal regulations and will not be accepted. 
ALL applicants MUST submit a copy of their most current performance
appraisal/evaluation(must be within 15 months from the closing date of the
announcement). Applicants unable to provide their most current performance
appraisal/evaluation must provide written justification for its absence. 
ALL current and prior federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent 
Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50. 
Individuals who are eligible for consideration under a special hiring authority
(e.g., 30% compensable veterans, VRA eligibles, severely handicapped individuals,
former Peace Corps and VISTA Volunteers, etc.) will be accepted and considered
non-competitively for this vacancy. Special hiring authority eligibles Must
indicate on their application if they are applying under a special program and
submit proof of eligibility with their application. If filing under the VEOA
(Veterans Employment Opportunity Act), the VRA (Veterans Readjustment
Appointment), or the 30% or More Disabled Veterans Authority: a copy of your 
DD-214; if applicable, official documentation from the VA or branch of Armed 
Services that is dated within the past 12 months documenting your compensable 
disability; and, if applicable, an SF-15 (Application for 10 pt. Veteran Preference) 
and any other documentation required in that form. 
If you are still on active duty, obtain a statement of service from your unit
which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and
the campaign medals you have received. 
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career
Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition
Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive
consideration for special priority selection. See Basis for Rating for definition
of 'well qualified'. 
Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet
the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605 (a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This
includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance
Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade
level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you
are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. 
Faxed materials will not be accepted.
Other Information
Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
Competitive status is not required for mentally retarded or severely physically
disabled applicants eligible for appointment under Section 213.3102 (T) or (U) of
Schedule A, and 30% or more disabled veterans eligible for appointment under 5
CFR 16.402 (b) (5), and veterans eligible for a Veterans Readjustment Appointment
(VRA) under 5 CFR 307.103.
Your Social Security Number (SSN) is requested under the authority of Executive
Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants' who
may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your SSN is
used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who
may know you. Failure to provide your SSN on your application materials, will
result in your application not being processed. 
Before being hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the
information in your application if you have not done this using an application
form such as the OF-612.
If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be
hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine,
imprisonment, or other disciplinary action. 
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the
All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by
Direct Deposit. 
As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must
certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are
exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. 
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their
employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas. 
This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any
required probationary period, the position will be permanent. 
Reasonable Accommodation Statement
This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring
process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable
accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
EEO Statements
Selection will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, political affiliation, marital status, physical handicap, age, membership
or non-membership in an employee organization, personal favoritism or other
non-merit factors.
Submit your application package to:
ARLINGTON, VA 22209-2425
Human Resources Division
Phone: (703) 605-4051
TDD: 1-800-877-8339


Last Updated April, 18 2005
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