U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command Contract Specialist in San Antonio, Texas

U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • San Antonio, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (7 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (2 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:The position is located at Camp Stanley and is approximately 25 miles north of downtown San Antonio, TX off of Interstate 10. The spirit of Texas is captured in San Antonio retaining its sense of history and tradition, blending sounds/flavors from Old Mexico to the Deep South. The Alamo is located in downtown San Antonio. The River Walk offers much to the tourist; side walk cafes, restaurants, as well as the nightclubs and hotels. Children can enjoy San Antonio's Children's Museum, Magic Theater, and Brackenridge Park. San Antonio also offers two major theme parks, Sea World of Texas and Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


Serves as Contract Specialist responsible for pre-award and/or post-award functions for a variety of supply, service, and/or construction contracts for an industrial field activity. Responsible for a variety of complex contracts that frequently require special handing provisions. Some contracts cover a period of more than one year and range in dollar value up to $150,000. Typical requirements include technical equipment, supplies, construction, and services. Examples of requirements include ADP equipment, software and related services, negotiated contracts with disadvantaged business firms, and construction projects related to new buildings, roads, and other similar projects. Most construction projects involve standard designs and specifications and alteration and repair projects.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Incumbent must obtain/maintain a SECRET clearance
  • This position requires a drug test.
  • This position is under the Lautenberg Amendment Act

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Basic Requirements:

NOTE Applicants must meet the basic requirements as defined in 10 USC 1724 (a)(3) and as stated in this announcement.

Education Required: Possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited education institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND completed at least 24 hours or equivalent of study in any of the following disciplines (either included in the degree program or as a supplemental courses): accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management. (Note: You must attach a copy or your transcripts.)

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must also meet the educational qualification criteria, unless you meet the exception to education requirement listed below.

Exception to education requirement: Current employees of the DoD or a member of the Armed Forces who serves as Contracting Officer with authority to award or administer contracts in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold on or before 30 September 2000, or who served on or before 30 September 2000 in a position either as an employee in the GS-1102 series or as a member of the Armed Forces in a similar occupational specialty.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must also meet the following:

Specialized Experience required: 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.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Provides guidance to technical personnel involved in the development of the statement of work or data requirements. Formulates the contracting approach to be taken that will best satisfy the requirements. The incumbent formally advertises procurements, insures that the bid schedule is properly structured, prepares the solicitation, and determines sources to be solicited. Monitors contractor performance in relation to the completion schedule required by the contract, insuring timely submission of technical progress reports. Visits the contractor's facility or work site, as necessary, to detect and correct labor standards violations.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of contracting methods.
  • Ability to provide advice and recommendations.
  • Ability to analyze and provide solutions.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-09 grade (or equivalent).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.

Education Substitution for Specialized Experience For GS-11: Successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. if related. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

Combination of Experience and Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-11: If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you possess. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education in excess of 18 hours (total semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • This position is an Acquisition Workforce positions and requires a Level II certification within 24 months of entrance on duty.
  • You must file an OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon appointment and annually thereafter.
  • The incumbent must be able to acquire and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
  • This position requires a drug test.
  • Lautenberg Amendment Act
  • This position is covered by Career Program: 14 - Contracting & Acquisition
Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

Salary Range: $59,246.00 to $77,019.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-1102-11/11

Promotion Potential: 11

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

Control Number: 453264300

Job Announcement Number: NCFR164656171794695D