Defense Information Systems Agency Contract Specialist in Scott AFB, Illinois

Defense Information Systems Agency
9 vacancies in the following location:
  • Scott AFB, IL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 10/12/2016 (8 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/21/2016 (1 day(s) away)

Job Overview

If you want to do interesting and challenging work and to make a contribution to national defense, DISA is a great place for you. DISA provides secure and reliable communications and computing support that enable the President and our military forces to communicate globally through voice, video, and data transmission. DISA is a leader within the Federal Government in implementing "people programs" and offers a broad range of quality-of-life and training programs. Go to for more information.

These positions are located in Defense Information Systems Agency, Procurement Services Directorate (PSD) at Scott Air Force Base, IL.

  • Responsible for providing acquisition planning and all phases of procurement and contract administration of unclassified and classified Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications requirements.
  • Planning includes telecommunications circuits, systems, networks, facilities, services and computer technology equipment and software, components, systems operations, maintenance, technical configuration management, reconfiguration enhancement, and technical support services.
  • Procures Information Technology (IT) and/or Telecommunications products, supplies, and services.
  • Coordinates IT/Telecommunications acquisition requirements and plans among DOD components.
  • Responsible for solicitation preparation, proposal evaluation, cost/price analysis, contract writing, contract award, contract modifications, and contract termination for IT products and services that consist of many separate functional items.
  • Develops and writes IT and Telecommunications contracts, contract modifications, supplemental agreements, change orders for IT/Telecommunications products and services, and issues delivery/task orders, to include some high-value, complex requirements, as required, using, terms and conditions of existing contractual agreement.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background Investigation
  • Suitable for Federal Employment
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

Basic Qualification: This position has a positive education requirement. Applicants must meet the basic educations requirements in order to be found minimally qualified for the position. Basic Education Standards for positions in the 1102 series: A. Bachelor's degree from an accredited education institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND B. At least 24 semester credit hours in any combination of the following business fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. All applicants must provide a copy of your transcripts. Failure to provide this information will result in disqualification. (The above 24 semester credit hours in business may be within the candidate's bachelor's degree or in addition to the degree).

Education Exemptions: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current civilian personnel in DoD, who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in an Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from meeting this requirement. Failure to provide this information will result in disqualification.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement, qualified applicants must possess:One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-05)within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience is defined as Experience with contracting methods and types to include activities such as basic acquisition planning, reviewing purchase requests, coordinating with technical personnel and/or contractors to resolve questions or problems.

Volunteer Experience: 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full academic year of progressively higher level graduate education, or superior academic achievement (SAA), may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. If you are using education to substitute for specialized experience, you must submit transcripts (official or unofficial) or some form of proof of your education.

Background or Security Investigation: The individual selected will be subject to an investigation in conjunction with granting of a security clearance prior to appointment. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance. For more information about receiving and maintaining a security clearance, please click here.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

All information included in the resume and Questionnaire is subject to review and verification. HR will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be further evaluated by information provided in the Questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position and, if you're already an employee, you may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal service. Application of Veterans Preferene: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible's who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. The occupational questionnaire and the resume that you submit will be used to assess your qualifications for the job, and to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.


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Competitive wages, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive benefits packages ound in either government or private sector. These extraordinary benefits encompass health, pay, work/life balance, growth & learning.

Other Information
  • Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
  • A one year probationary or trial period may be required.
  • Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08). Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 23 March 2006.
  • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
  • Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at
  • Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Priority Consideration: If you are a displaced Federal Civil Service employee and attain a rating of at least 85 or are placed into the middle quality level category of "Highly Qualified" under category rating procedures, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under the ICTAP. For more information on ICTAP, click here. NOTE: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are NOT ICTAP eligible.

Salary Range: $40,082.00 to $77,114.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-1102-07/07

Promotion Potential: 11

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452915900

Job Announcement Number: A-DISA-1820901-16