ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Contract Specialists plan and manage
acquisitions to procure a variety of products and services for NGA.
They interact with customers to develop and implement an
acquisition strategy, solicit and evaluate proposals, and negotiate
and award contracts. They also administer contracts, including
monitoring contractor performance, preparing modifications,
resolving problems, and terminating and closing out contracts. They
may also hold a warrant that would authorize them to obligate the
Government subject to the limitations expressed on their
Additional Job Information
ADDITIONAL ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Office of Contract
Services (OCS) provides innovative business strategies, agile
contracting solutions, and develops and implements acquisition
policy to enable NGA to provide geospatial intelligence to the
warfighter and policy makers in support of national security. OCS
strategically transforms NGA business practices by utilizing
innovative contracts, grants, purchase card and other transactions
on a timely basis and at the best value while maintaining the
public's trust and fulfilling public policy objectives. OCS has a
highly skilled, motivated, and engaged workforce that provides
critical mission support.
OCS seeks applicants with the depth and breadth of contracting
experience in a wide range of acquisitions for supplies, services
and other support to provide creative solutions in fulfilling NGA's
contracting mission. The position(s) supports numerous customer
organizations across the agency. The selected candidate(s) will
provide business advice and all contractual guidance for a variety
of requirements. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
ensuring that acquisition activity is executed ethically, legally,
efficiently and effectively; and in accordance with applicable
Department of Defense (DoD) policies and procedures. The
individual(s) must demonstrate the experience that is outlined in
the Mandatory Qualifications.
Selected candidates will be expected to seek a Contracting
Officer Warrant at the level commensurate with their pay band and
team workload. Candidates may receive an invitation to provide
additional information or respond to questions via email and/or
HireVue as part of the candidate evaluation process.
Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete
one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit
on this website as part of your application to NGA. These
assessments may include but are not limited to:
* Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to
describe your job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, or other
characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory and desirable
qualifications of this job posting. The information you provide in
the application you submit must support the response you provide to
You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments
required. Please monitor your emails and complete any required
assessments as soon as possible.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job,
applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory
Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online
applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific
examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's
mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:
* Working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
and other supplements as they apply.
* Demonstrated experience conducting market research.
* Demonstrated knowledge of contracting methods such as
simplified acquisition, contracting by negotiation or commercial
* Experience with administering and monitoring contractor
performance for moderately complex contracts in collaboration with
Contracting Officer's Representative.
* Experience preparing contract modifications, resolving
problems, and/or completing contract closeouts.
* Experience conducting Cost or Price Analysis.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A bachelor's degree from an accredited
educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.
Reference the DoD Qualification Standard for Contracting Positions
for exceptions and waivers.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Must obtain DAWIA Certification in
Contracting, as appropriate for the band, within 24 months of
appointment. Once obtained, Defense Acquisition Workforce members
must obtain 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) every 2 years in
order to maintain proficiency.
Highly Desired Qualifications
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory
qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
* Experience utilizing a variety of contract types, including
Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Time and Materials (T&M),
Cost-Reimbursement, Incentive, and Indefinite Delivery Indefinite
* Demonstrated exemplary customer service skills.
* Proficiency with standard Microsoft Office Suite, i.e., Word,
PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
* DAWIA Level II Certification in Contracting or Federal
Acquisition in Contracting Certification (FAC-C) Level II in
* Critical thinking skills to identify problems and
Additional Job Requirements
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security
clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In
addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph
examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information.
All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random
basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take
the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret
information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are
required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714,
on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility.
Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top
Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted
access to SCIFs.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants
at all band levels to be considered. Qualifications for NGA
positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements. NGA
will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and
assess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of
the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for
successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure.
Band 03 $64,948 - $133,465
PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not
Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for
the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs
and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your
For more information on the array of benefits programs, please
Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire
cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the
Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit
will not be considered. The cover letter is recommended but is not
required for employment consideration with the National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Applicants should place their
narrative information in the Cover Letter / Other Professional
Who may apply
External Applicants Only
How to apply
Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence
Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process. ONLY
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
How will I be evaluated?
APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for
this job opportunity in three stages:
* All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory
* Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or
panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to
determine the best-qualified candidates,
* Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated
through an interview process.
Military retiree applicants, if selected, may be impacted by the
180-day appointment restrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will
provide additional information if applicable.
Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment
Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting
Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct
their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant
experience and education for this job opportunity. This description
should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the
performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education
information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed
as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an
institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by
the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted.
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 8414(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 Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at
All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or
NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with
disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you
need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and
hiring process, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The
decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a
Conditions of Employment
As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered
for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.
* U.S. Citizenship Required
* Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented
* Polygraph Test Required
* Position Subject to Drug Testing
* Two Year Probationary Period
* Direct Deposit Required
NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense
Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA
employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type
and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is
established within their assigned pay band based on their unique
qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to
determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An
employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the
performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary
appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment
This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under
10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans'
Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section
2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in
DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and
Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans'
preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must
self-identify your eligibility in your application.