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Job Description:

Basic Function of Position

Performs contracting acquisition functions for GSO and Mission’s agencies involving a wide variety of complex contracts. Work involves to plan, design, administer and manage all phases of contracting actions from Pre-Solicitation, Solicitation, Evaluation and Award, Contract Administration to Contract Termination. For the facets of the contracting process, work includes preparation of the Scope of Work (SOW), solicitation, drafting of the evaluation criteria, summarizing price analysis, assisting in negotiations with bidders, determining best value, submitting recommendations to the Contracting Officer for final contract award and preparing the award and post award correspondence. Drafts, analyzes and negotiates contracts terms and conditions, adhering to federal contracting rules and regulations, such as copyright principles. Drafts solicitation amendments and contract modifications that are consistent with USG contracting and procurement policy and business standards, in order to improve on service or change policy procedures that meet the need of the internal customers and the Mission. Prepares appropriate documentation on any issues that may arise in the course of contract performance, including changes, disputes, work stoppages, problems with Government Furnished Property or materials, changes in scope of work, replacement of key personnel, failure to make acceptable progress, default, payment problems or unacceptable performance/delivery. Establishes or renews Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs).

Job Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: Minimum five (5) years of experience in contracting and procurement field is required, of which three (3) years should be in a related field with UN, International Organizations, NGO Western Embassy or with the U.S. Government.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Full Command of the Integrated Logistics Management System ILMS Ariba. Comprehensive knowledge of government-wide requirements, agency regulations, and contracts management best practices.

Education Requirements: Two years of College Studies.Evaluations:LANGUAGE: English Level 3 Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

“this may be tested”

Duties

 

 

Basic Function of Position

Performs contracting acquisition functions for GSO and Mission’s agencies involving a wide variety of complex contracts. Work involves to plan, design, administer and manage all phases of contracting actions from Pre-Solicitation, Solicitation, Evaluation and Award, Contract Administration to Contract Termination. For the facets of the contracting process, work includes preparation of the Scope of Work (SOW), solicitation, drafting of the evaluation criteria, summarizing price analysis, assisting in negotiations with bidders, determining best value, submitting recommendations to the Contracting Officer for final contract award and preparing the award and post award correspondence. Drafts, analyzes and negotiates contracts terms and conditions, adhering to federal contracting rules and regulations, such as copyright principles. Drafts solicitation amendments and contract modifications that are consistent with USG contracting and procurement policy and business standards, in order to improve on service or change policy procedures that meet the need of the internal customers and the Mission. Prepares appropriate documentation on any issues that may arise in the course of contract performance, including changes, disputes, work stoppages, problems with Government Furnished Property or materials, changes in scope of work, replacement of key personnel, failure to make acceptable progress, default, payment problems or unacceptable performance/delivery. Establishes or renews Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs).

 

 

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:
EXPERIENCE: Minimum five (5) years of experience in contracting and procurement field is required, of which three (3) years should be in a related field with UN, International Organizations, NGO Western Embassy or with the U.S. Government.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Full Command of the Integrated Logistics Management System ILMS Ariba. Comprehensive knowledge of government-wide requirements, agency regulations, and contracts management best practices.
Education Requirements:
Two years of College Studies.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE: English Level 3 Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

“this may be tested”

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must possess analytical and decision-making capabilities, leadership, and authority with flexibility to manage more than one activity at a time. Strong communications skills are required. Incumbent must have negotiation skills to maintain excellent working relationship with customers. Proficiency in MS Office Suite and other web-based software is required. Incumbent must have good keyboard skills.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Qualifications:Applicants must address required qualifications criteria listed below with specific information and documentation supporting each item. For example, official transcripts evidencing educational requirements must be attached to the original application submission. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. We are not required to contact applicants who have submitted incomplete application packages.

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

 

Duties

 

 

Basic Function of Position

Performs contracting acquisition functions for GSO and Mission’s agencies involving a wide variety of complex contracts. Work involves to plan, design, administer and manage all phases of contracting actions from Pre-Solicitation, Solicitation, Evaluation and Award, Contract Administration to Contract Termination. For the facets of the contracting process, work includes preparation of the Scope of Work (SOW), solicitation, drafting of the evaluation criteria, summarizing price analysis, assisting in negotiations with bidders, determining best value, submitting recommendations to the Contracting Officer for final contract award and preparing the award and post award correspondence. Drafts, analyzes and negotiates contracts terms and conditions, adhering to federal contracting rules and regulations, such as copyright principles. Drafts solicitation amendments and contract modifications that are consistent with USG contracting and procurement policy and business standards, in order to improve on service or change policy procedures that meet the need of the internal customers and the Mission. Prepares appropriate documentation on any issues that may arise in the course of contract performance, including changes, disputes, work stoppages, problems with Government Furnished Property or materials, changes in scope of work, replacement of key personnel, failure to make acceptable progress, default, payment problems or unacceptable performance/delivery. Establishes or renews Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs).

 

 

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:
EXPERIENCE: Minimum five (5) years of experience in contracting and procurement field is required, of which three (3) years should be in a related field with UN, International Organizations, NGO Western Embassy or with the U.S. Government.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Full Command of the Integrated Logistics Management System ILMS Ariba. Comprehensive knowledge of government-wide requirements, agency regulations, and contracts management best practices.
Education Requirements:
Two years of College Studies.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE: English Level 3 Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

“this may be tested”

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must possess analytical and decision-making capabilities, leadership, and authority with flexibility to manage more than one activity at a time. Strong communications skills are required. Incumbent must have negotiation skills to maintain excellent working relationship with customers. Proficiency in MS Office Suite and other web-based software is required. Incumbent must have good keyboard skills.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

 

Qualifications:
Applicants must address required qualifications criteria listed below with specific information and documentation supporting each item. For example, official transcripts evidencing educational requirements must be attached to the original application submission. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. We are not required to contact applicants who have submitted incomplete application packages.

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:

Agency Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in (insert post and/or country name) may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.
Other Information:
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
AEFM / USEFM
FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local security clearance. To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified. To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site (US Embassy Kabul Website).

 

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

Passport
Proof of two years of college studies
Next Steps:Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kabul, Afghanistan

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