MICHIGAN NATIONAL GUARD
Human Resource Office
3423 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48906-2906
AIR NATIONAL GUARD
ACTIVE GUARD/RESERVE (AGR) VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 17-58
TOUR LENGTH: INITIAL TOUR FOUR YEARS
CONTINUATION TOUR SIX YEARS
OPENING DATE: 10 APR 2017
CLOSING DATE: 09 MAY 2017
POSITION TITLE: CONTRACTING
POSITION GRADE: E7/MSGT
POSITION AFSC: 6C071 (MUST BE FULLY QUALIFIED 6C0X1)
ASVAB SCORES: M: A: G: 72 E: IAW AFECD
LOCATION: 110 ATKW BATTLE CREEK, MI
WHO CAN APPLY:
AREA 1: ON-BOARD PERMANENT ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (AGR) EMPLOYEES OF THE MICHIGAN AIR NATIONAL GUARD
MINIMUM GRADE E4/SRA
MAXIMUM GRADE E7/MSGT
AREA 2: OPEN TO ALL CURRENT TRADITIONAL GUARD MEMBERS OF THE MICHIGAN AIR NATIONAL GUARD
MINIMUM GRADE E4/SRA
MAXIMUM GRADE E7/MSGT
AREA 3: OPEN TO THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR ENLISTMENT IN THE MICHIGAN AIR NATIONAL GUARD
MINIMUM GRADE E4/SRA
MAXIMUM GRADE E7/MSGT
PER ANGI 36-101 ANY APPLICANT SELECTED WHO DOES NOT POSSESS THE AFSC, MUST SIGN AN AGREEMENT TO RETRAIN
Enlisted Airmen who apply for a position which would cause an overgrade MUST indicate in writing a willingness to be administratively reduced in grade in accordance with ANGI 36-2503, Administrative Demotion of Airmen. Acceptance of demotion MUST be in writing and included in the application package.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
• Advises government and contractor personnel on contracting related issues.
• Obtains data on marketing trends, supply sources, and trade information.
• Prepares memoranda, determinations and findings, justifications, and approvals.
• Documents contracting files.
• Prepares documents, processes transactions, and maintains files applicable to automated contracting systems and other electronic methods.
• Analyzes statistical data pertinent to contracting functions.
• Ensures contractors comply with bonding, insurance, and tax requirements as applicable.
• Supports studies pursuant to competitive sourcing.
• Performs market research.
• Reviews requirements to include descriptions, government furnished property, availability of funds, justifications for sole source, brand name purchasing, and delivery requirements.
• Reviews proposed documents to ensure contractual correctness and compliance with regulations, directives, laws, statutes, and contracting policies.
• Reviews government estimates.
• Determines appropriate contracting methods and contract types.
• Maximizes use of commercial items and practices.
• Interprets and explains government procedures and regulations.
• Determines applicability of contract clauses and special provisions.
• Prepares solicitations, solicits proposals for commodities, services, and construction requirements.
• Ensures solicitations are publicly advertised as appropriate.
• Reviews and evaluates cost and pricing data/information.
• Analyzes and reviews award actions.
• Obtains and evaluates past performance information.
• Determines contractor responsibility.
• Evaluates responsiveness of bids and offers.
• Prepares and conducts negotiations.
• Prepares bid abstracts. Amends and cancels solicitations.
• Rejects bids.
• Reviews and evaluates bids or offers.
• Recommends contract award. Mediates protests.
• Conducts site visits to determine adequacy of contractor compliance and customer satisfaction.
• Interviews contractor employees to determine labor law compliance.
• Trains and monitors quality assurance personnel.
• Assesses contractor compliance and determines appropriate actions.
• Resolves claims, disputes, and appeals.
• Terminates contracts and administers termination settlements.
• Provides contingency contracting support at stateside or deployed locations in support of joint U. S. and allied forces.
• Develops and manages contingency contracting program plans.
• Evaluates methods and procedures used in purchasing commodities, services, and construction.
• Ensures contractors’ adherence to delivery schedules and prices.
• Prepares and presents evaluation in the form of correspondence and briefings.
• Participates in the unit self-inspection program.
• Knowledge is mandatory of: pricing techniques, market trends, supply sources, US or foreign commercial practices and marketing factors contributing to prices of items, equipment, materials or services.
• Knowledge is mandatory of basic computer applications, audit procedures, policies, laws, and directives governing purchasing and contingency contracting policies and procedures.
• For entry into this specialty, completion of 24 semester hours in business related subjects, such as accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management is desirable, or possession of a baccalaureate degree.
• The following training is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:
• 6C031. Completion of the apprentice contracting specialist course.
• 6C071. Achievement of Level I Certification in contracting under the Acquisition Professional Development Program and completion of Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Contingency Contracting Course (CON 234).
• 6C071. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 6C051.
• Also, experience in contracting for commodities, services, construction, and contract administration.
• Ability to perform Contingency Contracting Officer (CCO) duties.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
• For entry, award, and retention of these AFSCs:
• Ability to speak distinctly.
• Never been convicted by court-martial or never have received nonjudicial punishment for dereliction in the performance of duties involving contracting activities, larceny, misappropriation of government funds or property or financial irresponsibility.
• No record of disciplinary action (Letter of Reprimand [LOR] or Article 15) for committing acts of misconduct or engaging in falsification of legal documents or documented failures (LOR or Article 15) to exercise sound leadership principles with respect to morale or welfare of subordinates and peers, leadership or customers.
• Never been convicted by a civilian court of a Category 1, 2, or 3 offense, nor exceeded the accepted number of Category 4 offenses.
• Category 3 and 4 traffic offenses alone are not disqualifying.
• NOTE: Categories of offenses are described and listed in AFI 36-2002, Regular Air Force and Special Category Accessions, Uniform Guide List of Typical Offenses.
• For award and retention of these AFSCs, must maintain local network access IAW AFMANs 33-152, User Responsibilities and Guidance for Information Systems and 33-282, Computer Security.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
HOW TO APPLY: Individuals who meet the Duties, Responsibilities, and Special Information Criteria for this position must submit a complete AGR application package to: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. DO NOT send application directly to the HRO Office (hand carry, US Post Office, etc). In the event that an applicant is unable to use the email address provided (I.E. rejection email) or is a deployed Airman without accessibility please call 517-481-7715 and you will be provided additional instructions. Applicants must provide documentation in the event that this occurred (I.E. rejection email).
2. AT A MINIMUM, YOUR PACKET SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
a. COMPLETED NGB FORM 34-1 signed and dated with the job announcement and title. (Do not submit an SF Form 171 or OF 612). Due to personal identifiable information (PII) concerns contained within Air AGR packets, we are requesting that all applications for Air AGR positions omit their home of record and social security number upon submission.
b. Military Personnel Report on Individual Personnel (RIP) from either the vMPF or MilPDS no more than 30 days old.
c. An official fitness score of 75% or higher within 1 year (from the AF portal).
d. Please combine all documents into one PDF file.
3. Applications must be received by 2359 hours on the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Further information may be obtained by contacting the AGR Personnel Office: SMSGT Wright Thurmand 517-481-7715, DSN 623-9715. Prior approval required for last minute faxed applications.
EEO POLICY: The management of AGRs will be free of discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin and age IAW ANGI 36-7, ANG Military Equal Opportunity Program.
ENTRY QUALIFICATION PER ANGI 36-101
1. The intent of the AGR program is to assess AFSC qualified individuals. However, any applicant selected who does not possess the AFSC, must sign an agreement to retrain.
2. Enlisted personnel applying for Officer position must be eligible for commissioning upon selection for AGR duty. Assignment to the AGR tour will not become effective until the individual receives a commission in the ANG and as a Reserve of the Air Force.
3. Members selected for AGR tours must meet the physical qualifications outlined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examinations and Standards. Airmen with a DD Form 469, Duty Limiting Condition Report reflected at the time of an AGR physical package evaluation, will not be deemed medically qualified. However, accession of a member is possible as long as the member is medically cleared of any Duty Limitation Code (DLC)/medical profile prior to starting an AGR order.
4. Personnel must have retainability to complete the tour of military duty.
5. Applicants are subject to personal interview upon notification of time and place. Necessary travel will be at the applicant’s own expense.
6. Pregnant females are eligible to apply for AGR tours. If selected, they cannot be appointed and entered on active duty until the pregnancy period has expired.
7. Initial AGR tour orders are probationary. Individuals selected for continuation until retirement and electing Career Status Bonus (CSB) must be extended to the date they will achieve 20 satisfactory active duty years on their AGR orders.
8. Voluntary release from the AGR program prior to completion of tour is contingent upon approval of the Adjutant General of Michigan.