AFSC 6C0X1 - Contracting

Air Force Enlisted Job Description

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Specialty Summary:

Manages, performs, and administers contracting functions for commodities, services, and construction using simplified acquisition procedures, negotiation, and other approved methods. Uses automated contracting systems to prepare, process, and analyze transactions and products. Acts as business advisor, buyer, negotiator, administrator, and contracting officer. Supports all functions of contingency operations.

Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 551.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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 en- sure 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 compli ance and determines appropriate actions. Resolves claims, disputes and appeals. Terminates contracts and administers termi nation 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 2.6.

Evaluates methods and procedures used in purchasing commodities, services, and construction. Ensures contractors adherence to delivery schedules and price. Prepares and presents evaluation in the form of correspondence and briefings. Participates in the unit self-inspection program.

Specialty Qualifications:

Knowledge. 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.

Education. 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.

Training. The following training is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

6C031. Completion of the apprentice contracting specialist course.

6C071. Achievement of Level II Certification in contracting under the Acquisition Professional Development Program, and completion of Defense Acquisition University (DAU) contingency contracting course (CON 234).

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).

6C051. in and possession of AFSC 6C031. Also, experience in functions such as assisting and performing duties involved in simplified acquisition procedures, negotiations, and other approved methods.

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.

6C091. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 6C071.

Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:

For entry into this specialty, ability to communicate effectively in writing.

For entry, award, and retention of these AFSCs:

Ability to speak distinctly.

Never convicted of a felony. 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.

Note: This job requires a Sensitive Job Code(SJC) of "F."

Deployment Rate for this AFSC

Strength Req: G

Physical Profile333233

Citizenship: No

Required Appitude Score : G-70 (Changed to G-72, effective 1 October 2004).

Technical Training:

Course #: L3ABR6C031 005

Length (Days): 20

Location: L

Possible Assignment Information

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