Contract Specialist

Department Of Defense Richmond , VA 23234

Posted 1 month ago

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Responsibilities

  • Please note, during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Agency is operating in a maximum telework posture for all telework ready employees occupying a telework eligible position.

  • If selected at the GS-11 level, the below responsibilities will be performed in a developmental capacity

  • Performs cradle-to-grave contracting actions including: acquisition planning, solicitation, evaluation and cost/price analyses, negotiations, contract award, modifications/amendments, terminations, closeouts, and contractor performance reviews.

  • Performs Pre- and Post-Award functions for a wide variety of highly complex procurements and contracts that are unusual, unique, non-routine or otherwise difficult to accomplish

  • Performs market research, identifies potential vendors, evaluates offers, performs comparative price analysis for reasonableness, and recommends award of contracts.

  • Negotiates settlements for contractual changes. Negotiates equitable adjustments and supplemental agreements to delivery or performance time and prices, and execution of supplemental agreements for reduced or additional requirements.

  • Provides guidance or training to lower grades, new hires or others as necessary.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

  • Job family (Series)

1102 Contracting

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Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Tour of Duty: Flexible

  • Security Requirements:Non-Critical Sensitive

  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): GS-12 Exempt GS-11 Non-Exempt

  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

  • Bargaining Unit Status: Yes

  • Financial Filing Required: Yes

  • This position requires an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Level II certification in the Contracting Career Field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend.

Qualifications

To qualify for a Contract Specialist, your resume and supporting documentation must support:

A. Basic Contracting Requirement: A.) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees OR B.) a current civilian employee in DoD or member of the Armed Forces, who occupied an 1102 position, contracting officer position, or comparable military contracting position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold on or before September 30, 2000 are excluded from the requirements of "A" above.

B. Contracting Officer Requirement: Must possess at least 2 years of experience in a contracting position.

C. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position and is directly in or related to this position. In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement above, to qualify for the GS-11 grade level, specialized experience must be at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, specialized experience must be at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:

GS-11:

  • With assistance, applying contracting principles, laws, statues, regulations and procedures applicable to procurement/contracting actions.

  • Soliciting offers to procure a variety of requirements ranging from standard to specialized supplies or services.

  • Applied knowledge of acquisition planning.

  • With assistance using negotiation techniques to procure services, equipment and/or construction products.

  • Communicating through written communications and discussions with vendors/customers.

GS-12:

  • Applies and adapts contracting principles, laws, statues, regulations and procedures applicable to procurement/contracting actions.

  • Soliciting offers to procure a variety of requirements ranging from standard to specialized supplies or services.

  • Performing acquisition planning.

  • Independently negotiates to procure services, equipment and/or construction products.

  • Communicating through written communications and discussions with vendors/customers.

D. Education Substitution: Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx. If using education to meet basic qualifications, YOU MUST SUBMIT A TRANSCRIPT as supplemental documentation. To qualify based on education in lieu of specialized experience, you must possess:GS-11: Three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a PhD or equivalent Doctorate degree. Such education must be from an accredited college or university, and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities to do the work. TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTEDGS-12: There is no education substitution at this grade level.

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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Are you using your education to qualify? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

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Contract Specialist

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