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Contract Specialist, GS 1102-13

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Department Of Justice Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 months ago

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Position is located in the Office of Management (OM), Property, Acquisitions and Safety Division, Acquisitions Branch in Washington, D.C.

Serves as a Contract Specialist and Strategic Business Advisor and performs a variety of complex and highly specialized assignments that require the full range of acquisition and contract management to acquire goods, materials, services of a professional and technical nature.

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  • Conducting detailed reviews of requisitions and supporting documentation; reviews to include, appropriate contract type, pricing provisions, selection of source and acquisition method; reviewing justifications for sole source and other required clearances and prepares documentation.

  • Preparing solicitation documents or requests for proposals for formally advertisement and negotiated procurements; incorporating required provisions, offers/proposals, cost data requirements, requirements for technical proposals with appropriate weighting factors, testing procedures, cost escalation factors, and cost accounting standards; soliciting proposals from prospective contractors; performing complex cost or price analysis.

  • Negotiating with potential contractors and recommending awards to the contracting officer; administering contracts until final delivery/payments are completed and the contract is closed and retired; interpreting contract provisions and providing appropriate advice and guidance to contractors and program officials; negotiating contract modifications.

  • Serving as a technical expert for management and acquisition personnel on specific situations, problems or the interpretation of complex acquisition policies and procedures; serving as a contact point for complex/highly specialized procurement issues; participating in acquisition/procurement conferences, seminars, fairs sponsored by various government/non-government organizations.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional visits to various field offices, local customer facilities and contractor premises are required.

Supervisory status


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    1102 Contracting

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

  • Suitable for Federal employment determined by background investigation.

  • Must be registered or exempt from the Selective Service. See

  • May be requested to serve a one year probationary period.

The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


Basic Requirements for the GS-13:

A. Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions.

At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position. AND

B. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

C. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000.

This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade.

Must provide a copy of transcripts to support basic requirements.

All academic degrees and course work must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see

In addition to meeting Basic Requirements for the GS-13 position, candidates must also have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-12 Federal grade level and it must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position. Specialized experience for the position is defined as: Applying and interpreting contract law and acquisition regulations; performing pre-award, award and post-award contracting activities, including monitoring contractors' performance; and negotiating price adjustments, contract modifications and preparing contract close-outs.

Completion of mandatory training is required for Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC-C), Level III.

The selectee will be expected to achieve full FAC-C Level III certification within 12 months. Details are available at

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.

To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at:

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.

To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): (for Merit Promotion announcements) VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a Veteran Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.


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Contract Specialist, GS 1102-13

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Department Of Justice