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Senior Contract Specialist

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Public Buildings Service Phoenix , AZ 85001

Posted 5 months ago



As an expert Contract Specialist, devises procurement strategies required to support major acquisitions that are
strategically vital to customers in their mission accomplishment and substantively impact the local business
community and the general public as well.


Develops, prepares, negotiates, awards, administers and terminates assigned contractual vehicles and/or task orders for highly complex construction, professional services, A/E services, construction management services, design-build projects, and/or a variety of highly complex service type contracts, and/or other highly specialized procurement's of significant importance to customer agencies involving national contracts and/or other specialized acquisition projects.
Exercises responsibility for the resolution of highly complex issues including the requirement for detailed contract modifications designed to clarify questions and/or issues involving specification changes, resolution of language ambiguities and clarification or applicability of specific clauses.
Performs post-award contract administration functions, to include negotiating modifications, incorporation of change orders and/or resolution of any disputes that may arise, requiring the exercise of discretionary Contracting Officer authority.
Serve as the business manager with a thorough understanding of the customers mission and business processes, focused on providing effective business solutions to accomplish missions and achieve stated goals and objectives.
Oversees and monitors the most complex, large, or politically sensitive projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ensuring appropriate acquisition project design and tracking, timely processing of awards and modifications, and overall, ensuring that projects are completed within contractually mandated budgetary scope and schedule.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Occasional travel may be required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment

US Citizens and National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
Apply online (See How to Apply section.)

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee
Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 1 investigation level).
Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Securitys e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.


For each job on your resume, provide:
the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
number of hours per week you worked (if part time).
If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we
encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.
For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here.
The GS-13 salary range starts at:
Los Angeles, CA $98,747 per year.
Phoenix, AZ $90,065 per year
San Diego, CA $96,713 per year
San Francisco, CA $105,335 per year.
To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher in the Federal service.
Specialized experience is progressively responsible experience in performing the full range of pre-award and/or post award activities utilizing various types of contracts such as fixed price, various cost types, requirements, performance based multiple award schedules and evidence of professional potential, business acumen, and drive for results, relationship building, and self-motivation in order to procure a variety of complex or specialized products and/or services; OR experience requiring sufficient knowledge of contracting regulations, policies, and procedures and an organizations program and technical requirements in order to conduct reviews of contracts or contracting actions, recommend or plan improvements to an organizations procurement program.

1102 Qualifications GS-13 & above:

You must meet the requirements in 1, 2, or 3 below:

All of the following: (a) Completion of Training listed in Level I & II of ; or FAC-C Level II or III, or a DAWIA level II or III certification. If your certification is over 2 years old, 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points are required to maintain certification. (b) At least 4years of experience in contracting or related positions including 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the level described below; and (c) Completion of 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.
Exception: If you were in a GS-1102 position on January 1, 2000, you will be exempt from meeting the educational requirements for the grade level of that position. However, to be promoted you will have to meet Option 1 or 3.
Waiver: GSA's senior procurement executive has the discretion to waive any or all of the requirements in 1 above.


Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: AFGE
On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government

Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.
All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
This vacancy is also being announced as Vacancy Announcement Number 1809249KBMP under Merit Promotion regulations. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under Merit Promotion Procedures. Note: You must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both procedures.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Heres how it will work:
You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge and skill sufficient to plan and procure design services and construction for hospitals, laboratories, federal office buildings, or other new high-rise or state of the art facilities; or, in the case of contracting for services, knowledge and skill sufficient to plan and procure complex multi-year service contracts for all classes of buildings or portfolios of buildings.
Expert knowledge of price/cost analysis, negotiation, and contract administration and termination techniques required to exercise the full range of delegated procurement authority; ability to provide technical guidance and advise and assist specialists and program officials involved in the procurement process.
Knowledge of contract types and contracting methods and techniques including cost and incentive contracting, award fee, cost sharing arrangements, processing of unsolicited proposals, multiple awards, and special provisions relating to assigned procurement's.
Knowledge of contract administration techniques sufficient to monitor contractors performance throughout all phases of project development and execution; skill in negotiation techniques required to participate in complex or extended contract negotiations, require the monitoring of the performance of the prime contractor and a large number of subcontractors, negotiation of forward pricing rates and claims, complex changes and terminations or contract close out, and to meet and deal with varying levels of vendor, client agency and/or other Government officials.
Knowledge of acquisition project management and delivery, including the governing regulations, methodologies and processes required to oversee all aspects of assigned projects and to achieve critical project goals, timelines and objectives.
Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualifie
We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If your resume doesnt support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.
Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSAs Career Transition Assistance Plan, you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required


Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

If you are claiming veterans preference:

Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.
If you are claiming 10-point preference or derived preference (a spouse, widow or widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled veteran), submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214: (a) completed form; and (b) proof of your entitlement (refer to for complete list).
If you are active duty military

  • Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

If you are / eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

College transcripts: If you are using some or all of your college education to meet qualification requirements for this position, you must submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s). If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education.
Superior Academic Achievement: Submit transcripts as described above. If you qualify based on your class rank or honor society membership, submit documentation of it.
Contracting Documentation: Submit A or B:
(A) Mandatory contracting training - submit a or b below:
(a) GSAs Mandatory Training Requirements which can be met by one of the following: Completion of Training listed in Level I & II of (use the link to view specific courses); or if you have a FAC-C Level II or III, or a DAWIA level II or III certification, your training is fully qualifying for GSA's Mandatory Training requirement. If your certification is over 2 years old, 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points are required to maintain certification.
(b) list of completed courses including: official course title, course number, training provider, training hours completed, and the date completed
(B) Proof of contracting certification - submit the following:
(a) FAC-C or DAWIA Level II or higher certification (copy of certificate)
If certification is over 2 years old, also submit (b) or (c) below:
(b) Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) history identifying the completion of 80 CLPs every two years. The 80 CLPs every two years must be from the issuance date of certification to current period.
(c) If you are a FAITAS member, you may submit your Continuous Learning Achievement Certificate from FAITAS. On your "My Continuous Learning" page, click on the "approved" link under Achievement Status to print a copy of your most recent certificate.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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Public Buildings Service