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Contract Specialist- GS 9

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Non-practicing Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 03, 2021

Valid Through

Dec 17, 2021

Posted on

Jul 27, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 53433 to 84732 Annually

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Min 1 yrs required


San Francisco, CA, United States

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Contract Specialist - GS 9
The candidate will assist the requiring activities by serving as a member of acquisition planning teams. In this role the specialist aids requiring activities in performing market research, reviewing specifications and statements of work, and approving acquisition milestone plans. Ensures that specifications and statements of work are prepared in a manner which adequately describes the Government's requirements without restricting competition. Advises technical personnel as to inadequate, ambiguous or vague specifications to avoid Government liability. Responsible for recommending the appropriate method of procurement i.e. simplified acquisition procedures, sealed-bidding, negotiations. Serves as contract administrator on awarded contracts. Conducts post-award conferences with Contractor and Government personnel to provide information and to clarify standard and special contractual provisions of the contract. Resolves problems of delivery, production, quality, inspection, and other pertinent matters. Performs cost/price analysis on change order proposals and analysis of delivery requirements. Negotiates prices and/or additional time required for performance and consideration on behalf of the Government. Administers payment provisions of the contract for partial payments, progress payments, and final payments using the Department of Veterans Affairs On-line Certification system. Represents the contracting office for discovery during the claim process and when necessary, provides testimony to the Board of Contract Appeals. Determines the Government's position and issues terminations, and negotiates any settlements related thereto. Closes out contract upon completion of the contract, resolution of all conflicts, and final disposition of payment and obtains adequate release of claims documents to protect the agency.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate Should have following qualifications:
Basic Requirements for GS-5 through GS-12: A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; or 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. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position. : Must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-07) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience include experience with: Federal acquisition regulations (or similar), VA acquisition regulations (or similar), contract law, and procedures applicable to acquisition and contract administration including change orders, supplemental agreements, terminations, claims, and close out of contracts. Various types of contracts including firm-fixed price, firm-fixed price with economic price adjustments, and cost reimbursement; and contract methods to include simplified acquisitions, sealed bidding, negotiations, cost sharing, multiple awards, commercial items, and special provisions. Negotiation techniques sufficient to negotiate prices, terms and conditions, contract modifications, and settlements. Commercial and industrial business practices to identify sources, analyze cost and pricing data. Contract administration principles and practices sufficient to monitor contractor performance and compliance with all terms and conditions of the contract OR 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D. May also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-09 level.
Should have Knowledge of contracting laws and policies, including, techniques of contracting operations, procedures of departments contracting requirements, and familiarity with the practices of business and industry sufficient to assist requiring activities in performing market research, reviewing specifications and statements of work, and approving acquisition milestone plans. Ability: Ability to interpret and apply Federal procurement regulations, policies, and procedures to complex and often obscure contracting situations. Ability to meet deadlines and deal with rapidly changing situations. Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to develop, solicit, award, and administer contracts, to present ideas, data, and recommendations effectively. Ability to lead discussions to reconcile differing objectives and viewpoints.
This job is open to Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Deadline 12/31/2021.

Additional info

Announcement number CBZY-NCO21-11181692-21-DY. Control number 608749100. Apply Online. No email

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
U.S Department Of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
6100 Oak Tree Blvd
Independence, OH 44131
Phone: 216-447-8010x49859
Fax: 216-229-6023


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