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Contract Specialist: GL 07 - 09 Duties: The candidate will function as a contract specialist with responsibility for legally authorizing the obligation of institution financial resources for all contracts in accordance with the Federal procurement regulations and applicable Executive Orders. Will be charged with the responsibility of performing all aspects of procurement transactions up to and including awards. Primary responsibility involves the administration and execution of personal service contracts, non-personal service contracts, formally advertised and negotiated procurement involving a wide range of materials, services and equipment. Construction and renovation contracts require complex specifications, which create a limited source of supply and close price bidding. Specifications may include physical, chemical, electrical or other properties requiring specified methods of testing and special performance requirements. Meets with contractorâ€™s representatives to negotiate formal contracts. Under general supervision, the incumbent prepares, evaluates, and administers complex procurement actions such as the following: firm fixed price with redetermination or escalation provisions, cost sharing, fixed price incentive, etc.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: The candidate should have 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field.
Must have 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.
Must have all academic degrees and coursework 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, Click Here.
GL-07: Must have 1-full academic year of graduate education or law school or superior academic achievement.
GL-09 : Must have 2- full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D. dgree
Must have graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. Education such as foreign education, home study and correspondence courses, academic credit for work experience, military education, continuing education units, life experience, etc, is acceptable to the extent that it is determined to be equivalent to conventional higher education program of U.S. institutions. Such education must be accepted for college level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university is essential.
GL-07 and GL-09: The candidate should have 1+ year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service.
GL-07: Must have experience procuring supplies or services primarily through formal advertising, or through limited use of negotiation techniques; Experience reviewing requisitions to determine proper specifications or purchase descriptions are included in solicitation documents; Experience evaluating bids or proposals for compliance with specifications or purchase descriptions and applicable clauses; Experience meeting with commercial representatives to discuss procurement needs, quality of items or services, current market prices, or delivery schedules; Experience in coordinating contracting activities, obtaining wage information, requesting audit reports or pre-award surveys, and obtaining clearances; Some examples of qualifying experience:
GL-09: The candidate should have experience reviewing requisitions and determining appropriate method of procurement, i.e., formal advertising or negotiation. This includes citing the authority in determinations and findings reports; experience developing procurement plans by reviewing previous history, market conditions, and specifications or technical data packages; Experience in preparing and issuing solicitation documents, selecting appropriate clauses to complete specifications; Experience performing detailed analysis of bids or proposals received including insuring strict compliance with specifications on advertised procurement, and recommending award to lowest bidder providing such compliance and Experience drafting final contract including specifications, packing and shipping requirements, inspection instruction, and all other special and standard clauses.
GL-07 and GL-09: Must have a combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.
Deadline: 4 May, 2018.
Announcement number: 496826900 Send resume, letter of interest; Law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable); and Writing sample. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more details.
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