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ProfileContract Specialist, GS 07
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: The candidate should have a four-year course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree with a major in any field OR have 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.
Specialized Experience: Must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS 05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include: Federal Acquisition Regulations (or similar), 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.
Have a 4 year degree with superior academic achievement.
Have 1 full academic year of graduate education or law school.
A combination of specialized experience and graduate education that equates to 100% of the requirements for the GS-7.
Competencies: 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 acquisitions milestone plans. 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 writing, to develop, solicit, award, and administer contracts, to present ideas, data, and recommendations effectively. Ability to lead conferences and discussions to reconcile differing objectives and viewpoints.
Note: This job is open to federal employees who meet the definition of a surplus or displaced employee; current or former competitive service federal employees; current excepted service federal employees; individuals with disabilities; military spouses; Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista; individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations; and veterans.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2021.