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Contract Specialist GS

Company name

Department of the Air Force - Air Force Personnel Center.

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Non-practicing Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 06,2019

Valid Through

Sep 19,2019

Posted on

Feb 26,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 50598 to 95388 Annually


Rome, NY, United States

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Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Contract Specialist, GS 9
The candidate: Plans acquisitions for standard or specialized services, programs, commodities and/or construction contracts where specifications are standardized or not standardized where sole source or competitive markets exist; reviews requisition package for adequacy and completeness of description, consistency, and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements; exercises initiative and judgment in developing and coordinating the procurement package; contacts requester to resolve discrepancies and ambiguities. Develops solicitations, evaluates responses, and makes award recommendations; compiles complete bidders' list from qualified applications, knowledge of suppliers, contacts with trade associations, Small Business Administration, or other sources; prepares and issues solicitation documents selecting appropriate clauses, ensuring clear and complete specifications, including packing and delivery requirements or other routine supplemental stipulations; uses primarily firm fixed-price or similar contracts when historical and precedent data are available; performs detailed analysis of responses to solicitations, including price reasonableness, requests for preaward surveys, adequacy of competition, compliance with solicitation, and probability of meeting requirements. Monitors contract performance and performs contract administration; monitors contract performance through telephone conversations, correspondence, site visits, inspections, progress reports, progress meetings, and analysis of contractor metrics, for compliance with performance standards, applicable laws, delivery schedules, payment provisions, inspections, progress reports, and other requirements stated in the contract. Provides advice and assistance to others relating to contracting work and prepares correspondence. Traveling is required.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND at least 24 completed hours in business-related courses in any combination of the following fields: Accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.


A current member of the Armed Forces (not retired or separated) OR a current DOD employee that meets the following requirements: 1) served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer contracts in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold on or before 30 September 2000; 2) served, on or before 30 September 2000, in a position as either an employee in the GS-1102 series or as a member of the Armed Forces in a similar occupation specialty; OR, (3) is in the contingency contracting force

May qualify one of the following: Must have completed two full academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D. (Submit copy of transcripts). Must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade, GS-07 or equivalent in other pay systems. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position and must demonstrate the following: Knowledge of commonly used contracting methods and contract types for contract actions that are well-defined and well-precedented; of directly applicable Federal contracting laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; of business practices and market conditions as they relate to program and technical requirements to assist customers in developing requirements and to evaluate proposal responsiveness, contractor responsibility, and contractor performance.

Application deadline: 09/30/2019.

Additional info

Announcement number: Q-19-EHA-10368867-1102-09. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more details.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Department of the Air Force - Air Force Personnel Center.
550 C Street West
Randolph, TX 78150-4749
Phone: 800-525-0102