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Contract Specialist, GS 07 **

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US General Services Administration (GSA)

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Job Type

Law Student

Valid Through

Jun 07, 2021

Posted on

Feb 22, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 42053 to 54670 Annually


Des Moines, IA, United States

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Contract Specialist, GS 07
Duties: The candidate serves as a contract specialist trainee assisting higher graded specialists with satisfying customer needs through the professional placement of Government contracts within the Public Buildings Service. Assists in awarding and administering a variety of contracts. Assists with developing and preparing contract solicitations and modifications, incorporating appropriate language, specifications and clauses. With guidance, performs pre and post-award duties. Performs price analysis and determine competitive range for negotiations.

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 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.

Meet the Basic Requirements (or the exception) listed above, and have either:
(a) One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience performing routine or developmental contracting assignments such as: monitoring contractor performance for compliance with contract requirements; planning or carrying-out pre-award and/or post-award procurement actions; and resolving common procurement-related issues or problems.
(b) One full academic year of graduate education or law school;
(c) Superior Academic Achievement (SSA), which is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.
(d) Must have a combination of graduate level education (beyond the Bachelor's degree) and specialized experience (as described above) that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Basic knowledge of commonly used contracting laws, regulations, principles, methods, contract types, and set aside programs in order to identify sources, determine procurement method, and evaluate market conditions and economic factors affecting procurements. Skill in written communication in order to develop a variety of contracting documents, including planning documents, solicitations, and modifications. Knowledge of basic contract negotiation techniques sufficient to negotiate or administer contracts where the contracting actions are well defined and well precedented. Knowledge of contract price analysis sufficient to perform basic analyses for a variety of contracts.

Note: This job is open to current federal employees of this agency.

Application Deadline: March 10, 2021.

Additional info

Announcement Number: 21PBSB202TWMP. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more information.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
US General Services Administration (GSA)
1800 F Street
Washington, DC 20405

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