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Contract Specialist GS **

Company name

U.S. Army National Guard

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Job Type

Law Student

Valid Through

Sep 24,2019

Posted on

Jun 11,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 46852 to 90146 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Windsor Locks, CT, United States

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Contract Specialist, GS 7-11
The candidate will provide responsibilities include: Plans the overall approach to meet contracting program objectives for procuring a wide variety of requirements. Procures a wide variety of services, commodities, and/or construction. Executes post-award contract performance management actions on assigned contracts. Provides business advice and guidance to technical personnel and others on contracting work and prepares correspondence. Performs market research/analysis to determine availability of the requirement; analyzes market trends, commercial practices, conditions and technological advances and determines the sources to be solicited. Travel is required.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have following qualifications.

For GS-07 Level: Must have 1+ year of specialized experience. Experience demonstrating an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the National Guard Procurement business and/or contracting program requirements and certifications. Experience that demonstrates the ability to follow directions, to read, retains, and understands a variety of instructions, regulations, policies and procedures.

For GS-09 Level: Must have 1+ year of specialized experience. Must possess an award Level I Contracting certification. Experience in functional contracting that provided knowledge of contracting principles and procedures to include the following business: Procurement in Pre-Award and Award Contracts; Simplified Acquisition Procedures; Small Business Socio-Economic; Delivery Order / Task Order; Contract Administration; Government Purchase Card program.

For GS-11 Level: Must have 1+ year of specialized experience. Must possess an awarded Level II Contracting certification. Experience demonstrating broadening contracting that provided full working knowledge and skill in contracting principles and procedures to include the following tasks: Procurement in Pre-Award and Award Contracts, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Small Business Socio-Economic, Delivery Order / Task Order, Contract Administration, Purchase Card program.

Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees. AND must have 24 Semester Hours in any combination/restricted to the following studies: Accounting, Business, Finance, Law, Contracts, Purchasing, Economics, Industrial Management, Marketing, Quantitative Methods, or Organization and Management. Must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. Must have knowledge of contracting principles, laws, statutes, Executive Orders, regulations, and procedures to pre-award and post-award duties sufficient to plan and carry out procurement actions and administer contracts for a variety of specialized services, commodities and/or construction using a wide range of contracting methods and contract types. Must have knowledge of commercial business practices and market conditions to evaluate offer acceptability, contractor responsibility, and/or contractor performance, and to determine acquisition strategy and sources. Must have knowledge of up-to-date market research procedures. Must have knowledge of a wide range of contracting methods and contract types sufficient to perform pre-award, post-award, and price/cost analysis functions. Must have knowledge of negotiation techniques and technical requirements sufficient to procure complex and/or diversified services, commodities, and/or construction. Must have knowledge of contract administration sufficient to monitor a group of diverse contracts, understanding quality assurance, inspection, acceptance, and corrective action terms and conditions. Must have knowledge of contract termination procedures sufficient to recommend or determine allowable costs, profit to be allowed, disposal of government property, and similar issues and to negotiate settlements with contractors. Must have knowledge of contract cost analysis techniques sufficient to gather and evaluate price and/or cost data for a variety of pre-award and/or post-award procurement actions. Must have skill in collecting and analyzing contracting data effectively, efficiently, and accurately. Must have ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective communication. Must have ability to write English in reports and presentation formats. Must have ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Must have skill in presenting formal training presentations and briefings. Must have skill in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material.

Closing Date: 06/24/2019

Additional info

Announcement number: CT-10522793-AR-19-094

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
U.S. Army National Guard
1411 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202-3231
Phone: 860-613-7618

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