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Contract Specialist **

Company name

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Law Student

Date Last Verified

Sep 16,2019

Valid Through

Dec 30,2019

Posted on

Apr 06,2019

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Contract, Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Contract Specialist - GS 11 – 14
The candidate will apply Federal procurement laws and regulations Department wide to award outside vendors complex and high-profile Federal contracts involving millions of dollars. This entails evaluating proposals, awarding and administering contracts, performing cost/price analyses, negotiating price and technical issues, and preparing contractually enforceable documents. Conduct strategic analyses of Department requirements to provide input on developing an overall strategic sourcing plan for the Department. Conduct pre-award conferences, negotiation sessions, briefings to program offices and management, and debriefs to contractors. Provide timely, effective contract awards and procurement administration consistent with program needs, procurement regulations and laws, and time frames established within Procurement. Research and apply various acquisition laws and regulations while giving expert guidance to program offices, stakeholders, and customers in developing procurement strategy and acquisition plan. Develop policies and implement guidance and controls to improve the procurement program. Support customers in developing strategic across agencies/bureaus sourcing plan. Make and defend business positions orally and in writing, as well as develop and communicate negotiation strategies. Perform a wide variety of contract administration functions, such as negotiating modifications, resolving delivery and acceptance disputes, processing claims against the Government, responding to protests and developing prescribed protest files, conducting debriefings and performing closeouts, developing and maintain files and documentation, responding with accurate information for a variety of data calls, ensuring vendors performance evaluations are completed and input into appropriate systems, responding to and handling protests, terminations, status reports, etc. Plan, organize, direct, and review the work of assigned resources, contractors, or matrix resources; plan, schedule and coordinate work operations; plan, review, and adjust budget and financial management activities; plan and carry out training and development; and evaluate project and or program work outcomes. Review and support the development of Statements of Work and acquisition plans. Determine the appropriate type of contract, assist in the development of independent government cost estimates, conduct market research, identify sources of supply, promote competition, solicit quotes and proposals, evaluate proposals, determine price reasonableness, develop negotiation strategy and negotiate with potential contractors.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate Should have following qualifications:
Must have a four (4) year course of study leading to a Bachelor's Degree in any field of study from an accredited college or university. OR 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 from an accredited college or university. OR Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on or after January 1, 2000.
GS-11 Level: Must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrated accomplishment of contracting and procurement function assignments that required a range of knowledge of the various types of contacts and methods of contracting. The assignments must have shown completion of the following, or the equivalent: Processing and negotiating on a variety of procurements including open market purchases, task order purchases and delivery orders against existing contracts to provide customers with supplies, services, or equipment. Assisting customers in developing requirements documents for specific procurements. Reviewing Statements of Work to ensure that all technical areas have been addressed and assisting in identifying appropriate contract types; Conducting price reasonableness determination; Preparing and issuing solicitation or request for quotation documents; Performing analysis of proposals or quotes received; Drafting final contract file documentation, and experience inputting information into an automated procurement system to produce awards and contract documents. Negotiating the final terms of the purchase order, task order, delivery order, or contract with vendors and/or participating in formal negotiations with potential contractors. May substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree equivalent graduate degree 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.
For Grade 11: May qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
GS-12 Level: Must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrated thorough knowledge of pre-award and post-award procurement actions that required a wide range of knowledge of multiple aspects of the procurement process. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant actively participated in multiple levels of competition (i.e. sole source, 8a, limited competition, full and open competition), multiple procurement methods forms (i.e. simplified acquisitions, GSA Schedule competitions, negotiated and/or sealed bids), acquired multiple types of needs (i.e. services, supplies, equipment), and participated in multiple parts of the acquisition life cycle (i.e. pre-award, post-award, policy, price analysis).
Must complete all Mandatory Training requirements as described in department of the treasury acquisition career management program handbook. 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower level as defined below. 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by 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. OR Exception: Employees occupying a GS-1102 position will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on or after January 1, 2000. However, basic requirements and specialized experience requirements must be met in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade.
GS-13 Level: Must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrated accomplishment in planning, directing, and administering complex acquisition project assignments that required in-depth knowledge of a wide range of procurement and contracting principles and technical program requirements and techniques. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant actively participated in multiple levels of competition (i.e. sole source, 8a, limited competition, full and open competition), multiple procurement methods (i.e. simplified acquisitions, GSA Schedule competitions, negotiated and/or sealed bids), acquired multiple types of needs (i.e. services, supplies, equipment), and participated in multiple parts of the acquisition life cycle (i.e. pre-award, post-award, policy, price analysis).
GS-14 Level: Must have 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level that demonstrated accomplishment in planning, directing, and administering complex acquisition project assignments that required in-depth experience applying of a wide range of procurement and contracting principles and technical program requirements and techniques. This experience is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant actively participated in multiple levels of competition (i.e. sole source, 8a, limited competition, full and open competition), multiple procurement methods (i.e. simplified acquisitions, GSA Schedule competitions, negotiated and/or sealed bids), acquired multiple types of needs (i.e. services, supplies, equipment), and participated in multiple parts of the acquisition life cycle (i.e. pre-award, post-award, policy, price analysis). The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. 1 year of experience refers to full-timework; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
Closing date: 02/04/2020

Additional info

Announcement number 19CE1-NHX0053-1102-D11T14. Control number 529567400. Apply Online.. NO emails.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
1040 Waverly Avenue
Stop 13
Holtsville, NY 11742
Phone: 631-977-3759
Fax: 631-447-4090

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