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Contract Specialist Duties: The candidate will be responsible for numerous contracting transactions such as assisting and participating in contract negotiation for supply and services acquisition. Assisting with the total range of contracting actions from acquisition planning, solicitation actions, contract award, contract administration and contract closeout procedures. Assisting with pre-award, post-award, and contract closeout functions for a variety of supply and services for the National Park Service. Recommending the appropriate contract type and applicable special provisions as they apply to the particular project. Assisting in the development of, or initiates advance acquisition or contracting plan for projects. Recommending the appropriate contract type and applicable special provisions as they apply to the particular procurement. Determining the responsiveness of all offers. Preparing and distributing award package consisting of signed and approved contracts and labor and authority letters. Coordinate and/or conduct the pre-performance conference; act as recorder and prepare the minutes. You will maintain contract files. Enforce compliance with contractual requirements and monitor contract progress in relation to an established schedule in order to recommend and approve an appropriate established schedule and to recommend and approve appropriate payments to contractors. Recommend the issuance of suspension of work or stop work orders, as necessary and negotiates equitable settlements for claims between the government and the contractor. If applicable, you will recommend that contracts be terminated for default or for the convenience of the government. Coordinate contract completion/closeout.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: The candidate must have 1+ year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: assisting with award, administration and closeout of standard contracts for supplies, services, or construction.
Successful completion of at least one full academic year of progressively higher level graduate or law school in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management; or LL.B., or J.D. degree.
Possess a Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management AND meet Superior Academic Achievement. Superior Academic Achievement is defined as: cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last 2 years of undergraduate study; (2) GPA 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for all courses in major field of study, or those courses in major completed in the last two years; (3) Rank in the upper one-third of class in the college, university, or major subdivision; OR (4) Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies).
Completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. Have a combination of education and experience. For example, an applicant for has successfully completed 6 months of graduate coursework (50%) and has 6 months of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 (50%)
Note: This job is open to internal to an agency and current federal employees of this agency.
Application Deadline: April 16, 2018.
Announcement Number: IM-1539-IMDO-18-10174501-IP. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more information.
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