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Contract Specialist Duties: 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; and 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; and 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; provides advice, guidance, training, and assistance to technical or program personnel, functional commanders and/or contractors whenever information is needed or issues need to be resolved.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: The candidate should have a 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.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement, may qualify if meeting 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. degree OR have 1+ 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 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: February 28, 2018.
Announcement Number: BK18-EHA-2012493-1102-JLE. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more information.
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