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Job opening: Contract Specialist

Salary: $71 936 - 112 089 per year
City: Whitehall
Published at: Sep 21 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
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If selected at the GS-11 level, the below responsibilities will be performed in a developmental capacity. Works multiple Long-Term Contracts and Performance Based Logistics projects of varying dollar value and complexity, including special tailored business arrangements requiring coordination with other DLA Primary Level Field Activities. Responsible for a full range of pre-award duties such as source selection plan development, conducting formal/informal source selection, acquisition planning, solicitation, evaluation, price/cost analysis, negotiations, and modifications. Executes, reviews for adequacy and completeness, and routes procurement actions for review and approval as determined by policy or management. Works with Enterprise computer software to develop procurement documents, to include creating and/or maintaining e-Procurement outline agreement(s) (OA). Works with computer software to develop procurement documents and/or conduct analysis.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): GS-11 Non-Exempt / GS-12 Exempt
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Bargaining Unit Status: Yes
  • Pre-Employment Physical: Not Required
  • Financial Disclosure: Required
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce position. Must complete DoD certification and other requirements. See Addtl Info.


To qualify for a Contract Specialist, your resume and supporting documentation must support: A. Basic Contracting Requirement: A.) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees OR B.) a current civilian employee in DoD or member of the Armed Forces, who occupied an 1102 position, contracting officer position, or comparable military contracting position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold on or before September 30, 2000 are excluded from the requirements of "A" above. B. Contracting Officer Basic Requirement: Must possess at least 2 years of experience in a contracting position. C. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position and is directly in or related to this position. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes: GS-11: Working with commonly used contract methods and contract types to prepare pre-award procurement actions. Soliciting, negotiating, and awarding assigned requirements. Determining methods of procurement. Negotiating or administering contracts where the contracting actions are well defined and well precedent. GS-12 Soliciting and awarding large and/or complex contracts including those with specialized provisions or terms for supplies and services. Soliciting and awarding contracts with fixed-price, economic price adjustment, price redetermination, cost reimbursement, and/or incentive arrangements. Preparing pre-award procurement documents, such as acquisition plans, pre-negotiation briefing memorandums, price negotiation memorandums and related support documentation. Performing cost or price analysis to establish price objectives for various pre-award actions. Analyzing difficult contracting issues and identifying best alternative courses of action. D. Education Substitution: Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx. If using education to meet basic qualifications, YOU MUST SUBMIT A TRANSCRIPT as supplemental documentation. To qualify based on education in lieu of specialized experience, you must possess GS-11: a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or, three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. if related. GS-12: Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Are you using your education to qualify? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.


  • Address DLA Land and Maritime 3990 East Broad Street Columbus, OH 43218 US
  • Name: DLA Land and Maritime POC
  • Phone: (614) 692-0313
  • Email: [email protected]


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