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Job opening: Contract Specialist

Salary: $104 170 - 137 669 per year
Published at: Feb 15 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
As a Senior Contract Specialist, you will devise procurement strategies required to support major acquisitions that are strategically vital to customers in their mission accomplishment and substantively impact the local business community and the general public as well.The Acquisition Management Division provides innovative, timely and cost effective acquisition and business solutions for customers.  We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.


Procurement Planning:


  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959


For each job on your resume, provide: the exact dates you held  each job (from month/year to month/year) number of hours per week you worked (if part time).     If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here. The GS-13 salary range starts at $104,170 per year and varies by location.  If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.  Salary is determined based on the duty station selected (2024 General Schedule Pay Table).  You must meet the requirements in 1, 2, or 3 below: 1. All of the following:  (a) Completion of Training listed in Level I & II of  FAC-C Course Requirements; or FAC-C Level II or III, or a DAWIA level II or III certification.(b) At least 4years of experience in contracting or related positions including 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the level described below; and (c) Completion of a 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. 2. Exception: If you were in a GS-1102 position on January 1, 2000, you will be exempt from meeting the educational requirements for the grade level of that position.  However, to be promoted you will have to meet Option 1 or 3.   3. Waiver: GSA's senior procurement executive has the discretion to waive any or all of the requirements in 1 above. Specialized experience is one year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is having a comprehensive knowledge of Federal contracting and acquisition programs and experience in the procurement and contract administration of large, complex contracts with the ability to apply advanced contracting concepts & methodologies to manage and oversee various construction, small purchases and/or services. This experience must include performing the full range of pre-award, award, and post-award procurement actions and leading diverse teams in the accomplishing the following: Performing the full range of highly complex pre-award and post-award activities on various contract types such as fixed price, fixed price economic price adjustment, various cost type contracts, requirements contracts; performance based acquisitions, and multiple award schedules; Performing delivery/task order placement and administration against multiple award contracts and blanket purchase agreements; Defending pre-award and/or post-award protests, contract claims, and contract disputes; Leading or working as part of an integrated acquisition and procurement project teams; Analyzing difficult contracting issues to identify alternative courses of action. This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcript(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcements to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment.  


Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html


  • Address GSA, Public Buildings Service General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) Human Resources Services 1800 F Street NW Washington, District of Columbia 20405 United States
  • Name: Thomas Jett
  • Phone: 817-850-8159
  • Email: [email protected]

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