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Job opening: Contract Specialist

Salary: $99 200 - 153 354 per year
City: Dallas
Published at: Feb 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located at the Office of Construction and Facilities Management located in Washington, D.C.


The incumbent serves as a Contract Specialist within on of the regional offices, of Facilities, Acquisition, Service Delivery Office, Construction and Facilities Management (CFM). Provides critical oversight of contract administration for several ongoing and complex design and construction contracts. The office provides direct support functions for fiduciary management of CFMs budgets, contract administration for architectural and engineering services, construction consultants and services, contracts for personal services, continuity of operations, emergency planning and a wide array of administrative programs. The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Oversee payments for completed phases of multi-year contracts, while ensuring established timelines are met. Review complex indefinite quantity contracts for proper funding allocations and timely payments. Study current procedures and conduct comparative analysis on the success of utility contracts. Develop and establish internal performance measures to minimize additional cost from late payments cause by the Department. Provide support to all CFM elements on the regulatory language and requirements for all contracts. Serve as liaison to Commerce Business Daily, the Department of Commerce, and Department of Labor on competitive bid advertising issues and concerns. Troubleshoot problems with data to assure accuracy of information to establish administrative on-site management by Resident Engineers. Provide technical acquisition advise to internal Contracting Officers and Contracting Officers Representatives on advertising timelines, clearances, processes, and contracting language within CFM. Reviews proposed legislation and prepare comments and keeps CFM elements apprised of proposed legislative changes. Serves as the primary technical advisor on contract closeouts. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible Schedule: May be available Telework: May be available Remote/Virtual: This is NOT a remote/virtual position. Position Description Title/PD#: Contract Specialist / PD132840 Relocation/Recruitment Expenses: Not authorized Retention Incentive: Available after completing at least 90 days of continuous service Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary with occasional travel. Extensive oral interaction is required with construction site personnel, private parties, and internal entities requiring oral communication skills. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Transcripts are required
  • Current valid Contractor Certification Required


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date 02/26/2024 of this announcement. Basic Requirement for both grades: Bachelor degree with a major in any field. (Transcript required) OR 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 organizational and management. (Transcript required) You may qualify based on your experience, as described below: You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Specialized Experience GS-12/13: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the GS-13 occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: specialized procedures and requirements for formulation, justification and execution of those funds; expert knowledge of the funding processes from formulation through execution for Congressionally appropriated funding; experience with Federal budget processes; experience identifying and analyzing relationships within a budget for the development of annual programming operating plans and experience using financial management systems and other software applications for spreadsheets, word processing, and database management for forecasting and identifying discrepancies. [Evidence of this specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of like duties performed in positions held on your resume] SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (SPF), which are skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job. Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. The selective placement factor is possession of a Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Professional or completed Legacy FAC Level 2/3. All applicants must submit, as part of their application package, documentation that provides proof of a current valid federal acquisition certification or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Federal Contacting Level III [NOTE: If you are a current/former VA employee, you must have completed at least Legacy FAC Level 2 requirement]. [A copy of your certification must be submitted with your application for consideration]. 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; religions; 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.


Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.

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.


  • Address Construction and Facilities Management 425 I Street NW Washington, DC 20001 US
  • Name: VACO OCHO HRSC Recruiting & Staffing Team
  • Email: [email protected]


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