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Job opening: Supervisory Contract Specialist

Salary: $122 198 - 158 860 per year
Relocation: YES
Published at: Mar 26 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
About the Position: Function as the District Contracting Chief in Huntington reporting to the Regional Contracting Chief (RCC) and acquiring all necessary commodities in support of the District mission. You will also function as the principal procurement official and primary contracting officer vested with unlimited monetary authority and Contract Officer on all significant (high dollar, complex, or special interest) contracts.


Applies highly developed professional knowledge of contracting principles and theory. Determines work schedules while balancing priorities and District needs. Hears and resolves employee complaints, group grievances, and more serious actions recommended by subordinate supervisors. Refers unresolved major problems to the RCC or District Commanders. Uses innovation to incorporate new requirements for unique acquisitions. Develops acquisition strategies for complex procurements that often require innovative or streamlined approaches. Designs and structures subordinate positions to ensure optimum effectiveness and economy. Adapts to changing procurement policies and regulations. Serves as business advisor to the Deputy District Engineer (DDE) and Commander. Briefs senior leadership at District, Division and HQ. Develops long range organizational plans and goals. Evaluates District contracting programs through reports, program review and analysis, and periodic discussion with staff.


  • A Secret Security Clearance is required.
  • This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectee must meet position requirements for Contracting certification within 48 months as of entrance on duty.
  • This position requires submission of a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActNon-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferPriority Placement Program, DoD Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technician EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD MR and NG Preference Eligible Tech Receiving Disability RetirementPriority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience and your transcripts are required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Supervisory Contract Specialist: Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees. OR Exemption: You are exempt from the education requirements above if (A) you are a current civilian employee in DoD who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in an Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000; OR (B) you are a current military member who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS (or equivalent)-1102 on or before September 30, 2000. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes performing as a technical subject matter expert to ensure Federal contracting regulations and strategies are adhered to and implemented within an acquisition/procurement program for an organization; Managing major contractual actions, including actions related to military design and construction projects, occurring concurrently; Formulating comprehensive acquisition policies and plans to effectively utilize contractual/acquisition resources and accomplish an organization's goals; Developing systems to evaluate and monitor contractual performance; Supervising or leading a team setting and evaluating performance; and Planning and negotiating for necessary resources to support a Contracting function. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-13 or above). Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Contract ManagementInfluencing/NegotiatingLeadershipStrategic Planning Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-13).


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.


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