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Job opening: Contract Specialist

Salary: $62 358 - 98 079 per year
Published at: Apr 01 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is in the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). For more information please see: ACQDEMO This position is part of the Department of Defense.


As a Contract Specialist at the NH-1102-2 some of your typical work assignments may include: Assists team to solicit, analyze, evaluate, and negotiate contractors' proposals for highly specialized research and development requirements for programs/activities of the Missile Defense Agency. Supports senior Contract Specialists to coordinate, analyze, and negotiate acquisitions of both cost reimbursement and fixed-price contracting in such areas as prototype development of sophisticated research and test equipment; weapons systems; software systems development; and services contracts. Works with team to conduct acquisition planning and, in coordination with the technical program office, makes recommendations on the contractual strategy to be used in the acquisition of a specific program element. Prepares required determinations and findings. Prepares and assembles solicitation documents. Supports team to negotiate individual contracts to obtain services for the Government at a fair and reasonable cost within acceptable time frames and designs final contract. Serves as a point of contact for advising and assisting the contract specialists in areas not requiring contracting officer authorization, such as, coordination of future procurement requirements; preparation of required procurement supporting documentation; and the resolution of specific procurement problems.


  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • Suitable for Federal employment determined by background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Work Schedule: Fulltime
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees based on agency policy and availability.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is situational telework eligible; no less than 2 per pay period. This position may be eligible for part time, substantial or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.
  • Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information
  • Must obtain/maintain Non-critical Sensitive/Secret security clearance
  • Position requires DoD Acquisition Contracting Professional certification within required timeframes
  • Must obtain mandatory Back to Basics (B2B) certification within 36 months of entry into position
  • Must achieve 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) every 2-years
  • This position may be eligible for local remote work; the candidate must reside within a 50 mile radius of the assigned duty location and have an approved Local Remote Application on file.


You may qualify at the NH-02 broadband level if you fulfill the following qualifications: A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-02/GS-07 grade level in the Federal service: (Candidates must demonstrate at least two of the three specialized experience requirements below) Experience communicating both orally and in writing Experience working in a team environment, including cross-collaboration among peers Experience with Microsoft Office Suite B. In lieu of specialized experience, I have 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D.. To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. I have included my transcript with my application. 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. In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1102 series. https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodi/500066p.PDF?ver=8uLQi55jR6NBmspg1dirzg%3d%3d A. I have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees. I have included my transcript with my application. OR B. I have served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer contracts in excess of the Simplified Acquisition Threshold on or before September 30, 2000. This exception does not apply to new hires into an 1102 position. I have listed this experience in my resume. OR C. I have served in an 1102 position or as a Service member in a similar occupational specialty on or before September 30, 2000. This exception does not apply to new hires into an 1102 position. I have listed this experience in my resume. OR D. I am enlisted member of the Contingency Contracting Force (CCF). This exemption only applies to CCF members in their current or future CCF positions. The baccalaureate degree exemption does not apply to current CCF members seeking employment within DoD as an 1102. This exception does not apply to new hires into an 1102 position. I have listed this experience in my resume. 1102 series - GS-09 level and lower (1101 has no Individual Occupational Requirements) *NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

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. For further information, visit: Foreign Education


  • Address Missile Defense Agency Bldg 5222 Martin Rd Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898 US
  • Name: MDA Servicing Team
  • Phone: 6146920299
  • Email: [email protected]


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