Contract Specialist

Department of the Army Fort Sill, OK
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position: You will serve as a Contracting Officer responsible for the full range of pre-award and post-award functions functions providing quality support in acquisition of goods and services.

This is an Army Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) Workforce position.

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* Coordinate with responsible officials to obtain funding, waivers, certifications and approvals that are lacking.

* Negotiate prices, terms, and conditions.

* Prepare price negotiation memoranda.

* Prepare award documentation, including delineation of responsibilities of contractor.

* Determine milestones to administer assigned contracts.

* Issue consents to subcontract.

* Initiate, develop and recommend policies and procedures.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


* Job family (Series)

1102 Contracting

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

* Secret Security clearance is required.

* Financial Disclosure Statement OGE Form 450 is required.

* Contracting Officer warrant required.Contracting Officer Warrant testing is required.

* DoDI 5000.66 requirements required.

* This is an Army Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT and L) Workforce position.


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.

* 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans

* Current Civilian Employees of the Organization

* Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

* Executive Order (E.O.) 12721

* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

* Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

* Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)

* Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

* Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible

* People with Disabilities, Schedule A

* Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

* Reinstatement

* Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized experience is defined as: Performing all pre-award contracting functions that require the use of fixed-price, cost reimbursement, or a combination of contract methods and types to procure large, highly complex/high dollar equipment systems, programs or services where little or no contractual precedent exists, analyzing requirements and recommending necessary revisions to requesting activities to clarify requirements.


A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;


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.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Advanced Cost and/or Price Analysis

* Contract Performance Management

* Contracting/Procurement

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-11).


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: