Contract Specialist

US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organizations Washington, DC
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As a Contract Specialist in the Acquisition Services Division, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), you will serve in a developmental position with assignments providing the skill and experience needed to serve as a senior level Contract Specialist with signatory authority responsible for pre-award and post-award functions of highly complex procurements of significant importance to EEOC.

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As a Contract Specialist in a developmental capacity in the Acquisition Services Division, you will perform the following duties:

1. Assist with procurement planning for complex procurements.

2. Attend program planning meetings with program officials to identify program requirements to be acquired by contract.

3. Assist with the development of procurement objectives for the program in terms of competition and price range and assists with the construction of the contractual vehicle including use of pricing arrangements, subcontracting policy, set-aside policies, and similar consideration.

4. Maintain current acquisition plans, milestone charts to reflect status of procurement actions, and related schedules.

5. Assist with the preparation of procurement documents including solicitation packages such as the Request for Proposal (RFP), Invitation for Bid (IFB), Request for Quotation (RFQ), contracts and contract modifications as well as actions under Simplified Acquisition Procedures.

6. Research the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and recommend reliable, competent, and capable sources of competition; level or type of competition; most efficient method of contracting; specific terms and conditions, etc., to assure most efficient, timely, and equitable contractual satisfaction.

7. Assist in the administration of complex contracts from the time of award to final closeout.

8. Assists with termination proceedings.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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1102 Contracting

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* Must be a U.S. Citizen

* Relocation expenses will not be provided.

* Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

* Resume and supporting documents (See How to Apply).

* A background investigation is required and continued employment is contingent upon completion of that process to determine suitability for federal employment.

* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

* This is a Bargaining Unit position.

* Trancripts are required at the time of application.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

Time-in-Grade: Current or former federal employees who have held a GS position in the preceding 52 weeks, must meet the time-in-grade requirement. Applicant must have served 52 weeks as a GS-09 or higher grade in Federal Service.

Basic Requirements: This position has a positive education requirement.

To qualify for this position you must meet one of the basic requirements described below.

Basic 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.


Applicants MUST also be able to qualify for minimum requirements under their desired grade level when applying:

GS-11- Three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree


Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the federal government. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

Specialized experience is defined as: Contracting/procurement functions to procure recurring requirements for equipment, supplies or services; developing firm fixed-price or similar well-defined contracts; determining/applying standard clauses or routine stipulations; performing pricing/cost analysis based on available data; interpreting standard information and its impact on the procurement; and, preparing administrative change orders. Utilizing a variety of price/cost analysis techniques involving a wide range of related and possible complex factors; determining the sources to be solicited, preparing applicable determinations and findings, conducting pre-proposal conferences, receiving and evaluating proposals, determining competitive range in negotiations with one or more offerors and preparing award documents; monitoring contract performance and negotiation of necessary contract modifications; and independently making final decisions on contract termination for convenience or default.

You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. Official transcripts will be required if selected.


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