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Contract Specialist II - 18-00554
Ref No.: 18-00554
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 02/20/2018
The Contract Specialist II assists the Contracting Officer in acquisition of critically needed national security capabilities by performing contract administration from the description of the requirements to contract delivery, and participating in oversight of contract performance.
The Contract Specialist II will also be responsible for mentoring and providing quality review of work products and deliverables of more junior staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)
  • Work with the Contracting Officer in planning and managing acquisitions for a variety of products and services for the contracts division.
  • Provide cradle-to-grave contract support, such as conducting market research, preparing solicitation documentation (pre and post award), reviewing proposals for compliance, performing cost/price evaluations, assisting with negotiating positions, reviewing and processing invoices.
  • Support the integration of acquisition planning, requirements development, and resourcing into executable project plans, synchronized with program objectives and strategic vision.
  • Ensure consistency across acquisition documentation.
  • Facilitate program execution and decision-making.
  • Works with the Contracting Officer in developing acquisition strategies, including determination of contract method/type; performing contract administration, including, but not limited to maintaining contract file folders and preparing contract modifications.
  • Works with the Contracting Officer in the oversight of contract performance.
  • Assist in communicating project status and issues, and developing acquisition and policy recommendations.
Non-Essential Duties:
  • Other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • This position does not have formal supervisory responsibilities; however, it will require oversight of more junior staff.
Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)
  • Bachelor's Degree in a business-related field such as accounting, business administration, contracts, economics, finance, law, purchasing, or related discipline required; Master's Degree preferred. Non-business degree must have 24 hours of business related courses.  Additional experience may be used in lieu of a degree, contingent upon customer approval.
  • 10 or more years of government contracting experience in private sector or 5 or more years as a GS1102-13 Contract Specialist or higher grade. Experience to include:
    • Expertise in managing contract actions from conception to implementation
    • Extensive experience in performing source selections, cost or price analysis, negotiations, and preparation of related contract documentation in accordance with directives and policies
  • 10 or more years' experience in acquisition of DoD systems, R&D or related activities
  • DAWIA or FAC Level III Certified or equivalent
  • Special Access Program (SAP) experience. Experience on similar types of programs may be used in lieu of SAP experience, contingent upon customer approval.
  • Active TS/SCI clearance.
  • Active and valid Driver's License.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to successfully complete a Government Counterintelligence Scope Polygraph (CI Poly).
  • Knowledge of contracting for a variety of products and services for major systems, research and development (R&D), and/or complex programs using a wide range of contracting methodologies such as negotiated contract and commercial acquisition procedures in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other applicable supplements.
  • Proficient in ConWrite preferred.
  • Ability to work under aggressive schedules with demanding performance requirements.
  • Ability to travel CONUS and OCONUS.
  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
  • Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Physical Demands:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Work Environment:
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.
  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions.  Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.