Contract Specialist Job in Independence, Ohio – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Contract Specialist – Independence, Ohio
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 151905
Start Date: 09/20/2019
End Date: 10/11/2019

Qualification Summary
Basic Requirement: A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major in any field or 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. NOTE: The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) does not grant Academic degrees; therefore courses completed at the DAU are not creditable towards meeting the 24 semester hour requirement, in the fields identified above, unless the coursework has been evaluated by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and appears on a college or university transcript. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position. AND Grade Specific Qualification Requirements: GS-07: Must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level of federal service. Examples of specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that are typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and include: Basic knowledge of acquisition regulation, contract law, and procedures applicable to acquisition and contract.
Basic knowledge of various types of contracts, including firm-fixed price, firm-fixed price with economic price adjustments, and cost reimbursement; and contract methods to include simplified acquisitions, sealed bidding, negotiations, cost sharing, multiple awards, commercial items and special provisions.
Basic knowledge of negotiation techniques sufficient to negotiate prices, terms and conditions, contract modifications and settlements.
Basic knowledge of commercial and industrial business practices to identify sources, analyze cost and pricing data.
Basic knowledge of contract administration principles and practices sufficient to monitor contractor performance and compliance with all terms and conditions of the contract. OR 1 full academic year of graduate education or law school. OR
A bachelor’s degree with superior academic achievement. OR
Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-07 level. GS-09: Must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level of federal service. Examples of specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that are typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and include:
Knowledge of acquisition regulation, contract law, and procedures applicable to acquisition and contract administration including change orders, supplemental agreements, terminations, claims, and close out of contracts.
Knowledge of various types of contracts, including firm-fixed price, firm-fixed price with economic price adjustments, and cost reimbursement; and contract methods to include simplified acquisitions, sealed bidding, negotiations, cost sharing, multiple awards, commercial items and special provisions.
Knowledge of negotiation techniques sufficient to negotiate prices, terms and conditions, contract modifications and settlements.
Knowledge of commercial and industrial business practices to identify sources, analyze cost and pricing data.
Knowledge of contract administration principles and practices sufficient to monitor contractor performance and compliance with all terms and conditions of the contract.
Knowledge of commonly used contracting methods and contract types relating to the performance of pre-award, post award, and/or contract price/cost analysis functions when the contract actions are well defined and well precedented.
Familiarity with business practices and market conditions applicable to program and technical requirements sufficient to evaluate bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility, and contractor performance. OR 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D. OR
Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-09 level. GS-11 – Must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level of federal service. Examples of specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that are typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and include:
Knowledge of acquisition regulations, contract law, and procedures applicable to acquisition and contract administration including change orders, supplemental agreements, terminations, claims, and close out of contracts.
Knowledge of various types of contracts, including firm-fixed price, firm-fixed price with economic price adjustments, and cost reimbursement; and contract methods to include simplified acquisitions, sealed bidding, negotiations, cost sharing, multiple awards, commercial items and special provisions.
Knowledge of negotiation techniques sufficient to negotiate prices, terms and conditions, contract modifications and settlements.
Knowledge of commercial and industrial business practices to identify sources, analyze cost and pricing data.
Knowledge of contract administration principles and practices sufficient to monitor contractor performance and compliance with all terms and conditions of the contract.
Knowledge of cost/price analysis techniques used in evaluation of contractor proposals, change order proposals and to conduct negotiations.
Sufficient knowledge of program objectives, technical terminology, and uses of equipment, architect-engineering services, or construction services to be procured to plan, negotiate and administer the contract.
Knowledge of the market and sources to include identification of offerors in specific socio-economic categories eligible for set-asides.
Knowledge and proficiency of a contract writing system (i.e., eCMS) and ability to fully solicit, award, and administer contracts. OR
3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR
Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-11 level. A transcript must be submitted with your application.

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