Contract Specialist Job in Greenwood Village, Colorado – Department of Veterans Affairs

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The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Contract Specialist in Greenwood Village, Colorado Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Contract Specialist – Greenwood Village, Colorado
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 459761
Start Date: 05/25/2021
End Date: 06/14/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/14/2021. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. For a GS-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Basic Requirements: A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major in any field;
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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. 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. 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. Specialized Experience GS-09: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: 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. Experience with business practices and market conditions applicable to program and technical requirements sufficient to evaluate bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility, and contractor performance. Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, Department of VA Acquisition Regulations, contract law, and procedures applicable to acquisition and contract administration including change orders, supplemental agreements, terminations, claims, and close out of contracts. Experience with 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 the market and sources to include identification of offerors in specific socioeconomic categories eligible for set-asides. Experience with contract administration principles and practices sufficient to monitor contractor performance and compliance with all terms and conditions of the contract. Or 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D. Or Combination of education and experience to qualify at GS-09 level. Specialized Experience GS-11: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Knowledge of Federal Acquisition regulations, VA 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 cost/price analysis techniques used in evaluation of contractor proposals, change order proposals and to conduct negotiations. Experience with 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 program objectives, technical terminology, and uses of equipment, architect engineering services, or construction services to be procured to plan, negotiate and administer the contract. Experience with commercial and industrial business practices to identify sources, analyze cost and pricing data. Knowledge of the market and sources to include identification of offerors in specific socioeconomic categories eligible for set-asides. Experience with contract administration principles and practices sufficient to monitor contractor performance and compliance with all terms and conditions of the contract. Knowledge of architecture/engineering contracting methods. Knowledge and proficiency of agency’s contract writing system (i.e., eCMS). Experience 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 Combination of education and experience to qualify at GS-11 level. Graduate Education: 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. Additional information on the qualification requirements are outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/classifying-general-schedule-positions/.

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