Serves as a business consultant and principal advisor to Program Managers on all contracting matters. Exercises specific Federal Acquisition Regulation delegated contracting authorities and responsibilities. Directs all aspects of the acquisition process and critical planning decisions in support of the U.S. Air Force mission.
All Contract Specialist positions require a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any major field of study, AND 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 education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current civilian personnel in DoD, who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting position with authority or award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in DoD on or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from meeting this requirement.
You will also need at least one year of specialized experience:
- Procuring a wide variety of products and services
- Administering terms and conditions of contracts
- Negotiating and awarding contracts and contract modifications
- Monitoring contractors’ performance
- Performing work associated with termination of contracts.
- Performing market research to evaluate potential alternatives for customer needs
The criteria for a HIGHLY QUALIFIED Contract Specialist candidate, includes experience:
- Reviewing and interpreting provisions of a wide variety of government contract types and methods, analyzing difficult contracting issues, identifying alternative courses of action and resolving problems.
- Analyzing proposals’ compliance with contract laws and policy guidance.
- Negotiating contract actions and post-award changes to establish fair and reasonable terms, conditions and prices.
- Communicating contract requirements, terms/conditions and issues in preparing government contract solicitations, responding to contractor’s comments and preparing correspondence and other documentation related to contract management.
- Negotiating with contractors including tentative and final settlements in a timely manner and preparing paperwork to meet regulatory requirements for approval by the contracting officer.
- Proposing solicitations, contracts and modifications using automated contract writing systems and related processes.
- Working with teams in a federal acquisition environment.
When submitting your application package, please include copies of your warrants.
U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain a security clearance required.