Supervisory Contract Specialist

Dahlgren, Virginia
Jun 25, 2022
Jun 29, 2022
Full Time

This position is being filled under DoD Modified Direct Hire Authority, Section 1109; PL, 116-92, dated 12/20/2019 .

As a Supervisory Contract Specialist at the NH-1102-4 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Leading a team of contracting professionals in the procurement of highly specialized research and development requirements for programs / activities.
  • Solicit, analyze, evaluate, and negotiate contractor's proposals for complex, large-scale, long-term multi-million dollar contracts.
  • Conduct acquisition planning and determine contractual strategy to be used in the acquisition of a specific program element.
  • Serve as a business advisor and subject matter expert to multiple major program managers and senior leaders within the agency on procurement related topics including future procurement requirements, preparation of required procurement supporting documentation, and the resolution of specific procurement issues.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work Schedule: Full-time
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Relocation/recruitment incentive up to $10K may be approved unless regulatory or statutory rules prevail; SLRP may be authorized. Incentives must be requested prior to acceptance of firm job offer.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is situational telework eligible
  • COVID19: Please see, additional information.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Critical Sensitive/Top Secret security clearance
  • May be required to successfully complete a Supervisory probationary period.
  • Pre-employment urinalysis testing and random testing required.
  • This is a Critical Acquisition position coded level III in Contracting.
  • Must be an Acquisition Corps member at the time of permanent selection or have been granted a waiver for membership; membership must be achieved within 24 months of Entrance on Duty.
  • Must acquire 80 continuous learning points every two years.


You may qualify at the NH-04 broadband level, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-03/GS-13 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:
  • Leading, coaching, and mentoring subordinates and other teams members.
  • Experience applying Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Department of Defense (DoD) Supplement to
    FAR., DoD bulletins, Directives and notices, internal policy guidelines, government and agency-specific guidelines and business practices, including statutes, regulations, policies and procedures, which cover different contract types.
  • Experience working with various types of contracts, methods, and procedures to acquire sophisticated or unique research, development, test and evaluation services, weapon systems, equipment, and components, through the use of cost and fixed-price contracting and cost sharing arrangements.
  • Experience analyzing and negotiating acquisitions of both cost reimbursement and fixed-price contracting.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1102, series as listed below:

A. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.
B. A Current civilian personnel in DoD, in any occupational series, who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 while serving in the military on or before September 30, 2000.
C. A Current civilian personnel in DoD, who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in an Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000.

Please limit your resume to five pages. If more than five pages are submitted, only the first five pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications. NOTE: The limit does not apply to cover letters, eligibility documents such as Standard Form (SF) 50, Military Spouse, DD Form 214, transcripts, etc.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Additional information

COVID19 - To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 60 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

Other Notes:
CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP). Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain, for a minimum of three years, in the federal service in this critical acquisition position.

ACQUISITION POSITION: This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III Contracting Certification. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.

RE-EMPLOYED ANNUITANT: This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Who Needs to Register | Selective Service System : Selective Service System ( )

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