Contract Specialist

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Jul 04, 2022
Jul 11, 2022
Full Time

In order to qualify for this position, resumes must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the position. Applicant resumes are the key means for evaluating skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position therefore, applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing experience.

Responsible for coordinating applicable Statements of Work, specialized shipping/packaging/marking instructions, inspection and acceptance provisions, delivery or performance requirements, contract administration elements, specialized provisions, and instructions for offers and evaluation factors in accordance with applicable laws and instructions.

Assembles solicitation packages with contract formatted documents consistent with the policies applicable to the methods of contracting (e.g., sealed bid, negotiated, simplified acquisitions) in support Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) including but not limited to repair initiatives, Architectural and Engineering, Professional Services, and regional support.

Provides senior level review of junior contract specialist actions.

Performs Execution of Contract actions within their authority and binds the NAF.

Obtains all appropriate pre-solicitation clearances.

Supports the solicitation process including: advertising through appropriate means, establishing and updating prospective offerors/source lists, receiving and evaluating capability statements from prospective offers/sources, and prequalifying vendors.

Supports the pre-solicitation, pre-performance, and pre-construction phases of acquisitions by leading and/or supporting the meetings on-site and at the installations, and conducting site tours as needed to ensure equity to all prospective offerors or sources.

Supports and/or leads source selection activities of both a formal and informal nature including: spearheading source selection teams and oversight of the proposal evaluation stages, and participates in the selection of the successful offeror including award of the resultant contract and subsequent notification and debriefing of the unsuccessful offerors or bidders.

Conducts post-award contract administration function through contract close-out for those assigned actions including: post-award review of bonds; leading and/or participating in pre-construction meetings; coordinating with the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) ; providing general and/or specific oversight of contractor and COR performance; overseeing the payment process; change order control; implementing changes through the reparation and negotiation of necessary contract modification's, supplemental agreements, exercise options, or other contractual actions; subcontracting oversight and performance monitoring; and retention and archiving.

Performs contract administration (e.g., terminations for default or convenience, cure notice and show cause processes, post-performance assessment, warranty administration).

Manages and coordinates a wide range of meetings, conferences, and other forums with Government, commercial, and educational entities to facilitate improvements in the construction contracting acquisition processes.

Develops documents in response to Claims, Protests, Freedom of Information Act, etc. for legal review and KO actions which may include settlement negotiations.

Serves as part of a project team, providing business advice and assistance to technical personnel involved in the development of requirements documents to ensure complete packages for inclusion into solicitations and requests for proposals/quotations.

Facilitates the source selection team on matters relating to acquisition process, evaluation criteria, and other factors aimed at delivering the best value for the government.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.


Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

Knowledge of the rules governing NAF and appropriated fund (APF) acquisition including laws, regulations, policies, and precedent setting legal decisions (e.g., Federal Acquisition Regulation).

Knowledge of financial management and acquisition as it relates to Department of the Navy (DON) and CNIC.

Knowledge of contract administration policies and practices.

Knowledge of the CNIC organizational structure and mission(s).

Skill in obtaining concurrence on recommendations when dealing with various levels of personnel in potentially challenging situations.

Skill in performing general and construction contracting tasks in both NAF or APF procurement environments.

Skill in using Systems Applications & Products.

Skill in performing contract negotiations.

Skill in the use of a computer including automated systems (e.g., Word, Excel, Power Point, spreadsheets, databases, etc.) and the ability to learn and train personnel on other automated platforms as necessary.

Skill in analyzing/evaluating records, reports, regulations, and other relevant materials pertaining to assigned work; and in preparing reports.

Ability to evaluate, certify, and audit contract proposals, awards and disbursements, acquisition reviews, inspections, and field assist visits.

Ability to identify, research, and solve problems pertaining to the function performed.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field
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
4 years of qualifying experience and demonstrated job performance in a contracting position.

Additional information

Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of issuance of selection certificate. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

DON is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. The DON provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodation(s) should email their request to to ensure proper consideration is given.