Contract Specialist (Skill Level), NF-04

Fort Myer, Virginia
Aug 02, 2022
Aug 10, 2022
Full Time

The incumbent serves as a Contract Specialist within the U.S. Army Installation Management Command performing work for both pre-award and post-award functions under technical supervision of a leader or supervisor. Work is performed with assignments designed for advancement toward working more complex procurement actions. Upon meeting training and competency requirements the incumbent may be non-competitively reassigned to Contract Specialist (Senior Level), PD #18907.
Performs contracting and procurement functions regarding service, supply, and/or construction contracts. The incumbent is responsible for planning, developing and managing contractual actions for non-complex functional areas and/or for procurements that are recurring.
Reviews requirement package for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with administrative, regulatory and procedural requirements. Develops solicitation and contract in accordance with regulatory requirements and performs the full range of source selection applicable to each procurement.
With guidance, performs all contract termination functions to include assigning settlement agreements.
Monitors work in progress as appropriate to assess quality and quantity according to standards established by the Branch or Division Chief. Maintains effective and supportive relationships and takes initiative to resolve areas of disagreement.
The incumbent may serve as a warranted Contracting Officer within prescribed limits. May perform the duties of Team Leader as required. Assists other division members as needed and works on developmental assignments for more complex contract actions or special projects.
Uses automated acquisition systems, Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, and other software as required.


Conditions of Employment

  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card are required upon appointment
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
  • Satisfactory completion of employment verification (E-Verify) check
  • One year probationary period may be required
  • If selected, a completed and signed copy of our job application (DA Form 3433) is required prior to entrance on duty


QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE CLEARLY VERIFIABLE IN YOUR RESUME. GOVERNMENT POSITIONS MUST INCLUDE PAY PLAN, SERIES, GRADE, TO AND FROM DATES, AND GOVERNMENT AGENCY/DEPARTMENT. Experience must be at a level which equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform successfully in the position.
1. Experience applying contracting principles, regulations, laws, and procedures needed to perform pre-award and post-award procurement for actions that are non-complex. 2. Experience managing the full source selection process. 3. Must have experience in technical writing pertaining to documents such as contracts, acquisition plans, source selection documentation, or other correspondence with stakeholders. 4. Experience applying contract administration principles and practices needed to monitor contractor performance, manage Contract Officer Representatives, or to solve problems related to matters such as contract modifications, disputes, payments, performance issues, or similar.

Preferred candidates will possess a bachelor's degree which included a minimum of 24 semester hours of business courses, Certified Professional Contracts Manager, Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level II/II in contracting or other applicable professional certification.


Education is not required for this position and will not be utilized in determining minimum qualifications. If you would like for your education to be considered by the hiring panel as part of your overall accomplishments, you must attach copies of transcripts (online transcripts will be accepted). Only education from accredited and pre-accredited institutions will be accepted. Foreign education must be evaluated for equivalency in the United States. For more information, please click here .

Additional information

  • A manual application may be obtained by contacting the servicing NAF Human Resources Office listed on this announcement. If you are applying manually, all required documentation must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on the closing date of the announcement.
  • Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized based upon a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
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  • Due to COVID-19, this agency may be in, or may implement, 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 a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending on the terms of the agency's telework policy.