Contract Specialist Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$62,693.28 - $104,489.63 Annually
Mar 18, 2023
Apr 01, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

May be used to fill multiple positions. Salary will not exceed the midpoint of the salary range and is commensurate with experience.

Under the direction of the Supervising Contract Specialist, the senior-level contract specialist is responsible for the full-life cycle contract management, work independently developing and managing Requests for Proposals and other negotiated agreements to establish contracts in support of customer departments. Coordinates pre-award and post-award procurement actions including contract negotiation, administration, termination, and closeout. Conducts pre-proposal conferences, participates in, and provides guidance to selection advisory committees, guides and participates in negotiations, and recommends and prepares contract award documents. Analyzes and applies applicable federal, state, and local laws, policies and regulations to determine contractor compliance. Organizes contract kick-off meeting, maintain continuous contract oversight and monitoring through site visits, review of customer satisfaction information, contractor performance reports and deliverables. Provides training and technical assistance to contractors to ensure contractor performance is satisfactory. Acts as liaison to general counsel, Risk Management, and IT for assigned contracts. Prepares and maintains all documentation to ensure auditable contract records. Attends periodic evening meetings to facilitate selection advisory committee proposal evaluation process and provide contract monitoring updates to various Boards, Authorities and Commissions. Uses automated contracting and financial system to process and finalize contracts and purchase orders.

Schedule: Position participates in events which may occur outside of normal business hours.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, or a related field; plus two years of experience in technical procurement work, including considerable experience with automated procurement processing systems.


The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and a credit check.

  • Master’s degree in public or business administration, public policy, government, or a related field.
  • Prior experience in health or human services administration including experience at the federal, state or local government level in contracts, grants, and procurement programs.
  • Experience as the lead in one or more of the following: contract solicitation; proposal development; technical writing; developing and analyzing technical and cost proposals; contract administration; developing and evaluating performance measures; program monitoring or auditing; grants management; and program budgeting.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques relating to procurement and contract administration.
  • Nationally recognized professional public procurement certification.
  • Intermediate experience with basic Microsoft Office Suite applications, SharePoint, and SAP Enterprise Software - Finance and Logistics.
  • Ability to quickly and clearly interact, in writing and directly, with contractors, public sector program managers, senior department leadership, and stakeholders is critical.
  • Ability to attend site visits within and outside the metropolitan area.

Duties are generally sedentary and performed in a normal office environment. Ability to use keyboard driven equipment. Ability to attend meetings. Physical requirements can be performed with or without accommodations. Employee may be required to lift documents weighing no more than 10 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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