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Contract Specialist Ii

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$66,103.86 - $110,173.86 Annually
Closing date
Sep 30, 2023

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The Contract Specialist II is a staff position with the Contracts Division of the County’s central procurement department. This position develops, writes, administers, and manages procurements and contracts and is proficient with the terms and conditions of government contracts. The Contract Specialist II reports to the Supervising Contract Specialist and is responsible for developing and managing Requests for Proposals and other solicitations and negotiated agreements to establish contracts in support of customer departments. This position 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. This position works closely with the County Attorney, Risk Management, and Information Technology for assigned contracts. Prepares and maintains all documentation to ensure auditable contract records. Uses automated contracting and financial system to process and approve contracts and purchase orders.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions.

NOTE: The salary for this position will not exceed the midpoint of the advertised salary range and is commensurate with experience. Fairfax County promotional rules apply.

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 to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Business or contract administration background preferred.
  • Previous experience working with local government.
  • Virginia public procurement experience.
  • Nationally recognized professional public procurement certification.
  • Experience in health, human services, information technology, and public safety contracting including experience at the federal, state, or local government level in contracts, grants, and procurement programs.
  • Advanced knowledge of principles, practices and techniques relating to procurement and contract administration.
  • Professional public procurement certification.
  • Proficient with basic Microsoft Office Suite applications, SharePoint, and SAP Enterprise Software - Finance and Logistics.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, in writing and directly, with contractors, end-users, program managers, senior department leadership, and stakeholders is critical.
  • Ability to travel to and attend meetings, conferences, and site visits within and outside the metropolitan area.
Duties are generally sedentary and performed in a normal office environment. Ability to use computer and keyboard driven equipment. Ability to attend meetings on-site. Physical requirements can be performed with or without accommodation. Employees 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.



Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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