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Contract Specialist Supervisor

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$83,645.54 - $139,409.71 Annually
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

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This is a staff position located in the Contracts Division of the county’s central procurement department. The Contracts Division, comprised of three contract teams, supports the strategic contracting and procurement needs of over 60 Fairfax County government departments through the development, solicitation, award, and administration of major contracts.

Serves as a first line supervisor for one contract team and performs the full range of supervisory functions to include but not limited to, assigning work and establishing workload priorities, establishing performance criteria and standards, evaluating performance. Provides procurement and contractual guidance to contracting and non-contracting staff in all facets of the acquisition process (to include contract planning, solicitation development, evaluation criteria, cost/price evaluation, contract negotiation, and general contract administration). Reviews work of subordinate contract specialists to ensure completeness, sound judgment, and compliance with established procedures. Trains, mentors, and develops staff, and provides guidance on procurement and contracting strategies.

Responsible for major acquisitions requiring detailed analysis, reporting and negotiations; serves as primary liaison with customer departments (including, but not limited to a variety of Fairfax County Health and Human Service Departments). Analyzes team performance metrics to manage and monitor workload. Promotes sustainable and responsible procurement; collaborates with the supplier diversity coordinator to enhance small, women and minority-owned business participation; and responds to public record requests in accordance with statutory/regulatory requirements. This position works closely with the County Attorney, and Risk Management for assigned contracts.

Candidate must have significant public procurement and contracting expertise required to develop and review solicitations, contracts, justifications and approvals, determinations and findings, and other contractual documents for conformance to established procurement policies.

The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.

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 Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration or a related field, including or supplemented by courses in purchasing and supply management principles, laws, methods and procedures; plus five years of progressively responsible experience in technical procurement work, including considerable experience with automated procurement systems.

Certification by a nationally recognized professional purchasing organization is required.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Five or more years of experience in public procurement and contracting.
  • Two or more years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience.
  • Degree in accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics.
  • Previous government experience (local, state, federal).
  • Working knowledge of the Virginia Public Procurement Act.
  • Experience in healthcare and human services contracting.
  • Advanced knowledge of procurement and contract administration.
  • Proficient with basic Microsoft Office Suite applications, SharePoint, and SAP Enterprise Software - Finance and Logistics.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to travel to and attend meetings, conferences, and site visits within and outside the area.

Duties are generally sedentary. Employees may be required to lift documents weighing no more than 10 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; 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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