Contracts Manager (Rail Project, Phase 2)

Herndon, Virginia
Apr 18, 2017
May 09, 2017
Full Time
Contracts Manager (Rail Project, Phase 2) - (MWAA-17-11922) Job Requisition ID: MWAA-17-11922 Job Title: Contracts Manager (Rail Project, Phase 2) Job Type: F/T Permanent Location: Rail Office, Herndon, VA Post Date: 04/11/2017 Job Description:


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Position Title

Contracts Manager Rail Project (Phase 2)

Announcement No.


Salary Range

S-22, $96,490- $139,910

Position Type

FT Permanent


Rail Office; Procurement and Contracts Department, MA-029

Opening Date


Closing Date


The closing date has been amended to 05/08/2017



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Please note:  You should review this job description, in particular the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other (KSAOs) requirements listed. Please reply to KSAOs one (1) through (10) only.  The rest of the KSAOs will be assessed during the application process.


In the application process, you will be asked to relate your experience, training and education to the KSAOs in a narrative format. We would suggest that you prepare your responses off line and paste them into the assessment questionnaire. If the required information is provided in your resume, please direct the reviewer to the specific section of the document where this information can be found.



To be rated qualified for this job, an applicant must meet all of the MQs listed below at the time of vacancy announcement closure.

1.      A bachelor's degree in any field providing a strong foundation for success in the DUTIES in this job description, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training that total four years.


2.      Seven years of progressively responsible experience in procurement and contracting that includes substantive work in most of the DUTIES in this job description, to include: (a) experience with and use of U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) third party contracting requirements as they relate to pre-award and post-award functions for large scale public service construction projects, (b) experience in administering multiple contracts and managing/handling multiple procurements concurrently; in ensuring coordination and integration among related efforts; and in fostering full and open competition in procurement and contracting, and (c) experience in the use of, various types of contracts (such as firm-fixed-price and fixed unit price, indefinite delivery, work order, incentive, and cost-reimbursement) and of methods of contracting (such as RFP, RFQ, and IFB), altogether to plan appropriate strategies to contract for construction, A&E projects or goods/ services.


3.      Education and training beyond what is needed to satisfy MQ 1 above may be substituted for up to two years of these seven years of experience.  For example, a master’s degree in any field providing a strong foundation for performance of the DUTIES in this job description may be substituted for two years of these seven years of experience.


4.      Education, experience or training indicating the ability to perform successfully as a first level supervisor such as the ability to plan/assign/review work, deploy personnel, monitor work operations, obtain effective results and perform a full array of supervisory personnel functions (but prior experience as a first-level supervisor is not required).


5.      Ability to obtain certification as a Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB) within two years of placement in this job, if not already certified as a CPPB or higher. The certificating body (Universal Public Procurement Certification Council) establishes the requirements. See OTHER SIGNIFICANT JOB ASPECTS in this job description.


  1. Must have a valid state driver’s license in good standing.





The qualifications listed below (if any) are preferred and may be considered in the selection process, but they are not required to be rated qualified for this job.

1.      A Bachelor’s Degree with concentration in engineering, contract law, procurement, business administration, or another field directly related to the DUTIES in this job description.

2.      Substantial public sector procurement and contracting experience.

3.      Experience using an automated procurement processing system, such as an ERP, covering procurement-supply chain.

4.      Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) or Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) certification.


Once the application process is completed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be done to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements. There is an Assessment questionnaire(s) that you must complete. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire(s).  If a determination is made that your application does not support your responses, which you provided in the assessment questionnaire, your application will not receive further consideration for this announcement.



A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.