Contract Specialist Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
Jan 22, 2022
Feb 05, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job announcement is being re-advertised. If you previously applied you do not need to reapply in order to be considered.

May be used to fill multiple positions. Under direction of Supervising Contract Specialist, this senior-level contract specialist is responsible for 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. Performs work of considerable difficulty in the solicitation, contract formation, negotiation, administration, and award of a variety of non-professional and professional services contracts. Applies procurement regulations and procedures to guide and assist customers with procurement strategy. Manages all contractual aspects of complex procurement projects and coordinating 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. Serves as an expert resource to assist customer departments with policies and procedures related to procurement and contracting, contracting activities to include market research, identifying barriers to accomplishing tasks or meeting timelines as requested, working with agency staff to identify program contracting needs, meeting to develop action plans, and/or to facilitate resolution to barriers. Engages end-user to ensure contractor performance is satisfactory. Acts as liaison to general counsel and IT for assigned contracts. Prepares and maintains all documentation to ensure auditable contract records. Uses automated contracting and financial system to process and finalize contracts and purchase orders. Assists in the training and guidance of subordinate contract personnel and other support functions.

Note: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $80,368.91) 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 "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.


  • Knowledge of local and state and laws governing contracts, grants, and procurement programs.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and coordinate multiple work activities to meet critical deadlines.
  • Ability to structure and negotiate contracts.
  • Experience developing and managing professional services contracts.
  • Superior skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop solutions to problems.
  • Organizational and communication skills, including language, spelling and grammar, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage workload. Excellent customer service skills.
  • Organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, discretion with respect to confidential matters.
  • Nationally recognized procurement certification is preferred.

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

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

Work is generally sedentary (all duties) 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.

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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