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Contract Specialist

Close Date:

25 Apr 2017

Duty Location(s):

Milford, Massachusetts

Occupational Series: 
1102 - Contracting

Salary Range:

$44,810 - $58,258

Pay Grade (GS):

GS7 - GS7

Appointment Term: 
Permanent (Full-Time)
Who May Apply: 
All U.S. Citizens


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

"The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze."

ADMINISTRATIVE CAREERS WITH AMERICA (ACWA) ASSESSMENT: This series is covered under the Administrative Careers With America (ACWA) examining program. You must meet the qualification requirements for the position and take pass the ACWA assessment. The ACWA Program for entry-level hiring is at the GS-07 grade level. This is a developmental position with non-competitive promotion potential to the GS-11. You will serve in an entry level, developmental capacity to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. You will have non-competitive promotion potential to the GS-11 when all work can be performed at that level and all other requirements are met.

Natick Contracting Division (NCD) is a full service contracting organization managing integrated acquisition from research and development through production and post-production services. As part of US Army Contracting Command, NCD's expertise is utilized by all of the Armed Services, but in particular we provide contracting support to key Program Executive Offices and Program Managers supporting the U.S. Army's major acquisition programs. We contract for major soldier support systems ranging from uniforms and individual equipment to air drop delivery, as well as, critical technologies such as Chemical/Biological agent detection and protection and Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Beyond equipment, we also support procurement efforts for critical medical programs such as Traumatic Brain Injury research. As an integral part of the US Army team, NCD strives to implement world class best practices in procurement to ensure the sustainment, survivability and success of the 21st century warfighter.

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