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Contract Specialist

Job Overview


About the Agency

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.

About the Position:
Must be able to satisfy the requirements of the 26JUL12 DODI 1400.25 V1230, DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Employment in Foreign Areas and Employee Return Rights. Visit http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/140025v1230.pdf.
This position is located in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Kaiserslautern has developed into the largest US military community outside the United States. The city of Kaiserslautern is nestled in the small hills west of the Rhine River Valley, on the edge of the famous German Pfalz forest. Although the climate is changeable much of the time, the area does enjoy many pleasant days with reasonable temperatures. The winter is short and mild with some snowfall. The summer is generally warm and comfortable, with few hot days. Kaiserslautern has over 100,000 residents and an additional 50,000 personnel associated with the American Armed Forces. For additional information please visit http://www.kaiserslautern.army.mil/

Who May Apply:
Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees Applying to OCONUS Positions
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Family Member Preference (FMP) for Overseas Employment
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Military Spouse Preference (MSP) for Overseas Employment
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998


  • Serves as a senior contract specialist and principal consultant for large-scale, high dollar value and potentially controversial procurements, involving the purchase of sophisticated weapons and weapons systems, regulatory assigned commodities, chemicals, training devices, communication systems, base maintenance.
  • Conducts and/or participates in meetings with high ranking personnel of Ministries of Defense, top representatives of industry and Government.
  • Assumes complete responsibility for negotiation and administration of contracts from the development of the contract through all phases of contract activity.
  • Contracts handled are primarily firm fixed-price type, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and fixed price contracts with price re-determination provisions and special features such as Government furnished property procured through CONUS support activities, complicated price escalation clauses, specialty metals requirements and options, difficulties in coordination for timely delivery, provisions for Research and Development sample reviews and testing, liquidation damages, progress payments and cost reduction incentives.

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Up to 5% overnight travel for business or training purposes.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation costs may be paid if the selecting official determines the relocation is in the best interests of the government.

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Status Candidates, MIlitary Spouses, VEOA

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

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