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About the Position:
Serve as a Contract Specialist for the U.S. Army Contracting Agency, Expeditionary Contracting Command. Responsible for formal advertising or negotiation for the procurement of construction, supplies, or service requirements. Review purchase descriptions and technical specifications, originating of the appropriate terms and conditions, publicizing of the procurement through Department of Commerce media as well as through other appropriate means and determines appropriate use of special and general provisions.

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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

  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
  • Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

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  • Carry out the full range or pre award and post award procurement functions.
  • Solicit bids/ proposals/ quotes for prospective contractors.
  • Perform market analysis.
  • Perform the full range of acquisition planning contract negotiation and contract administration functions.
  • Negotiate contract terms and conditions.
  • Analyze bids/ proposals through complete cost and pricing data in order to determine reasonableness.
  • Monitor contractor activity through personal contact or review to ensure compliance with technical, financial, delivery and other terms of the contract.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current Federal Employees, VEOA, VRA, 30% Disabled, Military Spouse, ICTAP

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

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