The U.S. General Services Administration is hiring GS-13 Contract Specialists in Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; and/or Kansas City, MO. As a Contract Specialist, you will serve as senior-level Contract Specialist for preaward and postaward functions involving highly specialized procurement of significant Government-wide importance.
GSA’s Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) provides access to private sector IT & telecommunications solutions for federal, state & local government agencies. ITC works with federal agencies, OMB & industry to create common solutions for IT services, hardware, software, telecommunications, cyber security, & identity management. 98% of federal agencies use ITC solutions. ITC works with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy & the Office of the Federal Chief Information Office to develop & implement acquisition and technology initiatives such as strategic sourcing, category management, cloud, cyber, enterprise licensing agreements for software, desktop configurations & data center optimization. ITC plays a unique role in supporting agencies with acquisition & technical expertise to make better buying decisions reduce duplication & improve mission results.
1. Procures a variety of goods and services, both commercial and non- commercial, using various buying programs and techniques. GSA procurements range from the simple to the complex, to include purchases of: Highly technical services or IT systems/subsystems to include integration services, software, hardware, maintenance and related services, a wide variety of product purchases such as furniture, office supplies, hardware, equipment, and more; an extensive variety of professional services such as engineering, business process improvement, consulting, etc., travel and transportation and light, medium, and heavy duty vehicles, trucks, and other vehicles.
2. Leads pre- and post-award activities for procurements of Government-wide importance such as: Market research, Requirements development of Drafting solicitations, Seeking sources, Developing source selection strategies, Analyzing technical and price proposals, Negotiating price/terms and conditions, Forming contracts, Conducting debriefs, Resolving protests and Contract administration of Contract closeout.
3. Serves as a consultant and trusted business advisor to both internal and external customers and stakeholders. Provides timely and efficient support, technical guidance and advice regarding all contracting matters.
4. Delivers world-class customer service with an emphasis on customer requirements and relationships to achieve results that serve to further the mission of agency clients within the acquisition framework.
Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee
Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 4 investigation level)
Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.
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the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
number of hours per week you worked (if part time).
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Vacancies will be filled in one or more of the following locations:
The GS-13 salary range starts at $102,663.00 per year - Washington, DC.
The GS-13 salary range starts at $96,117.00 per year - Atlanta, GA.
The GS-13 salary range starts at 92,159.00 per year - Kanasas City, MO
You must meet the requirements in 1, 2, or 3 below:
All of the following: (a) Completion of Training listed in Level I & II of FAC-C Course Requirements; or FAC-C Level II or III, or a DAWIA level II or III certification. If your certification is over 2 years old, 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points are required to maintain certification. (b) At least 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions including 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the level described below; and (c) Completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
Exception: If you were in a GS-1102 position on January 1, 2000, you will be exempt from meeting the educational requirements for the grade level of that position. However, to be promoted you will have to meet Option 1 or 3.
Waiver: GSA's senior procurement executive has the discretion to waive any or all of the requirements in 1 above.
Specialized experience is one year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is utilizing contracting regulations, policies, and procedures to:
perform the full range of pre-award and post-award activities on various contract types such as fixed price, fixed price economic price adjustment, various cost type contracts, requirements contracts, performance based acquisitions, and multiple award schedules;
defend pre-award and/or post-award protests, contract claims, and contract disputes;
work as part of an effective, integrated project team as well as work collaboratively with junior contract specialists and coworkers.
Additional Salary Information: GS13
About U.S. General Services Administration
GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government, offering billions of dollars worth of products, services, and facilities that federal agencies need to serve the public.
GSA’s acquisition solutions supply federal purchasers with cost-effective high-quality products and services from commercial vendors. GSA helps federal agencies build and acquire office space, products and other workspace services, and oversees the preservation of historic federal properties. Its policies covering travel, property and management practices promote efficient government operations.