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Job Title: Contract Specialist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 02/20/2019
Expire Date: 03/22/2019
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Finance/Economics, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Sales, Purchasing, Web Technology
Job Description
Contract Specialist
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Time-in-grade: Applicants who are current Federal employees or who have held a GS grade anytime in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. Example for a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 level. Basic Requirements for GS-5 through GS-12 A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; or 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. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position. Specialized Experience (GS-12): Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-11) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Recommending the appropriate contract type or contract method for the product or service being procured. Reviewing statements of work to ensure they adequately describe requirements. Negotiating with vendors to acquire products or services or to address technical requirements, cost/pricing, or other terms and conditions. Interpreting and applying laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures to address acquisition issues. Establishing and monitoring acquisition milestones to ensure progress toward award. Serving as contract administrator on awarded contracts. There is no educational equivalent for the GS-12 Additional information on the qualification requirements are outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at www.opm.gov/qualifications. Preferred Requirements: FAC link: : www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/contracting-fac-c
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Website:https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/519484300?utm_source=VHA&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=HBCU
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