The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Office of Information Technology Category (ITC), Acquisition Office is hiring Contracting Professionals at grades GS-11 and GS-12 in Boston, Massachusetts; Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; and Washington, DC.
As a Contract Specialist (CS) in ITC, you will be responsible for the procurement of information technology products and services. The CS is responsible for the full range of pre-award and post-award functions to include analyzing requirements, determining the appropriate type of contract, establishing milestones, procurement planning, price analysis, contract negotiation, contract administration, handling modifications, and termination/closeouts. The CS should also be able to make recommendations to the Contracting Officer to procure services or supplies utilizing a variety of acquisition methods and vehicles and assist in tracking/monitoring contract actions to ensure compliance with GSA policy, administrative procedures, regulations, and statutes.
Information on GSA and GSA’s benefits can be found here https://www.gsa.gov/about-us/careers-at-gsa/why-work-at-gsa.
When submitting your resume, please indicate the location for which you are applying. This is not a virtual position. The selectee is expected to report to the duty station. No relocation expenses will be paid. If hired at the grade 11 level, this position is a career ladder to a 12. These positions are open to both current Federal employees as well as non-Federal acquisition professionals.
US Citizens and National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
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.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to the basic requirement stated above, you must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower grade level of the position to be filled.
GS-11: Specialized experience is experience that provided knowledge of formal advertising and negotiated procurement procedures sufficient to develop solicitations, evaluate offers, negotiate prices and terms and recommend award of contracts for a range of standard or specialized supplies or services; or knowledge of contracting principles and procedures sufficient to administer contracts for a range of standard or specialized supplies or services.
GS-12: Specialized experience is progressively responsible experience that provided knowledge of contracting procedures, methods, a variety of contract types and use of special provisions and incentives to plan and carry out pre-award and/or post-award contract assignments for the acquisition of products, professional or non-professional services, or construction; or experience which required a sufficient knowledge of contract regulations, policies, and procedures and an organization's technical and program requirements in order to participate in planning, improving, or carrying out the organization's procurement program.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: If you do not have the specialized experience described above, you may qualify if you have graduate education as noted below if it is in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
GS-11 level: a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR three full years of progressively higher level related graduate level education leading to such a degree; OR a LL.M.
About 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.
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