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Homeland Security Jobs in Norfolk – Contract Specialist

Website U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Job Description:

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard, CG-914, in Portsmouth, VA.

Job Responsibilities:

You will serve as a Contract Specialist with complete responsibility to plan and recommend for execution, all contractual actions and phases for assigned programs.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

At the full performance level of GS-12, typical work assignments include:

  • Performing all aspects of the contracting transactions from initiation to recommendation of award to procurement of items or services with specialized requirements.
  • Analyzing the requirement, recommending revisions to the statement of work or specifications, and deciding on the type of contract, milestones, and acquisition plans.
  • Performing contracting work through use of negotiating techniques.
  • Surveying the market to determine the availability of items or services with specialized requirements.
  • Coordinating contract administration activities for long-term, extensive technical service contracts and/or cost type contracts.
  • Utilizing in-depth price/cost analysis techniques.
  • Negotiating complex modifications to contracts

Job Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Unofficial transcripts are required at the time of application.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Basic Education Requirement for GS-09 through GS-12: 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 TO GS-12 QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants 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.
  • GS-9 level: 1-year of federal specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level. Examples: developing procurement plans; preparing and issuing solicitation documents OR To substitute education for specialized experience, completion of 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related OR combination of education and experience. To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
  • GS-11 level: 1-year of federal specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level. Examples: reviewing official contract files; preparing written requests for proposal OR To substitute education for specialized experience, completion of 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, if related OR combination of education and experience. To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
  • GS-12 level: 1-year of federal specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level. Examples: negotiating complex modifications to contracts; participating in negotiations or serving as a primary cost/price negotiator.

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Norfolk, VA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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