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Contract Specialist,Goddard Space Flight Center,03-13-2019,USA Gov

2019-03-14 USAJob USA Government

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  • Open & closing dates

    03/13/2019 to 03/28/2019

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 5 - 9

  • Salary

    $33,394 to $65,778 per year

  • Appointment type

    Multiple Appointment Types

  • Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Wallops Island, VA 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to

  • Recent graduates

    Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.

Clarification from the agency

Individuals who have graduated or are within 9 months of graduation from an accredited educational institution within the last two years. Veterans who were unable to apply for Pathways Recent Graduates jobs due to active military service are eligible for two years after release or discharge from active duty, up to six years after completing degree requirements.

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  • Duties


    The Management Operations Directorate, Procurement Operations Division (Code 210) seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as a Contract Specialist responsible for applying the techniques of procurement planning, negotiation, and contract administration through assigned tasks in support of Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) projects.

    As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.

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    • This position is part of the NASA Pathways Recent Graduate Program, which is a formal training program. You may be required to perform rotational assignments in various organizations.
    • The duties described below are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
    • As a Contract Specialist, you will be responsible for all aspects of the contracting transactions from initiation to recommendation of award to procurement of items or services where standard contracting procedures may need to be modified.
    • You will identify planning needs for future procurement items. You will analyze the requirement, recommend revisions to the statement of work or specifications, and decide on the type of contract, milestones, and acquisition plans.
    • You will formulate the contracting approach to be taken that will best satisfy the requirement. You will negotiate contract terms and conditions.
    • You will prepare and coordinate the contracts reflecting agreement between the Agency and the vendor through supporting documentation.
    • You will prepare a written request for proposal, publicize the requirement, issue the solicitation document, analyze offers received, and prepare a negotiation position.
    • You will evaluate technical cost proposals, negotiate cost, fee, or profit as well as technical issues, and enter into a formal contract with the offeror.
    • You will monitor contract performance and negotiation of necessary contract modifications to ensure satisfactory progress and completion of contract activities.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527309200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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