Job added in hotlist
Applied job
Contract job
Recruiter job
Employer job
Expanded search
Apply online not available
Similar Jobs
Contract Specialist
Department Of Health And Human Services Indian Health Service (IHS)
Rockville, MD
Apply Now >
Contract Specialist
U.S. Army Contracting Command
Fort Belvoir, VA
Apply Now >
Contract Specialist
U.S. Army Medical Command
Bethesda, MD
Apply Now >
Washington, DC
Apply Now >
Washington, DC
Apply Now >
View more jobs in Arlington, VA
View more jobs in Virginia
View Similar Jobs

Job Details


Company name
Defense Human Resources Activity


Arlington, VA, United States

Employment Type

Contract Management

Posted on
Dec 11,2019

Valid Through
Mar 25,2020

Apply for this job


The Defense Human Resources Activity's (DHRA) mission is to provide program support, information management, and administrative services to the Department of Defense (DoD) Components on human resource matters and to collect, archive and provide management information, research and analysis of human resources and other related functional area databases for the DoD.,educationRequirements:Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: Foreign Education,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:Defense Human Resources Activity,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Arlington,addressRegion:VA }}],responsibilities:As a CONTRACT SPECIALIST at the GS-1102-13/14 some of your typical work assignments may include:

\tServing as a senior Contract Specialist for the agency.
\tPlanning, developing, and establishing the contractual strategy for the overall acquisition program.
\tDeveloping a pre-negotiation position, determining the types of contracts and negotiation authority to be used, and preparing justification.
\tPerforming comprehensive procurement functions to include planning, acquisition strategy development, solicitation, negotiation, award, administration and termination and/or closeout of the contracts in support of the DHRA mission.
\tMentoring and advising journeymen contract specialists in the development of contract file documentation, selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods and techniques; and contract application, practices and procedures.
,qualifications:You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:

\tReviewing contracts, source selection plans, acquisition plans, contract type and award rationale.
\tReviewing procurement requests to assure clarity, adequacy and completeness.

You may qualify at the GS-14, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service:

\tIndependently planning, developing, and establishing the contractual strategy for the overall acquisition program.
\tPerforming comprehensive procurement functions to include planning, acquisition strategy development, solicitation, negotiation, award, administration and termination and/or closeout of the contracts.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1102 series.

Basic Requirements for GS-13 and Above:
A. Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.


B. 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.

C. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph D.

D.Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action.

*NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

Company info

Defense Human Resources Activity
Website :

Similar Jobs:
Contracts Specialist II
Location : Arlington, VA
Job Description: ECS is seeking a Contracts Specialist II to work in our Arlington, VA office. Job Description: Responsibilities will include preparing and administering terms and conditions of Department of Defense R...
Lead Contract Specialist
Location : Reston, VA
The incumbent of this position serves as senior level contracting specialist in the Acquisition Operations Division (AOD), within the FirstNet Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO). ,educationRequirements:ARE YOU USING YO...
Location : Washington Navy Yard, DC
You will serve as a CONTRACT SPECIALIST in the Plans and Programs Division (SP10), Office of Contracts (SPN) of STRATEGIC SYSTEMS PROGRAMS.,educationRequirements:Applicants must meet the following Basic Education Requirements of t...