The NASA Office of Procurement seeks Contract Specialists to perform procurement planning, negotiation, and contract administration in support of NASA programs. The Office of Procurement is structured to provide support to our mission partners regardless of location. This announcement may fill positions at all NASA facilities and for the IT Procurement Office. The IT office is located in Greenbelt, MD, but supports IT acquisition activity with employees located at multiple NASA Centers.
In addition to the Basic Requirement (in the Education section below), to qualify for this position you must meet the requirements below. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. To qualify for GS-13, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. Performing pre-award and post-award actions to procure and administer contracts for various contract types (e.g., supplies and services); and Utilizing negotiation techniques sufficient to negotiate prices, terms and conditions, contract modifications in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Required Selective Factor: You must also meet one of the following requirements to be considered for this position: A. Certification: Possess a valid level II Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting (FAC-C) or level II Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification. OR B. Training: Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for level II Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting (FAC-C) https://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/other/NASA-FAC-C-Curriculum-Table.pdf, and at least 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least one 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.
Your resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you meet the required specialized experience. Experience statements copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and may result in disqualification and losing consideration for the job.
The ideal candidate has experience recommending, developing, and implementing policies and procedures to procure supplies, services, for construction or research and development projects using formal advertising or negotiation procedures to evaluate contract price proposals and policies.
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