Contract Specialist Job

Vacancy No. 24-WAPA-12208526-DHA Department Western Area Power Administration
Salary $69,107.00 to $107,680.00 Grade 12 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/30/2023 Close Date 3/29/2024
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Phoenix, AZFolsom, CALakewood, COLoveland, CO
Montrose, COBillings, MTBismarck, NDHuron, SD
Watertown, SDSalt Lake City, UT

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


As a Contract Specialist, you will be responsible for pre- and post-award functions on simplified and complex, multidisciplinary supply, service, including Information Technology (IT), construction, and Architect-Engineer contracts and agreements in support of Western's mission responsibilities. The position performs assignments in support of operating unit-wide and/or agency-wide procurement programs or the audit/review of those programs or their components.

This is not a remote position.

This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

U.S. Citizens- This direct hire public notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

This position is announced under a government-wide Direct-Hire Authority (DHA) for Contract Specialist positions in the 1102 series. Under the DHA, applicants who meet the Education and Qualification requirements listed in this announcement will be referred for consideration. Veteran's Preference, category rating, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply under the DHA process.

Appointments made under the DHA are processed as "new" appointments. Current Federal employees may be required to serve a new probationary period (5 CFR 315.802(b).

Successful candidates will possess the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Administration and Management
  • Contracting/Procurement
  • Customer Service
  • Problem Solving
Career Transition Assistance Programs: If you are eligible for career transition assistance, such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the Education and Qualification requirements to be referred for consideration.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date (03/29/2024) of this announcement.

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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.