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The employee serves as a Contract Specialist in the Division or Acquisition Management, Navajo Area Indian Health Service. The primary purpose of this position is to perform the full range of pre-award and post-award functions in the acquisition of a wide range of services, supplies, equipment and construction.
Provides assistance to technical specialists of the requesting program/project office in the preparation/development of contractually acceptable specifications, work statements, and quality assurance criteria.
Analyzes settlement proposals, audit reports, technical evaluations, contractor and subcontractor claims.
Reviews procurement requests to assure clarity, adequacy and completeness.
Advises technical representatives on anticipated procurement requirements.
Evaluates Contractor compliance with the Contract terms. Makes determinations and approves progress payments based on COTR/ConRep evaluation reports and/or certification that the work has been done or the service/supply received.
Develops a contract administration plan utilizing input from the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representatives (COTRs) and Construction
Representatives (ConReps) for each assigned contract prepared by the Division of Acquisition.
Analyses past performance on current and previous orders and evaluates contractor responsibility, standards, tooling, engineering, research and development, overhead, general administrative expenses, profits, and manufacturing techniques used in producing like or similar items.
Advises requestors during pre-solicitation on the use of cost and fixed-price contracting, processing of unsolicited proposals, multiple awards, award fee, and special provisions relating to proprietary rights, rights in data, or similar considerations.
- Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
- ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period
- U.S. Citizenship is required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
Qualification & Experience:
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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
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.
- 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.
Company: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Houston, TX, US
Application Deadline: N/A