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Contract Specialist

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Fort Sill
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




About the Position: Serves as Contracting Officer responsible for the full range of pre-award and post-award functions for a variety of high-dollar, complex service, construction, supply, and utilities contracts, including price/cost analysis, negotiation, administration and termination in support of installation and tenant activities.

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  • Serve as a warranted Contract Specialist within the delegated authority for pre and post award contracting/procurement requirements.
  • Serve as a warranted Contract Specialist and Business Advisor to TRADOC, IMCOM, ASC and other Fort Sill customers.
  • Serves as lead negotiator during multi-disciplined government contract/procurement negotiations.
  • Guide the full range of contract/procurement management actions required for the execution of assigned acquisition actions.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 20% of the time for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1102 Contracting

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position requires temporary duty (TDY) travel up to 20% of the time.
  • This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology workforce position.
  • This position requires Level II certification in Acquisition Career Field ?Contracting? or the incumbent must be able to obtain certification within 24 months of appointment.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • This position requires submission of Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, upon entering the position and annually thereafter.
  • See Additional Information Section for additional conditions of employment


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Basic Requirement for Contract Specialist: Must submit Transcripts

Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees. (Please note: Transcripts must be submitted at the time of your application. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating).


Exemption: You are exempt from the education requirements above if (A) you are a current DoD employee, in any occupational series, who has served on or before September 30, 2000, as follows: (1) Served in an equivalent-1102 position or contracting officer position with authority to award or administer contracts above the SAT in any Federal agency, OR (2) Served as a military member in a comparable military occupational specialty; OR (B) you are a current member of the armed forces who occupied a position within an occupational specialty similar to the GS-1102 series on or before September 30, 2000.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement listed above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Experience performing pre-award or post-award procurement functions involving complex contracts. 2) Evaluate cost analysis to conduct negotiation of contract prices, terms and conditions. 3) Plan and implement contractual regulatory guidance and processes for the procurement of goods services.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Contract Management
  • Contracting/Procurement
  • Oral Communication
  • Preparation and Negotiation
  • Technical Competence

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11).


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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:

Keywords: Department of Defense, Lawton , Contract Specialist, Other , Fort Sill, Oklahoma

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