Department: Department Of Transportation
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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East Liberty, OH, USView Map
Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. A separate job announcement is being advertised for applicants eligible for status consideration. Current and former status employees and veterans who qualify under VEOA are encouraged to also apply to announcement: NHTSA.NPO-2013-0016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of its customers through its core values of Integrity, Service and Leadership. Save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. Work for NHTSA.
The Vehicle Research and Test Center (VRTC) located in East Liberty, OH is NHTSA’s primary testing facility responsible for crash tests and safety defect investigations. The majority of VRTC staff is comprised of a variety of technical and professional personnel, both federal and contractor employees.
This vacancy announcement seeks to hire one (1) Contract Specialist to provide direct, on-site support to VRTC. As VRTC’s sole Contract Specialist, you will be working independently to provide professional acquisition support to VRTC’s various research, testing, and other activities. Although physically located in East Liberty, OH, you will fall under the supervision of the Director, Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) and one of the two Team Leads located in Washington DC. In your capacity as VRTC’s contract specialist, you will serve as the “procurement expert” in various acquisition teams as well as provide general acquisition support to VRTC management. To perform successfully, you will be required to possess in-depth knowledge of different contract types (e.g. FFP, IDIQ, T&M, Cost Reimbursement, Task/Delivery Orders, Purchase Orders, Government Purchase Card Transactions) as well as inter/intraagency agreements. You will be required to have a general understanding of the appropriate use and administration of assistance agreements (both grants and cooperative agreements). Cradle to grave acquisition knowledge is also required.
This position is best suited for a mid-level contract specialist who is self-motivated, thrives in a dynamic, challenging and fast-paced working environment, is well organized and able to multi-task, has excellent communication skills, and enjoys providing outstanding service to its customers.
- You must be a U.S. citizen and meet specialized experience
- Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
- Provide all required documents by closing date.
- Position is telework eligible.
- Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.
- Announcement also advertised merit promotion: NHTSA.NPO-2013-0016