Job Overview


Southwestern Power Administration‘s mission is to market and reliably deliver Federal hydroelectric power with preference to public bodies and cooperatives. This is accomplished by maximizing the use of Federal assets to repay the Federal investment and participating with other water resource users in an effort to balance diverse interest with power needs within broad parameters set by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and implementing public policy.

This position performs developmental procurement assignments in support of Southwestern Power Administration’s (Southwestern’s) procurement activity and serves under the supervision of the Director, Division of Acquisition and Facilities Services.




As a Contract Specialist, you will:

·         Evaluate bids or proposals for compliance with specifications/purchase descriptions and applicable clauses.

·         Assist in negotiating, reviewing contract terms and conditions and selecting special provisions applicable to the procurement.

·         Compose memoranda, conversation records, Basis for Award (BFA) documents and reports, and draft contract provisions and supporting documents.

·         Participate as a team member on an Acquisition Management Review Team, or equivalent, reviewing requisitions to determine proper specifications/purchase descriptions are used.

·         Assist higher level employees by performing routine but developmental tasks associated with varied phases of the procurement process.