Job Overview


 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 891795

Our Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

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Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.


Serves as Contract Specialist within the Construction & Facilities Management (CFM), Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The contracting activities involve construction, architect-engineer services of many types, construction management environmental studies, utility connections, and other services that may be included in contracting officer warrants.

Major Duties GS-13:

The duties listed below are at the full performance grade level (GS-13):

• Provides critical oversight of contract administration for several ongoing and complex design and construction contracts.

• Provides technical review and coordination for formal solicitations for bids, contractual language for contracts, and clearance procedures.

• Oversees payments for completed phases of multi-year contracts to assure the established timelines are met to prevent additional costs to the Department of Veterans Affairs and to assure that service needs are met prior to payment.

• Studies internal operating procedures and makes recommendations to readjust procedures to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in the overall process.

Major Duties GS-14:

The duties listed below are at the full performance grade level (GS-14):

• Leads planning, predesign, design, prebid, preconstruction and phasing.

• Defines program and functional requirements; advises on design criteria and specifications.

• Oversees the design, phasing, bidding and award procedures.

• Evaluates and implements contract changes; settles contractual disputes and claims; and technically supports contract litigation in conjunction with the Office of General Counsel and the Department of Justice.

• Provides consulting and advisory services to other VA facilities and staff officials on contracting issues.

Work Schedule:1st Shift 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Position Description Title/PD#:  Contract Specialist/PD#35042A 

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position.
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to”

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