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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.

You Can Make a Difference!

Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve.  You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.

Location: This position is located in one of the Service organizations of the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Acquisition Center (NAC) in Hines, Illinois. 

This position is also being announced at the GS-9/11/12 under announcement number 947332 to status candidates. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply under both announcements.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. 


At the full performance level the Contract Specialist in this position will serve as the contract negotiator and administrator for contracts with a national scope for a vast range of products and services. Specifically, the Contract Specialist will:

•Serve as a contact point to establish specialized contracts and agreements
•Conduct negotiations for supplemental agreements, adjustments or settlements, and make recommendations to senior level contract specialists
•Make recommendations relative to price adjustments, deviations from contract terms and conditions, delivery schedules, etc.
•Administer contracts, including price/cost analysis, cancelling and terminating contracts, verifying licenses, etc. 

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