Job Overview


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority for Acquisition Positions in accordance with the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act.

The incumbent to this position will serve as a Contract Specialist with the Enterprise and Installation Contracting Center that is located in Columbia, South Carolina.  The incumbent will be responsible for the full range of contract functions, encompassing issuing solicitation, evaluating proposals, contract negotiations, award and some contract administration.  Columbia, South Carolina is a city filled with hundreds of years of history preserved in museums, churches, monuments and plantation houses.  Its mild climate encourages visitors and residents to participate in some form of outdoor recreation nearly year-round.  This bountiful land with abundant game appeals to hunters, anglers and nature lovers.  Columbia is also noted for its zoo and botanical gardens, sports, art and local special events. The city is located in the center of the state and accessible from three major highways: I-20, I-26, and I-77.  Both I-85 and I-95 are a short drive away.  For more information go to

Who May Apply: US Citizens


As a Contract Specialist you will:

  • Perform pre-award contracting functions for contracts where established precedent and policy exist.
  • Compile bidders list from qualified applications, knowledge of suppliers, contacts with trade associations, Small Business Administration or from other sources.
  • Formulate a negotiation strategy for areas subject to negotiation such as price, quantity, discounts, packaging and transportation.
  • Assist in the preparation of the Rule 4 File and Trial Attorney's Litigation File and the Contractor Officer's Statement for contractor appeals to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA).