Job Overview


About the Agency

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-LC-13-73 for status applicants. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

Reclamation is seeking a mid-career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Contract Specialist. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. 

Would you enjoy ensuring the safe and efficient operation of Government facilities? Responsibilities include managing and performing work involving the evaluation of contract price proposals, and/or advertising, negotiating, administering, and/or terminating contracts for the procurement of supplies, services, construction, research and development using formal procedures outlined under Parts 12, 13, 14, and 15 of the Federal Acquisitions Regulations. 

LOCATION: The duty location for this position will be one of the following locations: Boulder City, NV or Yuma, AZ.  This position will report to the Lower Colorado Region, Regional Office, Office of the Regional Director, Acquisition and Assistance Management Office. 

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


-Contacts contract requestor to obtain clarification as needed to eliminate ambiguities or to resolve questions of applicability of specifications, acceptance of substitute items/materials, etc. Prepares and assembles solicitation document that assures adequate competition.
-Processes and evaluates bids received ensuring that each bid meets the requirements established by the formal solicitation document (e.g. required quantities, delivery schedules, mandatory contract terms and provisions, and others). Prepares required determination and findings. Makes recommendations for awards or makes awards for actions within warrant level.
-Solicits competitive bids either orally or in writing, negotiates terms and conditions with vendors and makes final award.
-Reviews and evaluates contractors prices, proposals and bids by comparison of other price quotations submitted, comparison of prior quotations and contract prices with current quotations for the same or similar end items, comparison of prices set forth in published price lists issued on a competitive basis, or published market prices of commodities, and/or comparison of proposed prices with estimates of cost independently developed by the Government.

Relocation Authorized

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