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 part of the Army Civilian Training, Education, and Development System (ACTEDS) and is a CIVILIAN position with the Department of Army. The incumbent will serve as a Contract Specialist trainee with the United States Army Contracting Command (ACC).

  • This is a Career Program (CP) #14 position. 
  • Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program.
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    The Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Department of Army intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.
    After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position.
    To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:
  • Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
  • Demonstrate successful job performance.
  • Meet the Office of Personnel Management’s qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted
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    Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program Eligibles
    Positions are open to

  • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
  • Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.
  • Duties

    As a Contract Specialist (INTERN) you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

    • Assist with negotiating and awarding contracts, contract modifications, and/or subcontracts.
    • Assist with administering the terms and conditions of contracts.
    • Assist with analyzing the proposed prices or costs.
    • Assist with formulating policies and procedures for the acquisition of goods or services
    • Prepare contractual documentation for review.

    Incumbent works under closer supervision and works in a developmental capacity performing assignments and completing training, both of which are aimed in preparing the incumbent to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties outlined in the aforementioned job description. The incumbent receives progressively more responsible assignments as experience and training are received to the next higher level position.

    Travel Required

    • Occasional Travel
    • Up to 10% business travel required

    Relocation Authorized

    • Yes
    • Payment of moving expenses is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.