Job Overview


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?


Tour of Duty: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Position Description Title/PD#:  Contract Specialist/PD#4225/4226-A

Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Available

Flexiplace: Not Available

This recruitment is for one position with the Network Contracting Office 18 (NCO 18). The duty location is 707 E. 3rd Street, Big Spring, TX 79720. 

Promotion potential:  The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met.  Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Who May Apply: 

  • Current permanent VA employees.
  • Current permanent VA employees employed under VRA and Schedule A appointments.
  • Current permanent Title 38 & Hybrid employees including permanent Veterans Canteen Service employees employed on a full-time basis (Interchange Agreement).


PD#4225-A & 4226-A
The Contract Specialist is responsible for performing professional work involving the procurement of supplies and services using procedures outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulations, Veterans Affairs (VA) Acquisition Regulations, Public Laws, and Agency policy. Equipment, supplies, and services procured include but are not limited to: medical or facility equipment, medical and surgical and other facility operations supplies, equipment repair services, and information technology (IT) services to include hardware and software. Conduct debriefings with non-successful offerors or bidders as requested. Conduct post award conferences with Contractor and Government personnel to provide information and clarify standard and special contractual provisions of the contract. Resolve problems of delivery, productions, quality, differing site conditions, inspection, and other pertinent matters. Perform cost and price analysis on change order proposals and analysis of delivery requirements. Administer payment provisions of the contract for partial payments, progress payments and final payments using the Department of Veterans Affairs On-line Certification System. Prepare required documentation and coordinates with the Office of the General and Regional Counsel during any legal proceeding. Utilize electronic systems for contract writing (i.e. eCMS), contract management, contract reporting (i.e. FPDS), financial management (i.e. IFCAP), in accordance with Agency policies. Perform other duties as assigned.

Must have FAC-C Level I certification or be able to obtain certification within one year of employment in the position.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 days of travel may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • No