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: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory Contract Specialist / PD#4229-A

Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Available

Telework: Not available

Relocation Incentive: Authorized

This recruitment is for one position with the Service Area Office-Central (SAOC) Network Contracting Office 23 (NCO 23). Vacancy will be filled in Minneapolis, MN.

Supervisory Positions: The selectee will be subject to a one year probationary period if one has not  been previously completed.

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).


Exercises supervisory authorities and responsibilities involving work assignment and review, as well as the administrative and personnel management functions relative to the staff supervised. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the team. Distributes workload within the team and ensures the work assignments of employees in the team are carried out. Reviews the work of team members at various stages of completion to assure compliance with Federal and Veterans Affairs (VA) Acquisition Regulations, policies, directives, handbooks, and Network Contracting Activity (NCA) SOPs. Tracks work assigned to the team from receipt of procurement requests through contract close-out. Provides status reports to the Network Contract Manager (NCM) and serves as a point of contact for internal and external customers. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance, demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides direction to the team in the selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, provides advice on work methods, practices and procedures, and assists the team and/or individual members in identifying the parameters of a viable solution. Must be Level II FAC-C certified or equivalent and must meet all eligibility requirements to receive and maintain a Level FAC-C certification within 12 months of assignment.  Prepares detailed price negotiation memoranda, outlining in writing the details of negotiations with contractors in competitive and noncompetitive negotiations. Provides signatory authority and executes contract awards within warrant authority as requested by supervisor. Serves as contract administrator on awarded contracts. Conducts post-award conferences with Contractor and Government personnel to provide information and to clarify standard and special contractual provisions of the contract. Negotiates required changes to contract conditions to protect the agency. Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 nights per month

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation incentive may be authorized