Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1174989
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This position is being filled under the Pathways Recent Graduates Program located in The Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Eatontown, NJ United States. Recent Graduates selected for this position will serve in a 2 year developmental position designated to provide training and practical experience in contract management and it is intended to lead to the Contract Specialist, 1102 series. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may at the agency's discretion, be converted to a term or permanent Appointment.
Who May Apply: All recent graduates in the New Jersey commuting area. (The New Jersey
Commuting area is defined as the following counties; New Jersey - All,
Philadelphia PA, New York County NY, Kings County NY, Bronx County NY,
Richmond County NY and Queens County NY)
The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experience in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have within the previous two years, graduated from a qualifying educational institution or program. Exceptions to the two-year limit may be made for applicants who graduated between 12/27/2010 and 7/10/2012, and for veterans precluded from applying within two years of graduation due to their military service obligation (those veterans have up to six years after degree completion to apply). If you do not meet one of these criteria you will not be considered for this announcement. For more information on Internship opportunities within the Department of Veterans Affairs, please visit http://MyCareeratVA.va.gov/CareerPath/Internships
Employment Consideration: VA
encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for
hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with
disabilities, i.e. intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or
psychiatric disabilities, and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable
service-connected disability of 30% or more.
As a Contract Specialist, you will
have opportunities to work on a host of contracts in various programs that
support the entire federal government.
Contract specialists perform the full range of policy-related work,
price analysis, cost analysis, contract negotiation, administration, and
termination. Contract Specialist work in conjunction with Contracting Officer
and play an integral role in DVAs acquisitions.
The major duties of the Contract
Specialist, GS-1102-09, are as follows:
orientation, training, and familiarization with the work processes of the
Contract Specialist occupation in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Performs assignments selected to develop skills and provide a practical
contract specialist experience. Trainee must be able to complete progressively
difficult task and be responsible for the work.
Assist higher graded Contract Specialist on various aspects of contract
formulation and negotiations; student trainees participate in projects such as
preparing contract documentation, spreadsheets, graphs and charts.
Performs analysis of contracting issues.
Work Schedule: Flexible work schedule between 8:00am - 5:30pm (EST).
Position Description Title/PD#: Contract Specialist/81495A
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
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.