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

    Position Description Title/PD#:  Contract Specialist (Training Officer) PD# 40034-0

    Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Available

    Telework Eligible: Yes

    Virtual Position: No

    Position requires filing a Financial Disclosure report: Yes

    The Department of Veteran Affairs requires employees in this position to file a financial disclosure report.

    This recruitment is for one position with the Service Area Office (SAO) East, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 4, located in Altoona, PA, Butler, PA, Coatsville, PA, Erie, PA, Lebanon, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE and Wilkes-Barre, PA. The vacancy can be filled at any of the listed locations. Please indicate on your resume which location you prefer.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

    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).

    For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

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    Contract Specialist (Training Officer) PD#40034-0

    Performs long-range planning and development of annual training programs; review and evaluate all training development and evaluations for the Network Contract Office (NCO). Makes overall assignments of training duties and responsibilities to ensure that the NCO employees have clearly defined training objectives. Evaluates the impact of training programs on NCO resources and independently research and develop programs. Develops and presents contract training concepts and strategies to the Director of Contracting (DoC) and promotes the total contracting vision by soliciting commitments. Exercises responsibilities involving work assignment to insure a standard approach is used for training.  Establishes guidelines and training expectations for all acquisition staff, which are clearly communicated through the employee performance management system. Engages in recruitment and outreach efforts to raise awareness among targeted groups in the Contracting Officer career field. Administers contracts and assure compliance with their terms and conditions; and terminate contracts if necessary by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 NIGHTS PER MONTH

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current Permanent NCO 4 VA Employees Only

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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