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    This position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Acquisition and Contract Management (OCFO/OACM) of the Peace Corps. The incumbent serves as a Senior Contract Specialist or Contracting Officer with up to unlimited signatory authority for a variety of requirements and acquisition and assistance vehicles (including contracts, Interagency Agreements and Cooperative Agreements) for Peace Corps programs. The Contract Specialist has complete authority for all acquisition actions including initial planning, the solicitation process, contract award, and the full spectrum of contract administration activities through closeout. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for providing acquisition guidance and direction to other members of the Peace Corps acquisition team in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations and Agency policies and procedures.

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    The Contract Specialist performs the following major duties:

    • Procures products and services using negotiation techniques. Negotiates with prospective contractors on pricing, performance, technical terms, and other provisions. Prepares written requests for proposal; publicizes requirements; issues solicitation documents; analyzes offers received; prepares negotiation positions; evaluates technical and cost proposals; negotiates cost, fee or profit as well as technical issues; and enters into a formal contract with the offeror.

    • Monitors outstanding contracts to ensure satisfactory progress, to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract, and to identify problems that threaten contractor performance.

    • Examines and evaluates the contractor's prospective cost estimates or price proposals to determine the necessity, fairness, and reasonableness of proposed contract costs. Reviews past performance reports and conducts reference checks to determine the financial and technical capability of award candidates for the purpose of assessing risk to the government for the successful attainment of program goals and to determine if the award candidate has an acceptable level of integrity and is financially and technically responsible. Advises and assists program officials in the drafting of proposal analysis reports documenting the technical evaluation process for selecting sources.

    • Negotiates contract modifications and the terms and costs of contract changes.

    • Provides contract/procurement advice and assistance to program managers, technical and financial specialists, co-workers, and/or others on contract or procurement policies, problems, or issues.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    • United States Citizens
    • Current or former Federal employees.
    • Internal agency employees; including agency temporary employees, eligible agency Experts, and eligible agency personal services contactors

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  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492092400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.