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    As a Contract Specialist with Portland District you will support the Contracting Divisions mission to provide acquisition services of the highest quality to our customers on a timely basis, while maintaining the public's trust and fulfilling public policy objectives. As an integral member of project delivery teams, contracting serves as the catalyst in advancing effective acquisition planning, strategies, technology, continuously improving, and partnering with our customers. Customers' needs, best value, business/socio-economic programs are key in our endeavors to support the Portland District's missions and the interests of the Region. 


    The Full Performance Level: 11

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    • Perform pre-award procurement functions, which are not well defined or precedented
    • Ensure appropriate funding and required waivers, certifications, justifications, approvals and compliances have been obtained for purchase requests
    • Select contract types, method of solicitation, options, milestones, and sources to be solicited
    • Develop and issue solicitations with appropriate clauses and with well-defined statements of work and award factors
    • Evaluate responses to solicitations, including price reasonableness, adequacy of competition, compliance with solicitation, and responsibility of successful offerors
    • Negotiate price, terms, and conditions, and prepares price negotiation memoranda
    • Prepare recommendations for awards and prepares award documentation, including delineation of responsibilities for contractors
    • Serve as point of contact for assigned procurements
    • Prepare responses to Agency/GAO protests and congressional inquiries
    • Administer contracts, which are neither well defined or precedented
    • Monitor contractors' performance for compliance with terms and conditions of contracts
    • Issue delivery orders as provided in contracts
    • Determine extent to which sub-contracting plans comply with regulatory guidelines Monitors sub-contracting for compliance with plans
    • Prepare consent to sub-contract. Requests and evaluates proposals; performs cost and price analyses; and negotiates proposals, prepares modifications, and documents actions

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required up to 10% of the time

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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