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1102 - Contracting Series: This series includes professional positions that manage, supervise, perform, or develop policies and procedures for professional work involving the procurement of supplies, services, construction, or research and development using formal advertising or negotiation procedures; the evaluation of contract price proposals; and the administration or termination and close out of contracts. The work requires knowledge of the legislation, regulations, and methods used in contracting; and knowledge of business and industry practices, sources of supply, cost factors, and requirements characteristics.
As a Contracting Specialist you will provide a full range of acquisition services to procure the material and services all departments require to execute their missions. The requiring departments define a need and the Contracts Department formulates and executes an acquisition strategy. Selectees may be responsible for advertising the government need, evaluating offers, conducting negotiations, awarding contracts, administering the contracts post award and addressing termination of contracts when required.
One of two divisions of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), NUWC Division Newport is the Navy's full-spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support center for submarine warfare systems and many other systems associated with the undersea battlespace.
NUWC Division Newport provides the technical foundation that enables the conceptualization, research, development, fielding, modernization, and maintenance of systems that ensure our Navy's undersea superiority.
NUWC Division Newport is responsible, cradle to grave, for all aspects of systems under its charter, and is engaged in efforts ranging from participation in fundamental research to the support of evolving operational capabilities in the U.S. Navy fleet. The major thrust of NUWC Division Newport's activities is in applied research and system development.
With headquarters in Rhode Island, NUWC Division Newport operates detachments at West Palm Beach, Florida, and Andros Island in the Bahamas. Remote test facilities are located at Seneca Lake and Fisher's Island in New York, and Dodge Pond, Connecticut.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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