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    Although not required, the ideal candidate will possess all of the requirements for Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C). HHS requires all warranted contracting officers, regardless of series, to hold an appropriate level of FAC-C certification to make purchases. If you have FAC-C or DAWIA Contracting certification, please state your level of certification in your resume.

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    As a Contract Specialist, your typical work assignments may include:
    • Perform specialized and complex contract award and contract administration work.
    • Serve as a senior Contract Specialist and lead Negotiator.
    • Research, interpret, and apply the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures governing NIH acquisitions.
    • Evaluate bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility and performance.
    • Apply mastery knowledge of contract principles, laws, statutes, Executive Orders, regulations and procedures applicable to pre-award and/or post-award actions sufficient to procure and/or administer complex contracts for a variety of specialized equipment or services.
    • Provide technical leadership, staff coordination and consultation during a contractual phase.
    • Apply knowledge of contract administration and termination techniques sufficient to administer and closeout contracts.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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