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    This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program.  This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

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    When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

    In this position, you will support the Regional Offices, Region VII, Mission Support Division, Administrative Services Branch as a Contract Specialist by performing contract pre and post-award work to secure and administer contracts for the acquisition of goods and services, and ensuring that procurement are obtained from responsible sources at fair and reasonable prices.

    Typical assignments include but are not limited to:

    • Conducting market surveys to determine the availability of items or services with special or unique requirements.

    • Utilizing a variety of contract types to procure various commodities such as services, supplies, equipment, IT, and construction.

    • Analyzing procurement situations, proposals, market conditions, and conducts market searches where sole source suppliers may be required.

    • Developing new or innovative acquisition or source selection plans and developing contract terms, conditions, or financial arrangements.

    • Examination and evaluating contractor's cost estimates or price proposals.

    • Performing work related to the contract post-award process to include contract administration, contract modification, and Closeouts.

    • Providing procurement guidance to internal stakeholders.

    • Utilizing a Government Purchase Card

    Promotion Potential: Positions filled under Stafford Act regulations generally do not have documented promotion potential; however, dependent on an employee’s ability to perform higher level duties, the continuing need for an employee to perform work associated with a higher level position, and administrative recommendation and approval, promotions may be earned by CORE employees.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • 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/559273600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.