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    We are seeking a motivated, customer service oriented professional to serve as Contract Specialist in our Arlington Headquarters, with occasional travel to Paris. You will serve as the local, on-site expert for HQ and report to the Director of Contracting, who is located in Paris. This position assists in the development of contracting policy and also serves as contract specialist in support of agency-wide operations. French language is highly desirable for this position.

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    French language ability is highly desirable for this position to serve our overseas operations.

    The first review of applications will be 16 June 2020. Additional reviews will be conducted as needed. The announcement will remain open until the position is filled.

    This position serves as the agency's Contract Specialist, reporting to the Director of Contracting located in Paris, and will be the primary point of contact for all Arlington Headquarters contracting matters. In addition, the incumbent serves as an integral part of the Contracting program, and will participate in establishing policies, procedures, and standards to build and grow an effective program agency wide.

    This position will be responsible for:

    • Analysis and evaluation of contracting matters, and the initiation, development, and recommendation of contracting policies, procedures, guidance, and control for the ABMC.
    • Initiates, develops, and recommends contracting policies and procedures for the guidance and control of all ABMC contracting activities, within and outside of the United States.
    • Evaluates and recommends disposition on requested waivers to statutory requirements.
    • Reviews, evaluates, and provides specific guidance concerning contracting policies and procedures relative to the procurement of complex, diversified, high priority, high visibility purchases, supplies, services, and construction.
    • Plans the overall approach to meet contracting program objectives for procuring a variety of complex, non-standard, high-visibility, politically sensitive requirements.
    • Exercises responsibility for pre-award and post-award functions for architect/engineering requirements, complex construction, supplies, and/or services.
    • Reviews requisition package for adequacy and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements and consistency with current market practices and conditions.
    • Reviews and evaluates requisitions for which previous experience and cost data are not usually directly applicable such as complex services, or the construction of buildings involving unusual design features or site adaptation.
    • Prepares all required documentation justifying the basis for award. Ensures final contract meets legal sufficiency for award, and signs the contract.
    • Evaluates contractor performance for compliance with terms and conditions of contracts and ensure timely submission of technical progress reports and performance metrics.
    • Analyzes and resolves complex contract administration problems, such as disputes and labor violations.
    • Conducts investigations on protests, disputes, and claims.
    • Terminates contracts and negotiates settlements including determining allowable costs, agreeing on termination inventory, and determination of profit.
    You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel to Paris, as well as other overseas locations as needed.

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    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/569859400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.