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    The position is located in the Office of Business Operations, Acquisitions and Contracting Branch, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD), Federal Highway administration in Lakewood, Colorado. CFLHD is responsible for the program administration of the Federal Lands Transportation Program (FLTP) and the Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) and other programs in 14 western states.

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    As a Contract Specialist, you will:

    • Serve as subject matter specialist for, and maintain expertise in, Federal Procurement Law, Federal and Departmental regulations and good business practices in planning and performing the Division's contracting processes. Work closely with the Acquisitions Team Leader/Contracting Officer to accomplish the timely development, advertisement, selection, awarding and administration of engineering services, construction services, simplified acquisitions, and support related acquisitions.
    • Be responsible for advising and consulting with the Acquisitions Team Leader/Contracting Officer, Construction Branch and legal counsel regarding the settlement of contractor claims and in the preparation of Contracting Officer decisions and settlement of claims.

    • Exercise expertise and good business judgment in the interpretation and implementation of procurement policies, procedures, standards and guidance for the formulation and administration of all contract types including simplified, construction and architect & engineering (A/E) contracts. Coordinate with and provide direct support as a team member to the acquisition team relative to procurement activities within the Division and to help promote uniform application throughout the agency.

    The ideal candidate for this position is a mid-career individual with a solid background and experience in pre-award, award and administration of contracts using the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) specifically Parts 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 36, and 37.  He or she would possess expertise in the award of a wide variety of contract types for the acquisition of simplified requirements to include non-personal services, construction, and architect and engineering support services. Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) in Level I or above is highly desirable.

    *PLEASE NOTE: Given our continuing need for professionals in this field, we will routinely review applications and refer the top candidates for potential interviews multiple times during the open period of the announcement.  Reviews and referrals of applications will be completed on an as needed basis with the initial review occurring ten days after the opening date.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position requires occasional travel.

    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/574410700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.