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    The ideal candidate for this position will possess experience with cost reimbursement, evaluating cost estimates, price proposals, negotiating contract modifications, as well as monitoring and administering contract performance. This position starts at a salary of $93,587 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region IX team within FEMA.

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    Responsibilities

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (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 serve as a Contract Specialist. Typical assignments include:

    • Monitoring and administering contract performance after a contract is awarded to ensure proper progress, negotiate any modifications to a contract, and ensuring that contract activities are completed.
    • Performing work related to the contract post-award process, including closeout, analyzing or interpreting aspects of procurement policies, procedures, recommending actions or alternative policies or procedures, reviewing contract actions for compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
    • Examining purchase requests for completeness, including accounting codes, item descriptions, estimated costs, and quantities and preparing final copies of purchase or delivery orders, preparing procurement actions with technical, legal, and contract pricing staff, providing guidance in the development of the statement of work.
    • Performing contract pre-award work to secure contracts for the acquisition of goods and services and ensuring that procurements are obtained from responsible commercial and Government sources of supply at fair and reasonable prices.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel up to 25% may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • 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/584914400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.