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    This position is located in the USAGM Office of Contracts, organized into a policy branch and two procurement branches, each supporting a major organizational customer and several additional customers, including overseas news bureaus and transmitting stations in 42 countries. Incumbent serves as a Contract Specialist under a Branch Chief and/or Team Leader.

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    Duties include, but are not limited to:
    At GS-12, incumbent performs all pre- and post-award functions with substantial independence for all assigned acquisitions. Typical items acquired include:

      1. Complex and diversified supplies, services, construction, or R&D, such as design services in connection with assembling, installing, testing, modifying, or servicing specialized equipment; or, architectural and engineering services to design broadcasting facilities and other structures, facilities, or projects.
      2. Contracts or schedules for purchase of large quantities of items to meet the consolidated requirements of the USAGM.
    At GS-13, incumbent performs all pre- and post-award functions with complete independence for assigned acquisitions. Typical items acquired include:
      1. Major construction programs, both overseas and domestic, including related Architect-Engineer services. These programs generally extend over several years, require continued coordination, multi-year financing and involve frequent changes in scope, multiple contracts and subcontracts, significant amounts of Government-furnished equipment, numerous change orders, and resolution of contract disputes.
      2. Acquisitions of major items of sophisticated telecommunications equipment, such as high-powered radio transmitters, receivers, antenna systems, power generating equipment, ADP hardware and software, supplies and services, R&D, testing, and other related electronic systems and equipment. They are usually at or near the state-of-the-art, and contracting processes involve extensive negotiations and technical proposal evaluations, comprehensive special provisions, and frequent changes in specifications and scheduling.
      3. Acquisitions of complex or long term services which are critical to USAGM. For example, worldwide state-of-the­ art Satellite Interconnect System (SIS), which is used to transmit VOA studio programming using high digital program feeds to the relay station, and monitor and control channel returns to the VOA Network Control Center; and the operation and maintenance and repair projects at domestic and overseas locations, including those recently gained from Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, operation of BBC facilities in Woofferton, England, Agency France Press, N.Y. Times, etc.) Required to facilitate VOA's programming. Because of the proprietary nature of the services and the Agency's need for multiple source services, these contracts must be negotiated on a sole source basis.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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