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    The ideal candidate for this position will have experience soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, awarding, administering, analyzing, advising on, and/or terminating contracts for the procurement of supplies and services for the Agency. This position starts at a salary of $78,861 (GS-11). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of Region IX Administrative Services Branch within FEMA.

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    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 performing contract pre-award work to secure contracts for the acquisition of goods and services and ensures that procurements are obtained from responsible commercial and Government sources of supply at fair and reasonable prices. Typical assignments include:

    • Reviewing acquisition packages for completeness from customers. provide guidance to customers in completing acquisition packages. To include: reviewing SOWs, IGCEs, market research, evaluation criteria, and agency specific requirements.
    • Advising customers on appropriate contracting methods and types. 
    • Performing pre-solicitation, solicitation, and pre-award duties associated with purchases between $10,000.00 and $250,000.00. This includes drafting all memoranda, solicitations, advertising, and support documentation during all phases.
    • Tracking and reporting procurement actions.
    • Initiating post-award administration of contracts/orders including any modifications, options, contractor inquiries, or terminations procedures.
    • Executing closeout procedures on contracts. 

    Travel Required

    25% or less - This position may require up to 25% of the time

    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/614408600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.