JOB: Contract Specialist with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC

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    Job Title: Contract Specialist – GS – 1102 – 09 / 11 (Open to US Citizens) – BP
    Department: Department Of Transportation
    Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    Sub Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation
    Job Announcement Number: NHTSA.NPO-2011-0025

    SALARY RANGE: $51,630.00 – $81,204.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 to Tuesday, August 16, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-1102-09/11
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Permanent
    PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 13
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 3 vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: Washington, DC
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.
    This position has also been advertised under merit promotion (NHTSA.NPO-2011-0024). All current and former employees eligible for status consideration are encouraged to consider applying to the other announcement.

    JOB SUMMARY:
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of its customers through its core values of Integrity, Service and Leadership. Save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. Work for NHTSA.

    You will be a member of the Office of Contracts and Procurement serving as a contract specialist, responsible for negotiating and administering contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and interagency agreements for study efforts, technical services, hardware, and all phases of research and development necessary for carrying out the mission of the National Highway Traffic safety Administration.

    This position is perfect for a junior level contract specialist who is looking to advance their career in the Office of Acquisition
    Management (OAM) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA). This position will enable the ideal candidate to work on a variety of procurement instruments (i.e. Contracts, Assistance Agreements, Interagency Agreements, etc.) while working closely with the program areas ensuring that the mission of the agency is achieved. This position allows for alternative work schedules, telework, and the metro is just a block away.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS:

    * You must be a U.S. Citizen & meet specialized experience to qualify.
    * Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
    * Provide ALL required documents by closing date (see How to Apply Tab)
    * Position is telework eligible.
    * Announcement is also advertised merit promotion: NHTSA.NPO-2011-0024.
    * Job announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.

    DUTIES:

    The Contract Specialist:
    # Makes recommendations to the contracting officer for execution of formal contracts, discretionary grants and cooperative agreements, and other legal instruments, assuring agreement is reached with a responsive and responsible contractor/recipient.

    # Is an authorized representative of a contracting officer, serving as a team leader in negotiations. The negotiation team frequently consists of members of the technical office, auditor, cost analyst, a legal representative and other experts as required.

    # Is responsible for continuing performance administration of contracts, grants and cooperative agreements to assure that technical requirements are being met in a timely manner, in accordance with contract/agreement requirements.

    # Analyzes cost proposals of offerors and applicants, determines suitability of the cost breakdown, applicability of overhead rates, propriety of fee requested, ensuring compliance with statues regarding limitations.

    # Contacts involve the exchange of information with technical personnel and contractors/recipients, answering inquiries about procurements and assistance solicitations, negotiating contracts, discretionary grants and cooperative agreements, and settling/resolving issues arising during contractor/recipient performance.

    For more information, see http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=101562420&JobTitle=Contract+Specialist+-+GS+-+1102+-+09+%2f+11+%28Open+to+US+Citizens%29+-+BP&x=99&y=13&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&tm=0&pg=3&re=4&AVSDM=2011-08-10+00%3a03%3a00.

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