March 18, 2010 at 6:37 pm #95443
Would you like to work for the world’s largest buyer and make strategic business decisions on how tax dollars are spent? If so, now is the perfect time to consider a career in Federal contracting! The U.S. Government is the world’s largest buyer; spending more than $400 billion a year and it needs your help. Whether you are a graduating college student or looking to change careers, you can find outstanding and exciting opportunities. The National Institutes of Health, a major research component of the Department of Health and Human Services, invites you to apply for a career path currently available in one of the 27 Institutes and Centers as a Contract Specialist located in Frederick or Bethesda, MD, as well as Research Triangle Park, NC.
Because of changes in the workforce, candidates for jobs in contracting are in high demand throughout the Federal Government. That means a wide variety of positions at every level with corresponding career paths are available in which you can move and grow. As a result, in January of 2006, the Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum implementing the “Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Program” to ensure agencies have a well-trained acquisitions workforce to accomplish their mission goals. Investing in the development of the federal acquisition workforce improves the NIH’s ability to meet mission needs and continue being effective stewards of taxpayer dollars.
The Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) has experience, education and training requirements. This certification program outlines the training, education and experience requirements necessary for contracting professionals to be certified. You’ll find information about FAC-C and the training to meet the requirements on the Federal Acquisition Institute’s (FAI) website.
The salary range for these positions is $48,895 to $115,742 per annum, commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. A full benefits package is available, which includes retirement, Thrift Savings Plan participation, health, life, and long-term care insurance.
For qualification requirements, evaluation criteria, and application instructions, view the vacancy announcements at http://www.jobs.nih.gov/contracts/.
Applications must be submitted online between 19-31 March, 2010.
DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers
March 22, 2010 at 2:40 am #95447
I am a Survey Statistician at U.S. Census who wants to become a Contract Specialist at NIH in RTP. Thanks for posting this. Any pointers on applying or when the next group would start in this program after the selection process is completed?
March 24, 2010 at 12:54 pm #95445
Thank you for your interest in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). All information on how to apply is in the job annoucement, there are no special pointers on applying.
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