Posted: Sep 20, 2022

Contract Specialist

Salary: $89,834.00 - $116,788.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Sep 28, 2022


  • Provides expert advice/oversight to government purchase cardholders, approving and billing officials on contracting, acquisition, and procurement of commodities.
  • Recommends corrective action on purchase card policy violations IAW Contracting guidance and regulations. Evaluates internal policies and procedures and adjusts as needed for effective operations.
  • Is a recognized authority on contracting issues; provides executive guidance on complex issues, conducts special studies, and proposes viable options across all aspects of a contracting action. Represents RMD at meetings.
  • Leads NDU contracting meetings as required. Negotiates and develops problem-solving options as needed. Liaises with business concerns and potential suppliers of goods and services, to build knowledge of the capabilities of the firms.
  • Partners with the lead contracting specialist as liaison between NDU and its contracting agencies such as Fleet Logistics Center - Philadelphia, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Air Force Management Office. Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Suitable for Federal Employment
  • Registered for Selective Service
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance to occupy a Non-Critical Sensitive Information position.


Specialized Experience: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-11 or equivalent grade level. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing support and technical advice, guidance and assistance required for the development and execution of a sound procurement program that consists of 1) developing fund estimates; 2) represents the finance department at various meetings/seminars; 3) reviews and evaluates program operations, contractor responsibility and performance; AND 4) provides contracting, acquisition and procurement of commodities to the company card expert.

Desired Experience includes: Program and Technical responsibilities:
  • Supports and provides technical advice, guidance, and assistance required for the development and execution of a sound procurement program.
  • Provides policy interpretation and develops definitive policy guidance for application across NDU based as well as assuring compliance with all legal and regulatory directives.
  • Assures uniform application of all technical, administrative, and operating policies and procedures, coordination of all related responsibilities, and resolution of complex problems encountered in daily contracting operations.
  • Develops fund estimates and justifications for the contracting operations.
  • Provide guidance in analyzing data from cost and pricing information and other data submitted to support conclusions, recommendations, and findings. Develops cost estimates where appropriate.
Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for this grade level.