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    This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard, CG-914, in Portsmouth, VA.

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    You will serve as a Contract Specialist with complete responsibility to plan and recommend for execution, all contractual actions and phases for assigned programs.

    Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

    At the full performance level of GS-12, typical work assignments include:

    • Performing all aspects of the contracting transactions from initiation to recommendation of award to procurement of items or services with specialized requirements.
    • Analyzing the requirement, recommending revisions to the statement of work or specifications, and deciding on the type of contract, milestones, and acquisition plans.
    • Performing contracting work through use of negotiating techniques.
    • Surveying the market to determine the availability of items or services with specialized requirements.
    • Coordinating contract administration activities for long-term, extensive technical service contracts and/or cost type contracts.
    • Utilizing in-depth price/cost analysis techniques.
    • Negotiating complex modifications to contracts.

    At the GS-11 level:

    • Reviewing procurement requests, prepares and reviews justification and approvals;
    • Preparing solicitations incorporating all the correct provisions and clauses; analyzes bids/proposals
    • Determining compliance and conformance to the solicitations;
    • Developing pre- and post- negotiation memoranda;
    • Monitoring and administering contracts through final delivery and acceptance, final payments and contract closeouts;
    • Analyzing procurement requests to determine requirements, recommending changes to statements of work, and determining appropriate type of contract.

    At the GS-09 level, less complex duties will be performed under closer supervision.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Less than 25% of travel required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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