Job Title: Contract Specialist - DC
Location: Work will be done at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) site located at 441 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20548. Up to two (2) days each week telework may be permitted (at the discretion of the customer).
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience, education and applicable certifications.
Scope of Work: The purpose of the work is to perform a variety of contracting actions encountered throughout the pre-award and/or post-award phases of the contracting process using established contracting procedures.
Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. Coursework must have included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
Work Experience: The candidate must have at a minimum three (3) years of relevant Federal contracting experience. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. The candidate must have documented experience in pre and post-award acquisitions processes. The candidate must be familiar with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). The candidate must be able to pass a Public Trust Background Check.
Duties Required: The Contract Specialist will be responsible for assisting the GAO Director of Acquisition Management Procurement Operations with the following general tasks:
· Reviewing purchase requests to clarify requirements and or develop specifications. Recommending solicitation method such as requests for quotations, invitations to bid or requests for proposals. Identifying terms, conditions or requirements to apply.
· Writing and administering bids or proposals, and recommending or preparing quotation awards. Recommending contract awards. Locating sources of supplies, products and services and advising GAO on availability, costs, and trends. Comparing things such as products, services, quality, availability, shipping, and make purchase recommendations.
· Preparing and releasing purchase orders and documents. Keeping records and required documentation of transactions. Interpreting related rules and policies and advise agency staff on correct methods and processes.
· Reviewing purchase orders and or contracts and agreements for compliance with requirements, regulations and specifications.
· Preparing standard contracts and agreements. Collecting data and calculating cost benefit ratios. Compiling statistics and estimates to use in preparing reports. Coordinating schedules, arranging for and participating in program meetings. Researching previous contracts and agreements to support internal estimates.
· Updating and monitoring databases that track purchase orders, contracts and agreements, verifying adherence to these terms and conditions.