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Contract Specialist
Salary Range: $81077 - $105400 / Year
Open Period: May 21, 2018 to May 30, 2018
Position Info: 2 opening(s). Full-Time Permanent
Duty Location(s): Cambridge, MA
Series & Grade: 1102-Contracting, 12/12
Job Summary:

The Volpe Center has several job opportunities for Contract Specialist working within a branch in the Office of Acquisitions. In these exciting roles, you will support major programs characterized by: large funding levels and the magnitude and terms of the contract having substantial impact on the economic well-being of the company or subsidiary of a corporation. Work includes a range of contract specializations such as negotiation, cost and price analysis, and administration. The pre-award and post-award functions principally involve the areas of preparing the solicitation and associated documents, evaluations of proposals, awards, and administration of contracts to procure a broad variety of services.

The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive view and understanding of the solicitation, source selection and contract award process.

All applicants must meet the education and experience requirements AND the specialized experience of this vacancy in order to qualify. Transcripts are required -(instructions on how to submit transcripts are described in the “How to Apply” tab in the USAJobs announcement).

PLEASE NOTE:  This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for these locations.

Contract Specialist
Salary Range: $96411 - $125335 / Year
Open Period: May 21, 2018 to May 30, 2018
Position Info: 1 opening(s). Full-Time Permanent
Duty Location(s): Cambridge, MA
Series & Grade: 1102-Contracting, 13/13
Job Summary:

The Volpe Center has several job opportunities for Contract Specialist working in a branch within the Office of Acquisitions. In these exciting role, you will be responsible for major programs characterized by: large funding levels and the magnitude and terms of the contract having substantial impact on the economic well-being of the company or subsidiary of a corporation. The Contract Specialist has authority for contractual actions and phases of the program including initial planning, requirements definition, logistics support, software support, technical data, off-line product improvement, training, equipment and materials. Work includes a range of contract specializations such as negotiation, cost and price analysis, and administration. The pre-award and post-award functions principally involve the areas of preparing the solicitation and associated documents, evaluations of proposals, awards, and administration of contracts to procure a broad variety of services.

The ideal candidate is an experienced contract professional who has the knowledge of acquisition planning and skill in determining negotiation positions for a wide variety of contracts, including innovative and efficient procurement methods of research and development, complicated equipment and technical services, with commercial and nonprofit organizations where no established pattern exists.

When you work at the Volpe Center, you work with people like you –talented professionals who enjoy applying their expertise in the service of others and resolving real-world transportation problems.  We are located in the culturally diverse and academically rich city of Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square), and offer competitive benefits and a flexible and family-friendly work environment including on-site child-care services.  Additional positions may be filled throughout the Volpe Center.

PLEASE NOTE:  This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for these locations.