Supervisory Contract Specialist

Public Buildings Service | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 12/02/2019

As a Supervisory Contract Specialist you will provide contract administration oversight as well as perform supervisory responsibilities for a team of contract specialists for the PBS organization. 

Location of position: Public Buildings Service, Acquisition Management Division, Dow Building - 100 S. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA. 

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.

The major duties of the Supervisory Contract Specialist GS-1102-13, include but are not limited to the following duties:

  • Reviews the technical preparation, solicitation, award and administration of minor and major architect/engineering, construction and service contracts that can be of an unlimited dollaramount.
  • Works with the Regional PBS Acquisition management team to establish policies and procedures to ensure uniformity and consistency in contracting practices within the organization.
  • Reviews modifications, terminations, protest responses, and contracting officer decisions.Reviews awarded contracts and ensures contractor compliance (with contract terms and conditions).
  • Leads a team of contract specialists responsible for procurement, analytical, administrative, and technical work by providing administrative and technical guidance, defining work objectives, establishing deadlines, and evaluating work performance.

For each job on your resume, provide:

  • the exact dates you held  each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).    

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

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The GS-13 salary range starts at $96,089 per year.  

1102 Qualifications GS-13 & above:

You must meet the requirements in 1, 2, or 3 below:

  1. All of the following:  (a) Completion of Training listed in Level I & II of  FAC-C Course Requirementsor FAC-C Level II or III, or a DAWIA level II or III certification.  If your certification is over 2 years old, 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points are required to maintain certification. (b) At least 4years of experience in contracting or related positions including 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the level described below; and (c) Completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree that included or was supplemented by 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.
  2. Exception: If you were in a GS-1102 position on January 1, 2000, you will be exempt from meeting the educational requirements for the grade level of that position.  However, to be promoted you will have to meet Option 1 or 3.  
  3. Waiver: GSA's senior procurement executive has the discretion to waive any or all of the requirements in 1 above.


Specialized experience is one year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is having a comprehensive knowledge of Federal contracting and acquisition programs and experience in the procurement and contract administration of large, complex contracts with the ability to apply advanced contracting concepts & methodologies to manage and oversee various construction, small purchases and services. This experience must include performing the full range of pre- and post-award procurement actions and leading diverse teams in the accomplishing the following:

• performing the full range of highly complex pre-award and post-award activities on various contract types such as fixed price, fixed price economic price adjustment, various cost type contracts, requirements contracts; performance based acquisitions, and multiple award schedules;

• performing delivery/task order placement and administration against multiple award contracts and blanket purchase agreements;

• defending pre-award and/or post-award protests, contract claims, and contract disputes;

• leading or working as part of an integrated acquisition and procurement project teams;

• analyzing difficult contracting issues to identify alternative courses of action.

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