Supervisory Contract Specialist

Federal Acquisition Service | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 8/12/2019

As a Supervisory Contract Specialist, you will plan, develop, and direct the nationwide procurement program for assigned commodities.

Location of position: Federal Acquisition Service, Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center, DOW Building- 100 S. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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:

  • Plans, directs, and coordinates the policies, procedures, and methods for the procurement of furniture/office equipment and associated commodities to assure compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Serves as the Federal Acquisition Center authority on procurement matters relating to Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center programs.
  • Participates in the development of new or revised procurement policies.
  • Establishes contacts and maintains liaison with other agencies and internal stakeholders to assure a coordinated approach to matters and problems of mutual interest.
  • Exercises first line supervisory responsibility for the direction of the subordinate branch.

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 experience applying extensive knowledge of Federal contracting and acquisition regulations and policies. Proficiency in an organization's acquisition activities related to the contracting functions; ensuring agency acquisition regulations and statutory requirements are implemented within assigned area of responsibility; has participated in a working group or similar effort to develop an implementation plan for new acquisitions policies that directly affect the operations of the acquisition center or to develop acquisition or evaluation methods to improve the efficiency of the center.

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