Supervisory Contract Specialist

National Nuclear Security Administration | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 5/23/2024
Description This Supervisory Contract Specialist open continuous public notice may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across NNSA as needed. Therefore, applicants must meet the qualifications at the time the applications are submitted. This public notice may or may not result in a referral or selection.

Note: The salary range listed reflects base pay only. The actual salary will be based on the geographic location (to include locality pay) and pay band for which selected.

As a Supervisory Contract Specialist, you will:

  • Direct the work of a professional subordinate staff.
  • Be fully responsible for all personnel actions associated with a subordinate staff and major responsibility for decisions concerning organizational structure, resource requirements and workload management.
  • Prepare and present information concerning procurements, status briefings and recommendations.
  • Draft special contract clauses, justifications, and evaluation reports.
  • Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work.
  • Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  • Evaluate work performance of subordinates; recommends performance pay increases, awards or bonuses.
  • Make personnel changes; gives advice, counsel, or instruction to employees; and identifies and implements developmental and training needs of employees.


A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or GS grade level in the Federal service, i.e., NQ-03 or GS-14.
Specialized experience is defined as: Experience developing, issuing, interpreting, and implementing policies, regulations, directives, objectives, initiatives, standards and other guidance for contractors and agency program offices on acquisition, contracting and procurement planning.

Examples of Specialized Experience:

1. Contract negotiation, price and cost analysis, contract administration, and contract termination for all procurement actions.
2. Develop, implement and/or oversee initiatives in support of the Office of Partnership and Acquisition Services.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Salary123,041.00 - 159,950.00 Annual

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