Contract Specialist

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Posted by: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Jul 03, 2018


Rockville, MD

Job Description:


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proud to be ranked as a BEST Place to Work in the Federal Government. We've earned our top ratings by creating a work environment rich in opportunity, diversity, leadership training, teamwork, and work life balance. Help guide our nation into the next generation of nuclear safety! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission where you can be part of a select group of professionals who protect people and the environment with the peaceful use of nuclear materials in medicine, industry and research.


These two positions are located in the Office of Administration, Acquisition Management Division, Operations Branches A and B.

As a Contract Specialist in the Office of Administration (ADM), Acquisition Management Division (AMD) the selectee(s) will perform a variety of duties in support of contract negotiation and administration, award, termination, acquisition planning, and procurement. The selectees will also serve in an intermediate developmental capacity providing advice and assistance related to acquisition processes and preparing solicitation documents for contracts and interagency agreements.

This position is subject to Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.

The selectee(s) will be subject to Office of Government Ethics Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.


In order to qualify for this position, in addition to the educational requirements (see below) you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience for the grade 9 and 11 includes general knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), NRC Acquisition Regulation, applicable agency policies and procedures, relating to procurement, sufficient to enable immediate grasp of implications of actions taken and proper means of accomplishing agency mission within procurement statutes and regulations.

The ideal candidates for this position will demonstrate in their resume:

1. Expertise in the application of the laws, executive orders, Federal Acquisition Regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to Federal contracting and procurement.
2. Experience negotiating and administering administrative, information technology, technical assistance and research contracts, or contracts of comparable complexity.
3. Skills in presenting information, ideas and advice in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing.
4. The ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with individuals at all levels, including managers and supervisors, coworkers, staff personnel of other offices, representatives of other Federal agencies, and contractor organizations.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; OR 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.

How to Apply

NOTE: This job is open to…
Internal employees of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on a permanent or competitive Term appointment, permanent Federal employees who have completed a probationary period, and reinstatement eligibles in the Washington, D.C. commuting area.

Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service may apply.

To Apply, Visit Review the NRC Opportunities page and click on “To view a list of current NRC vacancies please visit USAJobs.” Find the Contract Specialist Job Announcement Number ADM/AMD-2018-0004 and apply on-line by July 30, 2018. If you are viewing this opportunity after July 30th please visit NRC’s website and discover additional opportunities for which you might be interested.

Education Level:

Bachelors degree or higher

Pay Rate:

$40,000 to $60,000

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About U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency that was established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 and began operations in 1975. NRC’s mission is to license and regulate the Nation’s civilian use of radioactive materials to provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety and to promote the common defense and security and to protect the environment. In carrying out its mission it exercises the following vision: Demonstrate the Principles of Good Regulation (independence, openness, efficiency, clarity, and reliability) in performing our mission. NRC’s scope of responsibility includes: the regulation of commercial nuclear power plants, research and test reactors, nuclear fuel cycle facilities, medical, academic, and industrial uses of radioactive materials; the decommissioning of these facilities and sites; and, the transport, storage, and disposal of radioactive materials and wastes. NRC issues licenses for civilian uses of radioactive materials, oversees the licensees, and certifies standard nuclear reactor designs and spent fuel storage casks and transportation packages. It also licenses the import and export of radioactive materials; participates in international nuclear activities, including multilateral and bilateral safety and security activities; and works closely with its international counterparts to enhance nuclear safety and security worldwide. To accomplish its overall mission NRC has identified two Strategic Goals—To ensure the safe and secure use of radioactive materials. We need a wide variety of administrative and technical staff to accomplish our objectives. We hire engineers, scientists, security specialists, information technology professionals, financial analysts, and a range of other occupations. We’re constantly looking for outstanding individuals at all levels – recent grads, mid-career professionals, and senior leaders.

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