Top 50 In-Demand Federal Jobs (August 2009)
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Examples: Contract Specialists exist wherever a Federal Department or Agencies interacts with government contractors.
Pay: $46,000 to $96,000
Locations: Throughout the Nation
Major Duties of a Contract Specialist:
Formulates contracts through competitive and noncompetitive negotiated or formally advertised procurement procedures. Executes contract documents. Determines responsiveness and responsibility of prospective offers and responds to inquiries. Administers contracts by monitoring costs and progress, protecting the Government’s rights, enforcing all terms and conditions, negotiating modifications and issuing change orders, and ensuring all actions are properly closed out. Terminates contracts when required. Conducts legal research for support on decisions on protests, disputes, and claims. Performs cost and price analysis functions on both competitive and noncompetitive actions. Provides guidance to field offices on procurement matters.
Education Required: Yep…a four-year degree is a basic requirement. Learn More: Top-Paying Government Degrees
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