Contract Specialist

Job Series Number: 1102

Financial Management at the BOP
Contract Specialists execute and administer contracts for the procurement of supplies, services, construction, or research and development. Tasks involve the use of formal advertising or negotiation methods, evaluation of contract price/cost proposals, administration or termination and close-out of contracts, and the development of policies and procedures for contracting/procurement work.


Bachelor's Degree with a major in any field (4 year course of study)


At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields:

  • accounting
  • business
  • finance
  • law
  • contracts
  • purchasing
  • economics
  • industrial management
  • marketing
  • quantitative methods
  • organization and management

We are hiring for this position at many locations across the country.

Normally when a vacancy is announced, it's for a job opening at a specific location. However, because this position is in high demand it's considered an "open-continuous" announcement. That means you get to choose your top two facilities that you want to work at. Here's how it works:

  • Apply for this position using the website as you would do with any other federal job.
  • Select any two locations that you want to work at.
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  • After your application is accepted, you will be added to a standing register of qualified candidates.
  • When a position becomes available at one of the facilities that you selected, you will be considered for that position, and if you are selected we will contact you with an offer.

It's that simple!

Please consider the following locations that have immediate vacancies:

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Come and work for a one of the most unique agencies in the United States Department of Justice where each employee's day-to-day performance makes a difference. Our family and career-oriented agency promotes integrity, diversity, and professional development.

We offer:

  • A supportive, safe, and secure environment with opportunity for growth and advancement.
  • A competitive federal government salary and benefits, including health care and retirement.
  • Potential for recruitment incentives.
  • Flexible work options.

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