Contract Specialist

US International Development Finance Corporation

About the organization

Become part of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation! DFC is America's development bank. DFC partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. We invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology. DFC also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs in order to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.


- Performs cradle to grave contract management (i.e., acquisition planning, pre-award, solicitation, award, administration, and close-out, etc.).
- Assist in providing guidance to clients, contractors, and acquisition staff in order to execute each phase of the contract life cycle including providing assistance in the development of acquisition packages.
- Research and interpret various federal acquisition laws, regulations (i.e., Federal Acquisition - - Regulations and agency directives), policies, procedures and applies findings to acquisition work products.
- Develop technical correspondence and reference materials to document discussions, decisions, and contracting actions throughout the contract life cycle including determinations, findings, and, solicitations or request for quotes/proposals.
- Provides advice to clients and contractors, and explains procedures to internal and external clients.
- Conduct contract negotiations to interpret and negotiate contract terms and conditions for program customers on procurement actions.
- Conduct contract administration to issue contract modifications, negotiate changes, exercise options, resolve contractor issues, and terminate or close out contracts.
- High achieving individuals in this position who fully achieve the FAC-C III requirements will be eligible to apply for a Contracting Officer’s warrant.


Click here for the Basic Education Requirement:

Specialized Experience:

Must also possess one (1) year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience must include the following: (1) soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts using GSA ordering, simplified, and negotiated acquisitions Federal Acquisition Regulations procedures; (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations and contract terms and conditions; (3) analyzing, negotiating, and settling contract termination claims and proposals; (4) analyzing and evaluating cost/price proposals; (5) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures; and (6) developing acquisition strategies and independently directing or managing procurements.

Must meet the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System (FAITAS) or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position. FAC-C Level III is required to be obtained within: (1) 24 months from the date of hire; or (2) the date the applicant will meet the FAC-C experience standard. For selection at the GS-13 level, certification must currently be held at Level II.


$103,690 - $134,798/per annum

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

1. Resume showing work schedule, hour worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Documentation supporting non-competitive eligibility claim.
3. Official transcripts.
4. FAC-C or DAWIA Certification.

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