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Contract Specialist
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Indian Health Service | Seattle, WA
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Job Description

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.This position is located in Indian Health Service (IHS), Office of Environmental Health and Engineering (OEHE), Division of Engineering Services (DES), Seattle, WA. The primary purpose of this position is to perform warranted Contracting Officer responsibilities for all phases of complex, major construction project acquisitions and Architect-Engineer (A-E) acquisitions pursuant to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to include acquisition planning, source selection (sealed bidding, source selection with tradeoffs, and source selection pursuant to FAR (3.6), contract award, administration of major, complex construction and A-E contracts (modifications, formal contract direction (changes, suspension of work), change and Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA) negotiation, acceptance, adjudication of certified claims to include issuance of Contracting Officer's Final Decisions, warranty administration, and contract close out. This position reports to the Chief, Acquisitions Management Branch.The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.This position is being advertised as "Open until filled".  Candidates will be reviewed every (15) days beginning on the first cut-off date of April 7, 2016. 


Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority; All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment, Reinstatement eligible; Veterans Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA); Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) eligible; Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible; Schedule A, and/or PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel

About Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Service (IHS) works to ensure all American Indian and Alaska Native people receive comprehensive health care services and all Indian health facilities are staffed with well-trained, compassionate, committed health care professionals. IHS’ Division of Health Professions Support (DHPS) provides for the education, recruitment and retention of health care professionals through the IHS Scholarship Program, the IHS Extern Program and the IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP).

An Indian health career offers clinicians an extraordinary career opportunity to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care in a variety of disciplines and health care facility settings. An Indian health career offers dedicated practitioners a chance to live and work within Native communities, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn the heritage of the Tribe, discover the traditions that have been carried down for generations and gain cultural insight into the beliefs and values of this deserving and appreciative patient population.

IHS is hiring physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health professionals, offering three distinct career paths — the civil service, within a Tribal or Urban Indian Program or through the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Applicants must be US citizens, board eligible and board certified. For more information, visit www.ihs.gov/careeropps.

The policy of the IHS is to provide absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are suitable for federal employment in filling vacancies within the IHS. IHS is an equal opportunity employer.