What is the best training for becoming a contract specialist? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective contract specialist?What do non-traditional career paths look like?
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What are the top 3 traits or skills every contract specialist must have to excel?Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your contract specialist expertise?
Hello, I have an interview next week for an entry level "purchasing: contracts specialt" job at WPAFB, and I'm wondering what kind of interview questions to expect? Thanks for the help!
Be humble, enthusiastic and willing to learn and grow. Especially if it's a entry level position. Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word is helpful. Exp with learning software programs ++. Customer service, people skills, negotiating skills etc.
Can anyone in the Government Contract Specialist field give me some advice on any certifications or continued education that would help me get my foot in the door as a Contract Specialist. I have a BS in Business Admin and 10 years of management experience where I have some minor experience dealing with contracts. Any help is greatly appreciated.
I am an attorney and I decided that I was more interested in doing something Admin/legal instead of purely legal. After some research, I took a 1.5 year contract as a contract specialist. I have been there for a couple of months now but I am looking for something permanent. I thought that since I was an attorney with some directly related experience and 2 years worth of similar experience that I would be quite competative for permanenet contract managment positions. Maybe I just need more experi...
I just happened to read some of the comments on Facebook (I am not a registered user), an applicant asked why she is considered eligble, but name will not be passed on. A respondent advised her to tailor her resume according to the job. I was advised that when applying for a government or security occupation to include all past employment, so I believed that it is difficult to tailor resumes. It is difficult to highlight accomplishments in the space given. Do you include only recent jobs or jobs...
Just offered a position as a Contract Specialist (entry level). This is about a $40K pay cut if accepted. Should be at GS 12 in 3 years and this will recoup most of my opportunity cost of taking the CS positon. My question to any current CS is "How possible is it to become a CS Manager, GS 14?" My current role I've done for 12 years and is a bit tired of "What have you done for me lately" routine. CS specialist seems very much to my liking, but want to ensure I'm doing the right thing as fa...
Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming contract specialist interview?Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?
How do you incorporate clause 52 217 9 in an already processed contract I know it is under the authority of FAR 52 212 4 but
I know it is under the authority of 52.212-4 and this gives you the authority to change the terms and conditions of the contract but does this now allow you incorporate another clause using an SF30 after the fact?
Where is the best place to seek an entry level position in this field?
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How did you get your start doing contract specialist work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?Do you need a particular educational background?
Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing?Where are the jobs? Which places have the most contract specialist opportunities?
What do you enjoy most about being a contract specialist? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn and advance?What keeps you at your job?
Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?What skills should you learn to increase your salary?
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