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The Bonneville Power Administration, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a Federal agency under the U.S. Department of Energy. BPA serves the Pacific Northwest through operating an extensive electricity transmission system and marketing wholesale electrical power at cost from federal dams, one non-federal nuclear plant and other nonfederal hydroelectric and wind energy generation facilities. BPA aims to be a national leader in providing high reliability, low rates consistent with sound business principles, responsible environmental stewardship and accountability to the region.

Not only is BPA recognized as a world leader in transmission but BPA has received numerous awards including Oregon State's "Families in Good Company". How did we become a world leader? The answer is simple -- our people. And the best part of all, our employees get to work, live, and play in the great Pacific Northwest!

You can learn more about BPA at www.bpa.gov


Business success depends on people - talented, motivated, agile people. To ensure this success, BPA is looking for contract specialists responsible for the full range of services contract administration for pre-award and post-award functions, including price/cost analysis, negotiation, and administration for services within a major spend category, organizational component, or in a geographical area associated with operating and maintaining a high-voltage electric utility industry. The incumbent reports directly to the Supervisory Contract Specialist and may receive daily assignments and technical guidance from the assigned Contract Administrator (Spend Manager).

If you are motivated professional seeking new challenges in a secure and stable environment, please consider the following Contract Specialist vacancies:

  • Contract Specialist-Announcement # 7619-10-DE

Requires experience gained in contract management with full responsibility for administering services procurement contracts that included completing all pre-award and post-award activities for commercial and/or non-commercial, complex services procurement contracts. Familiar with services procurement methods, contract types, and qualified sources. Experience reviewing statements of work in the services arena.

Key Requirements:

• Pre-Appointment Background Investigation is Required.

• Valid state driver's license

• Confidential Financial Disclosure

• College transcripts

  • Contract Specialist - Announcement # 7620-10-DE

Requires experience gained in a position that included pre-award and post-award procurement contract management and the acquisition of services using commercial contract terms and conditions.

Key Requirements:

• Pre-Appointment Background Investigation is Required.

• Valid state driver's license

• College transcripts


Please note the each vacancy requires a complete and separate application package. Individual vacancy announcements with specific application instructions and detailed qualification requirements are available online at www.jobs.bpa.gov/job_search.

Your application will initially be screened based only on the written material you provide in your application. At a minimum, a complete application includes your:

  • Resume
  • Knowledge, Skill, and Ability (KSAs) evaluation statement responses
  • College Transcripts

Applications will be accepted through February 2, 2010 from U.S. citizens only.


BPA was selected as one of the top companies and agencies in Oregon to receive the "Families in Good Company" award for demonstrating community leadership in assisting employees in balancing work and family responsibilities. Here are a few examples of how we do it: Up to 13 days of vacation time to start, 10 paid holidays per year, unlimited sick leave accrual, affordable health insurance, life insurance provided, secure retirement program, long-term care Insurance, tax deferred, agency matching investment plan, family friendly leave, federal credit union, on-site fitness facility, public transportation subsidy and on-site daycare.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris, at 503-230-3302

Job Title Contract Specialist
Post Details
Category Solar Sales
Posted By Bonneville Power Administration
Location Portland
Location Oregon
Job Type Full-time

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