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					                Federal Career Internship Program

   VISN 18- Logistics Office/Department of Veterans Affairs
         6950 East Williams Field Road, Mesa, AZ 85212

Job               As a VA Contract Specialist Intern, you will assist the contracting office by
                  reviewing regulations and procedures on procurement packages, preparing
Description       contract modifications, negotiating changes, exercising options, investigating
                  and resolving contractor delays, appraising contractors, reviewing
                  subcontractors, filing claims, handling terminations, and fulfilling other
                  administrative responsibilities. This position is a 2-year temporary position with
                  an option for permanent status after the two year term.
Qualifications    To be eligible, applicants must meet, or anticipate meeting, the
                  following program requirements:
                   U.S. citizenship
                   Bachelor’s degree is required to meet minimum qualification
                      requirements for a GS-5.
                   Available to work overtime whenever necessary
                   Available to travel for 1-2 weeks at a time
                   You must be able to work full-time hours 40+ per week
                   Good communication, writing, and computer skills
Salary             Dependent on qualifications
                                 GS-5: $31,372 - $40,785 GS-7: $38,860 - $50,519
                                 GS-9: $47,534 - $61,794
                   Funding & tuition is provided to travel for approved training
                   The target level for this position is GS-11, $57,511-$74,759
How to Apply       Resumes may be submitted to the Phoenix VA Healthcare System via
                      e-mail to belen.ochoa@va.gov.
                               RESUMES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11/20/2009.
Questions          Please direct questions regarding the nature of the position to Sabrina
                      Smith, Deputy Network Contract Manager, at 480-325-3130.
                   Please direct all Human Resources questions to Belén Ochoa, at
                       602-277-5551, Ext 3041.
Benefits          In addition to the excellent training opportunity, candidates are eligible for a
                  full benefits package which includes, but not limited to, health & life insurance,
                  retirement, vacation/annual leave, sick leave & Federal holidays.
Important         The intern must sign a Mobility Agreement at the time of selection that states
                  their ability and willingness to relocate to a VA Medical Center with a need for
Items             staff with their skills. Upon successful completion of the program and
                  identification of a permanent duty location, the intern will be converted to
                  career-conditional or career appointment, as appropriate. Upon completion of
                  program, payment for relocation expenses will be authorized to the new duty

           Be part of a mission which serves our nation’s heroes!
            The Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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