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Overview:  The government is a major purchaser of supplies and services. It is essential that the government receives the best value for its dollar and that all contracts are awarded as a result of fair competition that is open to all qualified vendors. Contracting personnel assist Contracting Officers in the preparation of contract solicitations and awards as well as evaluations of contractor performance and compliance.

Position:  Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Administer contracting functions for commodities, services and construction 
  • Review proposed documents to ensure correctness and compliance with regulations, directives, laws, statutes and contracting policies 
  • Prepare solicitations and ensures they are publicly advertised as appropriate 
  • Evaluate cost/pricing and past performance information 
  • Conduct site visits to determine adequacy of contractor compliance


  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and speak distinctly 
  • Never convicted by a civilian court of a Category 1, 2 or 3 offense, nor exceeded the accepted number of Category 4 offenses. Category 3 and 4 traffic offenses alone are not disqualifying 
  • Never convicted by court-martial or received nonjudicial punishment for dereliction of performance of duties involving contracting activities, larceny, misappropriation of funds or property or financial responsibility 
  • ASVAB score of 72 on General 
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 40 pounds


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX ,followed by Technical Training 
  • Technical Training - 40 days at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX 
  • College credit earned:  Contracts Management - 14 credits 

Related Civilian Occupation:

  • Financial Clerks 
  • Procurement Clerks 
  • Purchasing Managers, Buyers and Purchasing Agents