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You will serve as a Contract Specialist for FHWA where you will award, administer and closeout contracts to support these programs and may procure complex studies; technical & professional services; professional training services; specialized equipment; supplies and services. These programs administer large dollar, multiyear contracts; task/delivery orders; inter/intra-agency agreements; and purchase orders.

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As a Contract Specialist, you will:

  • Be responsible for the full range of pre-award functions involving procurements (including assistance agreements), typically involving technical services or programs of research and development, specialized equipment or systems. Be responsible for the solicitation, analysis, evaluation, and negotiation of proposals and budgets.
  • Perform acquisition planning, scheduling procurement from time of acceptance in the Division through award. Develop procurement objectives for the requirement in terms of competition and price range, and constructs the considerations. Prepare and maintain current acquisition plans, appropriate milestone charts, and related
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Miami intends to hire more students for spring

Miami University is taking another step toward normalcy this semester by hiring more students for university jobs.

This comes after a slow fall semester for student employment, when students accounted for less than half as much of the Miami workforce as they typically do, topping out close to 1,300 student workers. 

Before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were around 3,000 students on the university’s payroll.

“Nothing was exactly routine in the fall,” said David Creamer, Miami’s senior vice president for finance and business services and treasurer.

Creamer said he is pleased to see a rise in student workers at Miami remedy the short-staffing experienced by dining halls and other facilities last semester.

“Our goal will be to have more students working,” Creamer said.

He explained that the low number of student workers last semester was not a result of the hiring freeze that Miami enacted in March over

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Britain’s finance sector too slow to hire women to top jobs

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s finance ministry wants more ambitious diversity targets at financial firms as the pace of hiring women to top jobs is too slow, a review said on Tuesday.

A Women in Finance charter was launched in 2016 by the finance ministry in a bid to improve diversity in the financial sector where just 14% of executive committee members were women in 2015.

More than 370 firms with over 900,000 employees in total have signed up to the charter and commit themselves to voluntary diversity targets.

A review by New Financial think tank of 187 of the firms found that only a third have met or exceeded their own targets.

Women make up 32% of senior management on average, still short of the 33% minimum target the finance ministry would like to see for all signatories, the review said.

“I am determined to see the financial services sector

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