• Sr. Contracts Specialist

    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/20/2019 12:58 PM)
    Job ID
    Clearance Required
    Other Clearance
    DEA Agency Suitability
  • Position Description

    XLA is looking to fill a Sr. Contracts Specialist position to directly support a federal law enforcement customer in providing acquisition support within a federal acquisition environment. This position is located in Arlington, VA and is metro-accessible. Duties to be assigned to the Sr. Contract Specialist include:


    • Full life cycle contract management (“cradle to grave”)
    • Assisting agency contracting office with drafting various contract documents including base contracts, modifications, and purchase orders.
    • Working with and advising program managers on procurement policies, regulations, and procedures that result in cost savings for the Government
    • Maintaining a working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and agency supplemental regulations; following all applicable acquisition procedures
    • Communicating orally in order to brief all customers on proposed acquisition cycles award processes
    • Utilizing all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures while participating with a variety of Program Offices to ensure the acquisition plan, synopsis, procurement planning conference and justification and approval all include necessary information to facilitate a successful contract award
    • Communicating in writing, independently preparing pre and post business clearances for every acquisition in order to document the contract file
    • Acting as a business adviser and/or representative providing business advice to the program offices


    • At least 8 years of federal acquisition experience is required with a Master's Degree or 10 years with a Bachelor's Degree
    • Knowledge of the Federal acquisition process and applicable laws and regulations. (e.g. the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR))
    • Strong background in acquiring commercial supplies and/or services for the Federal Government
    • Experience as an 1102 in the Federal Government is highly desirable
    • Experience with major contract writing systems is highly desirable
    • DAWIA /FAC-C and CFCM or CPCM certifications are highly desirable
    • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills (Job entails supporting multiple purchasing actions in a fast-paced environment)
    • Ability to work with minimal guidance and supervision
    • Position will require interaction with procurement office management. Interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively are necessary
    • Ability to pass a federal background check for facility access is required
    • Strong background in procuring supplies and services

    Education Requirements:

    Bachelor's Degree


    Clearance Requirements:

    Must have an active DOD Secret Clearance or Higher, such as a Top Secret Clearance








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