Acquisition Specialist

Posted Date 3 months ago(6/29/2021 9:52 AM)
Job ID
US-DC-Washington, DC
Clearance Required
Other Clearance
Active Secret

Position Description

XLA is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as a Mid-Level Acquisition Specialist performing the full range of acquisition services in support of the Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Consular Systems and Technology. These services include, among other things, developing acquisition packages, supporting source selections and providing post-award contract support.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading acquisition efforts independently or with a team;
  • Working independently or lead a team in the development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for a variety of products, services or solutions;
  • Completing minor acquisition actions and provides support as a team member on larger, more complex acquisitions for DOS;
  • Developing acquisition documentation, including requirements documents, acquisition strategies, independent government cost estimates, determination and findings, evaluation criteria, and milestone plans;
  • Advising Technical Evaluation Teams;
  • Assisting Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) in ensuring their contracts comply with applicable laws and terms and conditions and that deliverables meet contractual requirements;
  • Assisting CORs with submitting timely Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARs);
  • Assisting CORs with contract close-out;
  • Publishing Requests for Proposals (RFPs);
  • Analyzing proposals, applications, and/or quotes received;
  • Conducting cost analysis of acquisitions;
  • Reviewing contracts and preparing award modifications;
  • Maintaining contract files;
  • Interacting and communicating effectively and professionally with government officials;
  • Performing other job-related responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Training: Bachelor’s degree. 

  • Preferred: Federal Acquisition Certification - Contracting (FAC-C) or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) training and/or certification(s).

Skills and Experience:

  • 5 or more years of federal acquisition experience focused on information technology (IT) requirements;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
  • Preferred: Experience with or knowledge of strategic and operational support in procuring IT services and systems.
  • Preferred: Experience with contract management systems.

**Must have an active Secret Clearance.



EEO Statement

EEOC: XLA is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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