Sr. Contracts Specialist

Posted Date 6 months ago(10/13/2023 12:29 PM)
Job ID
Clearance Required
Other Clearance
DEA Agency Suitability

Position Description

 XLA is looking for a Senior Contract Specialist to support our client. The job site is in a niche area in Arlington, VA that is close to restaurants, shops, and public transportation.


Here is what you need to know about the responsibilities:

  • Develop acquisition plans and procurement  milestone schedules
  • Coordinate tasks and attend meetings related to the development of a procurement  package
  • Prepare procurement packages, including preparation  and review of requirements  documentation (e.g., Statements of Work (SOWs), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), Statement of Need (SON), Performance  Work Statement (PWS)), market research documentation, independent  government cost estimates (IGCEs), draft evaluation factors, applicable pre-award determinations and findings, and applicable pre-award clearances  and reviews (e.g., Small Business  Set-Aside Review and Information  Technology  Checklist)
  • Provide recommendations concerning the selection of contract type and method of acquisition
  • Prepare and assist with the preparation of Justifications  for Other-Than-Full- and-Open-Competition (JOFOCs)
  • Prepare or assist with the preparation of Determinations and Findings
  • Draft or assist in drafting and issuing applicable pre-award synopses
  • Present or assist in presenting acquisition planning documentation for higher level reviews and approvals
  • Review of acquisition requirements documents
  • Review and improve customer statements of work and other pre-award documentation
  • Participate in working groups
  • Review and participate in training development and delivery
  • Develop briefings and position papers, review drafts, and finalize documentation



  • Fifteen (15) years of relevant experience
  • Be knowledgeable of all aspects of the procurement function
  • Provide assistance in developing policy at the request of and under the guidance of federal personnel
  • Have experience in the field of program analysis and in information management systems support
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, the ability to handle multiple assignments at the same time, and excellent organizational skills

Desired, but Not Required Skills:

  • Experience with Unified Financial Management System (UFMS)
  • Experience with Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation (FPDS-NG)
  • Familiarity with inter-agency acquisition vehicles, including NASA SEWP and GSA Schedules a plus

Education Requirements:

Must have a Bachelor's Degree or higher


Clearance Requirements:

The ability to obtain a US Government Security Clearance which means all candidates must be a US Citizen.



EEO Statement

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): XLA is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, XLA will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations in the hiring process. We encourage qualified individuals with disabilities to apply. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process or to perform essential job functions, please contact our HR team by phone at 703-584-8317 or via email at  For persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, or deaf-disabled, XLA will provide an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter where needed as a reasonable accommodation for the hiring processes.



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