Sr. Contracts Specialist

8 - 10 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/20/17
Arlington, VA
8 - 10 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/20/17

More information about this job:

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 8years 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

Job ID  2017-2257.

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