TOP SECRET Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security clearance required. All Personnel in order to begin work may be required to complete a Counter-Intelligence polygraph (current Full Scope polygraph will also be accepted).
Location: Reston and Charlottesville, VA
The contract specialist (CS) shall assist the contracting officer (CO) in planning, soliciting, awarding, administering, and closing contract actions. The CS shall interact with internal and external government and contract personnel, as required, to ensure all contract actions comply with relevant regulations, local policies, and directives. Specific tasking, includes, but is not limited to the following:
Assist the CO and requirements owners with acquisition and source selection planning and documentation
Assist requirements owners in the development of requirements documents such as the statement of work (SOW), statement of objectives (SOO), performance work statement (PWS), independent government cost estimate (IGCE), to name a few
Prepare requests for proposal (RFPs) and requests for information (RFIs)
Select appropriate solicitation provisions and contract terms/conditions
Review complex solicitations and prepare specialized and/or non-routine response for proposals, bids, and contract modifications
Analyze significant, and/or unique contract requirements, special provisions, and terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and federal policies and business unit procedures, and communicates results
Initiate, track, and monitor contract changes, deliverables, invoicing and payment, correspondence, and risks, and maintain associated documentation
Prepare and disseminate information including, but not limited to, contract status, compliance and modifications
Perform cost and price analysis and prepare negotiation memorandum
Cradle-to-Grave Contract Management Support
Bachelor’s degree in Business, or similar, with 24 semester hours in any combination of accounting, business, finance or contract law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, and quantitative methods
Master’s degree is highly preferred
Minimum 6 years of experience
Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Certification in Contracting Level 2 and/or Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level 2
Broad knowledge of, and exposure to, all phases of contracts management and negotiation experience
Experience with Government and Commercial type contracts or order
Must be proficient in FAR/DFARs requirements
Strong negotiation experience
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Must be able to work in a team and as in individual contributor
Strong Microsoft Office skills
Working to expert knowledge of contracting concepts
Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple/detail-oriented tasks
Strong self-organization and self-management skills, with emphasis on self-initiation and follow through
Excellent written and oral communication skills
About iPower LLC
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Reston, Virginia, iPower LLC is an SBA certified 8(a), woman-owned small business (WOSB) that provides first-class professional consulting services in a wide variety of disciplines. Since its founding, iPower has sustained stable growth by successfully supporting government and commercial clients in areas such as acquisition, contract management, strategic planning, business process improvement, performance management, quality assurance, enterprise support, project management and training services. iPower’s business consulting services are grounded upon government, industry and academia best practices and are offered within frameworks that include the CMMI Institute, Capability Maturity Model Integration® (CMMI®), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and 20000, Six Sigma, the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and standards of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and IT Governance best practices.
iPower LLC offers a flexible work environment and competitive compensation packages including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, tuition reimbursement, ...401K, short term and long term disability, life insurance, and more!
Check us out at www.ipowerllc.com.