Central Research is seeking a Contract Specialist III to provide acquisition support services for our Federal Government client in Herndon, VA. This individual shall have significant experience working with complex, high volume, and large dollar projects and contracts. This position will be a telework/work from home until COVID-19 safety precautions change.
Responsibilities & Duties:
The Contract Specialist III shall provide the full range of procurement-related support services for our customer’s acquisition activities:
Pre-award acquisition support
Award and selection support
Post-award acquisition support
Other duties as assigned
5 years of Federal Government contracting experience supporting a Federal agency on site with agency experience
US citizenship or a minimum of 3 years of lawful permanent residence in the US required per the contract
Ability to obtain and retain a Public Trust clearance
Experience in formal source selections and research and development
DAWIA Level II or FAC-C certification of Level II or equivalent
Military or DoD acquisition training and experience
Previously held warrants
Familiarity with OTAs, grants management, and cooperative agreements
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
In depth functional knowledge of procurement practices and procedures including:
Government or commercial purchasing rental, or lease of supplies and equipment through open-market methods
Placement of purchase orders, placement of orders under blanket purchase agreements, under indefinite delivery contracts such as federal supply schedules, other purchase procedures pertinent to contracting, contract negotiation, and administration
Termination functions that include preparing solicitations, contract modifications, or supporting procurement documents, and evaluating and reporting on performance of contractors in meeting contract terms
Demonstrated skill in obtaining, analyzing, and developing product and price data for contract negotiations and conducting comparative analysis with historical data to develop recommendations on vendor selection, terms, or prices
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience leading and/or providing technical advice and assistance to a group of professional employees responsible for the oversight and implementation of contract administration workload; to include contract closeout, pricing, negotiations and/or contract modifications
Must be proficient using Microsoft Office applications
Hands on experience with contract writing and back end systems to execute contractual activities across the acquisition lifecycle (i.e., add funding, de-obligations, administrative modifications, add-remove CLINs, etc).
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Central Research is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Click here to view the Equal Employment Opportunity Posters.
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NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job. It is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position. This job description and the duties of this position are subject to change, modification and addition as deemed necessary by the Company.
About Central Research Inc.
Central Research Inc. (CRI) provides management and financial service solutions to federal, state and commercial sectors.Founded in 2002 by Scott Dillard and his late father Johnny Dillard, PhD, a retired Marine Corps Officer, Vietnam Veteran and Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel, the two worked to build CRI from a Service-Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business to the large federal contractor, small business mentor and recognized industry leader it has become today. The company has multiple locations across North America, including headquarters in Lowell, Arkansas, and a Washington, D.C.-metro office.