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Contract Specialist III

Central Research

This is a Full-time position in Herndon, VA posted September 15, 2021.

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.

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 Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree
• 5 years of Federal Government contracting experience supporting a Federal agency on site with agency experience
• Ability to obtain and retain a Public Trust clearance Preferred Qualifications:
• 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: o ¬Government or commercial purchasing rental, or lease of supplies and equipment through open-market methodso ¬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 administrationo ¬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.

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If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan, please call 703-382-1970.If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact our recruiting office at (703) 382-1363.

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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.