Acquisition/Contract Specialist (Mid-Level)

VPD Government Solutions
September 29, 2019
Washington DC, United States of America
Job Type


VPD Government Solutions is a rapidly growing, employee-centric consulting company that provides Program, Acquisition, and Facilities Management services to Federal Government clients. We are seeking an Acquisition/Contract Specialist (Mid-level) to support our client at the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Protective Service.

Position Description:
The Acquisition/Contract Specialist (Mid-level) will be responsible for conducting acquisition support activities in support of the client.

Requirements include:
-Knowledge of a wide range of contracting procedures, methods, and contract types including formal advertising, negotiation, fixed-price, cost contracting, and use of special provisions and incentives to plan and carry out contracting assignments related to pre-award and post-award functions, and price/cost analysis.
-Familiarity with business practices and market conditions sufficient to evaluate bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility and contractor performance.
-The ability to present factual information; compose memoranda, minutes and reports; and, draft contract provisions and supporting documentation.

-BA/BS degree in either accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, communication, project/program, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
-Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in conducting acquisition and acquisition support activities.
-May substitute above qualifications with Associate’s degree in either accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, communication, project/program management, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management, PLUS seven (7) years of work experience in conducting comprehensive acquisition and acquisition support activities.
-Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or Program Management Professional (PgMP) preferable.
-Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
-Demonstrated experience in conducting detailed research and analysis of technical and cost data.
-Skilled at reading and interpreting procurement policy, regulations, and directives.
-Ability to provide clear technical direction and guidance to all program offices.
-Demonstrated ability to develop complex acquisition packages in support of government contracting staff, research acquisition issues, advise customers and other internal contracting staff on specific assigned acquisition issues.
-Proficient in various types of information technology resources such as Microsoft Office including Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.
-Working knowledge of PRISM and FFMS would be a plus.
-Adept in the operation and utilization of contemporary office machines (i.e. copying equipment, fax machines, scanner, etc.); proficient in searching and obtaining documents from the Internet.
-Ability to obtain a DHS Suitability Clearance.
-U.S. Citizenship is required.

​Why work for VPD?
-Robust employee benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
-401(k) with employer matching
-Profit sharing
-Flexible Time Off
-Tuition reimbursement program
-Opportunities for professional development

-Washington, DC

To apply, send your resume and a cover page explaining your qualifications to perform the work described on this website to Candidates will be interviewed and screened. VPD uses E-Verify.

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