Sep 13, 2019
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
Flexible Time Off
Tuition reimbursement program
Opportunities for professional development
To apply, send your resume and a cover page explaining your qualifications to perform the work described on this website to email@example.com . Candidates will be interviewed and screened. VPD uses E-Verify.
VPD Government Solutions
Washington, DC, USA