Senior Contract Specialist (Level III) - IT Acquisition - Non Supervisory

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Mar 19, 2023
Mar 25, 2023
Full Time

  • Responsible for all Information Technology procurement/acquisition actions for Pre-Award, Award, and Post-Award from the cradle to the grave, including but not limited to: Procurement planning; Source Selection; Large Contracts; Contracting by Negotiation; Cost and Price Analysis; Contract Administration; Terminations and Claims; Simplified Acquisition and Micro Purchase.
  • Works closely with Code I Program Managers and CORs as Contracting Officer assigned to various projects. Keeps supervisor, Director, and VP of Corporate Contract abreast of the status of assigned projects.
  • Conducts special studies; develops and implements prototype solicitation packages for unique supplies and services requiring innovative, specialized and non-standard acquisition action such as: third party agreements; writing, reviewing and approving Software License Agreements; Service Level Agreements; and Master License and Service Agreements. Evaluates effectiveness of new techniques and recommends changes for improvement based on the evaluation.
  • Serves as Contracting Officer with signatory authority of $1M to $10M signature authority, or as otherwise assigned via NEXCOM's Procurement Instruction, whichever is more.
  • Develops, formulates and implements plans, policies, procedures and standards applicable to Information Technology buying/acquisition functions. Keeps abreast of legal and regulatory changes and provides guidance on implementation and utilization of NEXCOM procurement policy and procedures to personnel, for Information Technology Procurement.
  • Presents NEXCOM's position to Contract Review Board and senior procurement personnel regarding solicitation requirements, proposal analysis, detailed cost and price analysis for determination of fair and reasonable pricing; prepares breakdown and evaluation of merits of offers and makes recommendations for award.
  • Prepares correspondence to suppliers, vendors, industry associations, legal representatives, and other governmental agencies and responds to inquiries, protests, disputes, and proposed actions from other concerned NEXCOM elements, higher authority, and legal counsel.
  • Plans negotiation strategies and coordinates/conducts negotiations with Contractors.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. For the detailed job description, please visit our website listed below.
The incumbent of this position must file a Financial Disclosure Report (OGE) Form 450, as required.


Conditions of Employment

  • Candidate must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • A one-year probationary period will be required upon selection.
  • Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment.
  • If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS E-verify system. Federal Law requires verifying eligibility of all new hires. The Navy Exchange Service Command is an E-Verify Participant.
  • Incumbents of this position must be U.S. Citizens or Non-Citizens.
  • Candidates/Incumbent must be eligible for and obtain a Secret Clearance.

  • Qualifications

    Specialized Experience: Three years of progressive contracting experience (government or private sector) which provided the candidate to demonstrate the ability to execute a majority of the following: negotiate and award technical or complex purchase requirements; prepare and issue request for proposals; conduct negotiations with offertory; independently prepare appropriate correspondence; knowledge of competitive range determinations; independently evaluate proposals and prepare contract action/contract review board memorandums; present case to award large purchases to contract review board; debrief unsuccessful offertory and/or independently prepare appropriate documentation to provide debriefing information to unsuccessful offerors.


    A 4-year Baccalaureate degree, in any field.

    OR At least 24 semester hours in business disciplines including, accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

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