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Contract Specialist, Sr.

Chenega MIOS
Arlington, Virginia
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Nov 22, 2023

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Contract Specialist, Sr.

Alrington, VA

At Cyberstar, we aim to analyze and boost human and business performance through the implementation of business process redesign and information technology (IT) modernization to include data analytics and cloud computing.

We offer an alternate solution to improving the quality and effectiveness of business operations. In an ever-changing economy, Cyberstar helps companies better read and understand their market data through the synchronization of process innovation, human dynamics, analysis, and the integration of data technology capabilities, to ensure functional optimization in their business.

The Contract Specialist, Sr. supports the IPPS-A PMO by performing ongoing support contracts administration by preparing, managing, updating, and reviewing Acquisition Requirements Package (ARPs) in support of solicitations and associated timelines.

  • Collaborate with a variety of Program Offices to ensure that all acquisition package components are completed in a compliant manner.
  • Assist contracting offices in meeting Procurement Acquisition Lead Times (PALT) milestones.
  • Monitor and advise on the scheduling of key contract milestones, including new awards, close-outs, and extensions or renewals to meet program milestones.
  • Assist in procuring and managing large and complex acquisitions, including commercial hardware and software IT requirements by utilizing the Army's Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software Solutions (CHESS) program.
  • Provide pre-award acquisition support, including translating task requirements into well-documented, well-written solicitation packages.
  • Monitor contract performance for all contracts.
  • Maintain a record of contract budgets.
  • Support formulation of contract requirements and strategies throughout the acquisition lifecycle.
  • Coordinate and interface with the appropriate contracting offices on contract action items and contract management activities.
  • Maintain and update contract management schedule activities.
  • Work with program managers on procurement policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Support multiple purchasing actions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Maintain working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and agency supplemental regulations, utilizing/applying all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Advise leadership on terms and conditions of contracts directing/coordinating the execution of contract activities within specified time frames; ensure submittal of deliverables by the contracts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • MA/MS degree OR
  • High school degree and an additional 6+ years of equivalent years of experience
  • 10+ years of experience
  • Secret clearance required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
  • Shall have the required skills, training, and experience necessary to use the following software program(s): Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook), Microsoft Products (SharePoint, Visio, and Project), and Computer Hardware Enterprise Software Solutions Program (CHESS).
  • Shall have the required skills, training, and experience necessary to use cost estimating and scheduling tools, such as the software program(s) including Cost Estimating and Scheduling Tools such as, but not limited to: Automated Cost Estimate and Interactive Tool (ACEIT)-Cost Development, Software Lifecycle Model (SLiM)-Agile Costing, System Evaluation and Estimation of Resources (SEER) Estimating Suite, True Planning-Agile Costing, Deltek Application, Primavera P6, Primavera Risk Analysis, and Power BI
  • Shall have the required skills, training, and experience necessary to use Budget Management Support Tools including but not limited to GFEBS - Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and BI Applications, Logistics Management Program (LMP), cProbe, APMS, Budget Maintenance, ITAS, cSustain, Defense Travel System (DTS), PMRT - MAR/DAPR/PMRT Enterprise Analytics/Spend Plan/State by State/FO Dashboard/FO Dashboard (OMA), CCAR - Funding Documents/Recon/Spend Plans/Re-Forecasting, ADVANA Dormant Account Review Quarterly (DAR-Q) - Quarterly Reconciliation, Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE) - Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) and Electronic Data Access (EDA) - Contract and Invoice Research, SNaP - App to upload T&E Report and Costs across POM years, Snap-IT, PANDR/ALTESS - P&R form updates for BES & PB, APMS - Funding / Narrative updates, and PMART.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

How you'll grow

At Chenega MIOS, our professional development plan focuses on helping our team members at every level of their careers to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there's always room to learn.

We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their careers.


At Chenega MIOS, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our team members and offer them a broad range of benefits.

Learn more about what working at Chenega MIOS can mean for you.

Chenega MIOS's culture

Our positive and supportive culture encourages our team members to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and continuously look for new ways to maintain a culture where we excel and lead healthy, happy lives.

Corporate citizenship

Chenega MIOS is led by a purpose to make an impact that matters. This purpose defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our team members, and our communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities.

Learn more about Chenega's impact on the world.

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Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

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Chenega Corporation’s Military, Intelligence, and Operations Support (MIOS) Strategic Business Unit (SBU) provides innovative solutions for federal, DOD, and commercial customers worldwide. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Lorton, Virginia, Chenega MIOS is a shared services division of Chenega Corporation. As an Alaska Native Corporation, 100% of our profits benefit our Native shareholders through preservation of culture and heritage or being reinvested in the business, truly making Chenega a “Corporation with a higher cause.” 

Chenega MIOS provides standard business services to its 20+ wholly-owned companies of Chenega Corporation and assists in managing contracts with a net value of over $600 million. Together, the companies aligned under the MIOS SBU offer a diverse range of capabilities that strengthen our capacity for shared knowledge and mission-focused service to our customers. These capabilities include but are not limited to information technology, systems engineering, records management, and staff services. 

As a 2020 Top Workplace, we are proud to be a Washington Post featured employer and are always looking for dedicated professionals in the DC Metro region. Still, our footprint reaches across the globe with work in 39 states, DC, Guam, and 11 different countries. Please find our DC Metro area positions below, and for more information on Chenega MIOS, our capabilities, and employment opportunities, please visit

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