Sr. Contracts Specialist

3 days left

Employer
XLA
Location
Arlington, VA
Posted
Apr 17, 2017
Closes
Apr 28, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Position Description:XLA is looking to fill a Sr. Contracts Specialist position to directly support a federal law enforcement customer in providing acquisition support within a federal acquisition environment. Duties Include: Full life cycle contract management ("cradle to grave")Assisting agency contracting office with drafting various contract documents including base contracts, modifications, and purchase orders.Working with and advising program managers on procurement policies, regulations, and procedures that result in cost savings for the GovernmentMaintaining a working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and agency supplemental regulations; following all applicable acquisition proceduresCommunicating orally in order to brief all customers on proposed acquisition cycles award processesUtilizing all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures while participating with a variety of Program Offices to ensure the acquisition plan, synopsis, procurement planning conference and justification and approval all include necessary information to facilitate a successful contract awardCommunicating in writing, independently preparing pre and post business clearances for every acquisition in order to document the contract fileActing as a business adviser and/or representative providing business advice to the program officesRequirements:At least 8 years of federal acquisition experience is requiredKnowledge of the Federal acquisition process and applicable laws and regulations. (eg the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR))Strong background in acquiring commercial supplies and/or services for the Federal GovernmentExperience as an 1102 in the Federal Government is highly desirableExperience with major contract writing systems is highly desirableDAWIA /FAC-C and CFCM or CPCM certifications are highly desirableExcellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills (Job entails supporting multiple purchasing actions in a fast-paced environment)Ability to work with minimal guidance and supervisionPosition will require interaction with procurement office management. Interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively are necessaryAbility to pass a federal background check for facility access is requiredStrong background in procuring supplies and servicesEducation Requirements:Bachelor's Degree Clearance Requirements:Must have an active DOD Secret Clearance or Higher, such as a Top Secret Clearance Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer XLA, Inc. is an award-winning government services provider with more than 500 employees both domestically and internationally. Our core competencies are Program Lifecycle Management, Financial Management, Engineering & Technical Solutions, and International Program Support services. These core competencies define XLA. As agencies face declining budgets and a rising demand for services, XLA provides the continuous support needed to overcome those challenges. Our employees are our top priority at XLA. We support our employees in maintaining a healthy work-life balance by providing interactive programs and comprehensive benefits that are important to today's busy professionals. XLA's benefits include Medical, Dental, and Vision plans, Life and Disability Insurance, 401(K) with company matching, Flexible Spending, Employee Referral Bonuses and Tuition Reimbursement. In addition, XLA employees enjoy observance of all Federal holidays, a family-friendly environment and wellness programs. XLA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to supporting family values, integrity in the workplace, and an entrepreneurial atmosphere. We are proud to be an EEO/AA/M/F/VET/DISABILITY EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against for self-identifying with either category. Thank you for your interest in XLA, Inc.EEO Statement:Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer XLA is an award-winning government services provider with employees both domestically and internationally. Our core competencies are Program Lifecycle Management, Financial Management, Engineering & Technical Solutions, and International Program Support services. As agencies face declining budgets and a rising demand for services, XLA provides the continuous support needed to overcome those challenges. Our employees are our top priority at XLA. We support our employees in maintaining a healthy work-life balance by providing interactive programs and comprehensive benefits that are important to today's busy professionals. XLA's benefits include Medical, Dental, and Vision plans, Life and Disability Insurance, 401(K) with company matching, Flexible Spending, Employee Referral Bonuses and Tuition Reimbursement. In addition, XLA employees enjoy observance of all Federal holidays and wellness programs. XLA is an equal opportunity employer committed to supporting family values, integrity in the workplace, and an entrepreneurial atmosphere. We are proud to be an EEO/AA/M/F/VET/DISABILITY EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against for self-identifying with either category. Thank you for your interest in XLA.