Contract Specialist

Alexandria, Virginia
Feb 05, 2021
Mar 18, 2021

The Contracts Specialist writes, administers, and manages contracts and compliance; Understands terms and conditions of government contracts.


Education: A minimum of an Associate Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business management, contract management, purchasing, paralegal or related fields; two or more years related experience and/or training in purchasing; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's Degree preferred, but not required.

Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Driver's license required, or the ability to obtain one.

Experience: Business background, contract administration preferred. Previous experience working with local government. Paralegal background a plus.

Key Competencies:
  • Knowledge of the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA)
  • Ability to read and analyze legal documents
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Good written and oral skills
  • Ability to train users in contract systems

Essential Functions
  • Writes and Reviews APCS and Vendor Contracts
  • Writes contract amendments
  • Interprets and enforces contract terms and conditions
  • Executes contracts from the buying team to the proper authority
  • Prepares and executes contract renewals
  • Updates and maintains the Contracts Database
  • Verifies vendor compliance according to contracts, contractor licenses, and ACPS policies
  • Acts as a liaison between contractors, ACPS departments, legal counsel, and Schools
  • Trains end users on contract search functionality in MUNIS
  • Maintains the hard copy contract files
  • Manages the contract renewal process
  • Manages the insurance certificates process, ensuring certificates are current and on file
  • Ensures proper Contract Close Out Process
  • Maintains control of records retention for the procurement office
  • Provides administrative support for the Procurement Office

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.


Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
$52,128.00 - $64,108.80 / Support SUP-28
Shift Type:

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