Contract Specialist – Level I

Background

Kepler Research is a progressive company that places high value on creating a team of professionals dedicated to the success of our clients.  We apply diverse analytic capabilities to help DoD and federal agencies manage and solve problems associated with complex acquisition programs, particularly those associated with information technology.  Superior performance consistently differentiates us from our competitors. We are seeking unique individuals that are entrepreneurial and have highly developed analytics skills that can be applied to help us increase our reputation and grow the company.

Position Summary

The Contract Specialist I provides support and assistance in coordination and oversight of acquisition.  The Contract Specialist I is to provide a wide range of professional acquisition and contract support services in the areas of pre-award, award, and post award support to include acquisition planning, source selection, as well as contract administration and management.  The Contract Specialist I will assist with the preparation and issuance of contracts, delivery orders, modifications and management of various contractual vehicles.  A variety of contract types, including but not limited to; logistical support, information technology systems and support, and various professional and analytical support will be used.

Educational Requirements:

The Contract Specialist I shall have bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study, which includes at least 24 semester hours among accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.

Experience Requirements:

The Contract Specialist Level I shall have a minimum of 2 years of experience in conducting comprehensive acquisition support activities.

  • Experience performing contract close-out activities.
  • Experience preparing acquisition packages and posting them on GSA eBuy and FedBizOps.
  • Knowledge of UFMS or Momentum Financial Management software is a plus.

Required Security Clearance: 

PUBLIC TRUST or clearance investigation within the last 5 years

Full Time or Less than Full Time:  Full time

Work Location:  Client site in Falls Church, VA

Contract Specialist - Level I

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