The Commercial Support Specialist is responsible for assisting the Government Contracting Officer with acquiring a variety of commercial commodities and services to include furniture, office equipment, IT hardware and software, storage equipment and supplies, advisory and assistance services, IT support services, professional studies, and labor support in accordance with FAR Part 12, 13, and 15. The contractor should possess at least eight (8) years of experience using FAR Parts 12, 13, and 15 for pre- and post-award activities for commercial commodities and services. As a contract specialist the contractor will be performing non-warranted 1102 series contracting specialist duties, be totally functional in the operation of DoD contracting specialist tools, including proficiency in the Procurement Desktop-Defense (PD2) Contract Writing System. The contractor shall possess a solid foundational understanding of both Federal and DoD contracting policy, rules, methods, and regulations.
Duties Will Include
The Commercial Support Specialist shall be responsible for assisting the Government Contracting Officer with executing cradle-to-grave acquisition management for a broad range of commercial and non-commercial products and services, to include:
Various commodities Advisory and assistance services IT support services and system integration Sustainment for weapons system programs Personnel are accountable to research, interpret, and work within the FAR, DFARS, DPAP, DAR Council, and MAJCOM guidelines to assist with developing sound strategies and innovative business decisions. Customer requirements will be both classified and unclassified. Day to day responsibilities shall include:
Preparation and review of pre-award and post-award documents, analysis of cost and price factors, performance of procurement procedures applicable to simple and complex procurements, advising requiring activities on processes related to inspection and acceptation of goods and services, and coordinating the receipt of invoices with the Resource Management Section. Interpretation of solicitation provisions and contract clauses for vendors and government officials providing professional advice and recommendations to decision makers and approval authorities. Contractor shall perform contract administration and coordinate performance measurement with the requiring activity. Assisting the Contracting Officer with performing contract closeout functions for Firm Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursable contracts. Duties include interfacing with Program Office and Budget Office to verify that deliverables have been received by the Government and all funds have been expended, initiating applicable contract modification documents, drafting documentation and preparing the closeout file for the Contracting Officer’s review and approval.
Minimum Position Requirements
Preference for MA/MS, BA/BS acceptable. Prefer degree in accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, project/program management, industrial management, engineering, quantitative methods, organization and management, etc. Eight (8) years contracting experience using FAR Parts 12, 13, and 15 for pre- and post-award activities for commercial commodities and services. Certification Required: Level II Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) or Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C). In the absence of these certifications, equivalency shall be demonstrated by providing training certificates for all required courses that lead to level II Certification. PMP is acceptable alternative. Prefer DoD or other federal government experience. Communicate effectively, both in writing and orally MS Office knowledge Adept in the operation and utilization of contemporary office machines (copiers, faxes, scanners, etc.)
Desired Education And Experience
Government acquisition or contract management experience, to include but not be limited to: Serving as an advisor to customers, providing acquisition planning support, providing assistance to the government in preparing contractual documents, assisting with contract closeout activities
Security Clearance Requirement
Current DoD TS/SCI Clearance with Dates Received or Renewed
Place of Performance
Alexandria/Ft. Belvoir Area
At LHG, we offer our employees a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our benefits package features:
Competitive salaries Paid time off Health, dental and vision insurance Company paid short/long term disability Company paid Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance 401(k) (up to 3% matching) FSA Other company perks
The Loch Harbour Group is an equal opportunity employer, all interested qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, D/M/V/F. LHG welcomes and encourages diversity in the workforce