Contracts Acquisition Specialist (Secret Clearance Required)

Contracts Acquisition Specialist (Secret Clearance Required)
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Arlington,VAUnited States
United States

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Contracts Acquisition Specialist with contracts closeout expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), by supporting the Contracts Management Office (CMO). The ideal candidate will fully understand how the agency negotiates, executes and administers contracts and modifications thereto for materials and services necessary to conduct DARPA programs and projects. The responsibilities include all contract closeout support required by the CMO and ensuring the successful execution of all assigned Statement of Work tasks. The Associate will provide reliable support with limited supervision and manages own schedule and performance with minimal guidance.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Complete tasks required for contract closeout within the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) mandated timeframes
  • Reconcile contracts and provide a valid contract balances at the detailed level.
  • Perform closeout planning and devise strategies to verify contract completion
  • Confirm all closeout actions and resolve any outstanding issues
  • Perform outreach and liaison activities with internal Technical Offices and external entities in DoD, universities and research centers, and research and development companies
  • Review contract files, compile and analyze information and document contract files
  • Obtain all forms, reports and clearances such as final patent, royalties, and property clearances from various sources as applicable to closeout

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required
  • Skill in the use of various types of office automation to include: Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Access)
  • Experience working on multiple projects concurrently within deadlines while ensuring that complex information is conveyed in a clear, accurate and concise manner under normal and in crisis situations
  • Previous administrative, customer service experience with strong telephone etiquette
  • Ability to work independently
  • Enthusiasm and desire to learn highly valued
  • Ability to move up to 20lbs of paper
  • Top performer who meets/exceeds goals
  • Superior communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • College degree is preferred
  • Wounded Warrior a plus
  • Former military service a plus

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

Contracts Acquisition Specialist
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