Summary: The Contract Specialist III supports the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (AFRCO), the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition Special Programs Division (SAF/AQL), and US Air Force combat and sustainment activities. Following applicable Federal, Department of Defense and Air Force acquisition policy, law, regulation and guidance, the Contract Specialist III provides support and leadership of other contract staff in supporting the Contracting Officer in acquisition of critically needed national security capabilities by performing contract administration from the description of the requirements to contract delivery, and participating in oversight of contract performance. The Contract Specialist III will be responsible for ensuring all deliverables meet schedule and quality standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)
Work with the Contracting Officer in planning and managing acquisitions for a variety of products and services for the contracts division.
Lead cradle-to-grave contract activities, such as conducting market research, preparing solicitation documentation (pre and post award), reviewing proposals for compliance, performing cost/price evaluations, assisting with negotiating positions, reviewing and processing invoices.
Lead/participate in program reviews to assess alignment of activities with acquisition strategy and program plan and determine feasibility of execution within the defined program baselines.
Lead/participate in defining overall acquisition objectives to meet planned milestones.
Works with the Contracting Officer in developing acquisition strategies, including determination of contract method/type; performing contract administration, including, but not limited to maintaining contract file folders and preparing contract modifications.
Works with the Contracting Officer in the oversight of contract performance.
Lead/participate in identifying and mitigating risks to include assessing cost, schedule, and performance impacts and burn-down plans.
Assist in communicating project status and issues, and developing acquisition and policy recommendations.
Bachelor’s Degree in a business-related field such as accounting, business administration, contracts, economics, finance, law, purchasing, or related discipline required; Master’s Degree preferred. Non-business degree must have 24 hours of business related courses. Additional experience may be used in lieu of a degree, contingent upon customer approval.
15 or more years of government contracting experience or 10 or more years of direct hands-on experience as a GS1102-14 Contract Specialist or higher grade. Additional education or relevant higher level certifications may be used in lieu of experience, contingent upon customer approval. Experience to include:
Expertise in managing contract actions from conception to implementation
Extensive experience in performing source selections, cost or price analysis, negotiations, and preparation of related contract documentation in accordance with directives and policies
10 or more years’ experience in acquisition of DoD systems, R&D or related activities.
Special Access Program (SAP) experience. Experience on similar types of programs may be used in lieu of SAP experience, contingent upon customer approval.
DAWIA or FAC Level III Certified or equivalent strongly preferred.
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