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    The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is in the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). For more information please see: AcqDemo

    This position is being filled under DoD Modified Direct Hire Authority, Section 1109; PL, 116-92, dated 12/20/2019 .

    FIRST CUT OFF: November 23, 2020. Thereafter, selections will be made from this announcement on an as needed basis as identified by Management.

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    As a CONTRACT SPECIALIST you will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Solicit, analyze, evaluate, and negotiate contractor's proposals for highly specialized research and development requirements for programs/activities of the Missile Defense Agency. Prepares all contract file documentation for Contracting Officer approval.
    • Coordinate, analyze, and negotiate acquisitions of both cost reimbursement and fixed-price contracting in such areas as prototype development of sophisticated research and testing equipment; weapons systems; software systems development; and development of new and unique materials; and/or Foreign Military Sales.
    • Conduct acquisition planning and, in coordination with the technical program office, determine the recommended contractual strategy to be used in the acquisition of a specific program element.
    • Process, analyze, evaluate, perform cost analysis, provides input for the competitive range determinations and develops a pre-negotiation position for proposals.
    • Serve as a point of contact for advising and assisting the MDA Deputies and Directors in areas not requiring contracting officer authorization, such as, coordination of future procurement requirements; preparation of required procurement supporting documentation; and the resolution of specific procurement problems.
    • Serve as a member of a negotiating team responsible for planning, coordinating, and negotiating a variety of procurements pertaining to research, development, test and evaluation requirements essential to MDA's mission.
    • As part of the negotiating team, plan and coordinate activities performed on a variety of contracts associated with development, deployment and sustainment of MDA elements and supporting services.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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