Acquisition Specialist (Contract Specialist)

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## Company Description
CICONIX ("si-con-ix") specializes in providing sustainable cost-effective approaches (i.e., methods, tools, and frameworks) to our Federal Government customers in three mission critical areas: Business Advisory and Technical Assistance; Organizational Governance; and Health Information Management.
## Job Description
CICONIX is currently seeking a full-time mid-level acquisition specialists to provide contract administration support services to our clients. The Acquisition Specialist is a member of a contracts support team supporting a Federal Agency in all contract administration activities to including:
Pre-solicitation Support
Facilitate collaboration and communication between procurement and program offices
Define desired business outcomes
Define requirements
Plan milestones and timelines to meet program needs and expectations
Conduct market research, including assisting in due diligence sessions
Develop the acquisition strategy
Develop the acquisition plan
Provide subject matter expertise on OMB regulations and guidance
Solicitation and Evaluation Support
Develop draft and final statements of work (SOWs), performance work statements (PWSs), statements of objectives (SOOs), and quality assurance surveillance plans (QASPs), including templates
Develop effective evaluation factors and proposal instructions
Develop the rating plan
Develop the independent government cost estimate
Provide advice, guidance and support for the source selection process, including thorough reviews of performance metrics, incentives/disincentives and past performance
Assist in negotiations and debriefs
Post-award Support
Monitor contractor performance, including QASP implementation
Facilitate meetings with contractors and the government to discuss monthly report deviations and overall performance
Post-award Support
## Qualifications
1+ years of experience in the Federal acquisition arena.
Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Performance based acquisition experience with large programs.
Knowledge of performance-based contracting concepts, strategies, and governing rules and regulations.
Knowledge of Federal acquisition laws and regulations, including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR) and agency specific regulations.
Ability to provide guidance on regulatory, policy and related acquisition concepts.
Ability to provide clients with practical advice that supports their acquisition strategy.
Ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team.
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
Superior interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact in a professional manner with senior level government managers.
Desired Skills
DAWIA in Contracting or Program Management, FAC-C, and/or CPCM certifications.
Experience in the 1102 job series as a Contract Specialist and/or Contracting Officer.
## Additional Information
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Additional: Experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Capacity to be a self-starter, and thrive in a fast-paced environment prized and preferred. Ability to synthesize and analyze multiple views and data sets necessary. Possession of excellent client-ready and client facilitation skills critical, as are excellent oral and written communications skills.
Clearance Level: Active Department of Defense (DoD) SECRET or the ability to obtain one is required.

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