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Contracts Specialist - Military veterans preferred

Cherokee Federal (


  full-time   employee   contract

Silver Spring
District of Columbia
United States

The Contract Specialist for the PPSS Program shall provide advice, recommendations, and document support in all areas of the acquisition requirements phase as well as assist in the development and review of contract requirements documentation to include Statements of Work (SOW), Statements of Objectives (SOO), and Performance Work Statements (PWS).

-Provide acquisition support services that are not inherently Governmental to include technical support to the evaluation process, and assistance to the Government in developing documentation in all areas of the pre-award acquisition phase.
-Assist the program office in conducting market research to identify potential sources and contract vehicles, preparing market surveys and developing written announcements. Potential sources include socio- economic program participants (i.e., small businesses, small and disadvantaged businesses, Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone businesses), and potential contract vehicles may include General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule vendors, Government-wide Agency Contracts, and other agency contracts.
-Assist in the preparation and development of all pre-award documentation including: Source Selection Plans (SSP), instructions for Source Selection Evaluation Board (SSEB) members on roles and responsibilities, Determinations and Findings (D&F), Justifications and Approvals (J&A) and other necessary contract file documents.
-Work with evaluators and the Contracting Officer (CO) to assist in identifying pre-negotiation objectives and assist the CO with discussions with Offerors.
-Be aware of all CBP Procurement policies and what documentation is required for each acquisition
-Thoroughly review proposals, identity issues with respect to the proposals, provide input for developing a negotiating position, and provide cost or price analysis of the proposal when required.
-Prepare negotiation memorandum supporting each contract action. These documents will fully address all salient issues associated with the procurement, the key decision items, and all pre-award reviews performed to comply with policy and regulation.
-Ensure that the files prepared for the pre-award decisions are thorough and address all applicable regulatory, policy and internal operating requirements; filed consistent with DHS and CBP policy; and are properly organized to facilitate various post- award reviews and administration.
-Assist in developing draft Request for Quotes (RFQ), Request for Proposals (RFP), and/or Combined Synopsis/Solicitations for Government approval
-Assure the solicitation includes all appropriate terms and conditions and recommend and prepare unique terms and conditions as required. Prior to the release of the solicitation
-Assist in verifying that funds are available, obtaining legal concurrence, and releasing the solicitation by electronic posting, email, fax or mail upon approval
-Assist in preparing final contract award documents for task and delivery orders, stand-alone contracts, and Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) designation letters, obtaining legal concurrence, and distributing the contract to the appropriate parties
-Prepare draft award announcements for electronic posting and draft Congressional Notifications in accordance with FAR requirements and DHS/CBP guidance
-Provide advice, recommendations, and document support in all areas of the post-award acquisition phase
-Assist in preparing appropriate documentation for negotiated contract modifications and in monitoring performance and compliance with terms of all assigned contracts, including site visits, periodic program reviews, labor interviews, support to award fee evaluations, and initiation of Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting Systems documentation
Perform other job related duties as required

-This position will not have supervisory/management authority.

-A Bachelor's Degree is required; preferably in a related field such as Business Administration or Contract Management
-Five (5) or more years of related experience in a federal government office environment

-Proficient with computer software including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
-Excellent communication skills; both oral and written
-Must be able to attain a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Public Trust clearance
-Must have DHS suitability, CBP BI, or an active DoD clearance
-Must have experience using SAP ERP Software
-Must be a U.S. citizen
-Ability to successfully pass a drug screen and federal background check, required

-This position is primarily performed in a secured federal office setting, a controlled office environment

About Cherokee â?? Federal

Cherokee Federal â?? a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses â?? is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation's mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster; and

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may e-mail for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.

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We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2021 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at "" This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.


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