Contract Specialist

  • Washington D.C., DC
  • Full Time
  • Mid Level

Position Overview

Position Description:  Contract Specialist

Position Description:

We are seeking a Contract Specialist to support our Federal client to provide innovative business strategies, agile procurement solutions, and developing and implementing the agency procurement policy/processes and cradle to grave (pre-award to post award) procurement/acquisitions.


  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • 8+ years’ government contract experience (ideally as a CO)
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and contract administration
  • DAWIA and FAC-C contracting certification required
  • Knowledge of contract writing techniques and systems to present information clearly, write procurement memoranda, and draft contract provisions and supporting documentation
  • Possess knowledge of the principles of acquisition planning, pre-award processes, contract administration, and price/cost analysis techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team on complex acquisitions
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of tools, including SharePoint


  • The successful candidate will perform tasks similar to those that are performed by a Federal Contract Specialist such as:
  • Support Federal client with cradle to grave (pre-award to post award) procurement/acquisitions.
  • Perform and evaluate market research
  • Develop acquisition strategies, draft pre and post award documentation, and assist in the development of independent Government Cost Estimates
  • Work with evaluators and Contracting Officer (CO) in negotiations
  • Prepare final contract award documents for Contracting Officer Representative (COR)
  • Lead and assist in the development of Statement of Work (SOW), Invitation for Bid (IFB), Request for Proposal (RFP), and other procurement contract documentation.
  • Act as a liaison between the acquisition office and program offices on contractual matters
  • Support source selection processes, including performing cost and price analysis and assisting with developing pre-negotiation positions for the Government
  • Manage post-award contract administration and maintain contract files 
  • Provide advice based on a working knowledge of regulation policy

Position Particulars:

  • This is an exempt, full-time position
  • Location: Washington D.C.

Firm Overview:

Censeo Consulting Group is a values-driven management consulting firm that works with mission-driven organizations (in the public and nonprofit sectors) to strengthen management and operational practices. We combine rigorous analysis with meaningful and intensive stakeholder engagement, to help clients drive real change and measurable results.

Censeo is rapidly growing and regularly recognized for our unique approach, culture, and values.

Censeo is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other class protected by applicable state or federal law.

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