Contracts Specialist
CompanyPortsmouth Mission Alliance
Job TypeFull Time
Job Description



This position is responsible for contracts management and support of designated PMA programs or projects.  The Contracts Specialist will be responsible for ensuring execution of contracts and subcontracts in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, the Federal Acquisition Regulations, and other Government and customer provisions.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting all aspects of the contracting process including customer interface, proposal preparation, fact finding, negotiation, contract and subcontract administration and contract closeout.  Develop and respond to various types of solicitations (RFPs, RFQs, BAAs and other requests for offers).  Preparing nondisclosure agreements/teaming agreements, subcontract agreements, terms and conditions, preparation and negotiation of modification and ensure contract compliance.  Interfacing with various governmental agencies on related issues and providing guidance, advice and action on such matters to program management.




  • BS Degree in Business or related field with 4 to 6 years of progressive experience in government defense and commercial contracts environment or Masters of Business Administration with 3 to 5 years of job related experience

  • Candidate must have strong background with various forms of government contracts including, but not limited to, cost plus fixed fee (CPFF), firm fixed price (FFP), time and materials (T&M), indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (ID/IQ), multiple award contracts (MACs) and contracts awarded under the GSA schedules

  • Proven negotiating skills and the ability to exercise sound business judgment and discretion is critical

  • Extensive experience writing and editing contracts/subcontracts and proposals

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

  • Thorough understanding of FAR and Prime Contractor flow down provisions

  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask while delivering timely, high quality products

  • Must have ability to work without day to day supervision

  • Occasional travel may be required

  • Good understanding of proposal cost structures, material estimates, development costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules requirements ideally within the construction, engineering or design industries

  • Liaison with various teams to capture and facilitate all contract needs through managing the process from need for an agreement, through negotiation, drafting, execution, compliance and reporting

Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE “L” security clearance.



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