Chantilly, VA
Job Description



    Mission Statement

    The NRO is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching and maintaining America's intelligence satellites. The NRO provides reconnaissance information to the Intelligence Community and the DoD warfighters. For more information see:

    NRO is accepting applications from current GS/GG-12 & GS/GG-13 Federal Government employees for this position



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

    For the GG-12 Level:

    • Make or participate in competitive range determinations in competitive source selections and coordinate same with the Source Selection Authority (SSA).
    • Explore new and/or innovative contracting approaches to arrive at an equitable contract arrangement.
    • In unusually complex situations, obtain advice and guidance from Government specialists, such as attorneys, auditors, price analysts, production specialists, and property administrators.
    • Assist in the preparation of sole source justifications.
    • Review and analyze proposals, spreadsheets, contracts and contract changes.
    • Plan the negotiation strategy, coordinate that strategy with the negotiation team, and lead the negotiations.
    • Prepare solicitations or requests for proposals (RFPs), determinations and findings, and ancillary correspondence and documentation.
    For the GG-13 Level:
    • Serves as a technical contract specialist responsible for pre-award and post-award functions involving complex, highly specialized Intelligence-related procurement activities.
    • Procurement of major acquisitions related to services and support contracts for multi-discipline, operationally relevant intelligence in the Intelligence Community (IC).
    • Manages all aspects of the functional area of contract management, including contract formation, solicitation, negotiations, cost and price analysis, award, contract administration, termination and closeout for a variety of contracts.
    • Responsible in executing any or all procurement administration of the resultant contracts.
    • Performs detailed analysis of all elements of costs in contractor proposals, and participates in the source section process for complex requirements.
    • Serves as a designated Contracting Officer (CO) with signature authority to enter into and bind the government to contracts subject to established dollar threshold when required or as delegated.
    • Responsible for contract administration functions following contract award throughout the contract life cycle.

    Travel Required

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

    Job Type Full-time