Contract Specialist

Grant Thornton - Alexandria, VA (30+ days ago)3.8

Contract Specialist(Job Number: 040729)

Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Associate to join its Operations Transformation service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.

Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information, visit

At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Senior Associate will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

The Contract Specialist shall be responsible for providing acquisition support in essentially all areas of the acquisition process in which advanced knowledge and skills are required.
The support services that may be required are, but are not limited to the following: Preparing or reviewing pre-planning acquisition packages, actively participating in integrated solutions teams.
Assisting with the development of acquisition planning; preparing/researching support documentation; handling complex problems through resolution with limited support from the Senior Contract Specialist; validating data; and otherwise completing actions needed to successfully advertise, solicit, construct, award, administer and/or closeout Government contracts.
Additionally, providing assistance in the administering of government contracts for information technology supplies and services, including drafting, preparing documents for negotiation and/or preparing complex or non-complex modifications, competitive task or delivery orders, and other contract notifications.
Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).
Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.

The Contract Specialist must be organized and have good problem solving and communication skills.
The Contract Specialist shall have a minimum of six (6) years of experience in conducting acquisition support activities and at least three (3) years of the six (6) years of experience shall have been in an equivalent role in acquisition support efforts in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold.
Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in a related field.
Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.
U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.
Travel may be required.
Ability to work overtime required on occasion.
Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.
Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.

Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thornton’s Public Sector, based in Alexandria, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton’s Public Sector at

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Primary Location - US-Virginia-Alexandria
Work Locations - Alexandria (VA)(952) Suite 500 333 John Carlyle Street Alexandria 22314