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Contract Specialist Ft. Belvoir, VA (ID# 12538) – Secret Clearance & DAWIA Certification

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is an agency within the United States Department of Defense and is the official Combat Support Agency for countering weapons of mass destruction. DTRA's main functions are threat reduction, threat control, combat support, and technology development. The agency is headquartered in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. DTRA employs approximately 2,000 civilians and uniformed service members at more than a dozen permanent locations around the world.

We are seeking a Sr. Contracts Specialist – Deputy Lead to assist in the efforts at DTRA.


  • The contractor shall ensure that personnel possess the professional and technical qualifications necessary to meet the performance requirements detailed in this PWS.
  • Personnel must have experience commensurate with a GS-13 1102 or equivalent.  
  • The services performed under this effort provide a full range of contracting services to DTRA such as pre-award, cost and pricing, contract award, and post-award services.
  • Personnel will also assist contracting officers in the development of solutions, recommendations, processes, and specialized instruments such as grants, task orders, cooperative agreements, and other transactions.

CLEARANCE – Top SECRET (required)


  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III, or equivalent, in the contracting career field unless waived by the COR.
  • Knowledge of federal and agency laws, regulations, and procedures applicable to the acquisition process and to meeting the performance requirements detailed in this PWS.
  • Recent experience (within the past 3 years) performing cost/price analysis in reviewing contractor's proposals; reviewing and evaluating direct and indirect cost elements, such as, materials, labor, Other Direct Costs, (ODCs), overhead, general and administrative (G&A) expenses and fixed fee.
  • Experience with developing, recommending and documenting cost/price objectives for negotiations; and experience in interpreting and applying cost principles and procedures for various types of contracts.
  • Experience interacting daily with contracting officers, program managers, and auditors.
  • Professional written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to guide first-time DOD contractors through the contracting process, to include contractor education and outreach as appropriate.

ABOUT CHEROKEE NATION: Building, Solving, Serving

Cherokee Nation is the largest federally recognized tribe in the United States. The tribal government works to build an economic footprint that makes local and regional economies flourish. One of the drivers of Cherokee Nation’s prosperity and stability is Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB), the independent holding company that builds the tribe’s diverse economic portfolio.

For the past 50 years, CNB has operated companies serving a wide variety of industries. Whether it’s hospitality and gaming or providing strategic services to the federal government, CNB blends its heritage of ingenuity with modern business experience to build strategic business solutions, solve complex challenges and serve clients around the world.

In 2017, CNB generated more than $1 billion in revenue and has more 6,500 employees across the globe. Each year, 100 percent of its profits are reinvested in strengthening local communities and growing the economy through commerce and job creation.

CNB is headquartered in Tulsa, Okla. and has regional offices in the following locations;

  • Columbia, Maryland
  • Crystal City, Virginia
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Dover, Delaware
  • Ft. Collins, Colorado
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Shirley, Massachusetts
  • Tampa, Florida

Federal contracting has become a core competency of CNB over the past six years. CNB has 30 active companies who market to the federal government focusing on six service lines; technology, health sciences, consulting, environmental and construction, engineering and manufacturing and distribution and logistics.

Since 2012, these companies have won more than $3.15 billion in federal contracting dollars and have served more than 60 federal agencies.


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