Acquisition Specialist

Posted Date 4 months ago(7/22/2022 10:45 AM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Full Time
Portal Location : Location


The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program works cooperatively with allies and partners to reduce or eliminate WMD threats. The DoD’s CTR Program is implemented by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in alignment with the 2017 National Security Strategy, 2018 National Defense Strategy, and the DoD Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Strategy. The cooperative nature of the DoD’s CTR activities yields a secondary benefit of strengthening regional alliances, deepening existing partnerships, and attracting new partners.  


At Noblis and Noblis ESI, we have excellent teams of smart, collaborative, proactive experts, and professionals. We are actively seeking to identify personnel to join our team of talented professionals who possess the experience, vision, commitment, and integrity to successfully support the strategic goals of the Department of Defense’s program.




The Acquisition Specialist supports DTRA’s On-Site Inspection & Building Capacity (OB) Directorate. Responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Advise and support all phases of acquisition and contracting from initial planning through execution and contract/agreement closeout.
  • Provide advice regarding acquisition policies and approaches.
  • Provide recommendations to adapt, apply, and embed acquisition best practices and lessons learned throughout the project life cycle.
  • Provide acquisition support to project teams for their preparation of procurement request packages and modifications (example documents include statement of work, work breakdown structure, proposal content and evaluation criteria, market research reports, justifications for non-competitive actions, contract data requirements list, determination and finding, etc.).
  • Support OB program financial management activities needed for OB acquisition program execution.
  • Assist in tracking acquisition project-essential data.
  • Assist in tracking performance metrics to track contract actions throughout the acquisition lifecycle.




Required skills and knowledge:

  • Education/Experience:
    • The candidate must possess a bachelor's degree and over 3 years of relevant experience. Or Master's degree and over 1 year of experience
  • Federal Acquisition life-cycle experience.
  • Knowledge of federal and contracting (i.e., FAR) requirements.
  • Proficient in drafting (for Government approval) procurement request package documents.
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. security clearance.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of DoD contracting (i.e., DFARS, DoD Series 5000) requirements.
  • Experience working with the U.S. government acquisition.
  • Excellent communication, written, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects which includes prioritizing, tracking, attention to detail, follow-up and follow-through to project completion.
  • Flexibility/adaptability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • DoD SECRET clearance or higher. 

Client Engagement

• Begin developing relationships one level up and two levels down. Identify and support opportunities to expand project scope beyond current deliverable and actively share information about clients’ emerging support needs and trends with team members and management.
· Participate on proposals


With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Noblis seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Noblis.  Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, Noblis MSD and Noblis + Mikros Systems tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.


Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

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