Senior Contract Specialist (DAWIA Level II or III Certification) - Multiple positions may be available. TENICA and Associates LLC Only candidates possessing an active DoD security clearance at the TOP SECRET /SCI level will be considered. Job Description: TENICA is looking for a contract specialist (series 1102) that acts with urgency, is customer focused and works independently in a dynamic office with an exciting mission. The contract specialist will work on domestic and/or international contracts in varying environments that are both challenging and rewarding. This position is part of a team of contract professionals who perform the coordination, negotiation and management of moderately complex proposals and contract/task orders under minimal supervision. Candidate must have knowledge of Government contracting methods, including policies procedures and regulations to provide appropriate support during the contract life cycle from pre-solicitation, to proposal development and submission, discussions/negotiation, award, contract execution and contract closeout. Candidate must be to develop and maintain professional and dependable relationships with both internal and external customers. The incumbent will provide FAR Part 10 Market Research support to the Contracting Officers by drafting sources sought announcements and requests for information and analyzing the resultant industry responses, utilizing Government websites such as GSA E-Library and the SBA Dynamic Small Business Search, internet search engines and historical information. The individual will provide Contract Award and Management support, including recommendations regarding official program direction in the formation of contracts, resolution of contract-related issues, and providing ongoing contract negotiation and contract management for client acquisition requirements. The individual will prepare pre-solicitation memoranda, performing analyses of contractors to determine competent and capable sources for solicitation, preparing solicitations that contractually and legally protect the Government's interests, and recommend solutions for various contract topics. In addition, the individual shall provide Cost and Pricing support to the Contracting Officers to include support analyzing proposals and preparation of pre and post negotiation documentation. The individual will provide Contract Administration to include supporting Contracting Officers in day-to day activities related to the contract administration of contracts, grants, preparing contract award and task order documentation, contract modifications, preparing cure or show cause notices, and correspondence. Company Description: TENICA and Associates provides professional services, logistics, information technology and crisis response services in support of national security missions for our Government clients. TENICA is an equal opportunity employer. General Requirements: Experience successfully managing routine to moderately complex matters and providing assistance on broad agency efforts in the relevant subject matter area. Proficiency in drafting contractual documents such as solicitations, awards, and related documentation using the Procurement Desktop-Defense (PD2), SPS or a comparable contract writing system is required. Experienced in analysis, attention to detail interaction and coordination with other personnel on policy or process matters and application of procedures, research, documentation and forming recommendations. Demonstrated ability to perform most work independently in a mid-level, non-managerial role, exercising much latitude over steps to carry out taskings, prioritize workload and make recommendations on overall strategies. Requirements: Candidate 'must have' an Active Department of Defense TOP SECRET /SCI Clearance. Junior or Senior Journeyman level 1102 knowledge, qualified and competent individuals will have Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level II or III certification, or comparable knowledge, skills and abilities. Typically, requires a bachelor's degree (in business or technical field) or equivalent, 3 to 5 years of contracting/procurement experience in the U.S. Government, or military (or equivalent), non-manager. Twenty-four semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. Proficiency in the use of the Procurement Desktop-Defense (PD2), or comparable systems is required. Highly Desirable Experience : The ideal candidate can perform cost/price analysis and will be able to transition seamlessly from detailed administrative tasks to high level acquisition planning. Ideal candidate possesses contract specialist experience with international grants and cooperative agreements (i.e. with USAID, Millennium Challenge Corp. or State, Department or other entities). Company Description: TENICA and Associates LLC is a provider of government services and consulting solutions in the areas of national defense, homeland and cyber security. TENICA provides knowledgeable and experienced subject matter experts to perform a variety of professional services, logistics and supply chain management, crisis prevention and response, and information technology solutions to solve dynamic security challenges. Founded in 2008 and based in Chantilly, Virginia, TENICA is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned, Woman Owned, Small Business (SDVOB and WOSB) and is a participant in the Small Business Administration's 8(a) business development program. www.TENICA.biz. TENICA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.