Information Technology (IT) Acquisition Management Specialist – DHS

Information Technology (IT) Acquisition Management Specialist – DHS

Job category: Other

Job Type: Full Time

Washington DC Area, District of Columbia

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JOB TITLE: Information Technology (IT) Acquisition Management Specialist – DHS


Part of a team that supports compliance with Clinger-Cohen Act and Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) requirements for a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) component office and programs; maintaining an enterprise-wide IT investment management framework that ensures IT investments are aligned with the DHS mission; and the conduct of IT acquisition oversight through program management reviews and design reviews. Services provided encompass all areas of IT policy and planning including, but not limited to, capital planning, strategic planning, enterprise architecture, data management, information security, enterprise resource management, business process re-engineering, organizational change management, program management support, full range of systems engineering activities related to IT systems development, test, implementation, and deployment, and general office support. The objective is to support business processes and projects to meet Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acquisition Management and Systems Engineering Lifecycle (SELC) requirements and facilitate leadership oversight of IT investments to ensure they are aligned with the agency mission and measure performance in a meaningful way to produce improved results across the enterprise.


Individual will provide Pre-Award procurement support (planning, requirements gathering, development), Source Selection/Award, Contract Administration (implementation and execution of IT acquisitions and deployment and management of complex IT systems). Individual will provide a full range of program management, acquisition management and contract management in support of our federal clients and corporate initiatives. Support responsibilities include:

  • Development of Statements of Work (SOW), Performance Work Statements (PWS) and Statements of Objectives (SOO).
  • Provide guidance and develop requirement documents, to include but not limited Acquisition Plan (AP) and strategy documents, market research/analysis/report and Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE).
  • Assist with preparation of all the associated procurement documentation required in a complete procurement package including Information Technology Acquisition Review (ITAR) and Balanced Workforce Assessment Tool (BWAT).
  • Provide quality assurance reviews of all acquisition related documentation drafted to ensure compliance and completion in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR), Homeland Security Acquisition Manual (HSAM), Department of Homeland Security (DHS)Management Directives, policies and procedures.
  • Interface with and provide presentations to DHS senior level management, working daily with Program Managers (PM), Contract Specialists (CS), Contracting Officers (CO), and Contracting Officers Representatives (CORs).
  • Assist in the analysis and evaluation of acquisition related information and develop critical business process improvement and financial cost saving recommendations
  • Provide recommendations and programmatic advice regarding the application of acquisition law and regulations that impact the mission.


Security Clearance: Secret

  • Active Secret Security Clearance
  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least 5 years of experience preparing procurement and contracting document in support of complex IT system acquisitions
  • Knowledge and understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • DAWIA Contracting Certification Level II or Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level II Certification
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral technical communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products


  • Experience working as a contract specialist or contracting officer
  • Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) Certification or Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) Certification
  • DAWIA Contracting Certification Level III or Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level III Certification
  • Knowledge and understanding of the DHS Homeland Security Acquisition Manual (HSAM)
  • Knowledge and understanding of DHS acquisition policy and processes as identified in DHS AD 102-01
  • Advanced Degree in business, accounting or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Knowledge of the DHS organization



KEY WORDS: Information technology, IT system acquisition, Contracting

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