Acquisition Specialist – (Secret clearance required)

Counter-threat – Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States


Our valued government contracted client seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented acquisition specialist to join our team at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, providing unparalleled support to our Government customer and in an exciting and rewarding career. This position provides Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Nuclear Technologies Department (NT), Nuclear Assessments Division (NTA), in developing capabilities that 1) enable an effective nuclear deterrent, 2) integrate conventional forces to operate effectively in a nuclear environment, and 3) counter nuclear threat networks.

The successful candidate will assist in the development of acquisition purchase request packages supporting research and development efforts within NTA and track and report financial execution throughout the projects’ lifecycles. The candidate will: coordinate acquisition information; track and report the status of acquisition projects and funding to include commitments, obligations, expenditures and unliquidated amounts; maintain government acquisition and financial management tools; and liaise between project managers and budget analysts to support short-range and long-range acquisition planning for the division.

The candidate will work in close collaboration with the Government staff to provide planning, programming, budgeting and execution (PPBE) support to include: assistance in developing program requirements, goals, acquisition strategies and contracting plans; developing and implementing program plans and performing budget execution; and administrative work involving the monitoring of obligations incurred and the actual project expenditures. The candidate will provide experience and knowledge in DoD acquisition management, fiscal policies, integration and application of regulations, and development of contract packages.

The candidate’s essential job functions include:

  • Providing management services, acquisition process development, budget planning (POM development, Spend Plan management) and program engagement strategy
  • Providing necessary input to requirements development process, including during Initial Strategy Sessions (ISS) and Acquisition Strategy Reviews (ASR)
  • Creating and managing Purchase Request (PR) Packages (Market Research, Cost and Resource Estimating, Solicitations and Evaluations, and full PR checklist)
  • Overseeing Division-level execution of current fiscal year funds, while providing accountability for prior year funds and expert planning for future year acquisitions to execute Department and Agency strategic goals
  • Planning, coordinating, integrating, implementing, and evaluating the use of acquisition programs in the broader area of Nuclear Weapons Defense, to include the following acquisition approaches: Competitive & Sole Source Acquisitions, Cost Reimbursable Contracts, Fixed Price Contracts, Economy Act Actions, Interagency Agreements, and Grants
  • Employing technical expertise to translate scientific information into required programmatic and fiscal documentation to support DTRA’s planning, programming, budgeting, and execution systems
  • Reviewing program documentation to ensure technical validity and facilitating cross-communication with internal and external stakeholders regarding program priorities and courses of action


  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 10 years of relevant experience or master’s degree plus 8 years of relevant experience in Business or Financial Management is required
  • Experience with DoD contracting/acquisition and preparing and coordination of acquisition documentation and execution of program acquisition strategies and analysis is required. Experience in Consolidated Acquisition Tool (CAT) is required
  • Experience in the application of DoD Financial Management Tools such as Defense Agencies Initiative (DAI) is mandatory
  • Acquisition Management experience with DTRA is highly desired. Experience in the application of DTRA’s Joint Integrated Analytic Platform (JICAP) financial management tool and Standard Contract Reconciliation Tool (SCRT) are also highly desired
  • Must be proficient in using a personal computer and Microsoft Office programs: Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Must be an expert in Microsoft Office Excel program
  • Must have SECRET clearance
  • Very little to no travel required

If you meet the qualifications and are excited about the opportunity to work with us, please submit your resume to info@esghire.com. Thank you.