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IMSolutions, LLC Acquisition Specialist Senior (CS3), Federal Government - DOI in Boston, Massachusetts

Acquisition Specialist Senior (CS3), Federal Government - DOI


Full Time

#1236 - DOI: Senior-Level 2 open


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IMSolutions seeks Federal Senior Level Acquisition Specialists to fill exciting opportunities supporting the federal government within The Department of Interior (DOI).

Do you have experience doing acquisitions in federal government R&D and/or construction programs? Then this is the role for you as we are looking specifically for senior-level acquisition specialists who have this experience!

As a Senior Level Acquisition Specialist (CS3) , you will negotiate and administer federal government R&D and/or construction contracts , including contract pre‐award, administration, and post‐award, acquisition policy development, analysis, and advisement.

These functions include:

  • Performing detailed analysis and evaluation of contracting matters, and the initiation, development, and recommendation of contracting policies, procedures, guidance, and control for contracting activities within the Department of Interior, Acquisition Directorate (DOI-AQD).

  • Applying in-depth knowledge and experience in the development of contract documentation to include, at a minimum: the development and preparation of Statements of Work/Performance Work Statements (SOW/PWS), market research, acquisition plans, acquisition strategies, acquisition life-cycle planning, development of cost estimations, source selection plans, justifications and approvals and Request for Proposal/Request for Quotes (RFP/RFQ).

  • Facilitating and leading the continued administration of contracts and other agreements IAW FAR regulations and guidance.

  • Providing advisory support in source selections and performing detailed proposal price and cost analysis.

  • Developing and recommending streamlining initiatives using appropriate innovative techniques to improve procurement operations and customer service.

  • Preparing the draft of protest and termination case documents for review and approval by the Contracting Officer.

  • Providing lead support during contract negotiations and contract pre-closeout actions.


  • At least ten (10) yearsof experience performing actions specific to federal acquisitions with relevant R&D and/or CONSTRUCTION experience within the last 2 years.

  • Bachelor’s degree or at least 24 credit hours in business or a business-related field.

  • Direct federal contracting experience with the ability to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of industry and business practices, procurement, contracting policies, methods, cost relationships, and options as well as experience negotiating and administering R&D and/or CONSTRUCTION contracts.

  • Experience in the contract pre‐award process to include, at a minimum: source selection process(es), post‐award process, contract administration, and contract pre-closeout.

  • Specialized knowledge of pre‐award contract requirements required contract documentation, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses and applicability, federal supply service orders, delivery orders, and task orders under indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts, along with best practices in contract negotiations.

  • Thorough understanding of the acquisition life cycle and the ability to make recommendations for contract selection types for new acquisitions.

  • U.S. Citizenship or Foreign National with a work permit and residing in the U.S. for three (3) or more years.

  • Ability to pass a Federal Public Trust Clearance, which must be adjudicated favorably for you to begin working. This requires fingerprinting and reporting on your previous employment, residence, education, and financial and legal background. Candidates may be disqualified for federal or state convictions of crimes, military court-martials, delinquent federal debt including taxes and student loans, current use of illegal drugs, or lying on the application.

Base compensation range and benefits:

  • $100,000 to $125,000 - actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location.

  • Medical, Tri-Care Supplement, dental, vision, HSA, FSA, insurance (STD, LTD, life, AD&D, voluntary life, accident, hospitalization, critical illness), EAP, and additional discounts!

  • Fully remote position - 100% telework in the U.S.

Who we are:

IMSolutions is a rapidly growing woman-owned, veteran-owned Virginia-based management consulting company. We specialize in providing innovative and cost-competitive business and program management solutions to our clients across the public sector. Primarily, our support encompasses assisting clients in acquiring mission-critical capabilities; including developing holistic program strategies for successfully inserting technologies to achieve material solutions efficiently and expeditiously.

At IMSolutions, LLC (IMS) service to our clients, each other, and our communities is at the center of everything we do. We understand, comprehend, and appreciate that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and points of view lead to better and more comprehensive ideas and solutions. Our IMS culture and commitment to difference and inclusivity help us grow as individuals and in partnership with our clients to drive our unparalleled solutions and customer experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

IMS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

IMS is a federal contractor that desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings.

IMS is an E-Verify Employer.

If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact us to ask for accommodation or an alternative application process.

Trina Campbell (tcampbell at