Culmen International LLC

Senior Contracting Specialist

Job Locations US-VA-Fort Belvoir




Established in 2004, Culmen International is committed to enhancing international security, strengthening homeland defense, optimizing government operations and providing humanitarian assistance around the world.  We provide technical and management expertise, develop innovative technology solutions, and deliver youth care services, logistics, training and language services worldwide.  With experience in over 126 countries, Culmen supports our clients to accomplish critical missions in challenging environments.


Culmen International is hiring a Senior Contracting Specialist to provide support for to provide support for the program management office supporting the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)  located in Fort Belvoir, VA.


This position will focus on preparing required pre-award and post-award documentation for a variety of small and large dollar contracts, to include sole source and competitive acquisitions of technical equipment and supplies, repairs, and maintenance, and requirements for new or innovative research and development contracts. Due to the nature of the work and its customers, the position requires full-time onsite support (no telework option).


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Applying knowledge of contracting principles and procedures applicable to pre-award actions to administer and procure contracts for a variety of specialized equipment, services, and information technology products, including sole source contracts and modifications.
  • Determining the type of contract best suited for the Government requirement, prepare applicable determination and findings, and receive and evaluate proposals/quotations in conjunction with a price/cost analysis.
  • Promoting competition by preparing solicitation documents and ensuring the specifications are clear and complete and adhere to contracting regulations.
  • Applying knowledge of a variety of contract types, such as Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Time and Materials (T&M), and Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF), in an effort to plan and work diverse procurements relating to research and development.
  • Applying knowledge of price analysis and cost procedures and techniques, sufficient to review Contractor proposals/quotations and perform analyses using previous price history, commercial price lists, market prices, or technical catalogs to ensure reasonableness of prices.
  • Selecting and interpreting the established federal and agency procurement regulations, procedural manuals, and established precedents to meet the needs of the action.
  • Performing the entire range of pre-award contracting activities for simplified contracts that include, but not limited to, firm fixed price contracts, negotiating contract payment terms, and cost analysis required on initial pricing and contract modifications, and contractual periods of option years.
  • Creating, analyzing, and editing various contract documents including, but not limited to, Sole Source Documentation (below and above $250K), Justifications for Other than Full and Open Competition (J&A) (above $250K), Limited Sources Justifications (above $250K), and Technical Evaluations.
  • Providing input to procurement approaches, methods, and procedures, and advise technical points of contact (TPOC) and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on status throughout entire course of the action.
  • Determining the appropriate clauses and locally developed contract provisions for the solicitation/award, in accordance with the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) and Defense Acquisition Regulations (DFARS).
  • Performing closeout and post award contract administration on contracts, while monitoring Contractor performance, to ensure deliverables are met in accordance with the agreed upon terms and conditions cited within the award document.

Basic Qualifications

  • Current Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility.
  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Systems Management, Business Management, Computer Science, Information Management, or a related field (e.g., Science, Technology, Mathematics, etc.)
  • 10 years of general experience and six (6) years of relevant experience in a DoD program office or SOCOM Special program.
  • Tradeoff Education/Experience Requirement: The Contractor shall possess an Bachelors’ degree or professional certificate in Business Management, Computer Science, Information Management, or a related field (e.g., Accounting, etc.), as well as 12 years of general experience and eight (8) years of relevant experience in a program office.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with the Standard Procurement System (SPS) Procurement Desktop-Defense (PD2) contract writing system.

Top Tier Benefits Package

  • Exceptional Medical/Dental/Vision coverage with 100% of the premiums paid by the company for all employees and their eligible dependents
  • 401k – Vested immediately and 4% match
  • Life insurance and disability paid by the company
  • AFLAC Available
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 12 Paid Holidays



At Culmen International we are committed to creating, promoting, and sustaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our commitment to these values is unwavering across all our work around the world.  We include and celebrate employees of diverse races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, ethnicities, nationalities, socioeconomic statuses, languages, (dis)abilities, ages, and religious commitments. These differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our employees and clients. Culmen is an equal opportunity employer.



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