Senior Acquisition Specialist

Innovative Advanced Solutions (IAS) is a certified SBA 8(a) and Veteran owned small business that takes pride in providing innovative solutions and professional services in the fields of Information Technology, Cyber Security, Management Support Services and IT Training. IAS combines analytical and critical thinking skills with risk mitigation and predictive analysis methods to find the right solutions that solves the problem, makes a difference and improves the efficiency and effectiveness of any operation.

IAS takes the best of both worlds in technical and management knowledge and fuse them with proven experience to develop and provide the right solution for any problem. This holistic approach demonstrates our immeasurable commitment to ensuring the success of our customers.

Our Moto: “Creative Approach, Producing Results That Matter!” 

Job Title: Sr. Acquisition Specialist 

Position Status: Full-time and is contingent upon successful completion of DHS Suitability process. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with preparing all required supporting documentation needed to facilitate the acquisition of goods and/or services via the different types of procurement vehicles. Serve in an advisory capacity by recommending appropriate verbiage in the construct the supporting documentation. Provide acquisition advice to include best procurement vehicle, (i.e., contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements) during the pre-award and necessary modifications during the post-award phase.

  • Provide acquisition strategy support through advice/recommendations for all elements in acquisition plans (includes approaches, options, strategies, risks, contracting methods, competition, sources, costs, milestone schedule, etc.)

  • Analyze request for contract actions and interpret and apply acquisition guidelines

  • Provide information and recommendations on acquisition alternatives to organizational elements.

  • Review requirements to determine suitability of the proposed acquisition vehicles (i.e., contract, interagency agreement, grant, etc.) and ensure compliance with the established procedures.

  • Prepare supporting documentation for acquisition requirements. These documents include: Acquisition Plans, Independent Government Cost Estimates, Sole Source Justification, SOWs, Performance Work Statements, Statement of Objectives and status reporting of Procurement Requests (PRs).

  • Provide advice and recommendations on verbiage for documentation. General advice includes best procurement vehicle (i.e., contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements) during pre-award and modifications during post-award.

  • Review and assist with the development of supporting documentation for the acquisition packet

  • Explain acquisition policies and procedures established per compliance documents.

  • Monitor the development of requirements for assigned customers

  • Work with all applicable offices (e.g., requesting program manager, Budget and Planning, Finance and Accounting, Legal, and contracting offices, etc.) involved in the acquisition process to ensure data is obtained or confirmed during the pre-award phase and to provide overall contract management support of the procurement process

  • Establish/maintain contract files during the pre-award phase.

  • Assist with conducting market research to identify potential sources and contract vehicles (e.g., small businesses, etc and GSA schedule vendors, etc.). Assist with market surveys and documenting market research. Also supports program offices in documenting small business capability analysis.

  • Assist with preparing documentation for exercising options, modifications, and resolution of performance problems. Review current contract expenditures to minimize loss of unexecuted funds and control CLIN execution to ensure sufficient funding is available through modifications and realignment of funds.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business related discipline

Experience: 8-10 years acquisitions experience within the Federal government contracting industry

Security Clearance: Applicants selected MUST be U.S. Citizens. No security clearance is required but must be able to attain DHS Suitability check and may be subject to further government security investigation.


Perks & Benefits


Competitive Salary

IAS offers Performance Bonuses and Recruiting Bonuses

Targeted Bonuses

IAS offers employee’s a profit sharing plan

Tuition Reimbursement

IAS offers Tuition Reimbursement of up to $5,000 per year


Health & Dental

IAS pays for the employee cost on our Platinum Healthcare plan and covers 25% of dependents cost

Targeted Bonuses

IAS offers employee’s a 401K plan with matching up to 6%

Targeted Bonuses

IAS offers Transit Benefits/Reimbursement

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