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Entry Level Contract Specialist - Naval Acquisition Development Program


Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is seeking applicants for its 2022 Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP) contracting entry level employee cohort. The NADP program offers paid entry-level Contract Specialist positions with rapid career development, and an extraordinary opportunity for those that desire to rapidly advance their professional career while supporting the mission of the Department of the Navy. Contract Specialists working for the United States Navy: 

• solicit, evaluate, negotiate, and award contracts with commercial organizations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and State, local or foreign governments for furnishing products, services, construction or research and development to the United States Navy, and others; 
• administer contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions of contracts, including resolution of problems concerning the obligations of the parties; 
• if necessary, terminate contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; 
• analyze and evaluate cost or price proposals and accounting systems data; 
• plan, establish, and review contracts, programs, policies, or procedures;
• formulate and administer policies and procedures to insure achievement of Federal socioeconomic goals, such as those affecting small business, labor surplus areas, and disadvantaged business firms; and 
• develop acquisition strategies and manage procurements.

Applicants must be United States citizens, and must possess—or obtain prior to the start of their employment—a baccalaureate degree. Ideal candidates will have strong backgrounds in quantitative and business-related subject areas (e.g. accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management). For details on the duties of a Contract Specialist working for the United States Government, see here.

NAVSEA is the largest of the U.S. Navy's system commands. With a workforce exceeding 83,000 civilian and military personnel. Headquartered on the Washington Navy Yard, DC, NAVSEA partners directly with affiliated Program Executive Offices (PEOs) responsible for the acquisition of the Navy's ships, submarines and combat systems. More information on NAVSEA may be found here and here.

If you are looking for a fun place to start a public sector career where high performers will be placed in opportunities to rapidly grow, please consider joining our team.