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Acquisition Specialist
Title:Acquisition Specialist
Location:Ft. Meade, MD

Acquisition Specialist
VISTA Technology Services, Inc. (VISTA) is currently seeking Acquisition Specialists to work in Ft. Meade, MD. The successful candidate will be part of a highly professional, results-oriented company and will provide extensive acquisition expertise and services in the area of acquisition and operational planning, system architecture, technical and financial management and will be accountable for major and complicated projects throughout the project life-cycle.

Position Responsibilities

  • Applies knowledge of DoD Acquisition processes and analytical methods or techniques to gather, analyze and evaluate information required by program/project managers and customers;
  • Draws conclusions and recommends solutions to solve problems related to configuration management, resource management (e.g., facility, testing, financial, logistical, technical, expert availability), test and deployment, and quality assurance (QA) in achieving schedule milestones, (risks, issues, slack, dependencies) and/or technical milestones (e.g., Intermediate Operating Capability (IOC); Full Operational Capability (FOC); Test Readiness Levels and Gate Reviews, etc.; patches and security releases; Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) for test findings to ensure remedial action satisfies DoD and Joint Interoperability governance;
  • Develops and drafts acquisition documents ensuring quality control, DoD or Agency Templates and Appendices are followed. Liaisons with Program Managers and technical engineering, and/or IT Government personnel to develop and track document progress and appropriate review for achieving the highest quality product as legacy artifacts. May oversee the development and drafting of less complex documentation produced by subordinate Vendor employees and/or review technical writing of others to ensure acquisition and contracting governance are applied and
  • Works independently to formulate creative and innovative solutions.

Position Qualifications

Level II

Bachelor's Degree, preferably with a concentration of academically related courses (e.g., Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics, etc.). Program Management Certification (e.g., PMP) is desired but not required. Experience: 4+ Years in Federal, DoD acquisition and/or contracting.

Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance. For this position, VISTA will consider only applicants with Secret security clearances or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

VISTA offers a strong compensation package and a competitive leave package. A generous benefit plan includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, tuition assistance and employer matching 401(k) plan.

Government executives utilize VISTA for information technology, management consulting, decision support systems and a broad portfolio of analytical services. Our focus on real property helps our clients gain the greatest value from money they spend on buildings, land and infrastructure.

To learn more about VISTA and to apply for this position, please visit our website at

VISTA is an AA/Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Disability/Veterans Employer

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