Senior Policy Specialist

Arlington, VA posted on September 20

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Job Description:

Strategic Analysis is seeking a Senior Policy Specialist with experience in research and development contracting; operating in a dynamic and highly demanding customer environment; quickly reviewing, assessing, and communicating impacts of acquisition/contracting policy documents; and authoring policy guidance for acquisition workforce professionals.


Job Requirements



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods or organization and management is preferred.
  • A Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) is highly desirable.

Required Experience and Skills:

Six (6) years of business experience including advanced contract and technical knowledge in the following areas:

  • Developing and implementing policy for R&D and services contracting;
  • Procurement contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and Other Transactions
  • Clearance: Active DoD Secret Clearance is required.
  • Provides lead or senior level support for business and administrative aspects of the program.
  • Review and provide analysis of policy written by the Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP).
  • Research implications of published policies and advise on the impact such policies.
  • Develop material for training conferences/summits and conduct acquisition workshops and training sessions.
  • Assist with developing and implementing standardized templates and guides.
  • Assist with all external audits to include the DoD Inspector General (IG), DPAP Procurement Management Review (PMR), and Small Business Administration (SBA).
  • Schedule and conduct post-award solicitation and contract reviews and report on trends or shortfalls.
  • Assist with internal PMR and Special Interest Reviews.
  • Assist with preparing the annual Inventory of Contracts for Services for submission to Congress, as well as preparing responses to the Government Accountability Office, DoD Inspector General and external agency (e.g., SBA) audit reports.
  • Provide advice on procurement cost and/or pricing issues.
  • Assist and provide advice to the Government Contracting Officer in the development of acquisition-related documents (e.g., Request for Proposals, Source Selection Plans, Acquisition Plans, etc.).
  • Provide advice on FAR Part 35 and the Scientific Review Process.


  • Medical & Prescription Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account Program
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401K
  • Long & Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Gold's Gym Corporate Membership
  • Sick Leave
  • Annual Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement