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Contracts Specialist
General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc Fairfax, VA

Contracts Specialist

General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc
Fairfax, VA
Expired: August 29, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $70,400 to $76,200 Yearly
  • Other
Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 0 years of relevant experience.

Ability to obtain a Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Contracts Specialist. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense systems and services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

Duties and Tasks:
• Performs government contracts management
• Administers contracts and monitors contract performance
• Acts as focal point for contractual communications and commitments to customers
• Maintains documentation and files in accordance with applicable processes
• Assures compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations and internal policies and procedures and seeks guidance, when needed
• Participates as a key member of the proposal or program team to address contract requirements
• Collaborates with the Capture/Proposal/Program Manager, including Program Manager - Subcontracts, to support overall contract or subcontract performance
• Reviews Requests for Proposals and participates in preparing compliant proposal responses which may include preparing or supporting subcontractor Request for Proposal documentation
• Negotiates contracts within business goals and documents substance of discussions, agreements, and results; Negotiates terms and conditions including estimated cost or price, delivery, quality, and performance requirements
• Reviews contract documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions including applicable federal regulations and business team objectives prior to signature / acceptance
• Collaborates as a key member of proposal or program team to ensure contract requirements are fully understood and executed
• Responds to internal and external inquiries regarding contract issues, audits, and compliance requirements with support from management, as needed
• Supports contract change process and works with the Program Manager, including Program Manager - Subcontracts, Engineering, Finance, and other disciplines to mitigate performance risk
• Advises and supports business team on issues / developments relative to assigned contracts
• Builds customer relationships
• Supports the Contracts department operations and GDMS enterprise objectives
• Executes engagements with customers consistent with policies

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Solid ability to perform all responsibilities associated with the position
• Solid ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and handle more complex assignments
• Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment, and professionally executes projects with little direction
• Demonstrates knowledge of applicable federal regulations (FAR/DFARS) and contracting experience with prime contractors or subcontractors as well as all contract types
• Possesses solid verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrates solid analytical/critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and research skills
• Demonstrates flexibility and able to prioritize/re-prioritize with changing goals
• Collaborates and works effectively cross-functionally throughout the business
• Possesses solid computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office) to support effective communications and business needs
• Possesses a growth mindset for continuous learning to remain current with regulations and internal procedures


Salary Note

This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary.

Combined Salary Range

USD $70,400.00 - USD $76,200.00 /Yr.

Company Overview

At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we rise to the challenge each day to ensure the safety of those that lead, serve, and protect the world we live in. We do this by making the world's most advanced defense platforms even smarter. Our engineers redefine what's possible and our manufacturing team brings it to life, building the brains behind the brawn on submarines, ships, combat vehicles, aircraft, satellites, and other advanced systems.

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with this shared sense of purpose, committed to a diverse and exciting employee experience that drives innovation and creates a community where all feel welcome and a part of something amazing.

We offer highly competitive benefits and a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. To see more about our benefits, visit

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran


General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc

12450 Fair Lakes Circle

Fairfax, VA
22033 USA



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