Martek Global Services Inc.

Contract Specialist IV

Acquisition Services - Long Beach, CA - Full Time

Martek Global Services, Inc. (“Martek”) is a Professional Services company headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland with an additional office in Huntsville, Alabama allowing us to be strategically structured to reinforce our nationwide support services.  For over two decades our experience and dedication to customer service has been unparalleled as we continue to service many of our original customers from 21 years ago.  From the beginning, Martek has established a solid reputation by seamlessly delivering solutions that have consistently exceeded both our commercial and government customers’ expectations.  These successes have been contributed to over 20 federal agencies/bureaus in over 200 cities in 40 states whose awards and testimonials have recognized our high level of service and dedication to our customer’s mission and goals.

Martek has been awarded several long-term Federal contracts to provide a wide range of Acquisition talent.  We are currently looking for a Contract Specialist III such as former or retired: GS-1102’s, military equivalents or any individual with the required specialized training and experiences out lined below and who also has the ability to manage a rigorous workload for our busy clients.  In exchange for the right candidate, you will be rewarded with a well-paid, fully benefited and an exciting opportunity.


Job Description:

General Requirements

The Contract Specialist III shall perform non-personal services to include, but are not limited to the following: pre-award functions, price & cost analysis, preparation of award documents and supporting documentation, contract administration, and other related non- inherently governmental functions.  The job-site for this position is at a remote location and not Martek’s corporate office, therefore the Contract Specialist III is required to practice independent judgment and discretion with all job related functions performed at all times.  This position requires the involvement of sensitive customer matters, data, insight and task that are of significant value to our customer’s mission and goals. As such, the Contract Specialist III is required to complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement and Non-Compete Agreements for Martek and its customer.

Responsibilities & Duties

The Contract Specialist III shall be required to solicit, evaluate, negotiate, analyze, advise, and assist with awards and terminations on contracts for the procurement of supplies and services, including complex contracts and high dollar acquisitions. This work requires analysis and evaluation of certified cost and pricing data and other types of pricing information to determine price reasonableness.  Preparation of contract files and electronic documents is also required.

The Contract Specialist III shall prepare contracting recommendations for the Contracting Officer that require research and interpretation of evolving government regulations, policies, guidance and laws.  The following provides the overall functional objectives. Acquisition requirement. The Contract Specialist III shall:

  • Solicit, evaluate, negotiate, analyze, advise, close out, and assist with awards and terminations on contracts for the procurement of supplies and services
  • Research, analyze and review all applicable policies, guidance and regulations to support the customer and the Government Contracting Officer in their decision-making.
  • Provide procurement assistance, advice, and guidance to the customer as requested. The contractor does not have approval authority, all advice and guidance shall be approved by the Government Contracting Officer in accordance with FAR 7.503(c)(12).
  • Advise acquisition team as needed on price, cost, and/or financial related matters throughout the development of sourcing strategies and throughout the solicitation, evaluation, negotiation, and award of contractual actions for supplies and services.
  • Provide cost and price analysis recommendations as requested regarding independent government estimates.
  • Recommend business solutions to day-to-day contractual challenges.
  • Other specific tasks shall include:  Acquisition strategy  planning, requirements review and Performance Work Statement (PWS)/Statement of Work (SOW) development in collaboration with customers, source selection support, synopsis and solicitation development, preparing mandatory contract file documentation, contract management and administration
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications:

Educational Requirements

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.  Coursework must have included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields:  accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

Experience Requirements

At least six (6) years relevant experience in contracting, and with experience with the electronic Contract Management System (eCMS) and VISTA applications within the past two years.  Documented experience in and working knowledge of VA programs is required. The Contract Specialist III shall have excellent writing skills and be able to communicate orally and in writing.  The Contract Specialist III shall be familiar with FAR and VAAR based procurements.

Additional Skills Preferred, not Required

  • DAWIA Level II or FAC-C certification of Level II or equivalent within the last 4 years.
  • Military or DoD Acquisition Training & Experience
  • Previously Held Warrants
  • Active Security Clearance



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