Contracting Specialist (Mechanicsburg, PA) - Clearance Required

Job Locations US-PA-Mechanicsburg
Posted Date 1 week ago(4/10/2024 11:40 AM)
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LMI is seeking a Contracting Specialist with significant experience in DoD contracting to support a Navy customer with their deployment of new materiel solutions. This position requires an Active Secret Clearance. The candidate will join the Acquisition & Sustainment team and will provide direct support to DoD client in Mechanicsburg, PA.


LMI is a consultancy dedicated to powering a future-ready, high-performing government, drawing from expertise in digital and analytic solutions, logistics, and management advisory services. We deliver integrated capabilities that incorporate emerging technologies and are tailored to customers’ unique mission needs, backed by objective research and data analysis. Founded in 1961 to help the Department of Defense resolve complex logistics management challenges, LMI continues to enable growth and transformation, enhance operational readiness and resiliency, and ensure mission success for federal civilian and defense agencies.


LMI offers a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flexible work schedules, remote and hybrid work opportunities, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees. Come join the organization consistently ranked as a top workplace!


  • Provides subject matter expertise in federal acquisition and contracting in the application of new systems.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in federal acquisition working closely with cross-functional leads, project managers, and SMEs to ensure that processes and products meet both tactical and strategic needs of the customer.
  • Applies knowledge of federal acquisition regulations to the development of program deliverables, performance planning and management, and acquisition strategy development.
  • Applies experience, knowledge, and expert understanding of the FAR, DFARS, and DOD 5000.02. 
  • Develops contracting documentation in all phases of the contracting lifecycle (pre-award, execution, and contract close-out). 
    • Includes Acquisition Planning, Cost Estimates, Market Research, PWS/SOW.
    • Supports planning and executing Industry Engagement activities to include Industry Touchpoints and Industry Days.
  • Performs analysis of potential contract mechanisms to align to the customer requirements.
  • Supports sustainment and execution of organizational change management and strategic communication plans and manage project schedules.
  • Participates in planning, implementation, stakeholder engagement and sustainment activities associated with current and future systems.
  • Participates in technical risk and change management activities and approaches and communicating those activities to senior Navy customer leadership.
  • Participates in the development, review, and delivery of technical project artifacts and deliverables.
  • Reviews the project status on a regular basis with Navy customers and program stakeholders.
  • Continuously evaluates and hones communication skills.



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in DoD contracting and/or program management office contracting business processes.
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of the DoD 5000.02, the DoD contracting lifecycle, the FAR and the DFARS.
  • Relentlessly driven to meet customer requirements with a proactive mindset that is responsive and collaborative. 
  • Ability to work cohesively in a team-oriented matrix organization environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to listen and empathize and relate to the customer.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with both internal and external customers.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving acumen.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Possesses an active Secret clearance.


  • DAWIA or FAC certification in contracting preferred. 
  • 5+ years of experience with Dept of the Navy programs or contracting
  • 5+ years of warranted contracting officer experience. 



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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

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