Contract Specialist (CBP)

Job Locations US-DC-Washington, DC
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/9/2024 9:07 AM)
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LMI seeks a Contract Specialist to support a federal program management office within Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the National Capital Region. Join our team of collaborative self-starters focused on delivering practical and efficient solutions to help our client keep U.S. borders safe and facilitate travel and trade. As part of our high-performing team, you will augment our vital work to provide “eyes and ears” technology to protect our nation.


LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction.


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


You will be instrumental in guiding the acquisition strategy with an eye toward contracting that streamlines awards for the latest technological advancements in border security products. You will apply modernized processes and practices aligned with emerging technologies for maximum agility and efficiency to accommodate dynamic requirements.

  • Perform market research on the latest systems supply chain management techniques to support development of new program concepts for system deployment or maintenance.
  • Provide support and resolution to Congressional taskers related to contracting strategy and execution of combined system fielding or maintenance contracts.
  • Prepare SES and higher headquarters-level brief, white papers, and memos used as the basis to support executive program recommendations and decisions.
  • Develop and manage project plans, task trackers and schedules that comply with the program's Performance Work Statement (PWS) and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Assist in the written development of the Acquisition Plan
  • Develop RFPs and provide technical inputs on contractual documentation such as Statements of Work, Technical Instruction, and Scope of Work.
  • Establish project contract structure priorities and associated evaluation criteria.
  • Serve as a technical advisor on the adequacy of the system developer’s execution of contractual requirements related to integrating, testing, fielding and maintaining combined system logistics and in-service engineering support services in the operational environment
  • Report information on the status of task order projects, along with any associated modifications and evaluate the contracted system developers’ execution against the established Performance Measurement Baseline metrics.
  • Coordinate and establish the agenda and entrance/exit criteria for project meetings including Integrated Baseline Reviews, Program Management Reviews, In-Progress Reviews and other key technical interchange meetings.


Senior: Minimum of a Master's Degree and 10 or more years work experience in acquisition OR a Bachelor’s Degree and 18+ years work experience in acquisition/contracting.


Mid-Level: Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and 3-10 years work experience in acquisition/contracting.

  • DHS Acquisition background and understanding of DHS acquisition life cycle framework and system engineering life cycle desired
  • DAWIA or FAC acquisition/contracting certification desired
  • Has a background in working with and navigating through government contracts
  • Experience supporting multi-functional teams for large, complex programs
  • A true team player who maintains a positive attitude in a dynamic environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
  • Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively solve problems
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to pass a government background investigation, including financial, criminal, residential, educational, foreign affiliation, prohibited substance abuse, and employment verifications; active U.S. Customs and Border Protection background investigation preferred. Please note that only U.S. citizens are eligible for a suitability determination.



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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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