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Contract Specialist

Company: General Dynamics
Location: Garland
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Responsibilities for this Position

Contract Specialist


Job ID: 2021-13127

Type: Full Time

# of Openings: 1

Category: Business Development

Garland TX


General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is seeking a Contract Specialist professional for our Precision Systems Strategic Business unit to be based out of our Garland, TX. This position has a high-level of accountability and responsibility that requires an individual who is proactive, has experience with and an understanding of Government contract life cycles.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform initial reviews of and analyzes contracts and confers with various department heads to detect ambiguities, inaccuracies, omissions of essential terms and / or technical data requirements, and conflicts with possible legal prohibitions.
  • Process new purchase orders and change orders through a Contract Review process to identify and mitigate potential cost and schedule impacts; recommends contract modifications as necessary.
  • Converts agreements into contract form or prepares amended agreement for approval by legal department; coordinates approval of negotiations and contracts with appropriate management staff.
  • Maintain, organize, and update contract records including initial entry and regular maintenance of customer orders; prepares and submits contract data deliverable items.
  • Active participant on proposal team which includes pricing and scheduling strategy, coordination of requirements, and proposal risk assessment. Maintains, updates and communicates bid and proposal information.
  • Participates in program reviews, status briefings and customer interaction as required.
  • Work directly with internal and external customers; assist with the planning and coordinating of customer visits.
  • Completes special projects as assigned by the Sr. Manager, Contracts
  • Monitors key programs for adherence. Take initiative to alert Contracts Manager of contract issues and recommend solutions.
  • Assists in maintenance of documents, logs and policies applicable to Export Administration Regulations and International Trafficking in Arms Regulation programs.
  • Inputs data into site ERP program.


Job Dimensions:

  • Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Major Competencies/Skills:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be professional with highly refined etiquette, exceptional customer service skills, detailed orientated, well organized, possess the ability to prioritize work, excellent time management skills. Communication skills, both written and verbal, are paramount.
  • Ability to interface with a diverse array of individuals to accomplish a task.
  • Follows through on commitments, inspires the trust of others.
  • Completes task on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternative plan
  • Possess the ability to be efficient in a fast-paced environment.
  • Display initiative to identify and resolve problems within established authority levels.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in (Business Administration, Accounting, Finance; or 3-5 years related experience and/or training; in Contracts, Subcontracts or equivalent work experience. Understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) desired.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Keywords: General Dynamics, Garland , Contract Specialist, Other , Garland, Texas

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