contract specialist resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Knowledgeable Contract Specialist with five years of experience overseeing the administration of complex acquisition projects worth up to $32 million. Detailed-focused Contract Administrator who communicates effectively with stakeholders, customers, government officials and employees. Loyal professional with an outstanding government and military background.

Core Qualifications
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Internal and External Communications
  • Price Analysis
  • Government and Military Experience
  • Proposal Preparation
  • Contract Administration
  • Procurement and Purchasing
  • Bid Solicitation
  • Decision-Making Expertise
  • Contract Awarding Process
  • Performance Improvement
  • Large-scale acquisitions
Contract Specialist, 09/2007 to 09/2012
Content SquareSeattle, WA,

Oversaw the administration of complex, long-term acquisitions for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), to support its mission to provide an exemplary education for the children of military and civilian employees. Communicated orally and in writing with the following stakeholders to facilitate the acquisition process: Contracting Officers, Budget Officers, Educators, Transportation Specialists, Payment Officials, General Counsel and Contractors. Ensured specifications for each purchasing requirement were clearly defined and relevant to the organization's mission. Reviewed Statements of Work and Performance Work Statements from customers. Constructed and publicized bid solicitations, including supporting documentation for Firm-Fixed Price contracts in the acquisition of commercial items. Performed price analyses and competitive range determinations and prepared proposal packages for review. Provided input and recommendations to decision makers prior to award decisions and wrote price negotiation memoradums to communicate the rationale for awarding contracts. Issued contract modifications to adjust contract terms and conditions. Monitored contractor performance over the life of the contract and engaged with contractors to correct contractor deficiencies. Appointed as a GPC Check Writer and Departmental Accountable Official authorized to purchase supplies and services with a $10,000 monthly purchase limit.

  • Effectively managed 19 Student Transportation Service Contracts throughout Spain, Italy and Turkey, valued at more than $32 million.
  • Earned a promotion to Contract Specialist, level GS-12.
  • Decreased the number of transportation contracts through re-competition from 19 to 15, resulting in a significant reduction in contract administrative costs to the government.
  • Received an “Exceptional” rating following a GPC external audit.
  • Achieved an average of $32,000 per year in rebates for GPC transactions.
  • Oversaw 32 Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA) for transportation services, furniture and hazardous material disposal services with set limits of $150 million.
  • Ensured all contractual tasks assigned were completed within the Procurement Allowable Lead Time (PALT), which prevented any interruption of services.
Administrative Support Assistant, 2007 to 08/2007
City National Bank Of FloridaOrlando, FL,

Organized and coordinated the office's Travel Management Program. Received, reviewed, authorized, and processed requests for official travel for agency employees. Documented and reported all travel expenditures to the Resource Manager for proper account allocation. Assisted employees in coordinating travel, which included air/ground transportation and lodging arrangements. Helped customers process travel claims. Provided guidance to customers on regulations involving official government travel. Briefed the Chief of Staff on the status of pending actions and issues affecting the travel management program.

  • Played a key role in the organization's migration from the Travel Management System to the Defense Travel System (DTS) by developing and publicizing a DTS Users Guide and lesson plans.
  • Trained agency management and staff on proper procedures and the effective implementation of the travel program.
  • Created and issued over 2,000 government travel orders to employees on time, in compliance with regulations, and without delay.
Additional Work Experience
Office Assistant, 05/2002 to 06/2004
Army and Air Force Exchange ServiceMainz-Kastel, Germany
Observer Controller-Trainer (OC-T) Team Leader, 01/1996 to 06/2001
U.S. ArmyFort Ben Harrison, Indiana
Executive Graduate Certificate: Business Administration, Expected in 2006 to Strayer University - Newington, VA
Bachelor of Science Degree: Management, Expected in 2002 to Indiana Wesleyan University - Marion, IN
Continuing Education Courses: , Expected in to Defense Acquisition University - ,
Awards and Honors
  • DoDDS-E Supervisors Cash Award, 04/2010
  • DoDDS-E Supervisors Time Off Award, 01/2010
  • DoDDS-E Supervisors Cash Award, 09/2009
  • DoDDS-E Supervisors Cash Award, 08/2009
  • AAFES Supervisors Excellence Award, 05/2004
  • AAFES Supervisors Excellence Award, 08/2002
  • US Army Meritorious Service Medal, 04/2001
  • US Army Meritorious Service Medal, 01/1998

Computer Software and Systems: Procurement Desktop 2 (PD2), Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation (FPDS-NG), Federal Business Opportunities (FBO), GSA Advantage, Central Contractor Registration (CCR), Excluded Parties List System (EPLS), Access Online US Bank, FXWEB US Bank and Defense Travel System (DTS).

MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook

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School Attended

  • Strayer University
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Defense Acquisition University

Job Titles Held:

  • Office Assistant
  • Observer Controller-Trainer (OC-T) Team Leader


  • Executive Graduate Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Continuing Education Courses

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