Senior Acquisition Specialist

Arlington, VA

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Job Description

At Octo, our focus is on delivering results that matter. We are a premier provider of digital solutions and services to the federal government specifically in the areas of UI/UX, Agile, Data, and Cloud services.  We support and modernize our federal customer’s mission critical systems and functions. Agility is at our core: it is the mantra that drives us to succeed. We work quickly, analytically and deliver on agency priorities.


Octo Consulting Group is currently seeking an experienced Acquisition Specalist to join our growing team supporting a DOD program.

The idea candidate will possess strong Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) experience and Army acquisition expertise to support the CRRD Program Management Office. The candidate will support a PMO function with a focus on acquisition support.

Candidate’s responsibilities include:

·   Preparing Performance Based Statements of Work for System Integrator (SI)contract

·        Conducting market research

·        Preparing and reviewing acquisition packages

·        Conducting cost/price analysis on vendor proposals

·       Building Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs) to support acquisition packages

·       Building acquisition instructions (Section L) and  evaluation criteria (Section M)

·       Developing processes and tools to support source selection/evaluation process



Skills & Requirements

·       Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

·       ​8+ years of relevant acquisition experience

·       Knowledge and experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement  (DFARS)

·       Expertise in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel, Project, and Word

·       Active Secret Clearance


Candidate’s preferred qualifications include:

·       Knowledge with Army widely used contract vehicles is a plus

·       Experience with Army contracting (Army Contracting Command (ACC) is a plus



Octo is a growth-oriented firm that provides a unique, differentiated employee culture relative to our Federal market peers.  We leverage this growth-oriented and employee-focused culture to attract and retain a higher grade of talent than our peers to be an employer of choice.


  • Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only
  • Per contract clearance requirements, US citizenship is mandatory
  • Relocation will not be offered
  • Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation