Acquisition Specialist Senior, FPS, DHS Suitability

Serco, Inc.

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Fort Gordon, GA

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Acquisition Specialist FPS, Senior, DHS Suitability




If you love engaging with high profile and challenging projects supporting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Serco has a great opportunity for you! The Federal Protection Service (FPS) Senior Acquisition Specialist will manage government acquisition and procurement programs, with expertise in managing finance and business operations at the national level, located in Washington, DC.  Bring your expertise and collaborative skills to make a positive impact on the security of our nation!


Serco supports the Federal Protection Service (FPS) program, which is charged with protecting the buildings, grounds and property that are owned by the Federal government throughout the nation. The FPS Project Management Division is responsible for assisting the Acquisition Division in meeting acquisition and procurement objectives through project, program and investment management activities, such as market research, cost estimating, requirements development, analyses of alternatives, developing acquisition documents. 


You will be working with a team initiating, steering the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal.  You will perform detailed research and analysis, and interpret policies, regulations, and directives.  You will execute and maintain the business and reporting process of office assignments.  You will also work with federal contracting teams in the performance of their functions to implement complex acquisitions and contractor performance evaluations.


In the FPS Senior Acquisition Specialist position, you will:

  • Assist FPS in development of requirements documents, work statements, performance work statements and statements of objective
  • Assist FPS in development of acquisition planning and strategy documents
  • Assist FPS with market analysis and research documentation
  • Assist FPS in development of estimates associated with acquisition requirements
  • Assist FPS in preparing all procurement documentation required in a complete procurement package
  • Provide QA on documents including Analyses of Alternatives, Determinations and Findings, Memoranda File, Justifications, etc.
  • Observe Field Activities and facilitate required meetings with the Program Office to determine or define requirements
  • Assist in development of financial documents associated with acquisition requirements
  • Track the funding obligations and executions against awarded efforts
  • Perform financial analyses assisting in contract closeout processes






To be successful in this position, you will have: 

  • Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability clearance for access to the workspace
  • A Master's degree in law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, communication, project management, quantitative methods, or organizational management. In lieu of degree, experience may be substituted MA/MS degree, in accordance with the Contract, an MA/MS degree in accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, communication, project/program management, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, organizational management, may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree plus eighteen (18) years’ work experience in conducting comprehensive acquisition and acquisition support activities, with at least five of the eighteen (18) years’ experience in a supervisory/leadership role.
  • A minimum of 10 years of related work experience in acquisition leadership positions
  • The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • The ability to conduct detailed research and analysis of technical and cost data
  • The ability to read and interpret procurement policy, regulations, and directives
  • The ability to develop complex acquisition packages in support of government contracting
  • The ability to provide clear leadership, technical direction, and training to acquisition support staff.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools including Word, Access, Excel and Power Point
  • Adept with office machines, and with internet research
  • The ability to handle multiple projects concurrently
  • Must have reliable transportation to the Southwest, DC client location.

 Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience with FPS, or other federal agency acquisition office
  • Experience with law enforcement acquisition offices
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) or Program Management Professional (PgMP) 


Due to current communications and data knowledge the Department of Homeland

Security / Federal Protective Service DHS/FPS mission may be starting next month, so submit your profile today for consideration.


***This position is contingent upon contract award***


If you are interested in supporting and working with the Department of Homeland Security and a passionate Serco team, then submit your application now for immediate consideration.  It only takes a few minutes and could change your career!



Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email [email protected]


COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).