How important is a Contract Specialist? The work is so fundamental to DCMA that the Agency places Contract Specialists all over the country, and around the world. When you think about it, what you do is even part of our name‚ Defense Contract Management Agency.
The work is all about the contract. Basically, you will make sure everything in the contract gets done, and everything that gets done is in the contract. With each new assignment, you’ll help move the contract along to closure. You’ll work with engineers and quality assurance pros, sometimes out on the factory floor, to make sure the work is being done right. You’ll also interact with our finance pros to ensure that billing and payments are in line with the agreement.
One day you might be working on bulletproof vests, and the next it could be satellites or the rockets that put them into orbit.
To be eligible for the position of contract specialist, you do need a college degree. That degree can come from any field, from finance to engineering, provided you have at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing or organization and management.
Obviously, you need to be highly detail oriented to manage contracts and communication skills as it’s your job to make sure that everyone is fully informed and doing the part.
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