Senior Contract Specialist

  • Company: Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Location: Fairfax , Virginia 22042 United States
  • Salary: $70,800 to $118,200
  • Date Posted: November 16, 2022


Leads a full range of divisionwide contract administration and procurement activities; advises on and facilitates the purchase of goods and services for FCPS in accordance with School Board and federal, state, and county rules and regulations.



• Bachelor's degree.

• Four (4) years of progressively more responsible experience in public sector proposal analysis and procurement.

• Knowledge of federal, state, and local jurisdiction contract and procurement regulations (such as the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA), and guidelines, specifically in governmental purchasing.

• Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of procurement.

• Knowledge of supply, market, and price trends.

• Ability to prepare technical specifications and review, analyze, and evaluate bids and proposals.

• Critical thinker with decision-making skills and high standards of detail accuracy.

• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with school-based administrators, central office staff, and the vendor community.

• Proficiency in the use of technology, data compilation, analysis, and reporting.

• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative.

• Ability to work effectively under pressure.


• Experience in project management professional certification, mediation, or negotiation.

• Certification by a nationally recognized public procurement or contracting certification (e.g. CPPB, CPPO, CPCM).

Application Process

Interested candidates should apply online: Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Info

Name: Julie Curran
Phone: 571-423-3161