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Guidehouse Federal Acquisition & Contracts Specialist (Senior Consultant) in New York, New York


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit:


The Acquisition & Contracts Specialist will function at a Guidehouse Senior Consultant staff level. Senior Consultants are second level non-management consultants that will have responsibility for client management, solution implementation and generation of project results. You will own project workstreams and interact with the client daily to ensure engagement success. This includes supporting day-to-day operational meetings with client sponsors and consulting leaders. The Acquisition & Contracts Specialist expected to prepare and communicate well-organized, effective reports and presentations to client and internal executives. You will lead, coach and mentor consultants and ensure quality deliverables.

We encourage career development and hiring for the long term. As an Acquisition & Contracts Specialist, you will follow a clearly defined career path and continue to deepen your specialized industry knowledge and consulting skills. As you hone your project management skills, leadership abilities and the aptitude for managing multiple workstreams, you will have the opportunity to progress to the Managing Consultant staff level.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum of 6 years work experience that must include 2+ years as a Federal contracting officer (CO) / 1102 job series

  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of the contracting officer’s role to include necessary information and documentation to be successful in the role

  • Strong understanding of the impact of policy and guidance on the execution of contracts

  • Familiarity with requirements outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) for procuring and/or acquiring services and materials

  • Organizational and project management skills, with the ability to lead and collaborate with team members in order to effectively prioritize time and resources

  • Ability to engage in a working group session

  • Ability to provide input and collaborate effectively with clients and stakeholders via working group sessions

  • Currently reside or ability to relocate to the Washington, DC area

  • Ability to meet requirements and be awarded a Public Trust

  • Nature of contract requires US Citizenship at time of application, may consider US Permanent Resident and US Naturalized Citizen

    Preferred Qualifications

    In addition to the above listed requirements:

  • Experience with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Acquisition Management System (AMS) policy and guidance

  • Experience developing forms and templates to support policy

  • Experience with Adobe Professional

Additional Requirements

  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

  • This position is open to candidates virtually working from Pacific Time Zone or Eastern Time Zone only.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program