Riverside Research Institute

Contracts & Procurement Specialist

Location US-VA-Arlington
ID 2024-3355
Corporate Operations
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

Riverside Research is seeking a Contracts & Procurement Specialist for its Crystal City and Fairfax, VA office.  Our organizational structure includes a centralized procurement and contracting function, whose mission is to collaborate with internal programs operations staff and subcontractors/suppliers to timely procure desired goods and services, at a reasonable price and in a timely manner, consistent with established Riverside Research policies and procedures and federal procurement practices.  This position will be responsible for Procurement and Subcontract Management services.

Purchasing/Subcontracts:   The ideal candidate will be accountable and responsible for performing the following procurement and contracting functions.  This is a multifaceted role; ensuring compliance in Procurement as well as supporting major initiatives with Proposals, Subcontracts under contracts, contracts and Training in all facets of Procurement.  The ideal candidate will have experience supporting CPSR audits, writing/editing procurement policies’ Smal Business Program and exemplary communication skills in support customers (internal and external) in the organization.


Position requires 4 days a week in the office.



  • Perform Cradle to Grave subcontract management to include consulting agreements, NDAs and Teaming Agreements
  • Enters/manages subcontract/procurement documentation in Deltek/Costpoint
  • Ensure procurement process remains CPSR compliant (CPSR Experience)
  • Work with Accounts Payable (AP) to confirm vendor qualifications and vendor ID creation in the accounting system
  • Perform SBLO duties to include Small Business Subcontracting Plans, ISR and SSR and FFATA reporting
  • Respond in a timely and accurate manner to questions and requests for data and metrics from senior management and the Executive Office, as requested
  • This position requires strong communication skills with a desire to work with Program managers to complete the procurements timely in a team environment
  • As time permits, support contract management activities

Collaborates closely with the Contracts Management staff by providing a full range of procurement and subcontract administration services, including maintaining contract data in the accounting system, providing support for project activities, policies, procedures, and requires a working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations.



  • A degree and 5+ progressive years’ experience in purchasing and subcontract administration/management, or related field
  • Knowledge of and experience with FAR, DFARS, other agency supplements, and applicable U.S. laws and regulations
  • Experience working with a variety of contract and subcontract types including Cost-Plus, Cost Reimbursement, FFP, T&M/LH, ID/IQs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • In-depth knowledge of contracting/purchasing concepts and approaches
  • Able to prioritize and pivot from managing multiple subcontractors and suppliers across multiple post award prime contracts to providing subcontracting support during all proposal phases
  • Collaborative business partner and solution-oriented acumen while maintaining FAR/DFAR, DCMA, and company policy compliance

Desired Qualifications:

  • Deltek Costpoint Procurement Modules
  • Contracts Management and Proposal experience
  • Strong working knowledge in CPSR Requirements
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and TEAMS
  • Program Management Knowledge
  • Experience writing policies and procedures

Global Comp

$88,000 - $132,500 This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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