Acquisitions and contracts specialists negotiate, procure, and process administrative actions necessary to acquire contracted resources. They understand pricing techniques, market trends, and supply sources of goods and services the Military needs to operate. They develop acquisition strategies to ensure cost-effective decisions are made. Acquisitions and contracts specialists serve as business advisors, buyers, and administrators to support all functions of procurement actions.Explore this career outside the military
Contracts specialists work in offices on land or aboard ships.
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Acquisitions and Contracts Specialists in the Military
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All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for contracts specialists consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction. Training content relates to contract administration, and may include: Use of military procurement systemsMission-focused contractingAcquisition proceduresContract pricingGovernment contract lawsRead More
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