Acquisition Specialist

Clearance Level
Frederick, Maryland

REQ#: RQ120612

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular

The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Maryland conducts basic and applied research to develop products, information, procedures, strategies, and training programs, and provides for medical defense against biological threats

and naturally occurring infectious diseases of military significance that require biocontainment.

The Information Management Division purpose is to enable the research vision of USAMRIID with first class computer and communication services. This is accomplished by providing IM/IT management, strategic planning, IM/IT infrastructure, software application development and sustainment, communication, network, information assurance compliance and Help Desk services.

Our team is seeking a Acquisition Support Specialist to provide certified database administration support for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and FileMaker Databases.


  • Provide professional support and business aid to the customer.
  • Provide support in pre-award and post-award functions (excluding negotiations), using USAMRIID contracting methods. These functions may include, but are not limited to, acquisition planning, RFQ/RFP drafts, market research and analysis, preparations of contract modifications and other contract related activities.
  • Apply established acquisition regulations, policies and procedures, while assisting in the procurement of goods and services at USAMRIID.
  • Assist in procurement in accordance with contract requirements, and in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Maintain purchasing database and associated documentation.
  • Maintain purchasing calendar and assist in executing activities in a timely manner.
  • Provide support for planning, organizing and implementing all acquisition activities.
  • Supports issuance of contracts, purchase orders, tracks status, and expedite orders according to customer requirements.
  • Research new procurement strategies / methods to ensure utilization of best practices.
  • Prepare packages for contract awards and submit to governing authority as needed.
  • Initiate timely activities notifying related parties of actions needed.


  • Skills to create and maintain documents using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Able to create and maintain budget and contract related spreadsheets
  • Able to create and submit internal documents as needed in support of procurement.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.