Contract Close-Out Specialist

Title: Contract Close-Out Specialist
Location: San Diego, CA
Dept.: Communications
Reports to: Contract Close-Out Supervisor
Hours: Full Time, M/F, Days



Work within a team of blind and low vision personnel with a mission of creating and enhancing opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency of people who are blind, Deaf-Blind, and blind with other disabilities. Participates in daily operation of Contract Management Services (CMS). Performs day-to-day operations in CMS team of legally blind employees preparing government contracts for close-out in San Diego, CA.



  • Will complete contract close out process as required by standard operating procedures and directed by site supervisor.
  • Maintain 100% accountability of folder/documents throughout the close out process.
  • Responsible for contacting agencies to acquire written payment history through electronic or verbal means.
  • Responsible for contacting manufacturers or contractors to acquire written delivery history through electronic or verbal means.
  • Determine if obligated funds match required payment or if there is an opportunity to de-obligate funds or a need to obligate additional funds with supervisor review.
  • Provide completed folder for close-out review by contract closeout supervisor.
  • Prepare closeout documents for contracting officer review and approval as required by standard operating procedures.
  • Complete daily and weekly reports to track metrics throughout the close-out procedure.
  • Provide customer service required contracting officers concerning folders presented for close-out.
  • Upon closure of contract, redistribute folder for temporary storage awaiting destruction.
  • Assist in improving existing standard operating procedures to improve productivity.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be legally blind and a US citizen
  • Must be able to apply for and pass advanced security clearances for the government
  • A 4 year business related degree or equivalent work experience is preferred
  • Highly proficient in computer technology (Word, Excel) and Assistive technology (Zoomtext, familiarity w/ CCTV’s)
  • Understand and help articulate the mission of The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are crucial.
  • A commitment to upward mobility and willingness for continued education and training.
  • Must be team oriented, possess a strong work ethic, have the ability to meet deadlines and possess good organizational skills.
  • Completion of a two day contract closeout training (classroom).
  • Understanding of Proprietary Government software/systems elemental to work performed:
    • Procurement Desktop-Defense (PD2)
    • Software Professional Solutions (SPS)

Required Training:

  • DAU coursework (online)
    • CON 100: Shaping Smart Business Arrangements (Required)
    • CON 121: Mission-Support Planning (Required)
    • CON 124: Mission-Planning Execution (Required)
    • CON 127: Mission-Performance Assessment (Required)
  • SPS 101 and 102 (PD2 Specific)
  • Blindness awareness training


Equal Opportunity Employer, Male / Female / Persons with Disabilities / VEVRAA



Please send resume to:

Kevin Daniel, Sr. Director of Strategic Recruiting
The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
2501 S. Plum Street
Seattle, Washington 98144
Fax number: 206.436.2244
Telephone: 206.973.4060


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