The Contracts Management Specialist Mid. is responsible for guiding and supporting SPAWAR and associated PMOs in successfully accomplishing objectives via milestones, acquisition and contract events and providing direct support to the various SPAWAR PEOs and its associated PMO Acquisition Manager and APMs.
JOB REQUIREMENTS/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
The Contracts Management Specialist Mid. candidate shall assist the client with all aspects of the federal government contracting life cycle, including pre-award acquisition planning, source selection support, and post-award contract administration for complex naval and DoD software and hardware intensive systems. Provide advice and guidance on all matters of federal, DoD, and Navy pre-award and post-award contracting procedures and policies. Develop and review procurement request (PR) packages, including Acquisition Plans (APs), Acquisition Strategies (AS), Statements of Work (SOWs), Performance Work Statements (PWSs), Source Selection Plans (SSPs), Justification and Approvals (J&As), Determination and Finding (D&F), and the Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL), ensuring adequacy, consistency, and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements. The Contracts Management Specialist will be familiar with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and the Department of Defense’s process for acquisition programs and the various program reviews required for acquisition approval to include:
- Assist government procurement agencies with defining proposals, including RFPs and qualifying vendors.
- Performs all aspects of contracting transactions, from initiation to recommendation of award, to procure supplies or services with specialized requirements such as procurement of complex equipment, services, and/or architectural and engineering services.
- Analyzes and negotiates complex modifications to contracts. Modifications include equitable adjustment due to changes subject to the Service Contract Act and the exercise of contract option. Decisions are based on in-depth analysis of alternatives and knowledge of the unique capabilities and characteristics of the assigned contractors. Decisions may require resolution of incomplete or conflicting technical and contractor data. In determining a negotiation position, must comply with FAR and LCR regulations.
- Plans and coordinates contract administration activities for long-term, extensive technical service contracts. Administers various contract types with varying degrees of complexity and determines the best interests of the government. The various types of contracts include firm-fixed-price and cost plus.
- Performs all aspects of contracting transactions, from initiation to recommendation of award, to procure items or services with specialized requirements, such as the procurement of supply or production items.
- Reviews procurement requests, analyzes requirements, and recommends revisions to the statement of work or specifications..
- BS Degree from an accredited college or university
· Five (5) years of demonstrated experience in DoD Program Management and Acquisition Management for ACAT programs across the acquisition lifecycle (including cost, schedule and performance).
· DAWIA CON Level II, Contracts Management Certification from an accredited college or university or Equivalent
· Secret Clearance required
- Possess experience in project management, engineering management, DoD acquisition, or another related subject of comparable complexity and responsibility.
- 5+ years of experience with cradle-to-grave contract management, including procurement planning, pre-award, price and cost analyses, and post-award and closeout in a government or government support role
- Experience with providing expert contractual advice to a government client, including researching, analyzing, and interpreting complex acquisition rules and regulations and providing actionable recommendation to government clients, such as senior government executives
- Experience with the complete Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Project
- Knowledge of FAR, DFARS, and DoD 5000 series regulations and laws, executive orders, statutes, policies, principles of acquisition planning, and other requirements necessary to accomplish assigned duties