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Senior Manager/Contracts Manager-Remote-Consultant

Posted on May 5, 2022

Job Location: Remote

This job does not require a clearance.

Employer: Cordia Resources

Cordia Resources provides executive search, recruiting, and staffing services for medium to large size companies across the U.S. Our areas of specialty include sourcing and placing professionals in accounting, finance, human resources, information technology, contracts administration, and pricing. Our employees bring strengths from different career paths and thrive in guiding clients and job seekers to make the best employment match.

Job Responsibilities:

Cradle to grave contract administration experience.
Able to work in a fast-paced environment.

If interested contact Mr. Matthew Antine ASAP at

Mantine@cordiaresources.com


Contract Specialist, GS-1102-12

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Multiple Locations

This job does not require a clearance.

Employer: Veteran Health Administration

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE"). As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips.

Job Responsibilities:

Major Duties:

  • Perform market research to aid in acquisition planning.
  • Review specifications and statements of work to ensure they do not restrict competition.
  • Advertise all applicable contract requirements to promote maximum competition.
  • Conduct cost analyses or price analyses for contract proposals or change order proposals.
  • Conduct necessary market analyses to test the noncompetitive assumptions of requisitions.
  • Determine the offeror that represents the best value based on price and other factors.
  • Conduct post-award conferences with customers to clarify contractual provisions.
  • Review contractor performance to assure compliance with applicable labor laws.
  • Resolve contract performance problems concerning excusable delays.
  • Administer payment provisions on contracts for partial payments, progress payments, and final payments.
  • Issue show cause letters and cure notices as a prelude to terminations.
  • Issue contract terminations for convenience or default.
  • Select the appropriate method of procurement such as simplified acquisition procedures, sealed-bidding, or negotiations.
  • Review specifications and statements of work to develop acquisition strategies. Review acquisition milestone plans for approval.
  • Develop an overall pricing negotiation strategy considering all relevant information.
  • Establish technical evaluation boards to determine acceptability and ranking of technical proposals.
  • Review auditors’ reports for adequacy of analysis and conclusions.
  • Prepare price negotiation memorandum detailing negotiations with contractors.
  • Prepare federal procurement data system (FPDS-NG) for contract awards.
  • Prepare solicitation and award synopses for contract awards.
  • Prepare electronic contract management system documents for contract awards.
  • Prepare solicitation documents using contract writing systems for issuance.
  • Conduct negotiations for competitive and noncompetitive procurements.
  • Conduct debriefings with unsuccessful offerors or bidders.
  • Advise technical personnel of inadequate, ambiguous, or vague specifications to avoid liability.
  • Negotiate additional time required for contract performance.
  • Negotiate settlements related to contract terminations for convenience or default.

Required Qualifications:

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Basic Requirements GS-12:

4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major in any field.

or

At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

NOTE: The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) does not grant Academic degrees; therefore courses completed at the DAU are not creditable towards meeting the 24 semester hour requirement, in the fields identified above, unless the coursework has been evaluated by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and appears on a college or university transcript.

GS-12 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: Sufficient knowledge and experience in the following: acquisition regulations and contract law; fully soliciting, awarding and administering to include: change orders, supplemental agreements, terminations, claims, close out of contracts, cost/price analysis techniques, change order proposals, firm-fixed price and firm-fixed contracts, simplified acquisitions, sealed bidding, negotiations, cost sharing, multiple awards, contract modifications and settlements; architect-engineering services, or construction services; monitoring contractor performance and compliance with all terms conditions of the contract; communicating orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner; interpersonal skills to communicate with internal and external customers; electronic Contract Writing and Management System (i.e. e-CMS).

Preferred requirements are available on the following FAC link: www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/contracting-fac-c

There is no educational substitution for the GS-12 level.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Contract Specialist, GS-1102-12

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/639079500

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/619662400

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/614320300


Contract Specialist, GS-1102-11

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Multiple Locations

This job does not require a clearance.

Employer: Veteran Health Administration

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Job Responsibilities:

Major duties and responsibilities include: Aids requiring activities in performing market research, reviewing specifications and statements of work, and approving acquisition milestone plans; Ensures specifications and statements of work are prepared in a manner which adequately describes the Government’s requirements without restricting competition; Advises technical personnel as to inadequate, ambiguous or vague specifications to avoid Government liability; Performs a complete review of recommended sole-source requirements and conducts necessary market analyses to test the noncompetitive assumptions of requisition; Selecting the appropriate method of procurement i.e. simplified acquisition procedures, sealed bidding, negotiations; Responsible for advertising all applicable requirements and preparing the solicitation document using agency contract writing systems for issuance, insuring regulatory and legal sufficiency, and promoting maximum competition; Conducts public bid openings, reviews bids and determines responsiveness and responsibility of low bidder in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements when using sealed bidding; Serves as contract administrator on awarded contracts; Conducts post-award conferences with Contractor and Government personnel to provide information and to clarify standard and special contractual provisions of the contract; Negotiates required changes to contract conditions to protect the agency; Resolves problems of delivery, production, quality, differing site conditions, inspection, and other pertinent matters; Performs cost/price analysis on change order proposals and analysis of delivery requirements; Administers payment provisions of the contract for partial payments, progress payments and final payments using the VA Online Certification system; Establishes position of the Government in disputes and issues final decisions of the Contracting Officer; Closes out contract upon completion of the contract, resolution of all conflicts, and final disposition of payment and obtains adequate release of claims documents to protect the agency; Fully utilize contract writing system (i.e., Electronic Contract Management System), contract reporting system (i.e., Federal Procurement Data System), financial management system (i.e., Integrated Funds Distribution, Control Point Activity, Accounting, and Procurement), and prosthetics application suite (i.e., Graphical User Interface), in accordance with Agency policies. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Conditions of Employment

 

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Position requires filing a Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days from your start date
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) – See “Additional Information” below for details

Optional Qualifications:

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/08/2022.

Basic Requirements: Applicants must meet the basic requirement for this position.To meet the basic requirement for Contract Specialist GS-05 through GS-12 positions, applicants must have:

  • A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major in any field. OR,
  • At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.

Note: The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) does not grant Academic degrees; therefore courses completed at the DAU are not creditable towards meeting the 24 semester hour requirement, in the fields identified above, unless the coursework has been evaluated by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and appears on a college or university transcript.

Specialized Experience GS-11Applicants must also meet the specialized experience and/or education requirement for the GS-11 grade. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education described below for the GS-11 Contract Specialist position:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience includes experience with: Federal Acquisition regulations (or similar), VA Acquisition regulations (or similar), contract law, and procedures applicable to acquisition and contract administration including change orders, supplemental agreements, terminations, claims, and close out of contracts; Various types of contracts including firm-fixed price, firm-fixed price with economic price adjustments, and cost reimbursement, and contract methods to include simplified acquisitions, sealed bidding, negotiations, cost sharing, multiple awards, commercial items, and special provisions; Cost/price analysis techniques used in evaluation of contractor proposals, change order proposals and to conduct negotiations; Negotiation techniques sufficient to negotiate prices, terms and conditions, contract modifications and settlements; Contract administration principles and practices sufficient to monitor contractor performance and compliance with all terms and conditions of the contract.
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
  • Combination: Applicants may combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of specialized experience and graduate education that equates to 100% of the requirements for the GS-11 (only graduate education in excess of 2 years, 36 semester hours, can be used towards crediting a combination of education and experience).

Preferred requirements are available on the following FAC link: www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/contracting-fac-c

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

For more information on these qualification standards, visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

Education

Transcripts: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Transcripts must depict the name of the college to determine accreditation, and your name must also be displayed on the transcripts. If qualifying based on a degree, or for positions requiring a degree, the transcript must show the date the degree was conferred. If selected, you must provide official transcripts. Transcripts should state degree conferred, and have a date. Undergraduate transcripts are required to meet the basic requirement for this position; please submit all transcripts. Copies of Official Transcripts are accepted and are the best way to ensure your education is interpreted correctly in accordance with OPM qualification standards, but unofficial transcripts are accepted if they contain all the required information. If credit for a course is being questioned by the HR Professional performing qualifications, it is your responsibility to provide supporting descriptive information (course syllabus/descriptions) in your application package.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Graduate Education: To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

Contract Specialist, GS-1102-11

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/643723400

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/632171200

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/646304400


Contract Specialist, GS-1102-9

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Multiple Locations

This job does not require a clearance.

Employer: Veteran Health Administration

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE"). As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (COVID-19 - VA 007) in-accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3304(a)(3) and 5 CFR 337.205(b)(1)-(4).

Job Responsibilities:

Major duties and responsibilities include: Performs market research, reviews specification and statement of work, and approves acquisition milestone plans; Performs a complete review of recommended sole-source requirements and conducts necessary market analyses to test the noncompetitive assumptions of requisitions; Responsible for recommending the appropriate method of procurement i.e. simplified acquisition procedures, sealed-bidding, negotiations; Conducts public bid openings, reviews bids, and determines responsiveness and responsibility of low bidder in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements; Conducts cost and/or price analysis of offerors’ proposals, reviews auditors’ reports for adequacy of analysis and conclusions, and considers all information in developing an overall pricing negotiation strategy; Serves as contract administrator on awarded contracts; Conducts post-award conferences with Contractor and Government personnel to provide information and to clarify standard and special contractual provisions of the contract; Negotiates prices and/or additional time required for performance and consideration on behalf of the Government; Fully utilize contract writing system (i.e., Electronic Contract Management System), contract reporting system (i.e., Federal Procurement Data System), financial management system (i.e., Integrated Funds Distribution, Control Point Activity, Accounting, and Procurement), and prosthetics application suite (i.e., Graphical User Interface), in accordance with Agency policies. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Position requires filing a Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days from your start date
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Personnel
  • Administrative Careers with America (ACWA) Test: Selectees may be required to complete the ACWA Test, which consist of two major components: The ACWA Ability Test (biodata) and The Individual Achievement Record (verbal-vocabulary, reading, math)

Optional Qualifications:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, June 30, 2022.

Basic Requirements: Applicants must meet the basic requirement for this position.To meet the basic requirement for Contract Specialist GS-05 through GS-12 positions, applicants must have:

  • A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major in any field. OR,
  • At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.

Note: The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) does not grant Academic degrees; therefore courses completed at the DAU are not creditable towards meeting the 24 semester hour requirement, in the fields identified above, unless the coursework has been evaluated by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and appears on a college or university transcript.

Education/Experience GS-09Applicants must also meet the specialized experience and/or education requirement for this position. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below for the GS-09 Contract Specialist position:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-07) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience includes experience with: Acquisition regulations, contract law, and procedures applicable to acquisition and contract administration; Various types of contracts and contract methods; Negotiation techniques sufficient to negotiate prices, terms and conditions, contract modifications, and settlements; Commercial and industrial business practices to identify sources, analyze cost and pricing data; Contract administration principles and practices sufficient to monitor contractor performance and compliance with all terms and conditions of the contract. OR,
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B or JD. in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. OR,
  • Combination: Applicants may combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of specialized experience and graduate education that equates to 100% of the requirements for the GS-9 (only graduate education in excess of 1 year, 18 semester hours, can be used towards crediting a combination of education and experience).

Preferred requirements are available on the following FAC link: www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/contracting-fac-c

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

For more information on these qualification standards, visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

Education

Transcripts: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Transcripts must depict the name of the college to determine accreditation, and your name must also be displayed on the transcripts. If qualifying based on a degree, or for positions requiring a degree, the transcript must show the date the degree was conferred. If selected, you must provide official transcripts. Transcripts should state degree conferred, and have a date. Undergraduate transcripts are required to meet the basic requirement for this position; please submit all transcripts. Copies of Official Transcripts are accepted and are the best way to ensure your education is interpreted correctly in accordance with OPM qualification standards, but unofficial transcripts are accepted if they contain all the required information. If credit for a course is being questioned by the HR Professional performing qualifications, it is your responsibility to provide supporting descriptive information (course syllabus/descriptions) in your application package.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Graduate Education: To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

Veteran Health Administration

Contract Specialist, GS-1102-9

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/632458400

Jennifer McKendree

Address

VHA Service Center – 2
6100 Oak Tree Blvd
Independence, OH 44131
US


Contract Specialist, GS-1102-7

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Multiple Locations

This job does not require a clearance.

Employer: Veteran Health Administration

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE"). As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips.

Job Responsibilities:

The purpose of this position is to serve as a Contract Specialist in the Acquisition Intern Program (AIP) for the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with responsibility for performing professional work involving the procurement of supplies and services using procedures outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulations, VA Acquisition Regulations, Public Laws, and agency policy.

VA Acquisition Intern Program
The purpose of the VA Acquisition Internship School, Acquisition Intern Program is to train and develop entry level professional talent into Contract Specialists. As a Contracting Specialist attending the VA Acquisition Academy, Acquisition Internship School the applicant will receive unique training providing a competency based and holistic curriculum focusing on the technical, communications, writing, leadership, business savvy, creative thinking and interpersonal skills needed to develop successful contract professionals. This acquisition career will be at one of the VA contracting organizations throughout the U.S and begins with a 2-Year developmental training program. The experiential based model teaches innovative acquisition business practices using essential skills and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) guiding principles to acquire the goods and services for our Nation’s Veterans (e.g., medical supplies, services, and contracting). The program is comprised of classroom training and on-the-job training (OJT). Over the course of the first year, the program includes 2 periods of training for an approximate total of 14 weeks of training in Frederick, MD, and 47 weeks of OJT with the hiring organization (your duty station). Time spent in Frederick, MD is reduced in the second year to 2 periods of training for an approximate total of 11 weeks.

Continuation of Service Agreement: Employees will be required to sign a Continuation of Service Agreement as a condition of employment as well as for entry into the program. The employee must agree to (1) continue in the service of the Veterans Affairs for three (3) years commencing upon completion of the training, and (2) pay back expenses if he/she voluntarily separates from their agency prior to completion of the service obligation period.
This position requires approximately 25% travel for training and other business activities.

The employee assists the requiring activities by serving as a member of acquisition planning teams. In this role, the incumbent aids requiring activities in performing market research, reviewing specifications and statements of work, and approving acquisition milestone plans. The employee will ensure that specifications and statements of work are prepared in a manner which adequately describes the Government’s requirements without restricting competition. Advises technical personnel as to inadequate, ambiguous or vague specifications to avoid Government liability. Performs a complete review of recommended sole source requirements and conducts necessary market analyses to test the noncompetitive assumptions of requisitions. Prepares required findings and sufficiently documents determinations in this regard.
Serves as contract administrator on awarded contracts. Conducts post-award conferences with Contractor and Government personnel to provide information and to clarify standard and special contractual provisions of the contract. Negotiates required changes to contract conditions to protect the agency. Resolves problems of delivery, production, quality, inspection, and other pertinent matters. Performs cost/price analysis on change order proposals and analysis of delivery requirements. Negotiates prices and/or additional time required for performance and consideration on behalf of the Government.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday (8:00am -4:30pm)
Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Available Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
Remote: This may be offered as a remote position. (Remote refers to work performed on full-time basis anywhere other than a VA facility or using VA-leased space.)
Virtual: This is not a virtual position. (Virtual refers to work performed on full-time basis using VA-leased space or at a VA facility other than the facility that hired the employee.)
**For this position, telework (up to 80% per pay period) or remote work (100% off-site) may be authorized upon supervisor approval if within the local commuting distance of the advertised duty station

Financial Disclosure: Selected applicants will be required to complete a financial disclosure within 30 days from their start date.

Required Qualifications:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Optional Qualifications:

Promotion Potential: This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-09. At the GS- 07 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-09. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Basic Requirements: Completion of at least a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major in any field. (Unofficial Transcripts Required) -OR-
Possession of at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. -OR-
Occupation of a GS-1102, Contract Specialist position in the Federal Government on January 1, 2000, in one of the following grade levels GS-5, GS-7, GS-9, GS-11 or GS-12.

AND

Grade Requirement for GS-7:Superior Academic Achievement at the GS-7 level: (SAA) at the baccalaureate level in the coursework detailed above is fully qualifying. Applicants who wish to apply under this provision must submit proof from their educational institution that they meet one of the criteria listed below. To qualify for SAA, applicants must have completed all the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in a curriculum (accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management) that is qualifying for the position to be filled and meet one of the following:
1. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university or major subdivision.
2. A grade-point average of “B” (a GPA of 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
3. A grade point average of “B+” (a GPA of 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
4. Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. For a list of recognized honor societies please visit http://www.achsnatl.org/quick_link.asp.

For more information regarding SAA please visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e5.asp#e4f.

OR

Specialized Experience at the GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in federal service. Specialized experience for this position is experience in: acquisition regulations, contract law, and procedures applicable to acquisition and contract administration; various types of contracts and contract methods; negotiation techniques sufficient to negotiate prices, terms, and conditions of contracts; business practices to identify sources, analyze cost and pricing data; monitoring contractor performance and compliance with all terms and conditions of the contract.

-OR-

Substitution of Graduate Education for Specialized Experience: One full academic year of graduate education or law school. To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (Unofficial Transcripts Required)

-OR-

Combination of Graduate Education and Specialized Experience: An equivalent combination of graduate level education and specialized experience as described above to meet the qualification requirements for this position. (Unofficial Transcripts Required)

Please note: If selected for this position, you must meet all eligibility requirements to receive and maintain a Level I FAC-C certification within 12 months upon appointment into the position. When requested by the supervisor, you must apply for up to a Level 1 Contracting Officer Warrant, accept contracting officer warrant, and provide the signatory authority for contracts within their warrant authority. Warrants will be granted based on workload, needs of the agency, and upon recommendation of the supervisor.

Physical Requirements: The subject position is primarily of an administrative nature in an office setting, however where travel to work sites is required there may be light physical work required, such as walking over uneven surfaces, or assisting technical personnel in taking measurements or elevations. Government travel for training, meetings, or customer interactions will be required in this
position.

To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-XX. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

VHA National Recruitment Center

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Senior Contracts Manager - Job #: R-00075781

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Reston, VA

This job does not require a clearance.

Employer: Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Job Responsibilities:

Primary Responsibilities

Responsible for the overall contract execution and compliance of assigned tasks in accordance with contract requirements, federal/agency regulations, company policy and procedures, and applicable laws for both CONUS and OCONUS performance locations.
Work closely with the functional Team to become a trusted adviser by achieving day-to-day contracting and program objectives with significant impact on operational results or project deliverables.
Proactively engage with customer (Government) contracting counterparts to build enduring relationships.
Develop written correspondence to support company positions on contract terms and conditions and maintain complete/comprehensive contract files to support the entire history of the contract, to include official letter and email correspondence.
Work to influence team members regarding solution design, process and/or approaches.
Multi-task and prioritize work activities in a fast paced environment and effectively communicate at all levels within the organization.
Frequently interact both virtually and face to face with other contracts and procurement staff, functional peers, management and external and internal customers (including company executives).
Lead the review and analysis of RFPs, prepare compliant and complete administrative proposal volumes, support development and compliance of cost/price proposals, and represent Leidos’ interests during negotiations, contract administration, and contract closeout.
Identify and mitigate contract risks as well as coordinate appropriate reviews in accordance with Leidos policy and procedures.
Engage with capture and proposal team as an integrated team member supporting proposal development. Ensure proposal submission is timely and compliant.
Impact:

Works to achieve day-to-day objectives with major impact on the area of responsibility.
Responsible for entire projects or processes spanning multiple professional areas.
Typically responsible for coaching, reviewing and delegating work to lower level professionals.
Complexity:

Problems typically involve multiple issues, areas or specialties.
Makes significant improvements in programs, processes, and solutions to enhance results.
Communication:

Communicates with internal team members across multiple areas and client team members.
May communicate with parties external to the organization (e.g., sub-contractors, vendors, etc.).
Works to influence project/team leaders regarding solution design, process and/or approaches.
Knowledge:

Utilizes expert knowledge of and ability to apply advanced principles, and concepts of a professional family.

Required Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 12+ years of related experience. Additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration OR a related field.
  • Must have experience managing Federal/US Government contracts.
  • Expert knowledge with government contracts with emphasis on acquisition strategies and proposal evaluation.
  • Excellent negotiation skills, including experience negotiating complex terms and conditions.
  • Must have experience with all contract types and a working knowledge of FAR.
  • Experience with non-disclosure agreements and Contractor Teaming Arrangements.

Optional Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications

  • Has the ability to support a high volume of complex work independently.
  • Exhibits a high level of business acumen and understands the impacts of contract and proposal activities on other functions within the organization.
  • Experience in oversight and evaluation of major proposals, monitoring major contracts/subcontractors, leading or assisting in key negotiations, resolving performance issues, identifying risks and associated mitigations, ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, and government and contract requirements.
  • Experience as a federal civilian in the Contracting career field (1102 experience).
  • Proficient in developing written correspondence.
  • Possess interpersonal skills to deal effectively with leadership and staff regarding Contracts with high degrees of complexity and work issues to resolution.
  • Ability to develop strong positive relationships with customer leadership that can be leveraged to assist in problem resolution.
  • Experience with multiple contract types, and FAR Part 12 commercial contracts is strongly preferred.
  • Has the ability to identify complex problems and risks related to terms and conditions and how they map to requirements; establish appropriate mitigation steps; execute steps; and provide continued status to management.
  • Has experience in developing contracting strategies, as well as alternative contracting options, consistent with federal acquisition regulations/policies to address customer requirements.
  • Demonstrates expert negotiation skills and uses them to maximize Leidos’ return and minimize our risk.
  • Operates with an enterprise and customer-oriented perspective and continually seeks to improve business results consistent with organizational core values.
  • Demonstrates the value of the Contracts function during interactions with internal and external customers.

https://careers.leidos.com/jobs/8580864-senior-contracts-manager


Senior Contracts Manager -Job #: R-00076627

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Columbia, MD

This job does not require a clearance.

Employer: Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Intelligence Group within Leidos has a career opening for a Senior Contracts Manager to support contracts within the National Solutions Operation.
  • The candidate should have progressive experience providing cradle-to-grave contract administration support for various CP, FFP, T&M Government contracts including RFP analysis, hands-on proposal development including the development of terms and conditions, coordination of appropriate internal reviews, contract negotiation, and contract/task order administration and execution.
  • Candidate will be responsible for overall contract compliance of assigned tasks in accordance with contract requirements, company policy and procedures, and applicable laws. Candidate must be able to work independently as well as part of a team of contract professionals supporting proposal preparation and a portfolio of contracts.
  • Candidate must be able to multi-task and prioritize work activities in a fast paced environment and effectively communicate at all levels within the organization.
  • The candidate will frequently interact – written, oral, and face-to-face – with other contracts and procurement staff, functional peers, Program management and external and internal customers.
  • Ability to lead the review and analysis of RFP’s, prepare compliant and cost/price proposals, and represent Leidos’s interests during negotiations and contract administration.
  • Scope of work includes Red Team reviews,  review and negotiate Teaming Agreements, NDAs and licenses as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Requires a BA degree and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years of prior relevant experience.
  • General experience in Contract Administration may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Experience with Government (FAR / DFAR) contracting: Fixed Price (FP), Time & Material (T&M), Cost Plus Award Fee (CPAF), Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF), Level of Effort (LOE), Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) and General Service Administration (GSA) type contracts.
  • Must have the ability to make sound business judgments, handle multiple contractual activities with a short turn-around time, and work independently as well as part of a Team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to include well developed analytical, communication, and presentation skills are required.
  • Ability to identify and mitigate contract risks as well as coordinate appropriate reviews in accordance with Leidos policy and procedures.
  • Local travel may be required.
  • Must have a Top Secret/SCI Clearance with Polygraph

https://careers.leidos.com/jobs/8623872-senior-contracts-manager


Senior Contracts Representative

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Reston, VA

This job does not require a clearance.

Employer: Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Job Responsibilities:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic guidance and contract activities supporting Groups, Capture, Pricing, and Group Contracts organization with reviewing TO RFQ/RFP proposals, compliance to complex enterprise wide IDIQ and GSA Schedules requirements and regulations managed by Leidos’ Enterprise IDIQ Contracts Team.
  • Lead pre and post award negotiations, modifications, close-out, and program support activities for complex and high volume IDIQ’s managed by Leidos’ Enterprise IDIQ Contracts Team.
  • Responsible for contractual requirements, deliverables, governing Enterprise IDIQ regulatory requirements (including FAR, DFARS, GSA and other agency supplemental), Price Reductions Clause, Service Contract Act and Wage Determination, Order Level Material requirements, Contractor Teaming Arrangement, Small Business reporting requirements, Cost Accounting System and customer reporting requirements for complex and high volume IDIQ’s managed by Leidos’ Enterprise IDIQ Contracts Team
  • Perform contract audit/review task order activities for high volume IDIQ’s managed by Leidos’ Enterprise IDIQ Contracts Team
  •  Support periodic contract portfolio reviews to ensure compliance with master contract terms and conditions and project set-up.
  • Ability to communicate complex requirements with internal and external clients. Provide advisory services and terms of use briefings for the IDIQ Program and/or GSA Schedules.

Required Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, operations or equivalent
  • 4-8+ relevant years of experience administering GSA Multiple Award Schedules and Multiple Award IDIQs contracting environment
  • Work experience using FAR, DFARS, GSAR and other non-standard terms and conditions
  • Ability to adapt to changing work assignments and shifting priorities
  • Must have strong time management skills, multi-task ability and able to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects and assignments under minimal supervision
  • Experience using GSA eBuy, GSA ASSIST!, Symphony, and other agency specific applications
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Working knowledge of GSA Technical Data Reporting

Optional Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications

  • NCMA certification or equivalent is preferred
  • Commercial contracts

https://careers.leidos.com/jobs/9249461-senior-contracts-representative


Cost Analyst - TS/SCI

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Chantilly, Virginia

Clearance Required: Possess an active TS/SCI security clearance

Employer: KBR

KBR — Delivering Solutions, Changing the World. KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives. In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values: We Value Our People – We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential. We Deliver – We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders. We Are People of Integrity – We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business. We Empower – We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed. We Are a Team of Teams – We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company. We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals. Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. At KBR, We Deliver.

Job Responsibilities:

KBR is seeking a highly motivated Cost Analyst to provide knowledge and expertise applying principles, theories and methods of cost estimation and analysis in support of our Government customers.  An active TS/SCI is required

Required Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Operations Research, Cost Analysis, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related discipline
  • Minimum 1 to 5 years of DoD, IC or industry cost analysis experience
  • Apply principles, theories and methods of cost estimation to complex Government acquisitions
  • Develop cost estimating relationships through the application of advanced statistical analysis techniques
  • Develop models/methods for space systems and their associated ground and launch systems across multiple space-related product lines
  • Ability to collect and normalize data and design cost estimating methods and models
  • Develop life-cycle cost estimates using a variety of methods (e.g. parametric, analogy, etc)
  • Experience leading life-cycle cost estimates for major system acquisitions
  • Ability to identify key cost and technical risk areas, and translate the risk areas into program cost impacts
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Proficient with the application of Monte Carlo simulation techniques
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present results to senior leadership
  • Ability to work independently and lead detail-oriented tasks

Optional Qualifications:

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Operations Research, Cost Analysis, Mathematics, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related disciplines
  • Cost estimating experience in the following domain areas:
    • Space hardware (bus and payload)
    • Space systems (e.g. NASA/Air Force, NRO, Commercial)
    • Launch systems
    • Ground systems (e.g. mission management, command and control, mission processing, ground terminals, communications networks, data centers)
    • Software cost estimating
    • Parametric and analogy based estimating
    • Data collection and normalization
    • Model development
    • Method development (e.g. multivariate regression analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, cost improvement curve analysis)
  • Technical understanding of satellite systems
  • Experience using risk analysis software (e.g. @Risk, Crystal Ball)
  • Experience using statistical analysis software (e.g. SAS, SPSS, etc)
  • ICEAA certification; either Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA)

Cost Analyst

https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Chantilly-Virginia/Cost-Analyst—TS-SCI_R2043523


Acquisition Specialist

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Chantilly, Virginia

Clearance Required: TS/SCI eligibility

Employer: KBR

KBR — Delivering Solutions, Changing the World. KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives. In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values: We Value Our People – We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential. We Deliver – We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders. We Are People of Integrity – We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business. We Empower – We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed. We Are a Team of Teams – We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company. We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals. Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. At KBR, We Deliver.

Job Responsibilities:

visit the KBR site for the full Job Description

Acquisition Specialist

https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Chantilly-Virginia/Acquisition-Specialist—TS-SCI_R2042129


Procurement Specialist (multiple locations)

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Multiple Locations

This job does not require a clearance.

Employer: KBR

KBR — Delivering Solutions, Changing the World. KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives. In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values: We Value Our People – We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential. We Deliver – We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders. We Are People of Integrity – We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business. We Empower – We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed. We Are a Team of Teams – We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company. We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals. Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. At KBR, We Deliver.

Job Responsibilities:

Job Duties/Responsibilities The job duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

– Prepares and sends Request for Quotation (RFQ) packages to vendors and suppliers for the purchase of materials, goods, short duration or simple services in support of client procurement needs
– Negotiates favorable terms, volume discounts and long-term contracts with suppliers for the procurement of goods, services and supplies
– Takes responsibility for purchases in support of customer-related business processes or for internal use
– Discusses defects and delivery problems with suppliers, and is responsible for negotiating refunds
– Coordinates with operations, maintenance, warehouse and engineering to ensure proper scheduling and movement of goods and supplies
– Under general supervision, and occasional direct supervision, performs assignments requiring experience and knowledge of standard concepts within their field.
Displays core job competencies by analyzing possible solutions using standard procedures while developing advanced skills

Required Qualifications:

  • Skills required for this job are typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree and 2+ years of experience, or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree.

Procurement Specialist (multiple locations)

https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Huntsville-Alabama/Specialist–Procurement_R2046351-1

https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Chantilly-Virginia/Subcontracts-Manager_R2046562

https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Beavercreek-Ohio/Specialist–Procurement_R2046566


Senior Procurement Specialist

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Huntsville, Alabama

This job does not require a clearance.

Employer: KBR

KBR — Delivering Solutions, Changing the World. KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives. In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values: We Value Our People – We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential. We Deliver – We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders. We Are People of Integrity – We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business. We Empower – We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed. We Are a Team of Teams – We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company. We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals. Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. At KBR, We Deliver.

Job Responsibilities:

Job duties/responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Job duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Negotiates favorable terms, volume discounts and long-term contracts with suppliers for the procurement of goods, services and supplies
  • Takes responsibility for purchases in support of customer-related business processes or for internal use. Discusses defects and delivery problems with suppliers, and is responsible for negotiating refunds
  • Coordinates with operations, maintenance, warehouse and engineering to ensure proper scheduling and movement of goods and supplies. Under general supervision, solves complex problems requiring detailed knowledge of field and industry best practices
  • Uses experience and problem solving skills to develop and improve processes May provide guidance to less experienced team members

Required Qualifications:

  • Skills required for this job are typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree and 5+ years of experience.

Direct Website to Opportunities:

 

Sr. Procurement Specialist

https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Huntsville-Alabama/Sr-Specialist–Procurement_R2046385


Associate Procurement Specialist

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Huntsville, Alabama

This job does not require a clearance.

Employer: KBR

KBR — Delivering Solutions, Changing the World. KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives. In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values: We Value Our People – We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential. We Deliver – We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders. We Are People of Integrity – We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business. We Empower – We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed. We Are a Team of Teams – We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company. We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals. Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. At KBR, We Deliver.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Job duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Prepares Request for Quotation (RFQ) packages for materials and short duration or simple services in support of customer-related purchasing needs
  • Performs negotiations and price analysis of vendor and supplier proposals/quotations. Discusses defects and delivery problems with suppliers, and is responsible for negotiating returns and refunds
  • Coordinates with operations, maintenance, warehouse and engineering to ensure receipt of items and proper scheduling and movement of goods and supplies
  • Under direct supervision, performs routine assignments as an entry level professional
  • Develops core job competencies with existing procedures by solving standard problems

Required Qualifications:

  • Typically requires an undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree.

Direct Website to Opportunities:

Sr. Contracts Administrator (multiple locations listed below)

Associate Procurement Specialist

https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Huntsville-Alabama/Associate-Specialist–Procurement_R2046350


Program Control Analyst

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Remote

Clearance Required: TS/SCI eligibility

Employer: KBR

KBR — Delivering Solutions, Changing the World. KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives. In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values: We Value Our People – We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential. We Deliver – We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders. We Are People of Integrity – We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business. We Empower – We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed. We Are a Team of Teams – We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company. We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals. Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. At KBR, We Deliver.

Job Responsibilities:

The Program Control Analyst job duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for the set-up and maintenance of billable contracts in the accounting system (Costpoint) to ensure consistency with the contracts and support of the Program Management’s contract performance reporting requirements
  • Develop plans, budgets and schedules, to meet contractual/project requirements for multiple contracts with a variety of contract types, such as FFP, CPFF, T&M, as well as hybrids
  • Develop financial controls, procedures, systems and forecasting techniques to evaluate contract/program status and ensure compliance with government and customer requirements
  • Monitor progress of program requirements and cost performance against plans to ensure contractual cost obligations are met
  • Produce Cost reports and CDRLs to distribute to customers & internal management
  • Conduct variance analysis of actuals vs baseline
  • Support accounts receivable as required during the monthly billing process
  • Review and approve Monthly invoices and validate revenue
  • Generate reports of Quarterly revenue, profit, and direct labor projections by contract by person
  • Initiate funding alerts to the subcontracts administrator for all contracts assigned
  • Review subcontractor/vendor invoices for accuracy
  • Assist in the investigations and resolution of AR invoice issues
  • Assist in the pricing of labor, travel, and materials for various types of contracts and proposals

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business-related discipline
  • 3 or more years of related experience in performing related financial analysis work
  • Familiarity with financial accounting close process as it related to U.S. GAAP
  • Familiarity with Government cost accounting standards (CAS), as they relate to timekeeping, allowable cost, allocation of cost
  • Excellent business acumen and strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in other Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to travel to Chantilly, VA office once a month

Optional Qualifications:

  • Experience with Cost Point 8 is desired, but not required

Direct Website to Opportunities:

Sr. Contracts Administrator (multiple locations listed below)

Program Control Analyst

https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Chantilly-Virginia/Program-Control-Analyst—REMOTE_R2044182-1


Lead Pricing Analyst

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Chantilly, Virginia

Clearance Required: Active Top Secret / SCI clearance (TS/SCI) preferred

Employer: KBR

KBR — Delivering Solutions, Changing the World. KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives. In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values: We Value Our People – We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential. We Deliver – We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders. We Are People of Integrity – We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business. We Empower – We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed. We Are a Team of Teams – We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company. We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals. Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. At KBR, We Deliver.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Leads and/ or manages major and complex cost proposals generally valued $100M+
  • Applies a broad knowledge of general accounting, cost accounting and financial analysis techniques for a variety of the most complex financial and general business problems
  • Develops complex pricing strategies and performs risk and cash flow analyses
  • Develops and presents price assumptions, financial summaries, and risk assessment to senior leadership prior to proposal submission
  • Prepares special reports and analysis as required
  • Provides strategic focus to all proposal efforts
  • Provide guidance to Program Managers and opportunity owners to ensure the requirements are followed
  • Provides work leadership and technical guidance to lower level pricing analysts
  • Provide guidance for more junior team members on compliance-related issues
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree and 8+ years of direct government pricing experience
  • Comprehensive technical and functional knowledge of direct government pricing practices, regulations, and procedures
  • Advanced business knowledge
  • Comprehensive organizational, written, and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen to make sound management decisions/recommendations
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Optional Qualifications:

  • Master of Business Administration (preferred)

Direct Website to Opportunities:

Sr. Contracts Administrator (multiple locations listed below)

https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Chantilly-Virginia/Lead-Pricing-Analyst_R2041389


Sr. Program Control Analyst

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Remote

Clearance Required: Must meet eligibility requirements for TS/SCI clearance.

Employer: KBR

KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives. In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values: We Value Our People – We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential. We Deliver – We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders. We Are People of Integrity – We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business. We Empower – We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed. We Are a Team of Teams – We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company. We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals. Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. At KBR, We Deliver.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Strong aptitude for using & enhancing EXCEL spreadsheets
  • 5+ years of program control experience in federal government contracting working Cost-plus, T&M, and Fixed price contracts.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills, be able to work independently and collaboratively, have a strong commitment to customer service, and have the ability to plan and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to interact and communicate, both oral and written, with individuals across the organization.
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented dedicated individual with a strong work ethic.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong aptitude for using & enhancing EXCEL spreadsheets
  • 5+ years of program control experience in federal government contracting working Cost-plus, T&M, and Fixed price contracts.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills, be able to work independently and collaboratively, have a strong commitment to customer service, and have the ability to plan and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to interact and communicate, both oral and written, with individuals across the organization.
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented dedicated individual with a strong work ethic.

Optional Qualifications:

  • CostPoint and COGNOS experience
  • Basic knowledge of government contract administration especially with CPFF, FFP and T&M contracts.
  • Project set up in compliance with contractual terms, conditions and requirements.
  • Provide cost, schedule and funding planning, reporting, monitoring and analysis support to Program Managers to include Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Basis of Estimates (BOEs), development of budget, forecast and financial reports.
  • Monitors and controls costs & schedules of business programs using Earned Value Management Light.
  • Prepare program financial Estimates at Complete (EAC) and meet deadlines for submission requirements.
  • Identify project risks and opportunities and provide analytical contribution in working resolution with PM, Contracts and Finance/Accounting.
  • Prepare/Support Program Management Review (PMR) presentations for management and customer.
  • Prepare financial Contract Data Requirements (CDRL) for programs. Ensure contractual requirements are met and customer financial deliverables are accurate and on time.
  • Perform ad-hoc financial analysis on the contract as requested by PM and others.
  • Review, track, and and reconcile sub invoice submissions.
  • Microsoft Office Suite skills, with strong working knowledge of PowerPoint.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Direct Website to Opportunities:

Sr. Contracts Administrator (multiple locations listed below)

Sr. Program Control Analyst

https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Beavercreek-Township-Ohio/Senior-Program-Control-Analyst–REMOTE-_R2044592-1


Sr. Sub-Contracts Administrator

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Remote

Clearance Required: Candidate should have the ability to obtain a clearance as necessary

Employer: KBR

KBR — Delivering Solutions, Changing the World. KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives. In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values: We Value Our People – We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential. We Deliver – We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders. We Are People of Integrity – We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business. We Empower – We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed. We Are a Team of Teams – We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company. We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals. Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. At KBR, We Deliver.

Job Responsibilities:

Duties/Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs full range of procurement and administration activities associated with the procurement of material items and subcontracting work
  • Qualifies suppliers, issues requests for proposals, evaluates proposals, performs price and cost analysis, maintains subcontract files in accordance to established procedures
  • Oversees and performs the full range of procurement and administration activities associated with subcontracting work on a project
  • Under general direction, is accountable for the performance and results of a related discipline or sub-group within a function
  • Manages the delivery of functional objectives by providing leadership and direction to team members
  • Participates in the development of functional strategy and may be responsible for global processes and procedures.
  • Some travel may be required

Required Qualifications:

  • Skills required for this job are typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree and 10+ years of experience
  • Experience with Cost Plus contract type administration and management
  • Experience reporting and briefing senior level leadership
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Deltek Suite of software

Optional Qualifications:

  • Preferably has previous experience with preparation for a Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) and administration and management of Other Transactional Agreements (OTA)

Direct Website to Opportunities:

Sr. Contracts Administrator (multiple locations listed below)

https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Chantilly-Virginia/Sr-Subcontracts-Administrator_R2044789


Subcontracts Manager (Remote)

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: remote

Clearance Required: Candidate should have the ability to obtain a clearance as necessary

Employer: KBR

KBR — Delivering Solutions, Changing the World. KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives. In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values: We Value Our People – We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential. We Deliver – We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders. We Are People of Integrity – We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business. We Empower – We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed. We Are a Team of Teams – We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company. We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals. Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.

Job Responsibilities:

Duties/Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs full range of procurement and administration activities associated with the procurement of material items and subcontracting work
  • Qualifies suppliers, issues requests for proposals, evaluates proposals, performs price and cost analysis, maintains subcontract files in accordance to established procedures
  • Oversees and performs the full range of procurement and administration activities associated with subcontracting work on a project
  • Under general direction, is accountable for the performance and results of a related discipline or sub-group within a function
  • Manages the delivery of functional objectives by providing leadership and direction to team members
  • Participates in the development of functional strategy and may be responsible for global processes and procedures.
  • Some travel may be required

Required Qualifications:

Required Skills:

  • Skills required for this job are typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree and 10+ years of experience
  • Experience with Cost Plus contract type administration and management
  • Experience reporting and briefing senior level leadership
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Deltek Suite of software

Optional Qualifications:

Preferred Skills:

  • Preferably has previous experience with preparation for a Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) and administration and management of Other Transactional Agreements (OTA)

Security Requirements:

  • Candidate should have the ability to obtain a clearance as necessary

Direct Website to Opportunities:

Sr. Contracts Administrator (multiple locations listed below)

https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Chantilly-Virginia/Subcontracts-Manager_R2046562


Sr. Contracts Administrator

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Multiple Locations

This job does not require a clearance.

Employer: KBR

KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives. In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values: We Value Our People – We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential. We Deliver – We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders. We Are People of Integrity – We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business. We Empower – We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed. We Are a Team of Teams – We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company. We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals. Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. At KBR, We Deliver.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include:

  • Participation in advance planning discussions of new business pursuits.
  • Teaming and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Proposal cost volume and pricing development.
  • Contract negotiation and contract administration to ensure proper contract attainment and implementation of contract requirements in accordance with company policies.
  • Support Subcontracts and Purchasing personnel by providing compliant procurement processes and insure appropriate flow down provisions are identified.
  • Identifies, tracks, mitigates, and resolves risk issues.
  • Legal requirements, and customer specifications.
  • Assist during government audits and reviews.
  • Project setups and modification entry.

Required Qualifications:

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience in Government Contract Management.
  • Experience working with FAR, DFARS, Agency regulations, ITAR, etc.
  • Experience in generating and negotiating complex proposals/contracts.
  • Experience with T&M, Fixed Price and Cost Type Contracts.
  • Effective Negotiator.
  • Team Player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, or Project)
  • Experience with rate structures and pricing strategies
  • B.S. / B.A. Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Contract Administration, Supply Chain Management, Economics, and/or Business Law.

Optional Qualifications:

Desired Skills:

  • Organized and systematic approach to task management that enables timely closure of actions.
  • Ability to work independently with limited guidance.
  • Experience with UNANET.

Salary and/or Benefits:

2022 Career Fair Employers and Job Listings

Direct Website to Opportunities:

Sr. Contracts Administrator (multiple locations listed below)

https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Ann-Arbor-Michigan/Sr-Contracts-Administrator_R2046037

https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Dayton-Ohio/Senior-Contracts-Administrator_R2046035-1

https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Huntsville-Alabama/Contracts-Administrator_R2046091


Contract Specialist

Posted on April 7, 2022

Job Location: Varies

This job does not require a clearance.

Employer: Department of Transportation (DOT)

Real solutions to meet genuine challenges. Innovative ideas to take on growing realities. That's the Federal Highway Administration - Leaders in Paving the Way on the Road to Success. The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family. The Department of Transportation (DOT) is ranked #5 in the 2019 best places to work in the Federal Government!

Job Responsibilities:

As a Contract Specialist, you will:

  • Serve as subject matter specialist for, and maintain expertise in, Federal Procurement Law, Federal and Departmental regulations and good business practices in planning and performing the Division’s contracting processes. Work closely with the Acquisitions Team Leader/Contracting Officer to accomplish the timely development, advertisement, selection, awarding and administration of engineering services, construction services, simplified acquisitions, and support related acquisitions.
  • Be responsible for advising and consulting with the Acquisitions Team Leader/Contracting Officer, Construction Branch and legal counsel regarding the settlement of contractor claims and in the preparation of Contracting Officer decisions and settlement of claims.
  • Exercise expertise and good business judgment in the interpretation and implementation of procurement policies, procedures, standards and guidance for the formulation and administration of all contract types including simplified, construction and architect & engineering (A/E) contracts. Coordinate with and provide direct support as a team member to the acquisition team relative to procurement activities within the Division and to help promote uniform application throughout the agency.

The ideal candidate is a mid-career individual with a solid background and experience in pre-award, award and administration of contracts using the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) specifically Parts 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 36, and 37. He or she would possess expertise in the award of a wide variety of contract types for the acquisition of simplified requirements to include non-personal services, construction, and architect and engineering support services. Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) in Level I or above is highly desirable.

*PLEASE NOTE: Given our continuing need for professionals in this field, we will routinely review applications and refer the top candidates for potential interviews multiple times during the open period of the announcement.  Reviews and referrals of applications will be completed on an as needed basis with the initial review occurring ten days after the opening date.

Required Qualifications:

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen and eligible for consideration.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Applicable documents are required for the Mandatory Education requirements.
  • Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position.
  • Initial applicant review will be after the first 10 days, then when needed.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: You will be required to complete a Moderate Risk background/security investigation and meet preliminary requirements prior to onboarding.
  • PCS/RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT: Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Relocation, and Recruitment Incentive authorization varies by position/selection.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Current Federal employees and non-competitive selectees may need to complete a probationary period (unless already completed).
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT: The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) within 30 days of appointment and annually thereafter.
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves some travel.  A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.

 

Qualifications

To meet the basic qualifications for this position, you must (1) meet the Mandatory Education Requirement for the series; (2) provide a copy of your transcripts or other applicable documentation for verification; AND (3) meet the specialized experience requirements for each grade. Please review the following information before proceeding with the application process: 

(1) All applicants must meet the education requirements under A or B to qualify for applying to a GS-11-12 contracting position:

A. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major in any field;

OR 

B. At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

For additional information, please refer to the OPM qualifications standard for GS-1102: Contracting Series at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1100/contracting-series-1102/.

(2) Upload the appropriate document(s) to your application for verification purposes.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Exception: Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.

(3) Specialized Experience:  To determine which grade(s) you are eligible for, review the following grade specific details.  You will be asked questions as part of your application but make sure to verify how you meet this experience in your resume or you may be deemed ineligible.

Note – applicants who are qualifying based on experience must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level, that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position, in addition to meeting the basic requirements in paragraph A or B above.

  • Exception: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.

For the GS-11:

On Experience, at least one year of experience, equal or equivalent to the GS-09 grade levelwhich included:

  • Experience using procurement regulations and a variety of contracting procedures for pre-award or post-award phases, such as in the procurement of supplies, services or equipment.
  • Experience providing technical assistance to staff and management.

On Education, you must have:

  • 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education* leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

You can also qualify based on a combination of graduate education* and experience.

*Graduate Education Requirement: To qualify for GS-1102-11 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

For the GS-12:

On Experience, at least one year of experience, equal or equivalent to the GS-11 grade levelwhich included:

  • Experience providing guidance to technical personnel in the development and formulation of contracting approaches.
  • Experience with a range of contracting methods and contract types, including formally advertised acquisitions and negotiated acquisitions.
  • Experience procuring specialized services, such as architectural and engineering services.

You cannot qualify on education at this level, you must have experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  • Contracting/Procurement – Knowledge of various types of contracts, techniques, or requirements (for example, Federal Acquisitions Regulations) for contracting or procurement, and contract negotiation and administration.
  • Negotiation – Works with others towards an agreement that may involve exchanging specific resources or resolving differences.
  • Technology Application – Uses machines, tools, instruments, or equipment effectively; uses computers and computer applications to analyze and communicate information in the appropriate format.
  • Acquisition Strategy – Knowledge of the principles and methods for developing an integrated acquisition management plan that describes the business, technical, and support strategies, including the relationship between the acquisition phases, work efforts, and key program events (for example, decision points, contract awards, test activities).

For all types of consideration, experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

 

See the Qualifications section for Mandatory Education Requirements.

 

Additional information

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Salary and/or Benefits:

 

2022 Career Fair Employers and Job Listings

 

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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.

If you are having difficulty applying online, please contact the DOT Automated Staffing Office via email at Transjobs@dot.gov.


Senior Subcontracts Administrator

Posted on March 19, 2022

Job Location: Remote or Hybrid available

This job does not require a clearance.

Employer: Concordia Resources

Cordia Resources provides executive search, recruiting, and staffing services for medium to large size companies across the U.S. Our areas of specialty include sourcing and placing professionals in accounting, finance, human resources, information technology, contracts administration, and pricing. Our employees bring strengths from different career paths and thrive in guiding clients and job seekers to make the best employment match.

Job Responsibilities:

Tasks include:

 

  • the negotiation of terms and conditions, analyses of price, and creation of the subcontract documents and CPSR-compliant subcontract files;
  • monitoring subcontractor’s performance including schedule, management of the deliverables;
  • keeping fully informed on all subcontract standards, plans, and policies;
  • reviewing and resolving with subcontractors all issues affecting subcontract performance and ensuring subcontractor compliance with legal requirements, company policies, and customer objectives;
  • maintaining contact with managers regarding subcontract negotiation, preparation, and monitoring;
  • preparing and disseminating information regarding subcontract status, compliance, modification, deviation, negotiation, and termination;
  • supporting pre-award efforts;
  • supporting subcontracting plan initiatives with socio-economic concerns, as required;
  • other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

Required Skills:

 

  • 7+ years of industry experience with Federal Government Contracting and Subcontracting.
  • Experience with CPSR.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related business discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulation and its supplements, as well as the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills.
  • Experience supporting proposals and providing risk mitigation guidance to the proposal team.

Salary and/or Benefits:

Matt Antine
Senior Search Director

D: 703.962.9578 | M: 508.472.5275| M: 703.962.9608

mantine@cordiaresources.com

8330 Boone Blvd, Suite 350

Vienna, VA 22182


Contracts Manager/Lead Contracts Administrator

Posted on February 23, 2022

Job Location: Vienna, VA

This job does not require a clearance.

Employer: Cordia Resources

We’re hiring a Contracts Manager/Lead Contracts Administrator to coordinate contract and subcontract functions with a focus on the administration of prime contracts and subcontracts involving the federal government. You’ll work with contracts, business development, and operations teams to ensure compliance with the RFP, regulatory requirements, contract terms, and corporate policy. Due to the nature of the role, only U.S. Citizens may be considered.

Job Responsibilities:

Role and Responsibilities

  • Negotiate favorable terms and conditions with the US government in accordance with templates and policies. Provide subject matter expertise on contract terms and conditions from pre-award through post-award and proactively develop and recommend solutions to challenges
  • Lead and support proposal activities including, but not limited to analysis of solicitations, preparing summaries and developing strategies and recommendations based on the analysis, with attention to the financial and business risk of the proposed effort, participating in all proposal team meetings, preparing the terms, conditions and assumptions upon which the proposal may be submitted, reviewing the technical and pricing proposals for accuracy and consistency, conducting overall business risk analysis and preparing the proposal documents for submittal to the Customer
  • Coordinate with other business functions to ensure appropriate reviews are conducted, scheduling required reviews, and obtaining required review and approval signatures prior to submittal of proposals or execution of contractual documents
  • Perform all aspects of assigned contract processing including, but not limited to, accuracy of order entry data, contract funding, scope changes, contract amendments, receipts and delivery schedules, legal requirements and other commitments
  • Compile and maintain all required contractual records and documents in accordance with contract requirements as well as policies and procedures
  • Provide contracts advice to program managers and other members of the company as required

Required Qualifications:

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field; may substitute 4 additional years of applicable experience in lieu of a degree
  • 10+ years in contract administration with at least 8 years of experience in DoD or government service based contracts; will consider an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
  • Knowledge of FAR or DFAR and agency supplements
  • Experience with all contract types, including cost plus, fixed price, T&M, cost reimbursable
  • Experience negotiating with industry partners, including non-disclosure and teaming agreement negotiations

Optional Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications

  • CFCM Certification
  • Experience as a Sr. Level Contracts Administrator preferred.
  • Must be able to utilize the Microsoft Suite of products and have experience utilizing Costpoint and/or JAMIS.

Physical Demands

  • Operates a computer and performs desk-based computer tasks continually; frequently viewing a computer screen
  • Rarely lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling objects and/or equipment that weighs up to 50 pounds
  • Remains in a sitting/stationary position continually or almost continually during the work day
  • Ability to move about the office to complete job requirements multiple time throughout the day

Salary and/or Benefits:

  • $80M-$100M company with ~80 Contracts and Task orders and 450 persons.
  • Remote is fine for a NOVA/DC/MD candidate

Matt Antine: mantine@cordiaresources.com


Senior Contracts Manager

Posted on

Job Location: Remote for now and then hybrid in future Ashburn, VA

Clearance Required: Ability to Obtain Public Trust

Employer: Cordia Resources

Cordia Resources is a leader in Recruiting and Staffing Services specializing in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Contracts, Pricing, & Operational Support. For the fourth consecutive year, Cordia Resources and Cordia Partners are proud to be recognized by the Washington Business Journal (WBJ). Cordia Resources ranked as one of the Top 10 Largest Executive and Professional Recruiters, and one of the Top 15 Largest Temporary Staffing Companies in 2021. Cordia Partners ranked as one of the Top 15 Largest Accounting Firms in 2021.

Job Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Build and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues and clients
•    Develop, manage and maintain all company contract files and tracking logs
•    Work in collaboration with accounting department to ensure integration of contracting information into accounting system
•    Examines performance requirements, delivery schedules to ensure completeness and accuracy
•    Administration of contracts and support Project Management with tracking prime contract modifications
•    Reviews solicitations and prepares routine responses for proposals, bids, prepare compliance checklist, and contract modifications
•    Coordinate with project managers and proposal team on pricing and contractual inputs
•    Analyzes contract requirements, provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies and procedures
•    Accountable for drafting, reviewing and negotiating all legal documents required to complete a customer transaction for products and/or services including but not limited to NDA, TA, Subcontract, Prime contract agreements.
•    Works in collaboration with internal organizations including HR, Accounting and Project Management to ensure contractual obligations are being met
•    Must have strong contract drafting experience and the ability to manage projects efficiently and successfully
•    Manage Contracts Administrator
•    Resolve issues in a timely and professional manner
•    Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

•    3 to 5 years’ experience working in a small business environment required
•    5 to 7 years’ experience in a contracts manager role, supporting government clients required
•    Education and/or training in Contract Management or a related field
•    Working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
•    Experience with contract terms & conditions reviews, profitability/analyses review and oversight of government contracts and programs
•    Experience managing the contracting life cycle
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Working knowledge of AP/AR

Salary and/or Benefits:

$130K-$150K depending on experience + bonus

Matt Antine
Senior Search Director

D: 703.962.9578 | M: 508.472.5275| F: 703.962.9608

mantine@cordiaresources.com