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Job ID: 1926387
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 24, 2020
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Program Mgmt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

The ideal candidate will have expert knowledge and experience in Federal contracting and grant laws, principles, regulations, policies, procedures and advanced acquisition planning.  Candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills necessary to effectively advocate operational and acquisition policy issues to a wide range of audiences to include senior Federal officials and chief procurement officers.

  • Experience developing and implementing Federal acquisition policies to ensure compliance with acquisition and grant laws, regulation, and policies.
  • Expert experience awarding and administering contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements, in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) contractual agreements and applicable grant regulation.
  • Experience preparing acquisition documentation, including Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs), cost/benefit analyses and analysis of alternatives, acquisition plans, development of solicitation packages, and preparation of supporting acquisition documentation
  • Experience assisting program task leads in developing requirements and Performance Work Statements
  • Experience providing post contract management support such as additional/ incremental funding, administrative modifications to the contract, and supporting Program Task Managers by mitigating contract risk.
  • Ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with, support, manage, and negotiate consensus across various levels of major capital acquisition oversight, including Program, Government Agency, Departmental, Executive, and Congressional level entities.
Responsibilities
  1. Act as an advisor to senior management/leadership on issues related to Federal procurement, purchasing, contracts and contract administration. 
  2. Provide strategic support for acquisitions in a manner consistent with program objectives, regulations, principles, and standards.
  3. Provide expert advice on Federal contract formation, contract negotiations and contract administration. 
  4. Provide technical expertise, direction and guidance to programs and respective Government customers on the preparation of procurement plans, contract formation, solicitation, source selection and contract documents, and the review, analysis and technical evaluation of bids or proposals. 
  5. Provide recommendations for procurement improvements, modifications and/or enhancements to assure responsiveness to changing requirements.  
  6. Provide expertise on FAR and non-FAR based contracts (Other Transaction Agreements) and Federal Assistance agreements (grants and cooperative agreements) as may be required.
  7. Support detailed cost and price analysis to ensure cost/price reasonableness and provide expertise and guidance to top management. Provide the development of alternatives to produce best value supplies and services. 
  8. Plan, develop and establish strategies for contract/procurement alternatives, modifications, improvements.   
  9. Provide Federal Contracting expertise to address complex issues including, transfer and disposition of United States Government and intellectual property, data rights, export control concerns, organizational conflict of interest concerns, sub-contract issues, and unique provisions. 

Qualifications

Qualifications
Mandatory Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree with a preferred major in: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, organization and management. 
  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in FAR principles, concepts, and practices, reform initiatives, and policies and procedures, and demonstrated ability to effectively apply these laws, regulations and procedures to determine contracting methods, types of acquisition instruments, business and negotiation strategies, techniques of cost analysis, and determination of contractor responsibility, methods of monitoring the performance of long term contracts and agreements with multiple partners, and contract and agreement administration. 
  • Knowledge of 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, Subtitle A- Office of Management and Budget Guidance for Grants and Agreements. 

Desired Qualifications

 
Desired Requirements
  • DAWIA or FAC-C Certification in Contracting 
  • Knowledge of 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, Subtitle A- Office of Management and Budget Guidance for Grants and Agreements. Experience with the Federal Grants process. 
  • Served as a Warranted Contracting Officer, with proven technical competencies across a wide range of acquisition life cycle activities from acquisition planning through contract award and subsequent closeout activities.
  • Experience utilizing Federal electronic systems for contract writing (i.e. eCMS), contract management, contract reporting (i.e. FPDS), and financial management (i.e. IFCAP).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of an acquisition organization, particularly program management, contract oversight, technical requirements management, workforce development, and policy and process development. 



Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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