Position:  Junior Program Acquisition Specialist
Location:  Arlington, VA
Job Id:  933
# of Openings:  1

Junior Program Acquisition Specialist
Arlington, VA 22203

Security Clearance Requirement: Current Secret security clearance with eligibility for DHS Suitability

Culmen International, LLC hiring a junior level Acquisition Specialist to work in support of Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in the Network Security Deployment (NSD) program.  NSD provides development, acquisition, deployment, operational, program management, industry partnership, and customer support to satisfy the Department’s mission in Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. Specifically, NSD’s mission is to improve cybersecurity to federal departments, agencies, and industry partners by developing the technologies and establishing the services needed to fulfill CISA’s mission. To meet that mission need, NSD is organized into Program Management Offices (PMOs) to design, develop, deploy, and sustain cybersecurity capabilities. The PMO this position supports is the NCPS PMO.

Roles and responsibilities include:
  • Provide NCPS procurement support to the government.
  • Assist the government with the pre-award functions associated with awarding new contracts, task orders, agreements, and financial transfers, including procurement planning, advising, and assisting the government regarding contract or task order issues involving scope and compliance.
  • Assist the government in measuring contractor performance including providing support to award fee boards or other processes as required.
  • Support the government NCPS COR team with contract execution activities, such as reviewing, organizing and tracking contract invoices and deliverables, monitoring burn rates, analysis of advance liquidations and providing approval recommendations.
  • Support the government in the preparation of procurement documentation such as market research, Statement of Works (SOWs), Performance Work Statements (PWSs), procurement requests (PRs), required justifications, determinations and findings, and best procurement approach.
  • Provide assistance to the government in preparing IT acquisition review (ITAR) Checklists and briefings and adjudicating CISA and DHS CIO review comments and tracking approval.
  • Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare and maintain Standard Operations Procedures (SOP) manuals to assist Government management in operating more efficiently and effectively.
  • Provide the NCPS COR team with ad hoc projects to help ensure effective and efficient contract management.
Requirements and experience include:
  • US Citizen
  • Current Secret clearance and eligibility to obtain DHS Suitability
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1+ years of experience with Federal procurements and contracts.
  • Working knowledge of contract administration principles and possess working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
  • Demonstrated experience working on contract/procurement packages and working with hands-on development of documents such as SOW, PWS, PRs, ITARs, etc.
  • On-site government contract management experience and demonstrated experience working directly with Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs).
  • Experience working with a variety of contract types and vehicles, including cost-type, T&M, fixed price, performance-based contracts, and GSA schedules (highly preferred).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and knowledgeable of spreadsheet creation and utilization to depict data and make informed decisions from such data, including pivot tables and advanced formulas.
  • Strong contract writing skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Strong organizational skills and attention-to-detail
  • Good time management skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Benefits: Health, Vision, 401K, Life and Disability Insurance Programs
Job Type: Full Time

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