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Acquisition Specialist (SME)

Company: Culmen International
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Established in 2004, Culmen International is committed to enhancing international security, strengthening homeland defense, optimizing government operations and providing humanitarian assistance around the world. We provide technical and management expertise, develop innovative technology solutions, and deliver youth care services, logistics, training and language services worldwide. With experience in over 126 countries, Culmen supports our clients to accomplish critical missions in challenging environments.
Culmen International, LLC is hiring a Acquisition Specialist SME to work in support of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) Cybersecurity Division (CSD). Locate in Arlington, VA with some telework options.
CSD leads efforts to protect the federal domain of civilian government networks and to collaborate with the private sector domain to increase the security of critical networks. CSD's mission is to improve cybersecurity for the federal civilian government and other partners by facilitating the integration of various cybersecurity technologies, products, and services. To meet this mission need, CSD is organized into Program Management Offices (PMO) to support, design, develop, deploy, and sustain cybersecurity capabilities. This position supports the Investment and Contracts Management organization of contracting officer representatives (CORs). Roles and responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Perform pre-award functions associated with awarding new contracts, task orders, inter/intra-agency agreements, financial transfers, grants and other contract types.
  • Perform procurement / acquisition planning, advising and resolving issues involving scope and vendor compliance.
  • Draft purchase request (PR) package documents such as market research reports (MRR), requirements documents (SOW, SOO, PWS), determinations and findings (D&F), independent government cost estimates (IGCE), information technology (IT) acquisition reviews, sole source justifications, and other documents required for solicitation / contract award.
  • Support contract execution activities such as organizing and tracking contract invoices and deliverables, monitoring burn rates, and analysis of available funding.
  • Conduct complex analyses of program ODC's and travel associated with contact implementation.
  • Assist with reviewing, drafting, and creating templates for contractual deliverables such as work breakdown structures (WBS), integrated mater schedules (IMS), monthly status reports (MSR), project management reviews (PMR), etc.
  • Read contract award documents to understand contract line item numbers (CLINs), lines of accounting (LOAs), periods of performance (PoP), and contract options.
  • Possess an understanding of various contract types such as firm fixed price (FFP), cost plus fixed fee (CPFF), cost reimbursable (CR), time and materials (T&M), etc.
  • Use Microsoft Office, especially Excel to create and manipulate spreadsheets to depict data and make informed decision from such data, including pivot tables and advanced formulas.
  • 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 I&CM COR team with ad hoc projects to help ensure effective and efficient contract management.
    Basic Requirements:.
    • US citizenship
    • Security Clearance Requirement: No clearance requirement for this position. Candidate must have the ability to obtain DHS Suitability at the Public Trust level.
    • Bachelor's Degree in a related field (minimum education).
    • 5+ years of experience supporting federal contracts and procurement activities.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Proficiency working with the MS Office Suite.
    • Experience working with SharePoint including document routing.
    • Experience with Microsoft Access is a plus.
    • Customer service orientation and ability to work in a team environment.
    • Experience working on-site in a mixed government/contractor environment and interacting with government personnel including CORs.
    • Have a strong working knowledge of contract administration principles and possess working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
    • Experience working on contract/procurement packages.
    • Experience with hands-on document development including SOW, PWS, PRs, and related documents.
    • Experience with Government strategic sourcing vehicles (GSA schedules highly preferred).
    • Project Management experience, industry recognized certification is desired (such as Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C), Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) in Contracting or Program Management, Project Management Professional (PMP), or similar).
    • Understanding of earned value management (EVM) is beneficial.
      Top Tier Benefits Package Available:
      • Exceptional Medical/Dental/Vision coverage with 100% of the premiums paid by the company for all employees and their eligible dependents
      • 401k - Vested immediately and 4% match
      • Life insurance and disability paid by the company
      • AFLAC Available
      • Tuition Assistance
      • 12 Paid Holidays
        At Culmen International we are committed to creating, promoting, and sustaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our commitment to these values is unwavering across all our work around the world. We include and celebrate employees of diverse races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, ethnicities, nationalities, socioeconomic statuses, languages, (dis)abilities, ages, and religious commitments. These differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our employees and clients. Culmen is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Culmen International, Arlington , Acquisition Specialist (SME), Other , Arlington, Virginia

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