- February 9, 2023
- Posted by: Simar Johar
J3 Consulting (J3) seeks a Senior Acquisition Policy Analyst to support a team that provides a high-level of acquisition and procurement-related policy support within a Federal Government environment. In this role, the analyst will be an integrated team member in support of several military and civilian agencies across various sectors to include professional services, Information Technology (IT), and a variety of other services required by client agencies. This is a full-time position that reports directly to one of J3’s executive team members. All work performed will be remote and with the expectation of periodic onsite visits with the client and J3 management.
The primary responsibility will be to support a federal government policy department as a cohesive and knowledgeable acquisition policy subject matter expert and perform the following duties:
- Provide proactive business advice in Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and supplemental agency regulations while interpreting acquisition policy to improve internal acquisition standard operating processes and procedures
- Collaborate with the Integrated Product Development Team (IPT) to review, write, and edit requirements documentation.
- Support pre-solicitation, pre-award and post-award quality assurance efforts
- Analyze requirements and assist with the collection and analysis of historical contract or government performance data to inform level of effort and labor mix estimates that are required to support acquisition requests.
- Document functional and performance level requirements and procedures that enable IPTs to use, as part of the development of acquisition requirements documents, cost, and program estimation efforts, including drafting Statements of Work (SOW), Statements of Objectives (SOO), or Performance Work Statements (PWS).
- Support the development of acquisition planning by considering all available sources and methods of procurement to satisfy mission needs.
- Uncover and document all elements in an acquisition plan.
- Support data collection efforts to standardize reporting and statistics throughout the federal acquisition policy office.
- Interface with IPT members and assist in preparing acquisition plans, justifications, clearances, briefings, presentations, and technical evaluation plans, while maintaining compliance with FAR and agency policies and regulations.
- Assist IPT members with acquisition policy guidance using relevant resources ensure adherence to FAR and supplemental agency regulations the industry environment and determine availability of sources of supply and/or services.
- Assist in the preparation of and maintain current acquisition plans, appropriate milestone charts and related schedules
- Collaborate with the IPTs to document and evaluate team members in accordance with existing evaluation requirements.
- Collaborate with the IPTs to document and ensure consistency of pre-solicitation, pre-award, and post-award decisions and negotiations.
To be qualified for the role, the ideal candidate must demonstrate a combination of the following:
- Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business or public administration, finance, operations management, or a closely related field.
- 8 – 10 years of increasingly responsible in acquisition policy and contract administration experience.
- 5+ years of project management experience, having a PMP certification is a plus.
- Senior 1102 experience preferred
- DAWIA or FAC- C Level III preferred
Knowledge & Skills:
- Advanced acquisition policy knowledge interpreting the FAR and supplemental agency acquisition regulations
- Expert knowledge in contracting and contract administration principles, practices, methods, and techniques used in a Federal Government agency.
- Federal and state laws, regulations, policies, and procedures governing purchasing and contracting activities.
- Research methods and statistical analysis techniques.
- Contract and document preparation and processing.
- Principles and practices of sound business communication; correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
- Principles, practices, concepts, and techniques used in customer service, public relations, and community outreach.
- Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including computers and applicable software programs, such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Doc.
- Advanced capability to assign, review and evaluate the work of staff engaged in a wide range of contract administration activities.
- High-level capacity to draft and review clear, well-defined contracts and agreements consistent with all applicable legal requirements.
- High-level capacity to analyze and make sound recommendations and decisions on complex technical data and legal requirements associated with contract development.
- Senior-level ability to evaluate contract, risk management documents, and make sound decisions on their administration and enforcement.
- Comprehensive ability to understand, interpret, and prepare a variety of documents including legal documents, contracts, and financing packages.
- Advanced capability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Advanced ability and experience preparing clear, concise, and accurate reports, documents, data entries, and other written materials.
- Capability to maintain sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of contract stakeholders.
- Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive, complex, and confidential issues and situations.
- Advanced knowledge and experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with contract stakeholders.
If interested in being considered for this exciting opportunity, please send your resume to [email protected]