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Senior Acquisition Specialist

Company: Seventh Sense Consulting
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Seventh Sense Consulting, LLC is a federal government contractor (GovCon) that is bringing “Enlightened Solutions that Deliver Lasting Value” in the areas of acquisition, program management and system engineering. Formed in 2012, our founders wanted to do things differently to strengthen Government performance and spread the profits among the employees who make the company successful.

Senior Acquisition Specialist

Bethesda MD

Clearance Requirement: U.S. Citizens Only. Active Secret clearance or must be eligible to obtain a Secret Clearance

Position Summary:

Senior-level acquisition consultant carries out pre-determined and recurring cradle to grave contract administration duties for the Uniformed Services University of Health Services (USUHS) Acquisitions (ACQ) Directorate. Functions may include acquisition planning, solicitation preparation, market research/analysis, source selection and administration of terms and conditions, cost/price analysis, negotiation, preparation of contract award and modifications, support government in the evaluation of contractor performance, contract termination, and contract closeout. Knowledge and exposure to cost reimbursement/cost sharing contracts and review of claims and equitable adjustments. Ability to simultaneously manage, coordinate and pursue multiple, complex projects and activities. Extensive knowledge of the FAR and/or associated FAR supplements.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide acquisition lifecycle support to include carrying out pre-award and post-award functions, in consultation with the government Contracting Officer, for a variety of assigned actions/requirements for contracts

Provide analysis of problems and recommendations on improvement related to acquisition/assistance instrument pre- and post-award processes, policies, procedures.

Assists with business case development, including conducting cost/benefit analysis on proposed strategies.

Assists Government end user in developing and finalizing statements of work, specifications, IGCEs, and other acquisition documentation.

Responsible for establishing and maintaining an acquisition forecast mechanism to be utilized by both ACQ and others (as applicable) for tracking all requirements in both pre and post-award stages.

Reviews progress reports, vouchers and invoices and responds for requests from all involved parties.

Responsible for supporting closeout activities including reviewing final reports, final payment, disposition of government property, release of claims and other similar considerations.

Assists with the development and establishment of standard operating procedures, templates, and other documents to ensure compliance, as well as record management activities, and other tasks supporting the acquisition/assistance instrument lifecycle.


Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND at least 24 hours in business-related courses in any of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

Minimum 8 years of overall experience.

At least 3 years’ acquisition experience with or supporting Civilian and/or DOD agencies.

Ability to obtain and maintain an active Secret clearance

Expert knowledge in pre-award contract support and post-award contract management.

One of the following Contracting related certifications: DAWIA Contracting Level III, FAC-C Level III, or CPCM.

Experience with PD2, highly desired

Lean Six Sigma green belt or higher, highly desired

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Contracting experience with FAR 8.4, 12, 13, 15, and 16.505.

Acquisition planning, market research, and drafting technical requirements.

Familiarity with federal strategic sourcing contract vehicles

Knowledge of negotiation techniques and skill in devising negotiation strategies to deal with contractors in resolving such problems as reducing costs, adjusting delivery schedules, and negotiating in sole source environments.

Knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to the evaluation of contract proposals and knowledge of laws, regulations, agency policy, precedent cases, and other requirements that affect acquisition.

Familiarity with, Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE), Wide Area Workflow (WAWF), Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), Financial Assistance Award Data Collection (FAADC), Procurement Desktop-Defense (PD2), Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), Defense Agencies Initiative (DAI), General Fund Enterprise Business Systems (GFEBS), Microsoft Office suite, and Google Suite.

Seventh Sense Consulting offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401k, and paid time off.

Seventh Sense Consulting is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Seventh Sense Consulting, Bethesda , Senior Acquisition Specialist, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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