Strategic Analysis is seeking a Senior Policy Analyst with experience in: research and development contracting; operating in a dynamic and highly demanding customer environment; quickly reviewing, assessing, and communicating impacts of acquisition/contracting policy documents; and authoring policy guidance for acquisition workforce professionals. The Senior Policy Analyst will provide advice to the SES-Level Head of Contracting Activity (HCA), Senior Procurement executive (SPE), and Senior Services Manager (SSM) on procurement operations to ensure compliance with Federal statues, the FAR, and the DFARS.
The Senior Policy Analyst will provide support through a variety of functions such as:
Review and provide analysis of policy written by the Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP).
Research implications of published policies and advise on the impact such policies.
Develop material for training conferences/summits and conduct acquisition workshops and training sessions.
Assist with developing and implementing standardized templates and guides.
Assist with all external audits to include the DoD Inspector General (IG), DPAP Procurement Management Review (PMR), and Small Business Administration (SBA).
Schedule and conduct post-award solicitation and contract reviews and report on trends or shortfalls.
Assist with internal PMR and Special Interest Reviews.
Assist with preparing the annual Inventory of Contracts for Services for submission to Congress, as well as preparing responses to the Government Accountability Office, DoD Inspector General and external agency (e.g., SBA) audit reports.
Provide advice on procurement cost and/or pricing issues.
Assist and provide advice to the Government Contracting Officer in the development of acquisition-related documents (e.g., Request for Proposals, Source Selection Plans, Acquisition Plans, etc.).
Provide advice on FAR Part 35 and the Scientific Review Process.
Eight (8) years business experience including advanced contract and technical knowledge, prior experience in developing and implementing policy for R&D and services contracting, and experience with procurement contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and Other Transactions. Experience acting as a principal lead on analytical, consulting, or assessment processes in support of technical, business and administrative goals of a program
Advanced/Master’s degree or equivalent in any of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods or organization and management is preferred.
A Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) is highly desirable.
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Arlington, VA, SA employs over 200 professionals who provide all of the skills, tools, and creative ideas necessary to address the technical, operational, programmatic, and policy aspects of national defense and homeland security issues. At SA, operational excellence and client satisfaction is our ultimate goal. Through our unique core competencies, we strive ...to provide leading-edge innovative solutions to meet clients’ needs, and our employees have a constant commitment to quality and delivering results. SA's core competencies and list of clients have also greatly expanded and diversified as new demands have been placed on the professional services industry and as the world environment has changed. To meet these new demands, SA continues its efforts to build a talented and results-driven workforce. We recognize that the key to our business success directly comes from the diverse ideas, experiences, and backgrounds of our employees, as well as the ethical business practices embedded in our culture. Additionally, SA’s “extended family” approach to its cultural environment fosters collaboration and teamwork among its employees, and greatly enhances our performance and efficiency.