Integrated Federal Solutions (IFS) is a successful small business providing technical and professional services across US Federal Agencies and the Department of Defense. Our professionals have spent decades providing quality support services in the areas of acquisition management, program management, data analytics, and financial systems support. We are familiar with the demands our Government customers face and have adopted a proactive approach to developing real solutions to the problems our clients encounter.
We have an immediate need for a JUNIOR Contract Specialist Consultant (4+ years) to work in NEW CARROLLTON, MD at a federal government client agency to assist with the purchasing of goods and services on behalf of that agency
Full life cycle contract management (“cradle to grave”). Position specifically entails pre-award procurement activities.
Assist agency contracting office with drafting various contract documents including base contracts, modifications, and purchase orders.
Working with and advising program managers on procurement policies, regulations, and procedures that result in cost savings for the Government.
Maintaining a working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and agency supplemental regulations; following all applicable acquisition procedures.
Communicating orally in order to brief all customers on proposed acquisition cycles award processes.
Utilizing all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures while participating with a variety of Program Offices to ensure the acquisition plan, synopsis, procurement planning conference and justification and approval all include necessary information to facilitate a successful contract award.
Communicating in writing, independently preparing pre and post business clearances for every acquisition in order to document the contract file.
Acting as a business advisor and/or representative providing business advice to the program offices
Successful candidate must have at least 4 years of experience purchasing goods and services on behalf of the federal government. Experience must be equivalent to GS-1102 series position classification:
Experience in similar or related roles such as contracting officer's representative, cost/price analyst, etc. will not be considered. The successful candidate must have direct operational experience purchasing goods and services pursuant to the FAR on behalf of the US Government.
Must be able to work a normal 40 hour work week on-site (no telework or AWS) in NEW CARROLLTON, MD during normal business hours. Alternate work schedules (AWS) and/or regular telework is not available.
Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university and minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.
Knowledge of the Federal acquisition process and applicable laws and regulations. (e.g. the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR))
Strong background in acquiring commercial supplies and/or services for the Federal Government.
Experience as an 1102 in the Federal Government is highly desirable.
Experience with major contract writing systems is highly desirable.
DAWIA /FAC-C and CFCM or CPCM certifications are highly desirable;
Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills. (Job entails supporting multiple purchasing actions in a fast-paced environment.)
Ability to work with minimal guidance and supervision.
Position will require interaction with procurement office management. Interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively are necessary.
Ability to pass a federal public trust security review
IFS offers a highly competitive compensation package that includes contributions towards health insurance, 401(k) matching, and other non-salary benefits. Exact salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
NEW CARROLLTON, MD
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The amount of education successfully COMPLETED (do not list degrees not obtained or in process).
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Number of years spent in federal procurement operations vs. other jobs and roles (e.g., program management, technical representative, etc.)
IFS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
IFS will take affirmative action to employ qualified employees and applicants who are disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and other protected veterans.
Regarding any position for which an applicant for employment is qualified, IFS will not discriminate against any applicant because of physical or mental disability. IFS will take affirmative action to employ qualified individuals with disabilities without discrimination based upon their physical or mental disability.
Additional Salary Information: IFS offers a highly competitive compensation package that includes contributions towards health insurance, 401(k) matching, and other non-salary benefits. Exact salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Integrated Federal Solutions (IFS) is an experienced SBA 8(a) certified small business providing acquisition support services to many agencies across the federal government. Our people are our most important asset and we invest heavily in them. Our compensation package includes:
• Highly competitive salary
• Opportunity for variable compensation (bonus)
• 5 weeks of paid time off
• Reaso...nably priced health, dental, and vision insurance options
• A 401(k) savings plan with a corporate matching contribution
• Life and disability insurance that is free to the employee
• A flexible spending account (FSA) option
• Purchasing discount programs
• Training reimbursement program