All Applicants Please submit your resumes in MS Word 2007 format or lower NLT 5:00pm on 17 May 2010. Security Clearance: Active Secret (identify date last investigated) within 5 years. Must be able to pass additional security screening requirements. BlueForce LLC is looking for experienced personnel for an opening as a Contracting Specialist (Contract Support Specialist IV (CT-IV) to support the 950 ELSG/EW and their programs at Hanscom AFB.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to: •Assists the contracting officer with contract administration duties. •Assists the contracting officer with developing acquisition strategies. •Assists in the preparation and review of documentation (e.g., J&A’s, SAMPS, Acquisition Plans, etc.). •Prepares draft solicitations and provides recommendation on adequacy of proposals. •Performs pre-award work associated with a wide range of contract types and contracting •Supports contract negotiations and prepares/reviews/makes recommendations on various contractual documents prior to award. •Helps plan and support the development of the government's negotiation position. •Assists the government in meeting with suppliers or their representatives to effectively negotiate prices, delivery date, specifications, or similar matters. •Coordinates, performs and/or provides technical guidance for the full range of contract administration actions for the assigned projects including negotiating post award contractual changes, reviewing contracts, interpreting provisions, resolving problems, recommending or rendering determinations and implementing appropriate actions. •Serves as business advisor to a wide range of customers and provides advice and assistance related to contracting work as a Contracting Officer. •Provides timely and accurate responses to questions of contract specialists/purchasing agents on procedures, policies, directives, etc. •Performs actions, analysis, research and reporting necessary to resolve problems or issues associated with the closeout of contracts •Prepares and coordinates documentation for a timely closeout of contracts and orders; and for the execution of expiring or canceling funds
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: •Bachelors degree •12 or more years in a contracts administration or buyer position •Knowledge of a wide variety of contracting methods and contract types sufficient to perform pre-award, post-award, and/or contract price/cost analysis functions. •Knowledge of business practices and market conditions so as to evaluate bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility, contractor performance, and other wide ranging contract actions. •Knowledge of basic acquisition planning so as to accomplish contractual actions. •Knowledge of contract price and cost analysis/cost accounting techniques so as to compile and evaluate price and/or cost data for a variety of pre-award and/or post-award procurement activities. •Knowledge of negotiation techniques so as to be able to support negotiation procurements of extensive services, complex equipment, and/or construction projects. •Knowledge of statutes, regulations and procedures so as to be able to perform well defined procurement functions that are not well defined or lack precedence.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: •Training and experience equivalent to APDP level II certification in Contracting (list out all equivalent courses in your education portion of your resume to include those gained through DAU if applicable.)
WORKING LOCATIONS & ADDITIONAL INFO: •Hanscom AFB, MA •Minimal travel required