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Acquisition Specialist

Company: SMS Data Products Group
Location: Fort Belvoir
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

SMS is seeking an Acquisition Specialist and advisor to the Army's Enterprise Cloud Management Agency (ECMA). In this role, the Candidate shall provide acquisition and contract development expertise and support to the government customer up to, and including, the SES level, the contracting office, and the team consisting of non-acquisition technical engineers. -This is a mid-level position requiring proven pre-award contract schedule management, documentation development, post-award contract management, and overall acquisition/contract experience with the proven ability to foresee acquisition needs, dependencies and then to take a proactive approach to get the job done (i.e. planner & doer). - -As a dynamic systems integrator, SMS offers proven solutions in engineering, operations, cybersecurity, and digital transformation. With expertise in modernizing and optimizing legacy infrastructure and systems, ensuring operational efficiency, and designing, implementing, and managing secure environments, SMS supports business and mission goals with proficiency, quality, and integrity. -SMS has been serving the advanced information technology needs of the federal government since 1976, delivering talented teams and innovative, cost-effective solutions and services to support our customers' missions for more than 40 years. SMS is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with offices and on-site operations at customer locations throughout the United States. -For additional information on SMS, visit -. -Submit your resume today!The Candidate shall have knowledge of and have proven performance with the following: -

Mid-level knowledge and experience with Army and DoD acquisition and contract best practices and processesPreparation, review, update and coordination of pre-award and post-award acquisition documents and/or acquisition requirements packagesProven success leading customers to the most beneficial acquisition strategy for the requirementsConduct Market Research and Complete Market Research ReportAssist with creating, updating, and enhancing internal IPT acquisition documentsAssist with developing independent cost estimatesDevelop and report on cost, schedule and performance measures including using the Program Execution Module (PEM) toolDevelop Performance Work Statements (PWS), Statements of Work (SOW) and/or Statements of Objective (SOO)Develop Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans (QASP) that includes Performance Requirements and Surveillance Activity Checklists (SAC)Draft Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Contract Data Requirements List (CDRLs)Conduct business data analysis for the program to ensure compliance with regulation to identify trends, provide information to other decision-makers and assist in responding to the results of audits, inspections, management reviews and other evaluations.Assist in the implementation of contract requirements of the SOW/PWS/SOO Technical Specifications, CLINS and/or Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).Provide detailed analysis and review of acquisition projects to ensure contract and financial fiscal compliance.Develop and maintain acquisition project strategies including the identification of personnel impacts, dependencies, etc.Assist in ensuring documents are in accordance with Federal law, departmental regulations, and procedures applicable to the acquisition process and to the administration of contracts.Possess mid-level knowledge and experience with acquisition documentationPossess both strategic (planner) and tactical/operational (doer) mindset and work ethicAbility to manage acquisition schedules and dependencies with an "ownership" mindsetAbility to partner with the government customer to proactively identify and develop what is needed, and interface with the contracting office as needed and in the absence of government supervisionExperience providing recommendations and guidance with ability to influence planning strategies and decisions up to, and including, the SES levelAbility to lead and coach, as needed, other acquisition and technical, non-acquisition team members in acquisition strategies, best practices and documentation (PWS development, Tech Evals, IGCE, Market Research, etc.) Ability to develop ad-hoc whitepapers, briefs and other artifacts as neededMinimum Requirements
Direct and relevant experience in the above areasBachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related fieldMinimum of 5 years of experience in acquisitions/contracts with positions of increasing responsibilityExperience leading acquisition and contract activities within technical teamsExperience successfully leading acquisition development of service contracts valued in excess of $10MExperience with Agile methodologies (Scrum, SAFe, Lean, DAD, etc.)Minimum of 3 years of experience in Army, DoD, or IC at the Headquarters, Department of the Army, or major command level (e.g. ARCYBER, NETCOM, 7th Signal Command, Program Executive Office, etc.) or in industry implementing similar solutions -Preferred Requirements
  • Master's degree in a related field (MBA, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related field)
  • Experience with Cloud, CSP Reseller, MSP, and other multi-year technical service acquisitions
  • Current DAU course certificates/certifications
  • Project Management experience, Project Management Professional (PMP), or DoD Project/Program Management (DAWIA Level 3) certification
  • Prior acquisition experience with ACC-RI

Keywords: SMS Data Products Group, Washington DC , Acquisition Specialist, Other , Fort Belvoir, DC

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