Contracts Specialist (SME)

Serco North America
Washington, DC
Jul 29, 2022
Aug 13, 2022
Full Time
Position Description: If you are an experienced Federal Contracts Specialist, and would like to mentor acquisitions software development teams, this position is for you. We are looking for a Contracts Specialist (Subject Matter Expert) with Contracting Officer experience to mentor teams of engineers and software developers located in Washington, DC. Bring your expertise and collaborative skills to make a positive impact supporting our senior leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs. SERCO supports the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which is looking to improve their acquisitions processes by developing new versions of Momentum Acquisitions/Contracts management software. The role of the Contracts Specialist SME is to apply experience and train development teams in VA and Federal acquisitions/contracting processes, to assist in developing scenarios-based development and red-teaming, and to participate in the briefings to customers on interim and final products. In the Contracts Specialist (SME) position, you will:Provide senior SME support for Federal Contracts and Acquisition ManagementSupport as an adviser and consultant to software developers and government administrators managing acquisitions through the entire contract cycleSupport federal customers with analyzing current acquisition processes, recommending opportunities for streamlining and enhancing acquisition processes, and developing and implementing solutions to meet customer requirementsConduct independent analysis of problems, research and recommend solutions, and execute resolutions steps to address client issues with acquisition/contract management software developmentProvide functional support for testing such as developing test scenarios and documentation and performing validation testing for the core Momentum application and reportsProvide functionals support for new initiative implementation activities, such as requirements analysis, development of design and configuration documentationProvide support for federal government mandated initiatives Qualifications: To be successful in this role, you will have: The ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust ClearanceA Bachelors degree (10 years of experience can be substitute in lieu of degree)10 years' experience and proficiency in federal contracts managementFormer Contracting Officer with more than three years of federal contracting experience as Contracting OfficerDemonstrated experience with and knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) guidelines and US Government contractingExperience conducting a wide range of acquisition lifecycle activities, including:Acquisition planningContract awarding and closeout activitiesSource selectionFirm fixed-price contractsT contractsCost and price analysis and negotiation experienceCost plus and cost reimbursementExperience using a modern contracting writing systemStrong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate and interact with senior level management and clientsExperience in business process improvement and modernization of acquisition processes at a large federal agencyStrong written and oral communication skillsDesired Qualifications:Comfort working at client offices and participating in internal corporate quality assurance processesFamiliarity with ISO 9000.1 processesFamiliarity or experience with Momentum softwareIf you are interested in supporting and working with the Department of Veteran's Affairs and a passionate Serco team, then submit your application now for immediate consideration. It only takes a few minutes and could change your career! Company Overview: Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the US military, numerous US Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets). To review Serco benefits please visit: If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email. Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).

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