Already have a profile? Login to the Career Portal and click on 'Job Browsing/History' and find the job you're looking for. 2016-001-BUS: Proposal Specialist Directorate Business Development Riverside Research is seeking a full-time proposal specialist in the National Capital Region. This position can be located at our Crystal City, VA office or our Centreville, VA office. Job Responsibilities: a€ cents Turn highly technical concepts into oral (scripted) and written presentationsa€ cents Prepare reports and papers, and participate in writing business proposalsa€ cents Manage assigned resources to meet milestonesa€ cents Create and share templates for proposalsa€ cents Assist other team members as they strive to meet their proposal and project milestonesa€ cents Assist other corporate staff with special projects as assigned by Senior Leadershipa€ cents Organize, manage, coordinate, and take ownership of the proposal process and schedule on assigned proposalsa€ cents Review requests for proposals (RFPs); identify key requirements and expectations, develop proposal plans, outlines and schedules, compliance checklists, and prepare questions for the Governmenta€ cents Lead and manage proposal effort including various proposal meetings (kick-off, daily tag ups, gate reviews), win theme development, and storyboardinga€ cents Guide proposal team writers and financial analysts in preparing the technical and cost components of the proposal, including understanding of the task, plan, past performance, and personnela€ cents Assemble and review the efforts of an appropriate team of partners, consultants, subcontractors, writers, editors, illustrators, proofreaders, and quality control and print reproduction personnela€ cents Organize and conduct incremental proposal reviews (color team reviews)a€ cents Proofread and edit technical documentationa€ cents Attend bidder's conferences, industry, and during site visits, as assigneda€ cents Coordinate with other proposal process specialistsa€ cents Establish best practices and provide professional assistance to coworkers, as a flexible and contributing team member, to ensure goals and objectives are meta€ cents Conduct other duties as assigned Qualifications: In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. a€ cents Eligible for US Government clearancea€ cents Must be able to put technical information into easily understandable languagea€ cents Must be proficient in writing for technical, administrative, managerial, and executive audiencesa€ cents Must have excellent proofreading and editing skillsa€ cents 3-5 yearsa€ (TM) experience in a bid and proposal environment as a proposal manager, proposal coordinator, proposal writer/editor, or proposal specialista€ cents Experience with proposals for research and development (R&D), advisory and assistance services (A&AS), systems engineering and integration (SE&I), engineering, or related services discipline preferreda€ cents Experience with task/delivery order proposals is beneficiala€ cents Experience developing proposals for strategic customers is beneficiala€ cents Must be extremely flexible and have excellent time management skills in order to meet tight deadlinesa€ cents Must possess the ability to lead and manage internal and external teams comprised of diverse skill setsa€ cents Four-year English, Journalism, Business, or technical degreea€ cents Background as proposal specialist, proposal coordinator, technical editor/writer, project manager, and/or proposal managera€ cents Able to work flexible hours as necessitated by proposal timelines and coordination across time zones, etc.a€ cents Must have experience managing or coordinating government proposalsa€ cents Federal Government proposal training, such as Shipley training is preferreda€ cents Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook All positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history, identity check and, drug and alcohol testing.This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans. Apply Now .