SENIOR CONTRACTING SPECIALIST NF5*
Serves as a Senior Contract Specialist with responsibility for Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) procurement actions at the NAF Business and Support Services Division (MR) and installation level Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS). Procurement actions include complex information technology requirements; finance, insurance and communication requirements; professional training and analytical services; renovation and construction requirements; equipment and supply purchases; and revenue-generating contracts. May be directed to perform supervisory duties on a short-term, nonrecurring basis.
Independently interprets and applies Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Navy (DoN), and USMC (NAF) procurement policies, directives, and regulations. Exercises experienced judgment, initiative and resourcefulness to identify aspects of regulations and laws for application, to design new provisions or innovative financial arrangements to develop justifications that include modifications that may deviate from usual practice. Responsible for ensuring procurement actions are accomplished in accordance to all applicable regulations and statutes. Assists in providing executive level operational control and oversight of NAF procurement and contracting processes in support of MR and MCCS.
Serves as subject matter expert on MCCS procurement policy and provides guidance to customers, colleagues and junior procurement staff. Recommends improvements in contracting procedures and develops corrective action plans to ensure support of MCCS operating programs. Provides procurement data for management reports and strategic planning. Serves as a principal advisor to management and may represent MCCS as the contractual authority at conferences and meetings.
Plans, organizes work, and manages internal procedures and resources to ensure maximum productivity and efficiencies. Gathers and determines metrics relating to the procurement function. Liaisons with other services NAF and Appropriated Fund (APF) procurement offices. Monitors participation in system-wide contracts and determines applicability of other NAF or APF contracts for MCCS use.
The incumbent oversees actions and phases of the procurement process for all contractual obligations of MR and MCCS. This includes a wide range of contract specializations in developing solicitations, procuring commodities and contracting services, overseeing contract negotiations, conducting cost and price analysis, and providing overall contract administration.
Applies specialized knowledge and experience to meet goals and requirements, in order to establish and maintain an effective and viable procurement program. In alignment with MR and MCCS business strategies in the acquisition process, accomplishes the following: complies with the DoD Joint Ethics Regulations including annual ethics training and submission of confidential disclosure forms; ensures the integrity of the MR and MCCS procurement program; provides advice to MR and MCCS Deputies, Chiefs, Directors, and other organizational activities as needed; ensures that proper coordination occurs with various MR and MCCS activities, legal counsel, auditors, and other subordinate activities with relationship to the procurement and contracting process.
Assists in planning, developing, establishing and directing the contractual strategy for the purchasing and contracting programs for MR and MCCS. Assists in developing standard operating procedures, letters of instruction, customer service guides and other procurement guidance as required. Assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures for monitoring contractor compliance. Approves corrective action of delinquent vendors to include the assessment of liquidated damages.
Develops strategy, procedure, and direction for proposal evaluations, and ensures compliance with procurement regulations. Develops, directs, and monitors evaluation of proposals criteria and procedures used for proposal evaluation.
Assists in directing the full range of purchasing and contract administration and direction, including, but not limited to, the issuance of solicitations, awarding of contracts, contract modifications, negotiation of changes, exercise of options for contracts, investigation and resolution of contract delays, contractor performance appraisals, subcontractor surveillance, disposition of claims, and other contractual related matters.
Directs the pre-solicitation process and reviews solicitation documentation to ensure conformity with established policies and procedures. Monitors pre-solicitation strategy and procedures, develops new pre-solicitation strategy and ensures compliance by subordinate personnel.
A BACHELOR’S DEGREE from an accredited college or university in contracting, acquisition planning, finance, audit, business, purchasing, economics, or a related field appropriate to the work of the position AND FOUR (4) YEARS of experience in the occupation, or a related field or work area., OR an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above, OR appropriate experience that demonstrates that the applicant has acquired the knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to that gained in the above.
Knowledge of federal and/or local contract laws, regulations and procedures applicable to acquisition and contract administration. Expert knowledge of procurement objectives, strategies,
goals, and technical terminology. Ability to recognize and analyze procurement problems, conduct research, summarize results, and make appropriate recommendations.
Written communication skills sufficient to develop policies and procedures, and to explain basis for recommendations and changes. Verbal communication skills sufficient to discuss program issues with headquarters and installation level MCCS Directors, Division management staff and senior-level personnel. Ability to provide leadership, mentor, lead, guide and train subordinate staff; and work effectively with others in a regulated environment. Computer skills sufficient to perform tasks. Ability to use automated computer-based programs to track, analyze, and interpret data.
This position is designated as a Position of Trust, and the incumbent must be eligible for a background check. Appointment and continued employment is subject to a favorable National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) background check. Must file an annual Confidential Financial Disclosure report (OGE form 450).