Mid-Level Acquisition Specialist
Seventh Sense is an award winning consulting company focused on providing "Enlightened Solutions that Deliver Lasting Value" to federal and defense agencies. Our teams work with our clients to provide innovative solutions, enhance integration, and facilitate transparency of core acquisition. We are a Virginia based company, however 100% virtually operated, serving multiple clients in over 10 states across the US. Seventh Sense is recognized in 2020 as a "Best Place to Work" by the Washington Business Journal and made the Inc. 5000 list as one of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies. To learn more visit us at www.seventhsenseconsulting.comOverview:We are looking for a Mid-level Acquisition Specialist to:Carry out predetermined and recurring tasks in direct support of the government client's requirements owners with focus on IT acquisition planning and pre-award PR package creation.. Provide full life cycle, "cradle to grave" contract planning, support and administration.Provide support functions that may include acquisition planning, purchase order/procurement request support documentation preparation, solicitation preparation, market research/analysis, source selection and administration of terms and conditions, negotiation and preparation of contract award and modifications, cost/price analysis, support government in the evaluation of contractor performance, contract administration support, contract termination, and contract close-out. Responsibilities:Assist the IT requirements owners develop effective acquisition strategies and plans specifically tailored to the requirements and compliant with USU acquisition processes, FAR and DFAR requirements, and local policies. Assist the IT requirements owners (PMs and CORs) implement approved acquisition strategies and plans by helping develop Purchase Requests (PRs) and the required supporting acquisition artifacts. These artifacts include, but are not limited to, Statements of Work, Cost Estimates, Market Research, Technical Evaluation Plans, Source Selection Plans, Justifications, waiver requests, and other related PR support artifacts.Assist the IT requirements owners by researching acquisition regulations and polices to address requirements specific issues and identify creative and alternative acquisition and contracting strategies.Provide advice and consultation on acquisition and acquisition management policies and processes as needed to support the IT managers and acquisition support office leadership. Review acquisition planning artifacts and PR packages to ensure compliance with USU acquisition policies and processes.Assist the IT PMs/CORs with contract administrative functions by reviewing post award documentation, monitoring performance reports, and supporting contract administrative functions to include funding modifications, option exercises, monitoring and tracking contract deliverables, and monitoring receipt of invoices as required.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree and at least 24 hours in business-related courses in any of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.6-10 years of related Contracts/Acquisition experience required. In-depth working knowledge of federal procurement regulations and policies, and be knowledgeable and experienced using electronic media, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PPT, etc.).Excellent writing skills and be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.Knowledgeable with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Able to utilize GWAC and GSA contract vehicles appropriate to the procurement requirements..Ability to quickly grasp procurement terms, methodologies, and processes, prepare contract files and associated electronic documentation and create procurement actions (eg, contract, order, mod) for contract execution.Proficiency in contract writing systems such as PRISM, PD2, and/or CLM. (USU uses PD2)Desired Qualifications: One of the following Contracting related certifications: DAWIA Contracting Level II, FAC-C Level II (Level III is a plus)Experience with bio/medical procurement is considered highly relevant to this position.Working for Seventh Sense:We believe in treating everyone like family which is why our number one goal is to take care of each other. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, retirement savings programs, PTO and paid holidays and transportation and flexible spending accounts. Additionally we offer:A unique bonus structure, including peer-to-peer recognitions. You've never seen anything like it before!Flex time and remote work optionsProfessional development opportunitiesAn R3 Day. Ask us about it!A Community Service DayDays off to celebrate your birthday AND your company anniversary dateParental Leave401(k) with generous company match and immediate vesting!Seventh Sense Consulting is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.