Senior Procurement Analyst (Policy) NF5
Serves as senior Procurement Policy Analyst with responsibility for Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) procurement actions at the 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, A-E, and construction requirements; equipment and supply purchases; and revenue-generating contracts.
Responsible for the analysis and evaluation of contracting matters, and the initiation, development, and recommendation of procurement policies and procedures. Develops, formulates, establishes and maintains procurement organizational policies, processes, and corresponding procedures, standards and instructions to ensure Contract Specialists remain compliant with higher level authority.
The incumbent initiates new instructions and standard operating procedures as required and periodically reviews these documents to ensure currency, accuracy, and consistency. Reviews and comments on procurement policy directives and procedures proposed by higher authority.
Independently interprets and applies Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Navy (DoN), and USMC (NAF) procurement policies, directives, and regulations. Keeps abreast of legal and regulatory changes and provides guidance on implementation and utilization to Contract Specialists.
Prepares NAF contract policy and procedural instructions. Provides oversight in the content and development of NAF contracting courses. Assists or develops lesson plans on various procurement subjects and provides training to contract and requirements personnel on the performance of their duties. Researches and analyzes various subjects pertaining to contract operations and businesses. Assist in the formulation of the strategic plan, and participates in special studies and projects. Solicits input from DoD field agencies and initiates action to improve NAF procurement processes. Develops, staffs, coordinates, and publishes standard operating procedures, letters of instruction, and other procurement guidance, as required.
Conducts or participates in Procurement Management Reviews and “assist” visits to review contract data. Reports discrepancies or noncompliance and makes recommendations on corrective actions and projected programs to achieve goals and objectives.
Participates in the development of policy as a representative to special task groups within OSD, MR and MCCS. Serves as advisor to management on evaluation of the functional effectiveness, productivity, and efficiency (on a qualitative or quantitative basis) of MR and MCCS Regional Procurement Offices. Compiles data to present statistical management reports. Maintains contractual data and history, along with other indicators of program execution and effectiveness. Prepares supporting documentation and delivers presentations and proposals. This may include briefs, action documents, point papers and slide presentations for use by management officials. Establishes partnerships and networks with various organizations in accomplishment of work. May represent MR and MCCS as the contractual authority at conferences and meetings.
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.
Serves as a team leader for all phases of the procurement policy process for the contractual obligations of MR and MCCS. This includes a wide range of contract specializations in developing solicitations, procuring commodities and contracting for professional and support services, overseeing contract negotiations, conducting cost and price analysis, and providing contract administration and close-out.
As needed may perform purchasing and contract administration and direction, including 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.
Supervises employees to include: assigning and distributing work, coaching, counseling, tutoring, and mentoring employees; approving and disapproving leave, recommending and completing personnel actions, completing performance reviews and signing timecards, training employees.
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 SEVEN (7) YEARS of experience that demonstrates broad knowledge of procurement policies and procedures to plan, analyze, or evaluate procurement programs; review proposed contractual actions for conformance with regulatory requirements and procurement practices; and develop policies and procedures and provide advice and guidance to subordinate activities, 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. Ability to differentiate between NAF and APF requirements.
Procurement experience or knowledge in a wide variety of negotiated commercial products and services from recurring equipment and supplies to information technology and business operations.
Experience or knowledge of procurement actions at an installation (or requiring activity), regional, or corporate-wide level with ability to perform analytics to determine if mission requirements have been met.
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, train and supervise subordinate staff; and work effectively with others in a regulated environment.
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).
Eligible for incremental telework as determined by MR/MF policy.