Information Technology Procurement Specialist

Clearance Level
Other
Category
Procurement
Location
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ49812

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

General Dynamics Information Technology has an immediate opportunity for an Information Technology Procurement Specialist with the following duties and responsibilities included (but not limited to):

  • Helps ensure enterprise IT strategies, plans, and activities align with the agency’s business goals.
  • Develops multi-year sourcing plans and oversees creation and execution of strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Participates in IT strategic planning, savings tracking, supplier development, and service improvements.
  • Identifies opportunities to improve spend analytics data and insights, use of eSourcing, other IT sourcing processes, contract management, and compliance with USPS-OIG procurement regulations.
  • Works with key stakeholders, directors, and managers to determine the agency’s IT product and service requirements and whether they should be fulfilled via in-house or contracted efforts or a mix of both.
  • Helps develop source selection solicitation documents including statements of work, statements of objectives, requests for information, and other information needed for contractors to understand the agency’s requirements.
  • Conducts market research to establish technical requirements and identify vendors and contractors.
  • Assists Contracting Officer Representatives in providing technical oversight and guidance or interpretation of technical requirements to assist project participants, including vendors and contractors, in understanding technical requirements.
  • Facilitates technical reviews to ensure statements of work and statements of objectives have complete and accurate technical requirements, to establish sound technical review criteria, and to establish the scope within which all parties to each contract must work.
  • Develops pre-established sets of criteria to determine which contractors offer the best value for the agency, and supports panels evaluating contract proposals and bids against those criteria.
  • Works closely with project teams and contractors to ensure products and services satisfy the agency’s requirements in terms of quality, timeliness, completeness, and cost; coordinates, tracks, reviews, and accepts or rejects deliverables; and certifies funding for contracting actions.
  • Prepares government cost estimates, conducts cost-benefit analyses, forecasts budget requirements, and recommends funding actions; recommends funds de-obligation when appropriate.
  • Helps ensure all technical issues relating to projects and contracts are managed effectively, documents project actions, and maintains relevant records.
  • Works hand-in-hand with Contract Officers to resolve any contract-related issues.
  • Tracks and reports delays and ensures project teams and contractors correct all defects and omissions.
  • Suggests and initiates necessary contract modifications and determines whether new work is within the scope of the project and contract or the scope should be modified.
  • Advises Contract Officers of any need to issue change orders, develop estimates for equitable adjustments, or assist in evaluating contractor claims.
  • Performs technical reviews of contractors’ proposed changes.
  • Provides technical information for projects and decisions.
  • Conducts project and contract close-out activities, to include verifying completion of all deliverables, and reviewing and storing records used during the effort; and forwards relevant documentation to Contract Officers upon contract close-out.
  • Influences agency policy and guidelines related to selection, development, implementation, and use of IT.
  • Fosters shared infrastructure, applications, and processes to eliminate unnecessary duplication, ensure alignment with agency business and IT strategies, reduce costs, and improve information flow.
  • Helps ensure projects comply with enterprise configuration management and architectural constructs.
  • Assists in developing measures to evaluate performance and makes recommendations for program improvement.
  • Identifies and resolves unique issues where no policy exists, taking innovative actions as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • Ten years of experience supporting IT project management with procurement of IT capabilities
  • Mastery knowledge of government contract law and regulations, including rules of competition and methods and types of contracting, especially with regard to IT procurement
  • Knowledge of government “agency,” including the limitations and requirements of representing the government, “implied agency,” and communications with contractors
  • Knowledge of ethics of contracting, including conflicts of interest and security of information
  • Ability to develop project and contract requirements, to include assisting in determining business and technical requirements, conducting market research, and preparing related documents such as statements of work
  • Ability to conduct price and cost determination, including establishing initial cost estimates, and determining prices and fees
  • Experience requesting and assessing contract bids and proposals, including preparing solicitations, developing incentives, determining objectives and criteria for evaluating proposals, and assessing contractors’ past performance
  • Experience monitoring project and contractor performance, including providing technical guidance, assessing quality and timeliness, and making scope determinations
  • Experience processing contracting actions, including task orders, invoices, change actions, modifications, and ratifications
  • Ability to handle contract close-out, terminations, and appeals and protests
  • Knowledge of the latest developments in IT application development and IT capabilities provisioning approaches, to include cloud-based tools and methodologies
  • Ability to clearly, persuasively, and in a manner relevant to the audience, convey facts and ideas through formal and informal oral and written communications
  • Ability to set priorities and balance competing demands
  • Ability to administer contract documentation, including tracking orders, deliverables, timesheets, and other relevant records
  • Adaptability, flexibility, resilience, change management, conflict management, stress management, etc.
  • Ability to develop new insights into issues and examine them from different angles
  • Technological skill and agility to learn and use varied, emergent, and constantly changing software and equipment to perform duties
  • Knowledge of enterprise architecture fundamentals, tools, and techniques
  • Knowledge of IT life cycle management theories and principles to conceive, plan, and manage solutions
  • Firm grasp of procurement related quantitative methods (e.g., return on investment, savings tracking, total cost of ownership, “should cost” analysis, RFP analysis, negotiation evaluation, and financial modeling)
  • Strong negotiation, team management, communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to engage senior stakeholders to understand their strategic vision, determine related business and IT requirements, and establish an approach to fulfill the requirements and realize their vision
  • Ability to lead cross-functional technical teams working complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience using government contracting vehicles such as GSA schedules and NASA SEWP
  • Ability to manage large IT Enterprise Agreements
  • Ability to manage contracts to provide cloud-based services such as infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and software-as-a-service

 Education:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, engineering, or related technical discipline (Extensive, directly applicable experience may substitute for the academic degree requirement), desired

This program only accepts US citizens and/or Green Card Holders.  The security clearance for this program requires the selected candidate to have resided in the US for the past five years. The selected candidate cannot have left the country for longer than 90 consecutive days and no more than 180 cumulative days.

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