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Job Title: Junior Contract Analyst

Location: Aurora, CO (3); Gatehouse Rd Falls Church, VA (6); Rosslyn, VA (1)

Security Clearance: Eligible for Public Trust

Overview / Job Responsibilities:

The Junior Contract Analyst will accomplish and deliver compliant pre- and post-award documentation and/or contractual documents in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), DHA and Department of Defense (DoD) supplements, policy guidance directives and instructions. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

* Assist in the planning for and executing the pre-award activities related to soliciting offers including; 1.) Publicizing the proposed procurement; 2.) Preparing solicitations; 3.) Responding to pre-award inquiries; 4.) Conducting a pre-proposal conference; and 5.) Amending or canceling the solicitation.
* Review and assist to determine if negotiated procedures will be utilized to select the appropriate vendor(s) to satisfy the requirement.
* Conduct the activities related to the evaluation of quotations in response to a solicitation including; 1.) Receiving quotations; 2.) Processing late quotations; 3.) Identifying and resolving mistakes in quotations; 4.) Conducting price analysis; and 5.) Determining completeness.
* Assist in evaluating vendor proposals in accordance with statute, regulation, policy, factors established in the solicitation, and the Source Selection Plan, as applicable.
* Assist in conducting contract award activities, to include determining contractor responsibility; preparing the award documentation; issuing the award; processing requests for a debriefing; and respond to protests, if necessary.
* Review to consider the need to examine issues that may aid in achieving a clear and mutual understanding of contract requirements, and identify and resolve potential problems.
* Assist in the planning and conducting post-award orientation designed to resolve potential or actual issues that may affect contract performance and to achieve a mutual understanding of significant responsibilities of both the Government and contractor.
* Assist in performing quality assurance and administration of the contract by monitoring and assessing contractor performance and communicating, negotiating and addressing issues that may arise during the performance of the contract.
* Assist in collecting, review, and assess payment-related information relative to; 1.) Determining the allowability of costs associated with the requirement; 2.) Performing adjustments, as needed; 3.) Evaluating accounting and estimating systems; and 4.) Authorizing invoice payment.
* In coordination with Government, review and assess to determine if there is a requirement to modify the contract by changing the terms in writing in order to protect the rights of the all parties.
* Provide input to determine the need to modify the contract using the type of contract modification that best fits the acquisition situation.
* Review, assess and provide the government information to determine if it is in the best interest of the Government to terminate a contract.
* Assist in determining the method used to terminate the contract and carry out the termination in accordance with applicable statute and regulation.
* Verify that the contract file is complete and closeout the contract file.

Minimum Qualifications:

* A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field, that includes or is supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods or organization.
* Minimum 2 years of experience serving as a Federal government and/or contractor employee in the GS-1102 series or equivalent capacity as a contract specialist/administrator or procurement analyst.
* 3+ years of knowledge of the federal acquisition process.
* 3+ years of knowledge of contracting principles, laws regulation and procedures.
* 3+ years of knowledge of methods and techniques of fact-finding, analysis, and resolution of complex problems, and the ability to develop concrete action plans to solve problems.
* Familiarity with price and cost analysis principles.
* Ability to interface with senior Government and industry officials in a supporting role to the Director of Procurement.
* Excellent written and oral communications skills sufficient to provide clear concise communication and documentation.
* Experience working with Microsoft Office Excel, Word, SharePoint, Outlook, Project, and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe Acrobat.

Desired Qualifications:

* For all locations, except Colorado: contract writing system PD2 experience preferable
* Master of Business Administration (MBA)
* DAWIA certification

Additional Information:

ACT I delivers mission-critical Total Acquisition Management solutions to customers across the globe. ACT I specializes in providing the U.S. DoD, federal agencies, and allied partners with high-value Acquisition Strategy, Program Management, Engineering, Logistics, Financial Management, Healthcare Mission Support, Security and Cyber, Contract Negotiation Support, and Security Cooperation and Assistance services. Please apply directly through the website at: http://act-i.com/careers/. #joinACTI

For any additional questions or to submit any referrals, please contact: cfuller@act-i.com

ACT-I is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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