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Government Contract Specialist

Company: Perikin Enterprises
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

PERIKIN is a proven and established international professional services, advanced engineering, and construction firm with over 130 professionals helping the nation achieve its national defense objectives. We operate primarily in federal markets working with the Department of Defense, multiple US Army Corps of Engineers district offices, and the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration among others. We are headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with offices in Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, Washington DC, Ohio, and Mexico. At PERIKIN we believe teamwork is the key to success which is why we are committed to supporting each other in work and life. We work vigorously to ensure we provide our team members with the necessary resources, compensation, training, education, development, and benefits to prosper. PERIKIN Enterprises maintains a contract with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (NSDD) (NA-213), within the Office of Global Materials Security (GMS) (NA-21) to support the Department of Energy (DOE). NSDD works with international partners to strengthen capabilities to deter, detect, and investigate the smuggling of nuclear and radiological materials by providing the expertise and tools needed to respond to smuggling events. This includes the deployment and sustainment of radiation detection equipment. The Contract Specialist will directly support the Contracting Officers (CO) for the Office of Acquisition Management (NA-APM-123) for NSDD to execute and maintain all phases of the program's contracting, acquisition, and financial assistance actions. LOCATION: Albuquerque, NM (On-site at DOE, Kirtland AFB) POSITION TYPE: Full Time JOB DUTIES: Pre-Solicitation Support:

  • Performs technical writing, review, and editing of technical and pre/post-award documents
  • Prepares, reviews, and coordinates acquisition packages in accordance with NNSA's Coordination and Approval Process (CAP).
  • Organizes and translates information into clear written documentation.
  • Understand standard contract guidelines, customer requirements, and translate them into writing. Apply clear, concise language, and adhere to formats (NNSA templates); produce accurate, consistent, and quality documents.
  • Ensure documents are in accordance with Federal law, departmental regulations, and procedures applicable to the acquisition process and to the administration of contracts.
  • Perform market research as needed.
  • Assist in drafting acquisition plans (to include acquisition strategies), source selection plans (including evaluation criteria), justification and approvals, synopses, requests for proposals, and award documents for both negotiated competitive procurements and sole source procurements.
  • including preparing solicitation packages and amendments.
  • Assist in drafting all documents required for awards associated with orders under competitive multiple award contracts, and new contracts.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to proposal evaluation.
  • Provide support in the preparation for discussions/communications with offerors.
  • Provide support in the preparation of source selection reports and draft briefings.
  • Assist in performing cost/price analyses of Contractors' proposals.
  • Assist in drafting pre-negotiation objectives and price negotiation memoranda.
  • Provide administrative and logistics assistance in the debriefing of offerors. Solicitation Support:
    • Assist in preparing contractual documentation for contract modifications.
    • Prepare draft correspondence and contract documents.
    • Prepare presentation materials and participate in Government meetings as designated by the Contracting Officer (CO).
    • Track cost, schedule, and performance measures.
    • Respond to questions/ inquiries on contract/task order performance.
    • Prepare and standardize contract/task order reports.
    • Monitor Contractor compliance with contractual requirements.
    • Assist in performing analyses of Contractors' compliance with Cost Accounting Standards and FAR Part 31.
    • Assist in the review and evaluation of the Contractor's requests for payments.
    • Monitor for timely notifications by the Contractors of any anticipated overrun or underrun of the estimated cost under cost-reimbursement contracts, and contractors' financial conditions and advise the Contracting Officer when it jeopardizes contract performance.
    • Analyze limitations on payment statements and assist the Contracting Officer in the recovery of overpayments from the Contractor.
    • Monitor the Contractor's compliance with small business requirements. Post-Award Support:
      • Assist the Contracting Officer in the administration of Government Property, to include the following: reviewing and providing recommendations regarding the adequacy of contractor's property systems; preparing/conducting annual assessments; reviewing reports; reviewing excess property requests; preparing/recommending technical advice on all personal property related issues, processing requests for deviations from federal property management regulations; preparing/recommending approval/disapproval of personal property transfers (domestic and foreign), and performs follow-up as necessary. Closeout:
        • Accomplish administrative closeout procedures
        • Closeout Modifications MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
          • Bachelor's Degree in business or related discipline
          • Minimum 3 years of Contract Specialist experience with a government agency Knowledge Skills and Ability:
            • Ability to pass a background check and obtain a DOE Level Q Clearance
            • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight at the client site Monday - Friday
            • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with internal and external stakeholders
            • Experience in Government Contracts, FFP and CPFF
            • Knowledge of Government (preferably DOE) Contracting Practices
            • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment with the ability to prioritize competing demands
            • Strong research and analytical skills Desirable Qualifications:
              • Active DOE Q or DOD TS clearance
              • Knowledge of STRIPES and FAST Physical Requirements:
                • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
                • Must be able to lift a minimum of 15 pounds at times Travel Requirements:
                  • Domestic travel up to 15% BENEFITS PERIKIN offers a comprehensive benefits program including:
                    • Partial tuition reimbursement program and scholarship program
                    • Generous paid time off and paid holidays
                    • Flexible spending account
                    • Health Spending Account (HSA)
                    • 401(k) with company match
                    • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
                    • Long and Short-Term Disability Insurance, Voluntary life, legal, and ID Theft, Pet Insurance PERIKIN Enterprises, LLC (subsidiaries and affiliates) is an equal employment opportunity ("EEO") employer. All hiring and employment decisions are made without regard to a person's race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and any other status or characteristic covered by an applicable federal, state, or local EEO law.


Keywords: Perikin Enterprises, Albuquerque , Government Contract Specialist, Government & Protective Services , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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