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Senior Contracts Specialist

Position Description
The Procurement and Property Management Division has an opening for a Sr. Contracts Specialist, dedicated to the EIC project. The incumbent is a highly seasoned and senior professional with a developed expertise for planning and coordinating complex subcontracts for services and specialized scientific equipment and systems for a department, project, or program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work under limited supervision, within established procedures and guidelines. May be designated to lead or oversee a group of buyers, with delegated responsibility of reviewing and approving procurements, assistance with problem solving, change management processes, tracking and distribution of work.
  • Track, organize, and analyze procurement information with an in-depth understanding and analytical interpretations.
  • Develop and implement internal procedures with the ability to lead teams and frequently exercises work discretion.
  • Prepare and present reports on procurement activities, including source and price justification, as applicable.
  • Determine how to resolve complex problems in the procurement and resolve underlying issues without management guidance by using precedents and broad policies.
  • Document procurement files and perform the contracts administration, as applicable.
  • Support and adhere to requirements of procurement's small business and socio-economic plan.
  • Process primarily high dollar and higher risk procurements with technical requirements having a personnel and oversight signature authority of $500,000.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • BA or BS degree in a business field, plus ten (10) years direct procurement experience, preferably in Federal Government Procurement.
  • Experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and/or Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR), preferred.
  • Ability to anticipate and establish paths to avoid problems and manage administrative process on behalf of management.
  • Possess an advanced understanding of the procurement business discipline, regular business contact within and outside the Laboratory, to obtain and provide detailed and complex information, tracks, organizes, and analyzes procurement information.
  • Knowledge of information processing software, such as Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Establish positive working relationships at all levels, both internal and external. Interfaces with Program or Department end user groups, as well as Legal department. Sets a positive example for productive teamwork.
  • Helps expand working relationships and demonstrates the ability to effectively influence relationships.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Master’s degree.
  • Certified Procurement Professional (CPP) or similar certification in government procurement practices.