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Business Management & Acquisition: Contracting Specialist, Contracts Manager, OR Business Financial Manager - Entry Level... - 3 more...
Location:Fort George G Meade (Fort Meade), MD
Company:National Security Agency (NSA)
First posted:April 22, 2017 (last updated 3 weeks 6 days ago)
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Job Title Business Management & Acquisition: Contracting Specialist, Contracts Manager, OR Business Financial Manager - Entry Level Agency NSA JET Job Family Business, Accounting and Budget Location Fort Meade, MD Job ID 30000060 Favorite Job Full/Part Time Full-Time Regular/Temporary Regular

Responsibilities PLEASE REFERENCE YOUR PROGRAM PREFERENCE IN THE OBJECTIVE FIELD OF THE APPLICATION.

Contracting Specialist/Contract Manager

As an entry-level Contract Manager (CM), you will be part of a team that handles a wide range of contracts encompassing all that is involved in providing new and improved intelligence capabilities and products to our customers. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  serving as the Primary Contracting Officer Representative (COR) which will be the lead and have overall responsibility for contract performance and delivery outcomes; serving as a Source Selection Evaluation Lead;, briefing contract executive reviews to various levels of senior management; and managing all financial aspects of  assigned contracts (e.g. monitoring funding, burn rate, and expenditures) while working closely with the Contracting Officer, Mission customers and Program Executive Offices to contribute to strategic planning on future contract actions.  Contract Managers are expected to identify opportunities to improve performance and implement overall contract cost efficiencies.  You will receive training in federal acquisition to become certified in Contracting and Program Management under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). After approximately 6-12 months after you are hired you may be afforded an opportunity to apply for the Business Development Program. As a participant in one of the programs you will be required to complete three, one year rotational assignments in selected areas within the Business Management & Acquisition organization.   During this three-year commitment you will receive specialized training and you will be required to take six graduate-level courses towards a Master's degree in Business or a related field.  Following successful completion of the program you will assume a position within NSA's Business Management & Acquisition Organization to fulfill a two-year post program obligation.

Contracting Specialist/Contracting Officer

As an entry-level Contract Specialist, you will be part of a team that handles a wide range of contracts encompassing all that is involved in providing new and improved intelligence capabilities and products to our customers.  Personnel selected for this position will be required to:  work independently creating/reviewing purchase requests and related documents; clarify all facets of a proposed acquisition to ensure accuracy and completeness; prepare requests for proposals, conduct negotiations, and prepare necessary award documentation; and administer the contracts until performance is completed.  The selectee will interface with various levels of personnel and management and organizations throughout the Agency, as well as with external customers and contractors.  You will receive training in federal acquisition to become certified in in Contracting and Program Management under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). After approximately 6-12 months after you are hired you may be afforded an opportunity to apply for the Business Development Program. As a participant in one of the programs you will be required to complete three, one year rotational assignments in selected areas within the Business Management & Acquisition organization.   During this three-year commitment you will receive specialized training and you will be required to take six graduate-level courses towards a Master's degree in Business or a related field.  Following successful completion of the program you will assume a position within NSA's Business Management & Acquisition Organization to fulfill a two-year post program obligation.

Business Financial Manager

As an entry-level Business Financial Manager you will be part of a team that handles a wide range of budgetary tasks involved in providing new and improved intelligence capabilities and products to our customers.   This area of business is concerned primarily with the total financial affairs of an organization, department, or program and the translation of actions past, present, and proposed into meaningful and relevant information for use in management.  It includes the functions of budgeting, accounting, reporting, and the analysis and interpretation of the financial significance of past events and future plans.  You will receive training in federal acquisition and budgetary transactions to become certified in Business Financial Management under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and the DoD-FM certification.  After approximately 6-12 months after you are hired you may be afforded an opportunity to apply for the Business Development Program. As a participant in one of the programs you will be required to complete three, one year rotational assignments in selected areas within the Business Management & Acquisition organization.   During this three-year commitment you will receive specialized training and you will be required to take six graduate-level courses towards a Master's degree in Business or a related field.  Following successful completion of the program you will assume a position within NSA's Business Management & Acquisition Organization to fulfill a two-year post program obligation. Qualifications Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience.

For Business Financial Manager degree must be in Business or a related field. For Contracting Specialist degree may be in any field of study and must include 24 hours of Business.

The ideal candidate will have 0-2 years of related experience.

Note:  new hires will need to be certified to DAWIA I within 24 months. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Range:  $44,941 - $62,303

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. How To Apply - External To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page.  Please reference your program preference in the objective field of the application.  After completing the application and clicking the 'Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email.  Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically.  Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from (see application details).

***In order to submit your application in full, please send all applicable unofficial transcripts to (see application details).

***PLEASE NOTE:

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants.  Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate.  NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.  All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.

This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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