Abacus Technology

  • Acquisition Specialist (Intelligence Community)

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 8 months ago(2/13/2018 10:39 AM)
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  • Overview

    Abacus Technology is seeking an Acquisition Specialist to assist the Program Management Office (PMO) with developing acquisition strategy and preparing for acquisition review boards.  This is a full-time position.


    • Assist the acquisition strategy development process by recommending and analyzing various acquisition options or alternatives. This may involve surveying other NGA, Intelligence Community (IC), or Department of Defense (DoD) contract vehicles and assessing the benefits or drawbacks to leveraging these contracts.  Additionally, it may be required to develop an assessment of alternative contract types, durations, or other strategy factors and develop a recommendation.
    • Prepare acquisition strategy plans and briefings in accordance with the latest Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR), NGA Instruction, and NGA Acquisition Regulation Implementation (NARI) guidelines.
    • Support preparation of Requests For Proposal (RFP) in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
    • Work closely with the NGA Acquisition Center-of-Excellence (NAC) to ensure current agency lessons learned are applied to new acquisition packages. Support preparation for the Acquisition Governance Process and NGA Procurement Board (NPB) review of RFP strategies and support the following Compliance Reviews.
    • Support the PMO’s preparation for National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) Acquisition Review Board (NARB) reviews and with the development of the Capability Acquisition Strategy that is reviewed by the Acquisition Governance Council. Assist in clearly and succinctly capturing current program status, upcoming requirements or program changes, acquisition strategies, assist with cross-agency coordination, and the applicable financial resources, constraints, and recommendations.
    • Support PMO efforts in Source Selection preparation, execution, and contract finalization.
    • Assist COR with Procurement Management Actions.
    • Support the Government Program Manager in preparing for and conducting requirements reviews and drafting applicable concepts of operations. Assist in reviewing contract documentation and deliverables.
    • Support the Business Executive in linking Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and Budget Planning with Budget Execution and Control and in performing cost oversight and analysis to keep each contract task order from experiencing unexpected overruns or underruns.
    • Review and analyze contractor CFSRs.  Provide analysis results in report form to aid the PMOs in managing contract funding to prevent over or under funding.



    • Equivalent experience to a Government GS13-14 (Band 4) with equivalent education and training to someone holding a DAWIA Level III certification in Contracting or Program Management with additional professional certifications in Program Management and/or Contracting desired in addition to contracting certification.
    • 15+ Years of experience in Acquisition/Program/Project Management:
    • Background in Department of Defense/NGA projects and acquisition activities
    • Experience in multiple Source Selections
    • Cost Estimating and Financial Management experience
    • An understanding of basic budgetary and financial management principles and techniques as they relate to long range planning of programs and objectives
    • Staff Officer experience: (Strong Professional Written and Verbal Communications, Experience in senior level briefing development)
    • Must have TS/SCI clearance with a current SSBI date



    • Experience working with multiple NGA Key Components
    • Experience in Cost/Price Analysis. Background in Department of Defense/NGA Cost Estimating and Financial Management
    • Background in Department of Defense/NGA contracting processes.
    • Experience in managing Cost Plus Fixed Free, Cost Plus Incentive Fee, Cost Plus Award Fee, Firm Fix Price, Time and Material, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity and Small Purchase Type contracts.
    • Strong background with the NGA mission and its Expeditionary Mission with knowledge of NGA Organization, Mission, Core Values, and Focus Areas
    • Experience in administering and/or managing contracts with values in excess of $100M
    • Master’s Degree in Acquisition or Business Related Field
    • Ability to work in a team environment.


    Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and/or polygraph examination and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.





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