Diego Garcia\: Contracts Specialist in Diego Garcia Island, United Kingdom

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Contracts Specialist

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES\:

Responsible for managing the contracting process, including review and analysis of task orders, solicitations and specifications.  Administer Cost type or Fixed Price type contracts, primarily for logistics services for the U.S. Navy.  A key skill is the ability to effectively interact with the Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) and the Project Team to resolve contract administration issues.  May prepare data items such as project self-assessments, periodic progress reports, contract status reports or other contractually required documentation.  Review all document submissions, including proposals and estimates, while ensuring compliance with the contract; Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA); the Contractors approved business systems; and client/US Government requirements, rules, processes or regulations.  Advise Project Managers and other project personnel on contract requirements.  Job tasks correctly performed impact directly on cost containment, efficiency, profitability and operations. Prepare and maintain contract documentation such as price negotiation memorandums, evidence of proper company reviews/approvals, and conformed working copies of contracts.  Prepare documentation involving expression of the companys position on potential disputes, claims or protests.  Interface with US Government Contracting Officers (CO) on a regular and routine basis.   Develop a collaborative positive working relationship based on respect, honesty, and transparency.


EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE / ABILITIES\:

  • EDUCATION\: Bachelors science or arts degree in business administration, engineering, or finance and accounting. A Masters degree is a plus. Further demonstrated continuing education in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)

  • EXPERIENCE; The CS shall have at least 3 - 5 years experience in Government contract administration.  Specific experience in administration and management of firm fixed price contracting is required

  • ABILITIES\: The candidate must be a self-starter capable of working in a fast paced multi-discipline team environment with the ability to manage competing priorities to achieve team goals.  Proven management skills to include effective planning, organizing, directing and controlling with strong decision making capabilities. Excellent analytical skills data driven, fact based, root cause focused. Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills to lead a team to consensus.  Understanding of litigation and claims processes and experience with legal communities.  Excellent communication skills verbal, written and listening.  Ability to interact with staff at all levels from craft persons to senior executives.  Knowledge base to successfully diagnosis issues that cover multiple areas of interaction.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS\:

  • Fluent in English language
  • Must possess passport book (not passport card) with at least 12 months of remaining validity AND with at least 4 blank visa/stamp pages remaining
  • Must possess drivers license with at least 6 months of remaining validity

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