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Lead Contracting/Acquisition Analyst, McLean, VA - (Polygraph )

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Econ Analysis & Acquisition Mg
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00049116 Requisition #
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MITRE’s Center for Acquisition and Management Sciences (CAMS) provides solutions for our nation’s complex challenges with innovative acquisition strategies, risk and program management, and data-driven cost and business analytics.  We are seeking Lead Contracts/Acquisition Specialists with Top Secret/SCI/Polygraphs to join CAMS and become a recognized subject matter expert to the Intelligence Community (IC) by providing contracting and acquisition recommendations, guidance, and support to IC Sponsors.
 
Key Job Functions:
  • Work in a unique, and fast-paced environment with numerous security constraints and accelerated delivery schedules
  • Ability to solicit and capture technical requirements from multiple key stakeholders with various levels of expertise and translate into a coherent requirements document or SOW
  • Ability to analyze technical requirements, identify gaps and provide recommendations to the Sponsor to ensure they obtain the right expertise and communicate effectively with industry
  • Assess, recommend and develop acquisition strategies to mitigate risk and improve efficiencies in the acquisition process
  • Document and present, defend, and reconcile analytical results to both MITRE management and Sponsor personnel
  • Work as an acquisition expert to assist the Sponsor in developing requirements and acquisition documentation including Statements of Work (SOW’s), Source Selection Plans, Sole Source Justifications, Sections L&M, etc.
  • Support various large and complex acquisition and requirements developments efforts in a security constrained environment
  • Apply highly effective customer service skills and work effectively with teams to foster a collaborative work environment
  • Apply leadership skills and the ability to manage competing priorities, multiple tasks and work requirement
  • Participate in and facilitate source selections and support analysis and evaluation of proposals, as required.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in the defense or intelligence acquisition or program management field
  • Knowledge and experience with the government acquisition process
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in presenting analytical results both verbally and in writing 
  • Proficiency with MS Office tools
  • Understanding of the acquisition process and cycle
  • Understanding of systems engineering processes
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in precisely and concisely communicating and defending complex analytical results verbally and in various forms of written products
  • Candidate must possess a current TS/SCI clearance with poly to be considered for this position.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Experience as a U.S. Government Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) is highly desired.
  • Experience with classified acquisitions is desired.
  • Experience in some technical engineering domain.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS and 8 years related experience.

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