Senior Contracts Specialist Resume
|Desired Industry: Law Enforcement/Security/Safety
|Desired Job Location: Palm Bay, Florida
||Date Posted: 11/8/2018
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
|Desired Wage: 120000
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Management (Manager, Director)
||Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
|Highest Degree Attained: Doctoral
||Willing to Relocate: Yes
Well-organized and multifaceted professional, offering extensive experience in contracts management within the military, private, and federal agency sectors. Knowledgeable of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), procurement regulations, policies, current procedures, and techniques, along with the entire range of contract tools available. Adept at managing and coordinating activities to direct a variety of pre- and post-award contractual actions. Equipped with strong work ethic and leadership skills as evidenced by proven accomplishments and achievement of numerous accolades. Effective at establishing business relationships with various professionals from all levels and backgrounds, while providing first-rate customer satisfaction.
Advanced Decision Vectors, United States (US) Department of Commerce, Washington, DC
Senior Contracts Specialist Apr 2017–Oct 2017
Developed and expanded the following acquisition documentation; such as statement of objective (SOO); performance work statement (PWS); performance-based acquisition (PBA) requirements; source selection plans, including evaluation criteria; business clearance memorandums; and special clauses. Facilitated comprehensive study and evaluation of requirements, acquisition strategies, program documentation, program phase transition plans, supplemental information, and program execution. Generated and implemented acquisition plans, milestone charts, and pertinent schedules. Conferred with project managers and stakeholders to discuss and apply contract and technical scope modifications. Managed the documentation of rationale and justifications for modifications, while conducting contract cost analysis and protest.
Brought significant improvement to overall productivity through automated tools, databases, and training, including Agile contracting, Six Sigma, and earned value management in integrated software technology
Offered hands-on support in developing acquisition procurement strategic plans and process improvement reports, which reduced procurement lead times and time-to market
Far West Ventures, Fort Belvoir, VA, Army Environmental Technology Directorate
Army Contracting Command (ACC), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Senior Contracts Specialist Aug 2013–Oct 2016
Collaborated with the team to deliver US Army’s environmental technology operational systems through more than 40 contracts. Worked within US Army Environmental Technology Program Office and transferred to Army Contracting Command (ACC) Directorate of Contracting Aberdeen Proving Ground MD. Took charge of producing and maintaining all acquisition documents, including acquisition plan and program baseline, mission needs and performance work statement, program and project plans, and quality assurance (QA) plans based on federal, defense supplement, and US army acquisition regulations. Kept tracked of prime contractors’ costs, schedules, and performance, while identifying issues and utilizing government/private sector resources toward resolution. Interfaced with federal project managers to present monthly updates and supported the development of program requirements, long-range goals, performance measures, plans, budgets, and baselines. Worked with multiple agencies to brief US Army Secretarial Office for Environmental Technology on acquisition program and served as subject matter expert (SME) on Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and agency supplement.
Earned employment to return to the company in March ‘16 for urgent contracting support and perform accelerated cost realism analysis of multibillion-dollar integrated technology type contracts
Played an instrumental in coordinating and expediting source evaluation and selection process
Developed and implemented database solution to ensure easy access to pre- and post-award acquisition/contract data, which was adapted industry-wide
Enhanced acquisition processes, policies, and procedures through in-depth data tracking and trend analysis
Infinity Technologies LLC, Joint Base Anacostia, Washington, DC; Joint Base Andrews, MD
Acquisition Program Analyst Mar 2011–Nov 2012
Defined and executed uniform acquisition/procurement and contracting policies, procedures, and regulations for Air Force District Washington (AFDW) to ensure FAR compliance in partnership with cabinet-level leaders. Applied modification to policies to utilize competitive procurement methods and optimize acquisition timeliness and value. Functioned as contracting SME for USAF and Pentagon officials to support in the evaluation of vendors and proposals, while performing pre- and post-award, as well as termination activities. Conducted comprehensive training and mentoring of personnel on contracting and acquisition.
Contributed to overall growth by transitioning inter/intra-agency agreements, developing and revising service delivery summaries, improving budget and fiscal tracing models, identifying new pricing, and creating cost and performance incentives
Employed analytical skills in assessing process flow to assist customers in selecting pipeline progress of policy actions; as well as drafting of climate survey to benchmark client satisfaction metrics
Drove key efforts toward improvements to performance work statement and data requirements
Produced designs of tracking/monitoring model for government-wide transparency of 700 interagency agreements
Suntivia Executive Consulting, Army Contract Command, Alexandria, VA; Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Senior Contract Specialist Dec 2009–Feb 2011
Rendered direction to contract sourcing, as well as pre- and post-award activities for USAF Hospital Commodity Council and Army Contracting Activity, Alexandria, VA. Carried out acquisition/procurement and contracting activities, as well as cost and price analysis; while processing pre- and post-award acquisition documents. Guaranteed alignment of optimum strategies with cost, schedule, and technical requirements.
Served as team lead to facilitate pre- and post-award services of US Army and secure new construction and information technologies at Arlington National Cemetery; as well as contract specialist/administrator for 39 IDIQ contracts
Created and launched an industry/government-wide equitable adjustment calculator to enable agencies to save more than 540 full-time equivalent (FTE) hours and transition the administration of equitable adjustments to reduce approximately 1K FTE hours in rework on an annual basis, thus resulting in the prediction of wage adjustments by contractors
Dozier Technology Inc. /U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Alexandria, VA
Contract Specialist Generalist Mar 2009–Nov 2009
Provided consulting services on procurement, acquisition, and contracting efforts and participated in competitive business positioning. Expertly handled the negotiation of contracts and performed process overhaul to improve productivity, quality, waste reduction, and responsiveness to customer needs. Conducted evaluation of market conditions and generated contract provisions, acquisition plans, milestones, and schedules. Executed best-practice workflows, work structures, and quality-focused processes to streamline contracting operations. Ensured compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements through in-depth assessment of requisition package.
Spearheaded key efforts toward the significant expansion of pool of potential contractors
Guided value-added analyses of procurement methods, contractual arrangements, and incentive structures through expertise in federal procurement and acquisition issues
Dream Hammer, Inc. / Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, VA
Senior Acquisition Analyst Feb 2008–Mar 2009
Thoroughly examined settlement proposals, audit reports, technical evaluations, and contractor claims. Managed the conversion of financial and statistical data to prescribed formats, while supporting the development of pre-award acquisition documents.
Brought enhancement to resource allocation and communication, which prevented schedule delays on high-dollar contracts
Produced top return on investment (ROI) by analyzing contract elements and utilizing EVM techniques
Made major contribution in the successful acquisition of high-value, firm-fixed price, and indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract
Doctor of Philosophy in International Business: In Progress; Expected Date of Graduation: Aug 2019
North Central University, Prescott Valley, AZ
Masters Certification in Applied Project Management: 2017, Villanova University, Prescott Valley, AZ
Master Certification in Commercial Agile Contract Management: 2017, Villanova University, Prescott Valley, AZ
Post-Masters Certification in General Business Management: 2015, North Central University, Prescott Valley, AZ
Master of Science Double Degree in Aeronautical Business Management, Operations, and Safety: 2005
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
Graduate-Level Certification Contract Management: 2005, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management, University of Laverne, Laverne, CA
Associate of Science in Aircraft Environment Control Systems, Community College of the Air Force, Gunner AFB, AL
Federal and Commercial Contract Acquisition | Source Evaluation and Selection | Contract Negotiations
Market Research | Cost and Price Analysis | Performance Evaluation | Policy and Process Redesign
Innovative Acquisition Tactics | Customer Relations | Agile Contracting Methods
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