• Senior Program Analyst

    Job Location
    # of Openings
    Security Clearance
    Active Secret
    Percentage of Travel Required
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Provide subject matter expertise in Acquisition support services for commercial and non- commercial items in support of internal and external customers.


    • Provide many pre and post-award functions involving specialized procurements of significant importance to the agency
    • Utilize skills in Professional Support Staffing Services, Research, development, and production of extensive, specialized equipment or systems; examples include complex system, technical support services, ADP, telecommunication systems, and support for special security and communications projects
    • Identify within assigned major programs(s) large-scale subsystems, components, equipment, and services to be acquired by contract
    • Develop procurement objectives for the program in terms of competition and price range, and construct the contractual vehicle including use of pricing arrangements, subcontracting policy, small business set-aside policies, and similar consideration
    • Prepare and maintain current acquisition plans, appropriate milestone charts, and related schedules
    • Serve as advisor to program officials in procurement planning
    • Advise program officials of the procurement objectives to be used, and assist in the preparation of statements of work
    • Prepare determinations and finding and solicitation documents
    • Perform detailed analyses of all elements of cost in contractor proposals, and make competitive range determinations
    • Coordinate with program officials in understanding of what is required under the proposed modifications to clarify questions concerning such topics as specification changes, language ambiguities, or clarification of contract clauses
    • Explore new or innovative contracting approaches to arrive at an equitable contract arrangement as required
    • Advise the Government lead negotiator
    • Assist the Government with negotiation strategy, coordinate strategy with negotiation team, and assist the Government with negotiations
    • Prepare the pre-award documents for contract award
    • Perform contract administration; responsibilities typically include incremental funding, preparation of cost adjustments, coordination of timely extensions, incorporation of change orders, monitoring of Government property reporting, preparing contract modification for final payment, and contract closeout
    • Prepare the contract modification for Termination for the convenience of the Government or default by the contractor for the Government’s Contracting Officer’s approval


    • Education:
      • Degree in related field preferred
    • Required Knowledge/Experience:
      • Extensive knowledge and experience on federal procurement procedures
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills required to effectively work with a wide-ranging stratum of internal and external customers, clients, colleagues, and management
      • Ability to grasp assignments and to work quickly with little oversight or managerial direction.
      • Ablity to acquire an understanding of the Department of State domestic and international management and operational structure as well as the relationship of AQM and the Office of Logistics Management within the Bureau of Administration, the Department of State and as a service provider to domestic and overseas Department of State customers
      • Excellent customer service and communication skills both verbally and in writing
      • Ability to gather pertinent facts, make thorough analyses, and arrive at sound conclusions
      • Strong organizational and planning skills with strong Microsoft Suite skills
      • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work

    Other Responsibilities

    • Perform other tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of the department/contract
    • Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Government Services

    Invest in a company that invests in you! Copper River provides its employees with ample opportunities for career growth and development. Tuition reimbursement is offered to help employees further their education and skillset. Other perks include Open Leave, 401k matching with immediate vesting, Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage.


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    Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


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