Acquisition Specialist V at Watermark Risk Management in Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Posted in Other 9 days ago.





Job Description:

Come make your mark with Watermark! We're a rapidly growing Service- Disabled, Veteran- Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) specializing in risk management and security. Founded by USAF Veterans in 2007, we're intimately familiar with DOD security programs and mission requirements. Along with our core values of innovation, effective communication, integrity and work/life balance, our employees are the key to our success.


At Watermark, our people come first. We offer comprehensive benefits to address our employees' physical, mental, emotional, and financial well-being. This includes 100% employer- paid medical insurance, ample paid leave, a free employee assistance program, and a competitive 401k savings plan.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Acquisition Specialist V to join our talented team in Ft. Belvoir, VA.



Position Description:



Lend your skills to provide Advisory & Assistance Services (A&AS) expertise for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in support of the Research and Development (RD) Directorate. RD provides programmatic, financial and policy expertise across the chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives (CBRNE) spectrum and in the countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD), countering improvised threats (CIT) and countering improvised threat networks (CTN) mission domains to encompass understanding, detection, identification, characterization, denial, control, disabling, defeating, disposing, safeguarding the force, managing consequences, and test and evaluation in support of military and civilian operations.


Assist RD in the management and execution of the RD acquisition processes and activities, ensuring that the acquisition processes are efficient and effective as implemented and that the activities and status can be tracked and maintained



In this role you will....



  • Will provide expertise to support contracts and acquisitions; assist in market research, Statement of Objectives (SOO)/Statement of Work (SOW)/PWS development, review and maturation; proposed program cost analysis and development; analyze relevant guidance and customer requirements, and develop potential courses of action for the programmatic and technical requirements across the RD Directorate's portfolio, program and projects.

  • Provide subject matter acquisition expertise in support of program and project planning and analytical activities.

  • Track, manage and provide assistance with the execution of the Initial Strategy Sessions (ISS) and Acquisition Strategy Reviews (ASR) and utilize the CAT Tool on behalf of the RD Directorate.

  • Review submitted documents for completeness and accuracy and working with Project Officers to improve submitted documents in accordance with DTRA and DoD acquisition strategy processes and guidelines.

  • Draft ISS/ASR meeting minutes with actions required and assist in coordinating with DTRA Contracts Office to ensure timely receipt of approved and obtainment of signatures on packages for all appropriate parties.

  • Provide administrative management and programmatic support to the RD and the CBD SBIR, STTR, Rapid Innovation Fund, and RD Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) programs.

  • Prepare updates to the rapid acquisition process in response to changes in organizational structure and mission, operational and emerging needs, constraints due to regulations and funding availability, and other changes linked to RD and external processes.

  • Assist in the accurate and complete compilation and submission of Annual and Quarterly acquisition reports. Participate and coordinate in process adoption activities including, but not limited to, the preparation ion of road shows, brown bag presentations, desk-side training, and communications and other change management materials.


Experience Requirements:



  • Familiarity with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and the Government's process for acquisition programs and the various program reviews required for acquisition approval.

  • Experience with acquisitions & contract support, preferably in the technical domain of countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD), countering improvised threats (CIT) and countering improvised threat networks (CTN)

  • Experience with Statement of Objectives (SOO)/Statement of Work (SOW)/PWS development, review and maturation, proposal evaluation and program cost analysis and development.




Education Requirements:



  • BA/BS plus 10 years of experience, MA/MBA/MS plus 8 years of experience or Doctorate plus 5 years of experience


Recommended Certifications:



  • DAWIA Acquisition Certification Level 1-3 in PM, Logistics, Test & Evaluation, and Science and Technology (not required)

  • PMP (not required)


Security Clearance Requirements:



  • DOD Secret ability to obtain Top Secret


Watermark Risk Management International, LLC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.



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