Contracting Specialist / Finance - Entry Level

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755
The National Security Agency employs a wide variety of business professionals who play a critical role through budgetary and contract activities that support our nation's security every day. We rely on the skills of our acquisition, finance, and accounting professionals to support the internal infrastructure of a federal agency comparable in size and budget to Fortune 100 companies. You formulate and execute budget resources, develop and allocate manpower resources and even provide guidance on implementing policy on cost, finance, and accounting. Start a career where you become a steward of taxpayer dollars, seeking the greatest return that money can provide: a superior intelligence service for the safety and security of our nation.",

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information.

The National Security Agency employs a wide variety of business professionals who play a critical role through budgetary and contract activities that support our nation's security every day. We rely on the skills of our acquisition, finance, and accounting professionals to support the internal infrastructure of a federal agency comparable in size and budget to Fortune 100 companies.
We are seeking passionate Business Management and Acquisition professionals to work as Contracting Specialists (CS), Contract Managers (CM).

Contracting Specialist:
As an entry-level Contracting Specialist, you will be part of a team that handles a wide range of contracts encompassing all that is involved in providing new and improved intelligence capabilities and products to our customers. Responsibilities of a Contracting Officer include, but are not limited to:

- Working independently creating/reviewing purchase requests and related documents; clarify all facets of a proposed acquisition to ensure accuracy and completeness
- Preparing requests for proposals, conduct negotiations, and prepare necessary award documentation; and administer the contracts until performance is completed
- Interfacing with various levels of personnel and management and organizations throughout the Agency, as well as with external customers and contractors
- Training in federal acquisition to become certified in Contracting and Program Management under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) within 24 months.

Contract Manager:
As an entry-level Contract Manager (CM), you will be part of a team that handles a wide range of contracts encompassing all that is involved in providing new and improved intelligence capabilities and products to our customers. Responsibilities of a Contract Manager include, but are not limited to:

- Serving as the Primary Contracting Officer Representative (COR) which will be the lead and have overall responsibility for contract performance and delivery outcomes
- Serving as a Source Selection Evaluation Lead
- Briefing contract executive reviews to various levels of senior management
- Managing all financial aspects of assigned contracts (e.g. monitoring funding, burn rate, and expenditures) while working closely with the Contracting Officer, mission customers and Program
Executive Offices to contribute to strategic planning for future contract actions
- Identifying opportunities to improve performance and implement overall contract cost efficiencies
- Training in federal acquisition to become certified in Contracting and Program Management under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) within 24 months

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Contracting Specialist / Finance - Entry Level

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755

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