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(TOPS) Mid-level Acquisition & Assistance Specialist (USAID Support)

Washington, D.C.
The Kenjya-Trusant Group is is supporting the USAID Management Bureau Office of Acquisition and Assistance (M/OAA) with services for foreign operations. We are hiring an Acquisition & Assistance professional to join our team with the following responsibilities. Candidates must be available for domestic assignments as well as overseas deployments within two to four weeks’ notice.

REQUIREMENTS: Must have FAC-C certification OR SECRET clearance 
  • Responsible for entering appropriate contract and grant information into client’s assistance planning and financial systems and for maintaining, reconciling and ensuring the accuracy of contract\grant award information in the relevant award database(s).
  • Review requests for obligation in USAID’s GLAAS procurement system for accuracy prior to proceeding with the procurement process.
  • Prepare all award files and ensure the package of documents is complete for review and approval by the client’s USAID Contracting/Agreement Officer for award.
  • Participate in pre-award reviews and assessments, and post award orientation conferences, providing guidance and recommendations, as necessary.
  • With a moderate level of guidance, will conduct in-depth cost and price analysis of cost/price/business proposals, reviewing audit reports, applying weighted guidelines for profit/fee determinations by the Contracting Officer and evaluating overhead expenses.
  • Assist in the determination of the competitive range and the development of negotiation strategies.
  • With guidance, facilitate the Contracting and Agreement Officer’s negotiations with U.S. and local organizations, and Public International Organizations to reach mutual agreement on the terms and conditions of acquisition and assistance instruments.
  • With guidance, develop recommendations for the Contracting and Agreement Officer on responsibility determinations and prepare the documentation for signature of the Contracting and Agreement Officer such as memoranda of negotiation, determinations and findings, justifications and approvals, etc. to support the full life cycle of the acquisition and assistance processes.
  • Performs necessary research and prepares all documentation for the termination of contracts for convenience of the U.S. Government or default by the contractor, as directed.
  • Assist in providing procurement assistance, advice, and guidance to junior level contracting/grant staff.
Mandatory Qualifications 
  • Candidates must be available for domestic assignments as well as overseas deployments within two to four weeks’ notice.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. 
  • Must successfully complete government background investigation for facility access. (Current Secret clearance preferred)
  • Possess intermediate experience in contract, grant, and acquisition management, including direct experience supporting domestically and overseas A&A functions.
  • Extensive knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)/USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) and uniform administrative requirements for assistance in 2 CFR 200.
  • Experience providing oversight and recommendations to technical teams regarding appropriate contracting mechanisms, structure of solicitations, and contract management obligations of CORs/AORs.
  • Skill in the use of most elements of desktop and cloud-based office productivity software (e.g. word processors, spreadsheets, and presentations) is required.
  • Must have an undergraduate university degree from an accredited institution.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Have working language proficiency in the country being supported. (Preferred but not required)
  • Must be medically fit for overseas deployment.
 
THE KENJYA-TRUSANT GROUP, LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that was established in 2015 as a merger between The Kenjya Group, Inc. and Trusant Technologies, LLC. Our mission is to implement, support and protect the nation’s advanced technology systems, business processes and high-technology facilities. Working with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, state and local governments, and commercial clients, Kenjya-Trusant provides cyber protection, information technology, engineering, construction management and acquisition support services. We are a small company with big company benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and a culture of teamwork and continuous learning. Come grow with us!


 
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