Los Alamos National Laboratory Weapons Procurement Team Leader (Procurement Specialist 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Acquisition Services Management (ASM) Division is looking for an experienced, highly motivated individual to lead the delivery of equipment and services within the ASM Division. The ASM Division provides procurement services to the Laboratory. This posting is for Procurement Specialist 4 position in the ASM Weapons (ASM-W) Group, reporting to the ASM-W Group Leader.
The selected candidate will serve as a technical and supply chain management expert, and will perform subcontract awards and administration in accordance with the Laboratory’s approved procurement system. As a senior procurement professional, this position will work on unusually significant, unique or intrinsically complicated issues; and will provide solutions that are highly creative and where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles.
The selected candidate is expected to uphold high standards of professionalism while executing their work and to promote collaboration and teamwork. As a senior procurement professional, they will also provide guidance and leadership to junior level staff and serve as a role model for them. Procurement Specialist 4 duties are often self-initiated and self-supervisory. They are responsible for providing direction and/or coordinating activities of other personnel using wide latitude in the methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Job duties will include but are not limited to the following:
Formation, bid, evaluation, negotiation, award, administration, and closeout of various types of large, highly complex, unusually significant, unique or highly complicated subcontracts for research and development, goods and/or services, under the authorities of the Prime Contract, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) system, and commercial best practices.
Active participation in and leadership of long-term planning activities with functional organizations involving multiple procurements requiring knowledge of acquisition strategies, procurement staffing capabilities, and lead time requirements.
Active participation as a procurement subject matter expert as part of an integrated project team (IPT) in the development, review, evaluation of various technical/procurement specifications (e.g., statement of work, SOW), and determination of appropriate subcontract type, for creation and issuance of solicitations to potential suppliers.
Anticipating and resolving complex issues in creative and effective ways.
Developing and documenting summaries of the solicitation and award process including a sound justification for price.
Effectively working with the Office of General Counsel for the prevention and resolution of subcontract issues and disputes.
Creating high quality NNSA consent packages and managing the approval process through successful completion.
Providing mentorship for junior staff and peer review, as necessary.
Providing functional and operational direction to assigned Procurement Specialists and procurement support personnel.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience in leading the formation, solicitation, evaluation of tradeoffs, negotiation, award, and management of fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, and time and materials subcontracts.
Demonstrated experience in awarding and administration of large size, complex procurements.
Expert knowledge and experience executing change management procedures pertaining to requests for information (RFIs), requests for proposals (RFPs), amendments, changes to and modifications of subcontracts, and claims and dispute resolution.
Expert knowledge in developing contract types, fee arrangements, and contract terms; and in developing and recommending to management, analysis of alternatives and potential solutions to contractual problems.
Expert knowledge of, and demonstrated experience using appropriate procurement regulations, policies and practices, including a sound understanding of how they relate to the Prime Contract and the FAR system.
Demonstrated high-level competency in creating clear and concise written documentation that fully summarizes all aspects of a procurement transaction.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external constituents.
Demonstrated experience managing small teams or functioning in a mentor role.
Training/Certifications: The following certifications are preferred: Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) or Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C).
Education/Experience: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and nine years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Ability to work in a fast paced, ever changing environment with numerous deadlines and expectations.
Experience with automated purchasing systems, Ariba strongly preferred.
Recent hands-on experience in Federal subcontract/contract management.
Experience validating application of the Service Contract Labor Standards (formerly the Service Contract Act).
Working knowledge of Small Business Subcontracting Plan in accordance with Public Law 95-507.
Experience applying project management principles to set project scope, schedule, priorities, and deliverables.
Note to Applicants:
Please provide a comprehensive cover letter addressing all required and desired skills and your qualifications toward them.
Location: This position will be part of the Laboratory’s Telework Pilot and may work from a remote/home location within a two-hour ground commute of the Laboratory. Employee participation in the Telework Pilot may be shortened or extended at the manager’s discretion. Ability to report on-site is a must for this position.
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid childbirth and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Vacancy Name: IRC91591
Organization Name ASM-W
Minimum Salary 103500
Maximum Salary 172800
Req ID: IRC91591