Senior Federal Procurement Analyst

Location: Arlington, VA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced


Big Sky is seeking a Senior Procurement Analyst with a SECRET Clearance and at least 10 years of experience as a federal or military contract specialist to support activities in contracting for and procuring the services, supplies, furniture, office equipment, and IT equipment and software necessary for effective operations for a federal client.

Knowledge of all pre-award and post-award phases of the systems acquisition program, beginning with the initial strategy and planning phase and continuing through contract negotiation, award, administration, termination and closeout, including the merging of subsystems and components and the meeting of scheduled goals, or mastery of procurement functions in order to be a recognized expert responsible for generating new procurement concepts. A working familiarity with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is required. We’re looking for self-motivated, results-oriented professionals who thrive in a high-risk, high-reward environment.

This position will be performed on-site in Arlington, VA.

Summary of Responsibilities and Duties

Procurement Assistance and Planning

  • Review and amend procurement requests to include, assisting with the review of Statements of Work and purchase requests for goods and services
  • Monitor progress of contracting and procurement actions; keep Contracting Officer (CO) informed of areas for concern
  • Prepare final award documents for contracting actions, both electronically and physically, ensuring all required documents are included and attached
  • Maintain procurement documents and contracting records/files, as required
  • Interact routinely with vendors; under the close direction of the CO, request quotes, submit request for proposals (RFPs), respond to proposals, and follow-up with vendors
  • Prepare solicitations and award documentation
  • Conduct market research
  • Analyze requests and make recommendations regarding their reasonableness for other than full and open competition. When required, assist in the preparation of documentation to support other than full and open competition.

Contract Administration

  • After contracts are award by the CO, work with the CORs to maintain proper COR file documentation
  • Submit Federal Procurement Database System (FPDS) actions within three days after award for contracts completed.
  • Maintain detailed contract and invoice files per the direction of the DOS Acquisition Quality Assurance Plan
  • Set up and maintain logs and library systems showing the status of actions and correspondence; ensure files and correspondence include all required documents and signatures

Document Preparation

  • Use Microsoft Office Suite ® proficiently to include, word processing, Excel, Access and powerpoint.
  • Prepare contract award action for Contracting Officer review and approval in Global Financial Management System (GFMS) Momentum
  • Produce a variety of written documents utilizing a personal computer with one or more types of office automation software.
  • Ensure all documents are in proper DOS format and that spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar are verified
  • Use automated data processing systems and a variety of software to accomplish a wide range of clerical, statistical, and data entry/retrieval tasks in support of administrative and contractual work
  • Create, maintain, and retrieve files; edit and reformat text; search files and records; store or extract material; transmit information; and use electronic mail, calendar, and/or suspense systems
  • Edit and format documents; apply judgment in selecting spacing and arranging material; use the full range of keys, codes, and function commands of the software to manipulate text to accomplish revisions, deletions, and additions as desired by the CO

Project Management

Other duties as assigned, including developing briefings and reports on various issues to stakeholders and formulating training materials as required.

Deliverables may include documents/products such as contract documents, justifications, price analysis and reports.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Fluency in the English Language
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • Active SECRET Clearance
  • Minimum of 10 years experience performing work as a contract specialist in a federal agency or military setting
  • A working familiarity with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  • Superior organization skills
  • High level of written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to interact successfully with senior government program officials and stakeholders
  • The ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting

Our Values:
Everything we do at Big Sky is dictated by our values. We take them very seriously, and we're proud of this unwavering commitment.

  • Intellectual Curiosity: We will always be professional problem solvers and learners.
  • Results!: Our success is defined by the results we deliver.
  • Fun in Everything We Do: We spend most of our time working, and we ought to have a good time doing it.
  • Relationships Matter: Our relationships with each other and with our clients are the basis of trust by which we’ll succeed in business and in life.
  • Value Focus: We believe in providing a measurable return to everyone we touch including clients, shareholders, and employees.

Big Sky is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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