Dec 06, 2021

Contract Manager - Entry to Experienced Level (Ft Meade, MD)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

The NSA Story The National Security Agency (NSA) exists to obtain insight into foreign adversaries' plans and intentions and protect our U.S. cybersecurity interests. We provide national security insights and threat warnings to government decision-makers and eradicate cybersecurity threats. How You Can Contribute Do you love to save money, desire to impact national security, and enjoy the idea of managing multi-million dollar acquisitions? Contract managers at NSA oversee commercial contracts that allow the agency to collect foreign intelligence and protect national security systems. From purchasing comfortable kennels for NSA's working dogs to acquiring the latest and greatest computer technology, contract managers maximize the impact of every dollar by managing NSA's relationships with commercial companies. Start a career where you become a steward of taxpayer dollars, seeking the greatest return that money can provide: the safety and security of our nation and its citizens. Responsibilities - Monitoring contractor performance and ensuring services are delivered in accordance with the contract terms - Meeting frequently with vendors and government technical experts to discuss contract cost, schedule, and performance - Collaborating with technical experts to establish unambiguous contract tasks; validating those tasks are within the contract scope and cost parameters - Leading a team to evaluate contractor proposals and determine which proposal best meets the government's requirements - Presenting status updates on expenditures, delivery timelines, and contractor performance to senior executive leadership - Partnering with contracting, finance, and mission experts to ensure long-term contracts are properly funded and that contract modifications are approved in a timely manner - Forecasting requirements for future contracts - Reviewing contract invoices and collaborate with vendors to resolve any errors or issues - Identifying opportunities to improve contract performance and reduce contract cost - If not already completed, training in federal acquisition to become certified in Contracting and Program Management under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) within 24 months of employment

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.

Salary Range: $49,157 - $78,167 (Entry/Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Relevant experience must be in business management (e.g., acquisition, procurement, finance, contracting, accounting, and logistics). DAWIA Contracting I certification is preferred. Salary Range: $72,750 - $113,362 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Relevant experience must be in business management (e.g., acquisition, procurement, finance, accounting, and logistics). Federal contracting experience and DAWIA Contracting II certification is preferred. Salary Range: $103,690 - $134,798 (Senior) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Relevant experience must be in business management (e.g., acquisition, procurement, finance, accounting, and logistics). Federal contracting experience and DAWIA Contracting II certification is preferred.

We're looking for someone who: - Easily juggles multiple priorities and deadlines - Communicates clearly and builds positive working relationships - Practices problem-solving and strategic-thinking - Doesn't mind taking time to get the details right - Enjoys teamwork and collaboration - Curious to learn about unfamiliar topics - Excels at Microsoft Excel

On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).