Los Alamos National Laboratory Procurement Specialist 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Procurement Specialist 2 or 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
Join Our Team!
The Acquisition Services Management (ASM) Division is looking for an experienced, highly motivated individual to help lead the delivery of services within ASM. The ASM Division provides procurement services to the laboratory.
Procurement Specialist 2 ($69,300 - $110,000)
The selected candidate will perform the following job duties:
Perform subcontract awards and administration, and work all aspects of implementing compliant procurements in accordance with the Laboratory’s approved procurement system. The Procurement Specialist 1 will provide resolutions to an assortment of problems of moderately complex scope and will contribute to the fulfillment of projects and organizational objectives.
formation, bid, evaluation, award, and administration of various types of purchase orders/subcontracts for goods and/or services
development of solicitations
negotiating and awarding purchase orders/subcontracts
managing and administering purchase orders/subcontracts
interfacing with functional units, customers, auditors and subcontractors
providing solutions to customer acquisition issues
providing purchase orders/subcontract interpretations and assisting with financial, legal or technical issues, as required
Procurement Specialist 3 ($83,300 - $136,200)
In addition to what was outlined above, the Procurement Specialist 3 job duties will include, but are not limited to:
formation, bid, evaluation, award, administration and closeout of various types of large, highly complex purchase orders/subcontracts for goods and/or services
anticipate and resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
participate in long-term planning activities with functional organizations involving multiple procurements requiring knowledge of acquisition strategies, procurement staffing capabilities and lead time requirements
effectively work with Legal Counsel in the prevention and resolution of subcontract issues and disputes
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience in commercial and/or government subcontracting.
Demonstrated experience in the formation, negotiation, award, and administration of all types of purchase orders/subcontracts within a multi-functional environment.
Demonstrated experience in developing and negotiating a variety of subcontract types, fee arrangements, terms and conditions.
Demonstrated experience in administration of small and moderate size procurements.
Demonstrated ability to interface with individual customers representing one or more affected organizations providing acquisition strategies for impending procurements.
Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills.
Ability to effectively communicate in both an oral and written manner with both internal and external customers of varying professional levels.
Additional Job Requirements for Procurement Specialist 3:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Demonstrated experience in administration of large size procurements.
Working knowledge of change management procedures pertaining to requests for proposals (RFPs) and modifications to purchase orders/subcontracts, and dispute resolution.
Working knowledge of change management procedures pertaining to requests for information (RFIs), change notices, change orders, amendments, and claims and dispute resolution.
Ability to actively participate in the development, review, and evaluation of various technical/procurement specifications for issuance to suppliers.
Demonstrated high-level competency in creating clear and concise written documentation that fully summarizes all aspects of a procurement transaction.
Familiarity with the Department of Labor Requirements for the Service Contract Act.
Training/Certifications: The following certifications are preferred: Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) or Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C).
P rocurement Specialist 2 Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly.
Procurement Specialist 3 Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 8 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely convey information through verbal communication in a wide variety of settings including, but not limited to, verbal presentations and group meetings.
Professional level experience in developing and recommending potential solutions to contractual problems to management.
Demonstrated experience with eSourcing/eAuctions preparatory to the execution of procurements.
Demonstrated experience with SAP Ariba or other automated purchasing systems.
Broad understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations and their application.
Ability to work in a fast paced, ever changing environment with numerous deadlines and expectations.
Recent hands on experience in Federal Subcontract management.
Note to Applicants: Please provide a comprehensive cover letter addressing all required and desired skills and your qualifications toward them.
Location: The position is physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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 maternity 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.
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 472.2for 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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy 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 call1-505-665-4444option 1.
Contact Name Fresquez, Nyleen Kathryn
Vacancy Name: IRC83668
Organization Name ASM-CAP/Acquisition Services Management Capital Projects
Minimum Salary 85400
Maximum Salary 139600
Req ID: IRC83668