Los Alamos National Laboratory Sr. Acquisition Cost/Price Analyst / Acquisition Cost/Price Analyst 3 / 4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Acquisition Cost/Price Analyst 3 or 4 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.

The Assurance Operations group provides support services on the purchase of products and services to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The Operations Support Team, where the successful candidate will be a team member, supports the group mission by performing Acquisition Cost/Price analysis related factors in offer or subcontractor and supplier proposals. The Operations Team also reviews and processes invoices submitted for payment against LANL subcontracts.

Acquisition Cost/Price Analyst 3 ($80,100 - $131,000)

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Plan, perform and report on complex subcontractor cost/price proposal reviews and subcontract changes

  • Perform interim/cost incurred audits, requests for equitable adjustments, claims and terminations, undefinitized pricing actions and subcontractor closeout reviews

  • Serve as subject matter expert for risk assessment on financial statement review and responsibility reports

Acquisition Cost/Price Analyst 4 ($96,600 - $161,300)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Acquisition Cost/Price Analyst 4 will be required to:

  • Report to division management on all subcontractor cost/price analysis

  • Perform analysis on significant, unique or complex issues and provide highly creative solutions

  • Perform complex and high risk special price or cost assessments for acquisition managers

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Expertise regarding cost, price, financial and audit requirements

  • High level of understanding of contracting requirements, subcontracting and federal guidelines

  • High degree of knowledge of and expertise in all aspects of acquisition management

  • Detailed oriented and ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare procedures and reports

Additional Job Requirements for Acquisition Cost/Price Analyst 4:

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Acquisition Cost/Price Analyst 4 level requires:

  • Advanced expertise and knowledge regarding cost, price, financial, and audit requirements

  • Advanced understanding of prime contract requirements, subcontracting, and federal guidelines

  • Expert knowledge of and experience in all aspects of acquisition management

  • Past experience supervising lower level staff

Desired Skills:

  • Advanced understanding of source selection process and formulation and administration of all contract types

  • Extensive experience working in a government procurement organization


Acquisition Cost/Price Analyst 3 Education Required:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, business management or similar area of study, or an equivalent combination of education and experience (8 years).

Acquisition Cost/Price Analyst 4 Education Required:

Masters of Business Administration degree in accounting, business or an equivalent combination of education and experience (12+ years).

Notes to Applicants: Please provide a comprehensive cover letter addressing the minimum and additional (if applying at the higher-level) requirements and desired skills

Additional Details:

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. See DOE 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.

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 regards 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico near Santa Fe, LANL is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Our employees are our greatest asset, which is why we provide a comprehensive benefits package that offers health coverage for you and your eligible family members today and retirement plans for a brighter tomorrow. A healthy workforce is paramount to a successful organization. We offer an incentivized wellness plan and preventive care to encourage and reward good basic health choices. Also, for your financial wellness, we provide a tax-deferred 401(k) retirement plan, with a company match and service based contribution.

The Acquisition Services Management Division, which is a part of the Business Innovation Directorate, partners with employees, managers, and senior leaders to foster a work environment that attracts, retains, and motivates employee excellence in support of the LANL mission.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-1683

Contact Name: Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)

Organization Name: ASM-AO / Acquisition Operations

Email: bjtedder@lanl.gov

Job Title: Sr. Acquisition Cost/Price Analyst / Acquisition Cost/Price Analyst 3 / 4

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC61993