Mid-Level Business Analyst for IT Procurements

SC3 is a leading provider of high-end mission support, consulting and technology solutions to the federal government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations and nonprofit organizations. SC3?s national security efforts reach across the intelligence community and Department of Defense, providing full life-cycle operational and cyber support and differentiated capabilities to meet our customer?s challenging mission.
In addition to our government services area, SC3 provides cutting-edge competitive intelligence and strategic management consulting to commercial clients. Private industry leaders from the financial, health care, manufacturing and other sectors turn to SC3 to ensure that they have access to the most relevant, current, and strategically important information ? not only to grow their businesses, but also to protect them.
Summary:This position is for technical and specialized work in the procurement of IT assets (hardware and software) and IT services for the Division of Information Systems (DIS) at NSF.
Work involves detailed duties in the identification of IT procurement requirements, requisitioning and purchases of assets and services. Work is performed under the general supervision of the DIS Leads for Small Acquisitions and Micro Purchases (Credit Card Purchases) and requires the use of independent judgment and initiative in the preparation and review of requisitions and procurement specification documents. Performance of these duties should abide by government procurement policies and procedures. Description of day-to-day duties and responsibilities:? Participates in the preparation of the yearly Procurement and Acquisition Plans.? Confers with and assists service area SMEs and leads to determine purchasing needs and define product specifications:
+ Assists in the preparation of Statements of Work required for the IT procurement.
+ Helps the PoC identify the procurement requirement accurately and with sufficient detail to make it easy for the procurement office to process the procurement.
+ Prepares bid specifications, brand name justifications, and other necessary documents related to the purchase orders of IT assets.
? Forward, track, and facilitate information exchanged between PoCs and DACS (procurement division) analysts while the procurements are in progress. Also, update the tracking databases with important information from these exchanges.? Maintains and updates procurement records (Requisition and Credit Card purchase documents) in the systems used by the organization to support this function. ? Provides reports as needed on procurement activities and status.? Works closely with project teams to identify procurement requirements for new IT projects.? Assists in providing guidance and training for less experienced personnel who are assigned by service areas to support procurement activities.? Review and refresh database entries and online folders to ensure data is current, clean, complete and relevant when used in reports. (For example, ensuring all relevant fields are entered for each Access database record and when reports are run there should be no misspelled, inaccurate or confusing information entered).? Work with Acquisition Leads and Database Developer to describe enhancements and test changes to databases? Provides insight into potential areas of improvement that can be implemented to streamline procurement activities.
Required competencies and skills:? Degree/Major: BA or BS degree in a related field.? 5+ years of experience assisting IT technical professionals to acquire IT products and services.? Good understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the government procurement rules and regulations.? Familiarity with government procurement vehicles (GSA elibrary, Advantage, GSA Schedules and other GWACS etc.) ? Considerable knowledge of the IT industry and the types of assets that are required by IT organizations and the various licensing and product marketing models that major vendors use. This includes products and services from Oracle, IBM, Dell, Microsoft, VmWare, Symantec, Cisco, Autonomy, RSA, EIS, etc.? Knowledge of IT procurement planning and acquisition principles.? Solid experience in developing procurement requirements and justification documents. ? Experience maintaining and updating procurement records. Hands-on experience with an automated tool for this purpose is required. Hands-on experience with MS Access Reports and Inquiries is a plus.? Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various stakeholders in the service areas that are engaged in the procurement activities.? Excellent interpersonal skills.? Strong planning and organizational skills.? Excellent oral and written communications skills with the ability to work with stakeholders in implementing new processes.? Highly productive and self-directing with attention to detail.
Required proficiency with tools:? High Proficiency with MS Office products, specifically MS Excel, Word and Access.? Proficiency in MS Access Reports and Inquiries.? Familiarity with SharePoint, esp. as a tool for collaboration.
Our values are simple and straightforward. We know that competitive salaries and generous benefits are essential in our industry and SC3 strives to offer the best in both areas.
We are proud to offer:
+ Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
+ 401(k) Plan
+ Supplemental Life & AD&D
+ Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance
+ Flexible Spending Plan
+ Paid Time Off
+ Paid Holidays
+ Professional Development
+ Employee Referral Bonus
+ Identity Protection Services
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing as required by the customer. f095d18e2208451da2f4c47deff825dc

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