Labor Category Description – Acquisition Professional (AP)
(U) Provide acquisition support on functions of program management. Assist program managers in developing program documentation, creating program schedules, tracking program status, evaluating operational and technical alternatives, performing risk assessment and managing integrated product teams. Provide expertise on the myriad of factors that influence cost, schedule, performance, and risk. Advise in the interpretation and tailoring of DoD/NSA acquisition regulations/memorandums, and ensure affordable, supportable and effective systems are delivered to the customer. Provides assistance in analyzing and developing improved policies, plans, methods, procedures, and systems of acquisition management programs.
The Level 0 Acquisition Professional shall possess the following capabilities:
(U) Prepare non-complex requisitions (for purchase orders and simplified acquisitions) in NSA’s financial management system (currently FACTS), or assist other requestors in the timely development, tracking and monitoring of requisitions through approval and certification cycles. For NSA awarded contracts, ensure that requisitions reach the recognized BA3 database.
(U) Work with government project personnel and contracting, as appropriate, ensuring that all required documentation is included (e.g. ensure recent quotes obtained; verify Section 508 information; ensure acquisition security form and/or Contract Security Classification Specification (DD254) completed and submitted to Security; review the Competition in Contracting Act justification (CICA). In addition, the following documentation may be included: Sole Source Justification, Small Business Dissolve Set Aside, Power/Space/Cooling Approval, and Baseline exemption Requests (BERs).
(U) Prepare non-complex Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPR) and Economy Act Orders (EAO), and requisitions associated with MIPRs and EAOs in NSA’s financial management system (currently FACTS).
(U) Assist Program and Project Managers in the maintenance of Spend Plans.
(U) Track financial execution performance information (commitments, obligations, and outlays).
(U) Provide financial status reports for program offices, budget center managers, contracting officers’ representatives, and expenditure center managers as tasked and recommending funding adjustments as appropriate.
(U) Two (2) years of demonstrated experience in acquisition, contracting, purchasing or finance required. In lieu of 2 years of experience, Project Management Institute PMP certification, or Contract Manager CPCM certification, or DAWIA Level I in any focus area or an undergraduate degree with a business focus is acceptable.
(U) Experience in NSA’s financial management system (currently FACTS) is preferred.