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Primary Contracts Officer Specialist




Washington, DC 20001


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Background on Client

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS) provides Information Technology (IT) support and technical solutions for the Department of the Navy (DoN) within the enterprise and business domain. PEO-EIS is responsible for overseeing life-cycle management of several Acquisition Category (ACAT) I IT programs, projects, and initiatives. In this role, PEO-EIS is accountable for the efficient and proper planning, design, implementation, and operation of shore-based DoN networks and combat support-related enterprise information systems, and is a key stakeholder for the development of requirements for future IT capabilities and operations. Oversight and management of the PEO-EIS Portfolio represents every discipline within the acquisition management field, as well as several unique areas of expertise concerning corporate finance structure and special skills regarding the Defense Property Management System. The ability to
integrate all of these activities across the portfolio also is a major requirement for the support services, and an approach that focuses on the integration of many specialized teams across multiple programs.

The PEO-EIS Portfolio is comprised of several major efforts: (a) The Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI)/Continuation of Services Contracts (CoSC) is a multi-billion dollar enterprise network contract serving more than 700,000 users across the Navy and Marine Corps. This program incorporates the range of Enterprise IT issues including hardware (procurement, configuration management, asset valuation and tracking), software licensing, data center management, call center management, and critical Information Assurance (IA) initiatives. The CoSC facilitates the NMCI continuation of services via Hewlett Packard. (b) Next Generation Enterprise Networks (NGEN) is the future set of DoN IT services with ACAT I program reporting requirements to the DoN, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and Congress. (c) Sea Warrior is a complex portfolio of over 20 Human Resource and Manpower Systems with significant oversight and interest at the OSD and Congressional level. (d) Navy Enterprise Resource
Planning (Navy ERP) is a Navy-wide implementation of a SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for financial and acquisition management and supply solution that combines specialized skills in Change Management, ERP development and implementation, and acquisition support at the ACAT I level. (e) Global Combat Support System - Marine Corps (GCSS-MC) is an ACAT I global supply and maintenance system with over 35,000 users across the USMC. It is being deployed world-wide to the Marine Corps, and includes all phases of acquisition from future requirements, development, and implementation and sustainment of an Oracle ERP solution.


The Primary Contract Officer (PCO) Specialist will work onsite at the Washington Navy Yard. The PCO Specialist will provide contracting support by direction of the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) Re-compete (NGEN-R) Office, and will be responsible for the oversight and management of NGEN-R projects, including; planning, organizing, managing, oversight of Service Providers in a project management function, and the management of internal projects that will be retained by the Government.

The Key Duties are to (1) Develop, maintain and improve the standards, templates and artifacts for managing projects in a way consistent with both industry leading practices and NGEN requirements; (2) Assist the project team with development of business case analysis, associated requirements, conduct project planning and schedule oversight, manage project schedules, identify and manage project risks, identify, capture and analyze project performance metrics, provide project updates and provide brief but substantive status reports to senior leadership commensurate with their executive responsibilities; (3) Independently develop and communicate senior-level point papers, briefings, and correspondence, including pre-screening read-ahead and draft executive summaries as requested; (4) Assist with preparing, coordinating and staffing contracting documents to support submissions, reviews and milestone decisions; (5) Track acquisition documentation (statutory and regulatory) progress and advise of
potential delays to include recommendations for the way forward; and, (6) Coordinate and/or attend working group and Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings.



Minimum of 15yrs of related experience.

The ideal Candidate has at least five years direct experience providing Primary Contracting Officer (PCO) support, preferably in a Navy Program office; (2) at least five years direct Federal contracts management client support; (3) DAWIA II/III Certification in Contracting; (4) Prior experience with Navy contracting; (5) Prior experience with Navy/Marine Corps Pre-Solicitation contracting activities and Source Selection contracting activities, industry standard prices and negotiation positions for CLIN items; (6) Advanced experience and knowledge working with FAR and DFAR interpretation; (7) Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; and, (8) An advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

A former O-3 to O-5 Military leader is preferred.

The Candidate must be willing and able to work on-site at the Washington Navy Yard.

U.S. Citizenship is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to obtain and retain the designated Government clearance (Secret). Must have an active Secret clearance at the time of application.


MCR, LLC, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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