Junior Contract Analyst – DOE

Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc.

Germantown, MD

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The Contract Analyst serves as a junior member of a project team in support of the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). This position provides functional knowledge to assist the Contract Planning, Administration and Execution Support to the IM13 - Acquisition Management Office. Applicable functional areas include acquisition management, business process, quality assurance, organizational planning, financial management, acquisition logistics, configuration and data information systems, major enterprise-wide technology deployments, or strategic enterprise infrastructure redesign.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge/quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation/relationships, problem analysis/discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral/written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability/dependability, flexibility and ownership/accountability of actions taken.

Performs analysis of current customer mission requirements, and current business processes, tools and technologies to identify and document improvements to optimize customer productivity and customer satisfaction.

Understanding of the development and administration of BPA, T&M, labor hour, fixed price, cost reimbursable/award fee type subcontracts, Non-disclosure Agreements and Teaming Agreements consistent with government client requirements in accordance with contract requirements, review and interpretation of FAR/DFAR procurement policies and procedures.

Coordinates, develops, and produces contract documentation such as subcontracts, NDA and TA agreements, modification task/delivery orders, solicitations, estimates, cost/price analyses, negotiation memorandums, justifications, determinations, special contract provisions, representations and certifications and correspondence.

Provides contracting support element, coordinating pre-award contract proposal functions and help support decisions regarding contract management approach with supervision and coordinate the contract proposal process.

Supports post-award subcontract management, ensuring compliance with required performance criteria and creates and implements effective acquisition strategies.

Effective customer service and management skills/capabilities; including a demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally (internally) and/or externally.

Ensures contract requirements are met, monitor cost status, assist in cost management and coordinate issue resolution with customers

Interfaces and coordinates with contractor/subcontractor, intercompany, interdepartmental and internal department personnel.

Serves as a resource for team members and clients. Helps to ensure an effective and positive work environment by establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor's instruction in such a way as to maximize output.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and Human Resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions as the best of own ability.

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance with all applicable rules (federal, state, local, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, Prime Contract requirements, etc.) for themselves and the company as a whole. Fosters an environment in which they will report any violations or reasonably suspected violation of CNI policy, FAR, and/or CFR and are comfortable discussing the myriad compliance, conflict, FAR, CFR, etc. issues that arise during the performance of a government contract.


Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two (2) years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education/experience.


U.S. Citizens/Green Card only due to government or federal requirement


Experience in and knowledgeable of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and (DFAR), Agency FAR supplements and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).

Experience with industry methods for process improvement, organizational design, or performance optimization.

Excellent organization and time management skills with ability to handle multiple priorities.

Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to assess business requirements.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Superior customer service and relationship management skills.

Ability to effectively interact with management and staff at all levels within a multi-level organization.

Ability to proactively identify problems and effectively respond.

Demonstrated integrity and professionalism.

Excellent computer skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Access, Excel, Word, Outlook).

Proven ability to perform under pressure and to adjust plans to meet changing needs and requirements.

Broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with complex issues.

Ability to effectively work both individually and in a team environment.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. May occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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