Contracts Analyst

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Posting title
Contracts Analyst

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
Some travel may be required

Columbus Technologies and Services Inc. is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers.  Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Columbus offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world.  We are currently seeking Contracts Analyst to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term position which offers:
 - Competitive salary
 - Tremendous growth opportunity
 - Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
 - Learn more about what Columbus can do for you at

Job Description:
•Collaborate with programs and their assigned contract specialists to identify procurement goals and the actions required to achieve them, from pre-planning to solicitation.
•Establish Service Level Agreements with programs to ensure a shared understanding of the program’s procurement goal, how to achieve this goal and how tasks will transition to the program upon completion (aka, at the point of solicitation).
•Collaborate with program staff to support the following activities:
-Conduct market research.
-Gather and validate technical and functional requirements with program staff, subject matter experts and stakeholders to ensure that the program’s business ob-jectives can be met.
-Prepare requirements documents; create use cases and/or requirement specification documents.
-Utilize activities such as brainstorming, requirements workshops and focus groups.
-Develop evaluation criteria for final sign-off from program, including creation of mapping document to tie business requirements to evaluation criteria.
-Facilitate the writing of a Statement of Work.
-Work with staff on developing Independent Government Cost Estimate.
-Draft the HHS Acquisition Plan for final sign-off from the program.

Required Skills:
•Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or related discipline. Four (4) years of specialized experience plus a High School diploma is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree.
•Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in contracts/grants management or a related field.
•Ability to assess contract processes and procedures.
•Experience using workflow process documentation tools.
•Elicitation and interviewing skills.
•Problem-solving and analytical thinking, including business requirements gathering.
•Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
•Excellent organizational and time management skills.

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