Jessica Claire
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Motivated Contract Specialist (1102) who is always willing to shoulder my share of the work and then some. Whether serving as an Infantry Platoon Sergeant in Iraq and Afghanistan or performing Contract Specialist duties in remote locations in Alaska and South East Asia my 17 years with the Department of Defense (DoD) has afforded me the opportunity to accumulate a wide range of skillsets.  As an 1102  with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Alaska District for the last 6+ years I have been empowered to take lead on acquisitions as varied as  taxidermy service for a brown bear display too complex construction and environmental remediation projects throughout Alaska. The predominance of my current workload lies in the contracting of environmental remediation services for pipelines and former military sites spread throughout Alaska. Operating successfully within an  organization with a high operations tempo has been highly reliant on my ability to successfully communicate with others of varying technical backgrounds and experiences.  Leveraging this trait has allowed me to build strong relationships  with peers, customers, supervisors, and contractors alike which ultimately has led to mission success on thousands of projects.        
Core Qualifications
  • DAWIA Certified Contracting Level II
  • 6 years of experience as an 1102 with USACE
  • Acquisition Lead for a variety of Service and Construction Task Orders and Contracts
  •  Knowledgeable in Federal Contracting laws, regulations, principles, and procedures
  •  Active SECRET Security Clearance
  • Specialized USACE Training in A-E Contracting, Construction Contract Administration, Design Build Construction, Estimating for Construction Modifications, Construction Quality Assurance 
  • 11 years of supervisory and leadership experience of 10 or more personnel

Professional Experience
1102 Contract Specialist GS-12, 08/2016 to Current
United States Fish And WildlifeCity, STATE,

 40 hours per week
Award and administer contracts: Activities include, but are not limited to: synopsizing, preparing and issuing documents required for solicitations; evaluation of bids/proposals, negotiate and award contracts that contain specifications, terms, conditions and prices that represent the best value for the Government, analysis and negotiation of modifications to contracts, complete regulatory reports, assure compliant to labor laws, process claims/disputes and issue final Contracting Officers decisions, coordinate with Solicitor's office as necessary, issue cure/show cause notices, determine Government's position for terminations and close-outs with minimal supervision.
1102 Contract Specialist GS-12, 05/2012 to 08/2016
United States Army Corps Of EngineersCity, STATE,
 40 hours per week
Performs as a  Contract Specialist (1102) for the USACE Alaska District and is  responsible for pre award, award, and post award acquisition activities for supplies, services, and construction. Roles include but are not limited to establishing an acquisition strategy plan, leading pre proposal conferences and site visits, while preparing all contractual documents from pre solicitation through post award.   Analyzes requirement and contract documents to ensure compliance with federal acquisition regulations and agency contract procurement policies and procedures. Ensures timely award of projects which may have either long or short time suspense.  Independently manages assigned projects through award with minimal guidance from contracting officer.
Contingency Contracting Senior Non Commisisoned Officer SFC (E-7) (1102), 2010 to 04/2012
Unites States Army Corps Of Engineers Alaska DistrictCity, STATE,
 40 hours per week
Served as the Senior Non Commissioned Officer Contract Specialist on a 4 person Military Contingency Contracting Team (MCCT). Responsible for pre solicitation through post award activities to include negotiation, administration, and procurement of construction and service related acquisitions throughout South East Asia and the State of Alaska. Independently conducted expeditionary pre proposal conferences for both design build and quality assurance contracts in Katmandu , Nepal to ensure the Alaska Districts humanitarian assistance program would provide quality construction that would sustain the effects of an impending earthquake in the region.
Infantry Mortar Platoon Sergeant SFC (E-7), 03/1999 to 11/2009
United States ArmyCity, STATE,
40 Hours Per Week
Task with being the primary advisor to the Company Commander on all matters Mortar related. Recommends, organizes and implements tactical plan to ensure victory on the battlefield. Leads and mentors  15-25 subordinates , ensures proper implementation of weapons systems through proper workload management. Developed subordinates through consistent verbal and written counseling focusing on performance feedback and goal setting. Special assignments included leading a Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) team while deployed to South East Baghdad 2005-2006. This team was charged with gathering forensic evidence from Improvised Explosive Device sites, using investigative techniques to gather intelligence on kidnapping and murder suspects, and the capturing of High Value Individuals on an on call basis through the East Baghdad Operating Area. Assigned as the senior trainer and pilot of the Raven RQ-11 unmanned aerial vehicle which was used to both deter and identify enemy activity that posed a threat to fellow Soldiers.  Successfully supervised the firing of over 12,000 Mortar rounds in combat zones with zero collateral damage or civilian casualties.  Led over 410 combat foot patrols and 720 vehicle mounted patrols both in mountainous, desert and urban combat settings during 3 total years of combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
*Operation Enduring Freedom March 2008-March 2009 (East Paktiya Afghanistan) 101st Airborne (ASSLT) 4th Brigade 506th Infantry, 1-61 Calvary, Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) Squadron, Bravo Troop Mortars (Platoon Sergeant)
*Operation Iraqi Freedom November 2005-November 2006 (South East Baghdad Iraq) 101st Airborne (ASSLT) 4th Brigade 506th Infantry, 1-61 Calvary, Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) Squadron, Bravo Troop Mortars (Platoon Sergeant)
*Operation Iraqi Freedom February 2003-February 2004 (Invasion of Iraq) 101st Airborne (ASSLT) 1st Brigade, Charlie Company Mortars 2-327 Infantry No Slack (Section Leader)
*Operation Joint Guardian (Kosovo) August 2000-March 2001 101st Airborne (ASSLT) 1st Brigade, HHC Mortars 2-327 Infantry No Slack. (Gunner)
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in 2007
Troy University - Troy, Alabama
Coursework includes: Constitutional Law Interpretation, Administrative Procedures, Business Management, Speech and Communication, Sociology, and Psychology. *
*Transcripts have been evaluated through Army Contracting Command and certified to contain for the minimum required 24 business hours requires for DAWIA Contracting Level II contracting certification.
Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Contracting Level II 
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (1993-Present)

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