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.
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
1102 Contract Specialist GS-12 September 2016 to CurrentUnited States Fish and Wildlife － Anchorage, AK
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 June 2012 to September 2016United States Army Corps of Engineers － Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER), Alaska
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) January 2010 to May 2012Unites States Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District － Joint Base Elemendorf Richarson JBER, Alaska
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) April 1999 to December 2009United States Army － Fort Campbell, KY
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.