contracting officer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Talented Contracting Officers and technical adviser possessing a solid understanding of pre- and post acquisition contract activity and analysis. Excels at engaging in all aspects of the planning, solicitation, source selection, negotiation, award and administration of all contracts.

  • Contract administration
  • Resource management
  • Business adviser
  • Customer support
    Source selection expertise
  • Contract negotiation
  • Team mentor
  • Procurement executive goal execution
Contracting Officer, 09/2004 to Current
Department Of The Air ForceMontgomery, AL,

Contract Administration

  • Supported 5 unique Agency teams throughout a 10 year contracts career allowing me to work on IT, Service, O&M, Commercial, Independent Consultant and Major Systems contracts.
  • Awarded and administered Firm Fixed Price, Cost, Award Fee, Level of Effort and Time and Material Contract Types

Source Selection Experience

  • Review and advise customers on the application and applicability of technical evaluation factors in all of the competitive acquisitions and to help the sponsor determine if the appropriateness of sole-source vs competition.
  • Led several competitive efforts of various size and complexity
  • In 2013, awarded the largest, in terms of value and contractor support, non R&D competition in the history of the Agency. The $5B IT services acquisition took over 3 years to complete of which I took over during the final 12 months. I entered into discussions with those in the competitive range, held several informational bidders conferences, oversaw the evaluation of the final proposals, entered into negotiations and subsequently awarded to all 10 offerors.
  • Currently working on a $50M competitive effort for specialized training support. Once completed, this contract will be a hybrid Cost Completion, Award Fee and Level of Effort type contract to allow the sponsor the utmost flexibility and to properly manage the contractor's performance.

Resource Management

  • Actively pursue the use of resource savings methods by engaging in opportunities to consolidate similar activities and streamline acquisitions strategies.
  • During the period of 2009 - 2012, awarded over 10 IDIQ Base contract vehicles and over 30 task order contracts.

Business Adviser

  • Proactively engage with program and requirements officers to develop and implement streamlined business processes that accomplish both straightforward and complex acquisition requirements in an efficient manner and in compliance with established laws, regulations, policy and procedures.
  • Actively provide recommendations and direct activities to accomplish timely acquisitions.
  • Provide guidance to the sponsor regarding the proper timing for all funding activities for their contracts.
  • Meet regularly with sponsor stakeholders, budget, plans officers and customers to develop, promote and implement corporate strategies.

Customer Support

  • Grant excellent support to the sponsor offices by supplying guidance regarding compliance with contractual requirements and regulations.

Contract Negotiation

  • Negotiate the terms and conditions of all new contracts and those contracts in which changes are occurring, to include fee/profit, labor rates and labor hours.
  • Negotiate any licensing agreements for hardware or software use.

Team Mentor

  • Provide team mentor aid to junior officers for the past 5 years. This involves answering questions and reviewing their work prior to submission to management.
  • Served as the de-facto team lead to a team of 2 other Contracting Officers for a large $5B program. This involved keeping track of any outstanding issues, dissemination of information throughout the team and being the main point of contact for the 10 contractors on the program.

Procurement Executive Goal Execution

  • Actively support and implement all goals, objectives and initiatives as mandated through monthly correspondence or quarterly all- hands meetings.
  • Strive to maintain all training objectives to remain certified as a Level II Contracting Officer.
  • Strive to achieve the necessary acquisition tools to certify as a Level III Contracting Officer.
Purchasing and Inventory Manager, 07/1997 to 05/2003
Cystic Fibrosis FoundationCity, STATE,
  • Sent of Request for Proposals/Bids for all printed goods and participant prizes.
  • Evaluated bids to determine successful vendor using lowest price technically acceptable methods and determined cost reasonableness.
  • Negotiated costs with vendors to achieve the highest discounts possible.
  • Managed warehouse inventory of over $500,000 and performed quarterly physical inventory reviews.
  • Provided yearly performance reviews of two warehouse personnel.
Bachelor's Degree: Management Business Communication, Expected in
University of Maryland - College Park, MD

Management Business Communication

Associate's Degree: Marketing, Expected in
Montgomery College - Rockville, MD


Certifications and Awards
  • Currently Level II Certified
  • All Classes Toward Level III Certification Completed
  • Currently hold a contract warrant
  • I have received numerous awards during my 10 year career with the Agency, most recently receiving two monetary Awards for outstanding work performed during the award and transition of a $5B competitively awarded IT contract.

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School Attended

  • University of Maryland
  • Montgomery College

Job Titles Held:

  • Contracting Officer
  • Purchasing and Inventory Manager


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Associate's Degree

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