Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary
Strong background as former Chief of Contracting, Branch Chief, Contracting Officer/Specialist/Administrator specializing in all contractual processes/ procedures, including Source Selections, with knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other appropriate regulations/procedures.  Background includes 39 years of federal contracting service in Air Force, NASA, Army Corp of Engineers, and National Park Service.  Constant team player/problem solver/negotiator, with excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Team Player
  • Proposal writing
  • Sound judgment
  • Government Contractual Knowledge
  • Approachable
Work History
Government Contracting Consultant, 05/2016 to Current
Amazon.Com, Inc.San Jose, ,
Consulting in government contracts with expertise knowledge, skills and abilities of all government processes, regulations, and procedures.  Full knowledge of solicitation process and procedures, source selection processes/procedures and evaluation of proposals, modifications/trade off processes/procedures, and debriefing processes/procedures.  Team player to consult with businesses in answering all/any issues/questions to federal contracting issues.  Able to provide guidance/assistance to create a solid and sound proposal to be competitive and result in a successful offeror/awardee.
Chief of Contracting, 05/2011 to 10/2015
NPS, Harpers Ferry CenterCity, ,
As Chief of Contracting and Major Acquisition Buying Office (MABO), with a Contracting Officer's Warrant, successfully established program structure/direction, managed operations, and program emphases/changes.  Provided technical leadership and established internal contracting policy for the division.  Carried out a national leadership role in media which included but not limited to exhibits/fabrications; design build; audiovisual production; accessibility; signs; conservation; interpretative planning; construction; A&E; supplies; services and overseeing purchase credit card program.  Successfully supervised/oversaw development/award/administration a network of 68 Service Wide Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) media contracts for National Park Service (NPS) and other federal agencies use, worked constantly with HFC's Leadership Managers to ensure contracting support to accomplish projects with budget/time limits at the quality levels/standards established.  Able to implement new technology and methods/advances/validates the effectiveness of contracting procedures/processes, promoted consensus, and built expertise within the staff.  Knowledge and skills in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), as well as Department of Interior (DOI) requirements, and internal NPS regulations/requirements.  Successfully resolved  all contracting issues with staff based on expertise/knowledge of customer/procurement requirements. Served as Chair on all Source Selection's, offering advice in questions/issues to existing team on evaluation/s, findings, selection.  Able to debrief all contractor's with finding results and offer advise to future procurements, with no protest during my stay. Collaborated with Contracting Officers/Contract Specialists/Project Managers/Parks/Partners to ensure specific projects were staffed to contribute to project success/problem solving/project quality/budget, develops/supports Contracting Officer Representative (CORs) training.  Collectively with Senior Management/Partners/Associations, determining future resource needs for the organization to accomplish evolving workloads/accommodates to changing technologies/prepared and implemented Advance Acquisition Plan (AAP) for each fiscal year.  Successfully provided a work environment supportive of management goals.  Encouraged/mentored/coached employee's professional growth/continuous learning, established a work atmosphere for all employees to reach their potential and reach beyond to achieve their contracting goals.  A constant team player with superior customer service skills, and excellent management skills.
Branch Chief of Services/Supplies, 09/2009 to 05/2011
United States Army Corp Of Engineers (USACE), Memphis DistrictCity, ,
As the Branch Chief, with an unlimited Contracting Officer's warrant, provided leadership, direction, knowledge of the regulations/laws/policies/procedures used in contracting, agreements, procurement and technical support to staff in performance of pre-award, post-award functions. Constantly ensured the organization's strategic plan/mission/vision/values are communicated to the branch and integrated into the team's strategies/goals/objective/work plans.  Served as coach/mentor/facilitator/negotiator in coordinating team initiative and in consensus building activities among team members. Coordinated with customers to develop acquisition strategies to ensure customer support of programs and requirements.  Oversaw analysis of market surveys determining methods of acquisition such as Small Business Set Aside. Reviewed/approved solicitations/task/delivery orders/modifications to insure compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), DOD, and other internal policies. Analyzed the spectrum of contracting issues for the functional area/identify alternative courses of action/resolve a variety of contracting issues.  Constant team player and leader with excellent customer service skills.
Contract Specialist, 05/2000 to 05/2009
NASA, Kennedy Space CenterCity, ,
As a Warranted Contracting Officer, Contract Specialist, and Contract Administrator, I conducted awarded and administrated contract functions in operation/maintenance services, ground support equipment, maintenance agreements, research, development and testing and production of complex equipment systems, IT and telecommunications, and construction, initiating awards, modifications of significant complexity which included planning, organizing, and coordinating briefings/meetings and information exchange opportunities; monitor and evaluated contractor performance, negotiated and executed contract changes, authorized payments and resolved post award issues.  Served as a team leader/mentor to Jr. specialists providing/developing substantial weekly training, communicating workload assignments, projects/problems for resolution, while balancing my own workload. Knowledge of regulations and techniques of source selection evaluation processes sufficient to conduct evaluations/reviews and lead team during Source Selection.  Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), NASA FAR supplement, Procurement Directives and KPS's.  Communicated and worked with customers to meet requirements and time lines, offering alternative methods when available. Constant team player with excellent customer service skills.
High School Diploma: , Expected in
Bethel High School - Bethel OK,
Additional Information

Flight 93 National Park Visitor Center, NPS, HFC

White House Visitor Center, NPS, HFC

Statue of Liberty exhibit, NPS, HFC

Minuteman Missile Exhibit, NPS, HFC


Lighting Protection System, NASA, Kennedy Space Center

Utility Shop, NASA, Kennedy Space Center

KICS, NASA, Kennedy Space Center

2nd Generation Resuable Launch Vehicle (RLV)

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