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Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2201663

Acquisition Specialist

ICF is seeking a Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Acquisition Specialist to support our National Institute of Health (NIH) client located in Bethesda, MD. The candidate will be responsible for providing a holistic understanding of FITARA at the agency.  They will position FITARA as an overall program (albeit unestablished) for the benefit of NIH. This is an on-site position [temporarily working remotely due to the pandemic].

Key Responsibilities:

This position will support OCIO leadership and associated stakeholders to:

  • Develop a cross cutting view of FITARA across the agency as well as a deep understanding for each element of FITARA (i.e., FITARA scorecard key areas).

  • Assess and review IT acquisition packages for FITARA compliance.

  • Research opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of current FITARA review processes.

  • Work with the Communications Team to develop and maintain the optimal FITARA presence on the NIH website and intranet site.

  • Develop, distribute, and maintain FITARA-related reports and presentations.

  • Develop and maintain FITARA-related metrics and/or dashboard.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 5 years relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated experience supporting federal agency information technology (IT) business and procurement processes.

  • Demonstrated experience in preparing/reviewing acquisition packages for FITARA compliance.

Preferred Skills

  • Highly proficient office automation skills.

  • Exceptional collaboration and consensus building skills.

  • Ability to work independently yet maintain close communication and collaboration with federal leaders.

  • Proactive, detailed-oriented, independent, and fast learner with excellent problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions.

  • Familiarity with Federal Government acquisition management activities and functions

  • Project Management Professional certification

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Maryland Client Office (MD88)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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