POSITION SUMMARY: Independently performs market research and develops acquisition strategy recommendations for a variety of government acquisitions. RESPONSIBILTIES: Leads contractor performance assessment research and reviews; performs price and proposal costs analysis. Takes lead role in providing contract management, assessment of contractor cost, schedule and technical performance or program budget analysis and control, including coordination with appropriate agencies. Prepares associated documentation including acquisition plans, source selection plans, test and evaluation master plans, requests for proposal, requests for grants and other transaction proposals and associated determinations and justifications required by statute or policy. In source selection process, leads contractor performance assessment research and reviews. Performs price and proposal costs analysis and coordinates with appropriate agencies on technical evaluations, rate agreements and Cost Accounting Standards issues or material management system approvals. Manages and administers complex contracts for research and development or major weapons systems. Is expert in the use of automated source selection tools and can adapt the tool to the particular circumstances of the acquisition. Uses automated systems for contract writing and reporting. Performs independent research on statutes and directives. Understands all integrated aspects of acquisition cycle from basic research to production and test. Provides creative leadership from knowledge of industry best practices and most current developments in acquisition. Provides regular reporting to senior management on acquisition issues. Provides advice and guidance to less experienced analysts. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Typically requires bachelor's degree or equivalent, and five to seven years of related (government acquisition) experience. Acquisition Professional Development Level II certification desired. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Normal demands associated with an office environment. Ability to work on computer for long periods and communicate with individuals by telephone, email and face to face. Some travel may be required. **Includes OCONUS nonstandard benefits package This position is in support of future opportunities. We are reviewing resumes now, however, and as we get closer to filling this position, we will be contacting qualified candidates.