Travel Analyst - Entry Level

Teracore - Washington, DC

Full-time | Contract
Position Title: Travel Analyst - Entry Level

Teracore Corporate Overview:
Celebrating our 16th year, Teracore, Inc. (www.teracore.com ) is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business ( SDVOSB) classified management consulting and information technology services firm with staff in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. We prime 95% of our projects with a 40% contract win ratio ( #1 awardee in our categoryon both DHS PACTS and EAGLE II IDIQs). Teracore consultants average more than 12 years of professional experience, nearly 60% percent have advanced degrees in business or technology related fields, 90% have professional certifications, and 50% have advanced professional certifications.

Teracore is committed to creating and maintaining a corporate environment and culture that promotes long-term employment. We hire employees who are looking for a career and not just their next "gig." We build and foster our corporate culture through:

Keeping small business, friendly atmosphere you are not just a number here at Teracorereal people adding valueone person at a time
Focusing on work/life balance Teracore is a company that believes people function best in a balanced environment
Social events From happy hours, to summer picnics and holiday parties, to outings at Nationals games, and regular Town Hall gatherings, we work hard to give employees not working on the same projects the opportunity to both meet "new faces" and keep close with prior teammates
Community events Teracore emphasis on giving back to the community it serves veteran and community volunteer efforts flourish in this culture
Focusing on making this a great place to work Corporate engagement team ensures Teracore work hard, play hard culture
Conducting leadership workshops on building a positive corporate culture it starts from the top down here"be proud of where you work"
Communication and surveys - we listenyou help drive the culture and we ensure its direction
A SharePointsuggestion box funneled to leadership team we give you a multitude of avenues to be heard, be part of the team, and continuously making us better

What We Do :
Teracore understands how to integrate business consulting knowledge, process expertise, and IT to obtain desired results. Our core competencies include:

Enterprise IT Consulting
Budget and Financial Management Services
Enterprise Cyber Management
Transformation Management
PMO Services
Strategic Communication and Stakeholder Engagement

Position Description:
Project Background:
Teracore provides technical and operational oversight and advisory support for our federal customer to assist in the monitoring, performance tracking and quality assurance activities for its' technical IT contracts. Oversight and advisory support areas include: technical operations management technical quality assurance support, incident management, problem management, program management, portfolio management, and contract management. Work products, deliverables, and support delivered under this task order are performed utilizing integrated processes and methods across all technical, business and management requirements

Role and Responsibilities:
Support a Federal client providing exemplary acquisition and contract management support, and other related workload requirements associated with the acquisition and administration of awarded contracts.

As an acquisition specialist, deliver compliant pre- and post-award documentation and/or contractual documents in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), client and Department of Defense (DoD) supplements, policy guidance directives and instructions. Additionally, you will:

Assist in the planning for and executing the pre-award activities related to soliciting offers;
Conduct the activities related to the evaluation of quotations in response to a solicitation;
Assist in evaluating vendor proposals in accordance with statute, regulation, policy, factors established in the solicitation, and the Source Selection Plan;
Assist in conducting contract award activities, to include determining contractor responsibility; preparing the award documentation; issuing the award; processing requests for a debriefing; and responding to protests;
Assist in the planning and conducting post-award orientation designed to resolve potential or actual issues that may affect contract performance and to achieve a mutual understanding of significant responsibilities of both the Government and contractor;
Assist in performing quality assurance and administration of the contract by monitoring and assessing contractor performance and communicating, negotiating and addressing issues that may arise during the performance of the contract;
Assist in collecting, reviewing, and assessing payment-related information;
Provide input to determine the need to modify the contract using the type of contract modification that best fits the acquisition situation;
Review, assess and provide the government information to determine if it is in the best interest of the Government to terminate a contract; assist in determining the method used to terminate the contract and carry out the termination in accordance with applicable statute and regulation; and
Verify that the contract file is complete and closeout the contract file.

Required Skills:
BS or 1-3 years' experience
Minimum 2 years of experience serving as a contract specialist/administrator or procurement analyst.
Knowledge of the federal acquisition process.
Knowledge of contracting principles, laws regulation and procedures.
Knowledge of methods and techniques of fact-finding, analysis, and resolution of complex problems, and the ability to develop concrete action plans to solve problems.
Familiarity with price and cost analysis principles.
Excellent written and oral communications skills and be proficient in MS Office Products, MS Project, and Adobe Acrobat.
Understanding and experience working with the Procurement Lifecycle
Understanding of the acquisition lifecycle - DHS Acquisition Management Directive 102-01
3 years of experience with all Microsoft Office Products, especially MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Excellent oral and written communication skills required
Strong consulting and analytical skills required
Energetic and eager to tackle new challenges

Desired Skills:
Prior DHS experience
Prior experience on the Federal Financial Management System (FFMS) and PRISM contract writing system

Clearance Requirements:
US Citizenship and background investigation required to attain favorable entry on duty (EOD). Active DHS Suitability OR an active Top Secret clearance preferred.