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Department Manager, Service Acquisitions

Job Information
Job Title: Department Manager, Service Acquisitions
Grade: 220
Org: Services Acquisition Management
Contact: [email protected]
Work Location: Idaho Falls (9x80s schedule)
Mission/Vision Statement
Empowering the Nation's Energy Future
Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.


Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is actively seeking a Department Manager for their Service Acquisitions organization.

In this role you will be fully accountable to lead and manage, without appreciable direction, all service, fabrication, and facility lease acquisitions needed to support site-wide customers. The scope encompasses acquisition activities for INL that typically total more than $500M annually. Responsible for management of staff and their execution of acquisitions’ in support of accomplishing the Laboratory mission. This includes human capital management that promotes professional development, rotational development opportunities, mentoring, coaching, and relationship development to support the current and future business of INL.

Ensure appropriate administration of procurement actions from pre-award through delivery, payment, and closeout. Continually assess quality of acquisition output (e.g. contract documents, procurement summaries, notifications, file structure, etc.) to assure compliance with approved procurement system. Must demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a wide variety of subcontracting strategies and appropriate use of contract types.

Must possess a demonstrated skill set in understanding acquisition methods, procurement policy, Department of Energy (DOE) Acquisition Regulations (DEAR)/Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), associated laws and procedures related to acquisition and exploit such knowledge to optimize delivery of an efficient and effective acquisition system to the customer.

Interface regularly with all levels of management including senior leadership at INL, other national labs, DOE and other Governmental entities, and corporations/businesses working with the INL. Provide acquisition regulatory interpretation and recommendations to all levels of Laboratory management. Lead development and implementation of acquisition-related solutions and strategies supporting Laboratory mission accomplishment. Such solutions and strategies should provide meaningful benefit and efficiency with Lab-wide impact and be accomplished considering spend analysis and trends, strategic alignment, program planning integration, and associated acquisition tactics.

Bachelor's Degree in business discipline plus 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree plus 3 years relevant experience is required.

A minimum of 5 years of contract administration experience working within a Department of Energy (DOE) Management & Operating (M&O) procurement environment is required.

Experience in a supervisory or oversight role where responsibilities included customer interfaces, subject matter expertise in government acquisition, strategic acquisition planning, and providing advice/guidance to acquisition staff is required.

Must be able to obtain and maintain an active Department of Energy (DOE) "L" clearance.

Must have experience in managing the creation and administration of a diverse mix of contract types of wide-ranging complexity and uniqueness with an emphasis in construction subcontracting.

Candidates must provide a cover letter explaining their qualifications and experience and how it relates to this position.

Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see
Employee Job Functions
Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Motor Abilities: Fine motor control (hands, repetitive intermittent work.

Special Senses: Visually demanding work, near vision, depth perception, speech discrimination, audio alarms.

Work Conditions: Typing/keyboard, >8 hrs./day, working alone.
Certifications: Testing Designated Position (TDP)

Please Apply Before:

August 22, 2019 (11:59 p.m., MST)
Environmental, Safety and Health Statement
Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.
Other Information
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INL Overview
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
The Idaho Falls Area
Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and

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