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Procurement and Contracts Specialist


CALIBRE, an employee-owned Management Consulting and Information Technology Solutions Company, is looking for a Program Analyst to provide subject matter expertise in procurement and contracting for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Financial Management and Procurement Services (FMPS) Business Process Reengineering (BPR) initiative.


Specific responsibilities include:


  • Provide expert guidance to the USCG to ensure their business processes comply with Federal acquisition policies and regulations and to prepare them for a transition to a new financial management system.
  • Evaluate and analyze USCG financial programs using Lean Six Sigma methodologies and tools to identify opportunities to improve workflows, enhance process integration, and develop techniques to track and review program effectiveness.
  • Develop process guides to standardize USCG financial processes in compliance with federal acquisition regulations.
Required skills


  • Must be a US Citizen with an active Public Trust Tier I Clearance
  • Travel up to 25%
  • Advanced knowledge of Federal Government financial management principles and policies including acquisition, financial management, and federal property management regulations.
  • Robust understanding of simplified acquisition and formal contracting policies and procedures.
  • Strong familiarity with Government logistics management processes, including finance, budgeting, property and inventory management.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and best practices in all phases of Government acquisitions.

Required Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Acquisition Management, Public Administration or other relevant discipline; or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of five years of experience participating in Federal procurement and contracting processes.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and procurement, accounting, and financial management software


Desired Experience


  • Ten years of experience as a USCG Contracting Officer or similar experience in procurement and contracting.
  • Experience facilitating process improvement events (e.g., Lean Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Business Process Reengineering) with multiple stakeholders and presenting outcomes to senior military leadership.
  • Experience developing process guides.
  • Proficiency with Oracle Fixed Asset Module (FAM), the USCG Financial Procurement Desktop & Core Accounting System (FPD/CAS), Coast Guard Business Intelligence (CGBI), ePAL (Electronic Personnel Allowance List), USCG Web Budget Model, and the USCG e-RP (Resource Proposal) system.
  • Specialized training such as: Simplified Acquisitions Procedures, Services Acquisition, Performance Based Service Acquisition, Basic Simplified Acquisitions, Advanced Simplified Acquisitions, Budgeting and Accounting Fiscal Law, FAR in Practice, DHS Purchase Card Training, Anti-Deficiency Act, or other relevant training.
  • Experience in training and supervising a small team.



CALIBRE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports transitioning service members, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package. To be considered, please apply via our website at Come join our dynamic team!

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