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Procurement Officer
Job ID #: 12464 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Purchasing Division: CFO Div Summary
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: 5+ years Relocation Provided: No

As a matter of corporate policy, all JSA employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful hires will be required to provide COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination.

Position Posted: 05/10/2022
Salary Range: $67,500 - $101,300(SA II)
Work Location Type: Remote (working less than 60% on-site)

Are you looking to join a world-leading nuclear physics research center, where you will manage procurements that are one of a kind, and critical to the success of major projects? If so, consider joining the Strategic Acquisitions Group within the Procurement Office at Jefferson Lab. This non-supervisory role is responsible for procurement primarily under the simplied acquistion threshold (SAT) of $250,000, related to major equipment, fabrication and materials.

Your Role Will:

  • Perform, administer, and/or manage subcontracts and agreements in support of strategic acquisitions
  • Perform and/or manage procurement planning, solicitation and evaluation of bids, quotes, and/or proposals
  • Obtains proposals or quotations from vendors. Compares costs with the specifications or scope of work to determinate appropriate actions
  • Advise user departments and staff on various procurement methods and alternate products, recommends substitutes as appropriate
  • Review and monitor contracts and contract progress to ensure compliance with procurement requirements, policies and procedures. Analyze vendor performance and determine acceptable standards.
  • Maintain purchase order and contract files in compliance with federal, state, and local rules and regulations.
  • Negotiate contract terms and conditions, including leading negotiation teams as needed seeking to achieve outcome that is best cost/business interest for JSA.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications We Require:


Relevant Bachelors Degree


5 years of full-time procurement/contracting experience or an equivalent relevant combination of education, experience and training. Typical related procurement management experience includes acquisition planning through contract closure.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge of various types of contracts (e.g., firm-fixed-price, fixed unit price, task order, indefinite deliverable and cost-reimbursable) and methods.
  • Ability to perform price and cost analysis for the procurement of major equipment, fabrications, materials or supplies
  • Experience with negotiating terms and conditions
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; ability to gather, organize, analyze and present data to appropriate sources, ability to
  • interpret and apply local, State, and Federal rules and regulations accurately and effectively

Qualifications We Desire:
  • Experience procuring major equipment and/or fabrications
  • Prior experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) with the ability to understand and apply the content to complex procurement scenarios without explicit guidance




• Ability to comprehend and follow instructions
• Ability to compose letters, outlines, memoranda, reports and other documents
• Ability to understand, remember, and communicate information and make decisions
• Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate, explore and implement alternative solutions
• Ability to prioritize, organize and complete complex and varied tasks
• Ability to think analytically

• Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
• Ability to work at a computer for extended periods
• Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 pounds occasionally
• Ability to open files and cabinet drawers, stoop and bend
• Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read documents, and see safety alarms
• Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.

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