XL Associates, Inc. (XLA) has provided institutional support services to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for over twenty years. XLA is now seeking candidates to support the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) under a contract that was recently awarded. This is a great opportunity for those seeking to jump start a career in international development and gain valuable experience supporting USAID. The primary work location is the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown Washington, DC, although this will be a remote position for the time being.
The newly reorganized RFS will strengthen coordination across the technical areas of agriculture-led growth, resilience, nutrition, and water security, sanitation and hygiene and provide state-of-the-art services to the field.
The Program Assistant will work closely with the Bureaus’ Senior Climate Advisor to assist with a broad range of activities that may include, but would not be limited to:
- Providing broad ranging administrative support to including drafting/editing documents, tracking activities, maintaining a calendar, providing meeting support, etc.;
- Helping to articulate and communicate the importance of climate change within the RFS Bureau, across USAID, and inter-agency environment;
- Supporting research and analysis activities;
- Creating written products supporting climate change advocacy efforts.
XLA is seeking experienced IT System Administrators to support the technology needs of our growing team in support of DHS/ICE. The ideal candidate shall be able to provide help desk for support requests, troubleshoot/diagnose, resolve to completion with proper follow up or escalate when necessary. The selected candidate should have excellent experience with maintaining servers, workstations, network configurations, and other electronic communication devices. The candidate will assist remote and field staff by phone and must have excellent communication skills.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
- Must have experience with Windows Server and Desktop Administration, and VMware Administration
- Experience monitoring and reporting network usage, troubleshooting network problems
- Troubleshoot general hardware, software, and network issues
- Hands-on experience is required, with the ability to configure networking equipment such as routers, switches, and firewalls
- Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills. Take initiative and responsibility in exceeding customer expectations and manage time with competing priorities
- Assist in the planning, support, and extension of future IT needs
- Adding computer peripherals and new users, performing system backups and data recovery, resolving LAN/WAN communications problems
- Making and receiving trouble calls via phone and email to provide assistance to the field resources. Creating and resetting user accounts and troubleshooting workstations in the field remotely
- Good technical support skills to assist and troubleshoot non-technical users on a variety of operating systems, hardware, devices, software and environments
- Manage, configure and maintain multi-tiered environment
- Proactively monitor and address storage and backup alerts
- Experience with inventory, testing, and shipping of systems
- Hands-on experience with imaging of desktop computers
- Performance tuning, configuring and upgrading of backup environment.
- Assist with system disaster recovery requirements
XLA is looking for an Office Assistant to join our client’s team on a contract-to-hire basis. The individual will sit on-site in St. Louis, MO. This position pays $16/hour.
The Office Assistant independently carries out all the services in his/her area or responsibility. The scope of the job may include a wide range of Workplace Services and/or activities including mainly routine tasks to be completed independently according to office guidelines and/or under general supervision. The Office Assistant prioritizes and completes assigned standard tasks following general guidelines to meet defined goals.
- Receive and relay incoming, outgoing and internal calls according to local guidelines
- Answer general inquiries, assist in resolving issues/concerns or direct them to the appropriate resource
- Greet and direct employees and visitors
- Process space reservation requests (assign and confirm space) and ensure optimal workspace occupancy
- Set up and maintain workspace/meeting rooms including catering and audio/visual equipment
- Provide audio-visual support/troubleshooting prior to and during meetings and events as needed
- Stock and maintain appearance of general use areas (Ex. copy room, coffee/vending area, etc.)
- Provide basic technical support for standard office equipment (Ex. copiers and printers)
- Provide support and/or execute activities related to onsite or offsite meetings and events
- Receive, process, and deliver inbound and outbound, mail, packages and faxes
- Keep track and follow up on customer requests until completion
- Perform administrative duties according to location guidelines
- May act as a point of contact for external providers (commodity)
- May contribute to the preparation of daily, weekly, and monthly reports
The Logistician/Administrative Support Specialist shall support the FEMA NFIP program. Additional duties may include:
- Track all inventory in warehouse
- Track all inventory being shipped to disaster sites
- Place orders and track the monthly printing of handbooks
- Manage shipping process
- Pick up mail from PO Box and make deliveries
XLA is looking for a Contract Specialist to support our client. The job site is in a niche area in Arlington, VA that is close to restaurants, shops, and public transportation.
Here is what you need to know about the responsibilities:
- Develop acquisition plans and procurement milestone schedules
- Coordinate tasks and attend meetings related to the development of a procurement package
- Prepare procurement packages, including preparation and review of requirements documentation (e.g., Statements of Work (SOWs), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), Statement of Need (SON), Performance Work Statement (PWS)), market research documentation, independent government cost estimates (IGCEs), draft evaluation factors, applicable pre-award determinations and findings, and applicable pre-award clearances and reviews (e.g., Small Business Set-Aside Review and Information Technology Checklist)
- Provide recommendations concerning the selection of contract type and method of acquisition
- Prepare and assist with the preparation of Justifications for Other-Than-Full- and-Open-Competition (JOFOCs)
- Prepare or assist with the preparation of Determinations and Findings
- Draft or assist in drafting and issuing applicable pre-award synopses
- Present or assist in presenting acquisition planning documentation for higher level reviews and approvals
- Review of acquisition requirements documents
- Review and improve customer statements of work and other pre-award documentation
- Participate in working groups
- Review and participate in training development and delivery
- Develop briefings and position papers, review drafts, and finalize documentation
XLA is looking for a Law Librarian to work onsite at the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in Arlington, VA. The ideal candidate will be a skilled research and information professional who has experience accessing major legal, pharmaceutical, public records, law enforcement, and social science databases.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Responding to a full range of complex or difficult inquiries, including those in the areas of legal, pharmaceutical, public records, law enforcement, and social science databases.
- Utilizing a variety of complex technical and specialized databases and other diverse sources to provide extensive legal reference services.
- Utilizing one's own knowledge various published and unpublished sources and electronic databases to answer specialized and/or technical questions and inquiries from clients.
- Answering reference questions, locating and selecting appropriate sources and analyzing them.
- Evaluating the authoritativeness, currency, and relevance of the specialized information available on particular topics, issues, or problems.
- Compiling electronic and paper information packets for clients.
- Assisting in the maintenance of the library collection (i.e., multiple formats of research materials on federal laws, business, and economics).
- Reviewing the veracity of the online library catalog with regard to what is on the shelf; editing and verifying catalog records for conformance with collection and established cataloging policies.
- Reviewing a wide variety of brochures, websites, catalogs, and other sources to recommend new items and sources for possible acquisition; determining the quality of materials acquired from different sources and the need for new subscriptions and renewals.
- Monitoring the quality of preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards and specifications.
XLA is looking for an Executive Assistant to work onsite at our customer's offices in Arlington, VA. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Create expense report and attach receipt after expense is submitted.
- Book travel (air & rail), hotel, and rental car.
- Reserve an open/enclosed individual room, conference room at different AFS location.
- Assist with setting up a meeting or an event.
- Onsite meetings/events – reserve space, order catering, print materials.
- Offsite meetings/events – locate and reserve a restaurant that can host the appropriate event, set up space, print materials.
- Manage calendar
- Accept/decline invitations
- Schedule meetings on behalf of the MD/SM
- Order business cards and assist with uploading business cards into the MD’s/SM’s Outlook contact folder.
- MD/SM specific tasks (generating weekly reports, printing RFQ’s, scanning and emailing documents, converting files [PDF, Word, etc.], etc.).
- Assist in the application and/or renewal of passport or visa.
- Notarize documents. We have a Notary Public for the state of Virginia and Maryland.
- Client/Employee Relation:
- Assist visitors/clients from a different state with hotel, restaurant and other related conveniences.
- At the Glebe location, assist with escorting visitors and foreign nationals.
- Submit required visitation form for Accenture LLP employees and foreign nationals.
XLA is looking for a Travel Specialist to sit onsite at our customer's offices in Washington, D.C.
- Knowledge of Federal Travel Regulations.
- Prior experience with a web-based travel system.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, with advanced knowledge of Excel.
- Excellent communications and interfacing with various levels of management.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, preferably in a helpdesk type environment.
XLA is looking for an Administrative Assistant to sit onsite at our customer's offices in Washington, D.C.
The Administrative Assistant shall provide reception and administrative support to all staff under the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) (RMP, Acquisitions, and Facilities).
- Receives telephone calls and greets visitors to the office. Controls access to the office and ensures that only visitors properly cleared are authorized entry. Notifies staff members of visitors or incoming telephone calls. Takes messages from, and gives messages to, visitors and callers when staff members are unavailable.
- Maintains an up-to-date telephone listing of staff under the CFO and card file of addresses of departments and agencies.
- Maintains telephone-recording equipment. Prepares recorded greetings and activates off duty telephone answering machine(s) when required. Plays back and transcribes messages on a regular basis.
- Receives, reviews, and distributes incoming mail. Immediately notifies appropriate staff member when material is received via FAX transmission and places in appropriate internal mailbox.
- Serves as the primary administrative services point-of-contact for approximately 60 government employees.
- Responsible for arranging and documenting meetings, as necessary.
- Setup Webex and Microsoft Teams virtual meetings.
- Order equipment for new employees (computer, phones, etc.).
- Responsible for all new contractor onboarding logistics.
- Conducting leave audits for government employees.
- Responsible for drafting, routing and tracking all formal documentation created by the staff within the routing electronic documents process, as well as those outside of the electronic process.
- Ensures documents are in the proper format, and that spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar have been verified. Consults with document author to resolve questionable material. Responsible for preparing all staff document for final copy and distribution.
- Performs substantive clerical duties such as one or more of the following:
- Maintains adequate levels of office supplies and orders additional supplies as needed.
- Receives reports of malfunctioning equipment from employees. Coordinates repair of the equipment by contacting the responsible point of contact.
- Receives electronic invoices and/or date stamps paper invoices; scans and saves both invoices to the designated location then routes invoices to the appropriate receiving official for signature and acceptance via email. Tracks to ensure that invoices receipt/acceptance has a quick turnaround. Records received invoices in the invoice log tracker.
- Directly assists with other financial management processes, to include invoice payment, preparation of supporting documentation, and travel services.
- Receives and prepares transmittal of currency for erroneous checks.
- Maintains absentee RMP calendar and sends out daily Facility, Acquisitions and Budget Status report.
XLA is looking for a Jr. Contract Specialist to support a federal agency. The job site is in a niche area in Arlington, VA that is close to restaurants, shops, and public transportation.
Here is what you need to know about the responsibilities:
- Supports the analysis of acquisition plans and procurement milestone schedules
- Attends meetings related to the development of a procurement package
- Supports oversight and compliance of procurement packages, including requirements documentation (e.g., Statements of Work (SOWs), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), Statement of Need (SON), Performance Work Statement (PWS)), market research documentation, independent government cost estimates (IGCEs), draft evaluation factors, applicable pre-award determinations and findings, and applicable pre-award clearances and reviews (e.g., Small Business Set-Aside Review and Information Technology Checklist)
- Provides recommendations concerning the selection of contract type and method of acquisition
- Supports oversight and compliance reviews of Justifications for Other-Than-Full- and- Open-Competition (JOFOCs)
- Assists compliance experts in reviews of Determinations and Findings
- Drafts or assist in drafting and issuing applicable pre-award documentation analyses
- Presents or assists in presenting oversight and compliance for acquisition planning documentation for higher level reviews and approvals
- Reviews acquisition requirements documents
- Reviews and improves customer statements of work and other pre-award documentation.
- Participates in working groups
- Reviews and participate in training development and delivery
- Develops briefings and position papers, review drafts, and finalize documentation
XLA is looking for a Senior NFIP Flood Underwriter to support FEMA NFIP. This position is remote.
Underwriting will support flood insurance standard business operations, providing underwriting subject matter expertise to daily business operations of the NFIP and Federal Insurance Directorate (FID). The Underwriter will be providing support to FEMA and they will be in close coordination with the WYO insurance companies and the NFIP Direct Contractor as they work together to ensure that each policy is correctly written and rated..
The work that the Underwriting Team will perform will be UNCLASSIFIED. It should be noted that a substantial amount of data is considered Personally Identifiable Information and must be treated as such.
- The Underwriting Team shall provide underwriting subject matter expertise and support (utilizing staff with a minimum of three (3) years of experience underwriting flood insurance) to FEMA, the WYO companies, the NFIP Direct, and policyholders, helping ensure that each policy is correctly written and rated.
- The Underwriting Team shall receive, resolve, and track underwriting inquiries and coverage problems referred by FEMA, policy holders, agents, WYO companies, State Insurance Departments, and others. For underwriting files where there is a question of coverage involving policy interpretation, the Underwriting Team shall promptly refer them to FEMA through the COR. The Underwriting Team has three (3) business days from the date of receipt to respond to a WYO company or NFIP Direct Contractor inquiry or forward it to FEMA. The Underwriting Team has three (3) business days from receiving FEMA’s response to an inquiry to send it to the WYO Company or NFIP Direct Contractor.
- The Underwriting Team shall also provide the following support:
- Technical assistance, as directed by FEMA, to WYO companies and the NFIP Direct Contractor with applying the proper rules and regulations of the NFIP to their policies.
- Providing analysis, support the development, implementation, and communication of the requirements for NFIP rate and rule changes.
- Gather rating and payment information, calculate refunds, perform quality control, and process prior term premium refunds as directed and approved by FEMA, including HFIAA Section 28 provisions, when applicable. The Underwriting Team shall process up to 20,000 Prior Term Refunds. The Government will provide payment of the refunds.
- Respond to NFIP inquiries from a WYO, NFIP Direct, or other NFIP stakeholders.
- Underwriting technical expertise in Operational Reviews. Review NFIP policies for accurate rating and processing to ensure valid documentation and policy information was obtained by the WYO or NFIP Direct.
- Coordinate Coastal Barrier Resource Act (CBRA) eligibility with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the WYO or NFIP Direct.
- Provide the status of ongoing and completed inquiries and tasks to the NFIP’s Underwriting branch or COR monthly.
- The Underwriting Team shall provide support for Special Rating and the Submit for Rate process based on FEMA guidance. The Underwriting Team shall process Submit for Rates. The Underwriting Team shall obtain and validate underwriting policy files from WYO companies and the NFIP Direct Contractor. All necessary documentation must be verified for accuracy and completeness prior to submittal to FEMA for review. The Underwriting Team shall review and verify that inquiries on new and existing policies are correctly rated. The Underwriting Team shall follow up on pending new and existing policies and request additional information from the WYO companies or NFIP Direct Contractor, if needed.
- Policy Appeals: The Underwriting Team shall support underwriting policy appeals. Activities include:
- Support the collection and submission of data to substantiate policy appeals, including but not limited to designations of 1316, Coastal Barrier Resource Area, repetitive loss, severe repetitive loss, property address waivers, floodproofing, special rating, preferred risk policy eligibility, leased federal properties, and prior term refunds.
- Review and recommend approval or denial of the policy appeal.
- Coordinate with other FEMA contractors to ensure that the policy appeals are fully adjudicated in a timely manner.
- Implement any adjustments or corrective actions as a result of FEMA’s adjudication of the policy appeal.
XLA is looking for a Financial Analyst/Training Development person to work on-site on a federal engagement. This position is a full-time position and requires the eligibility to obtain and maintain a DOJ Public Trust.
Primary Job Duties:
- Communicate with managers to identify training needs and map out development plans.
- Proficient in managing instructor equipment and educational materials such as PowerPoint, Camtasia, Snag-It, etc.
- Design and deliver learning courses, workshops and other training as needed.
- Concrete understanding of financial management principles with the ability to train others.
- Exceptional writing skills, financial reporting and analysis skills.
- The ability to effectively conduct presentations and findings to Senior Leadership and Stakeholders.
- Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for financial management processes.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Strong attention to detail with an ability to multi-task.
- Other duties as assigned within the scope of financial management and Training Development.
XLA is looking for multiple Administrative Security Assistant to support our government customer in Farmers Branch, TX. Please note that all applicants must be eligible to obtain a US Government Security Clearance.
The Administrative Security Assistant will initiate, receive, review and determine the accuracy and completeness of personnel security forms.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Manages the security application process and assist applicants through the process.
- Supports the development of contract deliverables.
- Conducts database checks, inquiries, and performs data entry using a variety of U.S. Government database systems.
- Prepare personnel security files (PSF).
- Receive, review and determine the accuracy and completeness of applicant forms required for Background Investigations (BI).
- Determines the accuracy and completeness of the personnel security questionnaire.
- Runs credit reports, processes fingerprint cards, conducts agency checks, and evaluates results.
- Identifies potential reciprocity and previous investigations, issues on security forms and obtains any missing information from applicant.
- Verifies the appropriate level of background investigation being requested.
- Processes requests for clearances, withdrawal letters, declination letters, and prepares email notifications.
- Performs general clerical functions to include: data entry, database and file maintenance.
- Provides customer service to internal and external customers via email and phone.
- Maintains the PSU file and mailrooms.
- Ensures all documents required for suitability processing are included, completed and ready for EOD (Entry on Duty).
- Assists other teams (Investigations, Intake, EOD, File Room, etc.) on special projects as needed.
XLA is looking for an ISSO to work onsite at a federal agency in Washington, D.C. Must have a CISSP Certification to be considered for this role. Position responsibilities include:
Risk Management Framework (RMF)
- Identify information types collected, processed, maintained, used, shared, disseminated, transmitted, and/or stored by or through the information system.
- Using SP 800-60 and FIPS 199, evaluate the information types related to the data and document this information in the Security Categorization Worksheet.
- Determine which information types, if any, contain privacy data and/or financial data.
- For each information type identified, determine the security impact that might result from the unauthorized disclosure, modification, and/or loss of the information (Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability [CIA]) and adjust the default CIA impact levels as necessary.
- Using the impact results of the information types, apply the high watermark concept to derive the appropriate categorization level of the system.
- Using FIPS 200, select/tailor the applicable security controls to the information system.
- Document the selected security controls in the SSP.
- Develop supplemental security documentation, such as Configuration Management Plans (CMP) and Contingency Plans (CPs).
- Implement the security controls outlined in the SSP.
- Participate in information-system authorization briefings and associated meetings to review the assessment results.
- Support the development of Plans of Action and Milestones (PoA&Ms), documenting corrective action plans for remediation of identified security control deficiencies.
- Review and validate the Security Authorization Package (SAP), which includes, the SSP, Risk Assessment Report (RAR), Security Assessment Report (SAR), PoA&M Status Report, Privacy Threshold Assessment (PTA), Privacy Impact Analysis (PIA), E-Authentication Threshold Analysis (ETA), E-Authentication Risk Assessment (ERA), Request for Authorization to Operate, and Authorization Decision Letter.
- Address questions from System Owners, Authorizing Officials, and other information-system stakeholders about the SAP.
- Develop/update the SSP and other relevant security documentation such as the CMP, CP, Baseline Configuration, PoA&M Status Reports, ETA, ERA, and Memoranda of Understanding/Interconnection Security Agreements (MOUs/ISAs).
- Maintain and update all security-related documentation during the Continuous Monitoring period. This shall include, but is not limited to, the CMP, CP, Baseline Configuration, SSP, PoA&M Report, PTA, PIA, ETA, ERA, Memoranda of Understanding/Interconnection Security Agreements (MOUs/ISAs), and any system-specific policies and procedures.
- Develop and maintain system-specific information security policies and procedures.
- Work with external parties to develop the content of MOUs and ISAs for all external system interconnections for systems within his/her portfolio.
- Participate in and/or support the annual Contingency Plan testing effort and document the results in the Testing, Training, and Exercise (TT&E) After-Action Report (AAR).
Information Security Continuous Monitoring
- Submit scan requests and analyze vulnerability and compliance reports for servers, databases, and web applications on a regular basis. (The minimum frequency would be monthly, and the maximum frequency would be weekly.) Additional ad-hoc scans may be necessary to support remediation validation efforts.
- Support the management of PoA&Ms by remediating weaknesses and findings, working with support personnel and vendors to develop fixes, and provide PoA&M status updates to management.
- Perform reviews of system activities and account management activities for information systems and databases to ensure that processes and controls related to access management are in place. The frequency of review is dependent on multiple factors (such as control volatility or impact); the minimum frequency will be monthly, and maximum frequency will be daily. but will range from daily to monthly occurrences. These reviews include:
- Review lists of accounts for inactive users and identify whether users are authorized to access the system.
- Review user privilege assignments and authorization of modifications.
- Review and report violations of separation-of-duties principles.
- Review remote-access methods and identify whether all such methods are authorized.
- Review event logs and audit reports to identify any suspicious, unauthorized, or illegal activity and report such activity to relevant personnel per defined incident handling policy, procedures, and requirements.
- Support and provide information for various audits and assessments when requested (e.g., the Annual Assessment, FISMA Audit, FISCAM/Financial Statement Audit, and A-123 Audit). ISSOs shall work with system developers and administrators to gather requested evidence, review and submit data calls, and respond to requests for information related to system security controls.
System Development Life Cycle
- Serve as the security subject-matter expert for the system and support the incorporation of security into information systems throughout the entire System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process.
- Review the systems within his/her portfolio to identify and eliminate unnecessary ports, protocols, or services. Reviews will occur at least annually but could occur as frequently as monthly.
- Maintain the information-system component inventory in a repository along with applicable configuration item (CI) information for each system component. The number of system components will vary per system boundary.
- Complete a Security Impact Analysis (SIA) for proposed system changes by documenting the change, requesting scans, analyzing scan reports, performing a self-assessment of impacted security controls, and documenting any deficiencies and findings as a result of the change.
- Support the documentation and implementation of all technical, operational, and management controls in accordance with NIST guidance and FISMA requirements for all designated systems within his/her portfolio.
- Support the development, documentation, and maintenance of a current, secure baseline configuration of the system and its components.
- Serve as the principal contact for coordination, implementation, and communication of OCC security policies for the information systems within his/her portfolio.
- Provide security guidance and subject-matter expertise to the SO and system administrators.
- Inform management, staff, and stakeholders involved in the development of IT systems and applications about applicable information-security policies, guidelines, standards, requirements, and procedures.
- Support coordination between the SO and OCC Incident Response Team in managing incident response events and investigations.
XLA is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as a Senior Acquisition Specialist with an active Secret Clearance performing the full range of acquisition services in support of the Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Consular Systems and Technology. These services include, among other things, developing acquisition packages, supporting source selections and providing post-award contract support. Must have an active SECRET Clearance.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Providing advanced acquisition guidance to federal agencies, and in particular, to DOS;
- Working with program offices to develop requirements for Statements of Work (SOWs);
- Facilitating meetings, including working with stakeholders to develop agendas;
- Conducting market research;
- Providing cost and price analysis;
- Developing acquisition documentation that includes requirements documents, acquisition strategies, independent government cost estimates, determination and findings, evaluation criteria, and milestone plans;
- Advising Technical Evaluation Teams;
- Assisting Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) in ensuring their contracts comply with applicable laws and terms and conditions and that deliverables meet contractual requirements;
- Assisting CORs with submitting timely Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARs);
- Assisting CORs with contract close-out;
- Interacting and communicating effectively and professionally with government officials;
- Reporting on project status in internal and client meetings;
- Reviewing contracts, and preparing award modifications; and
- Performing other job-related responsibilities as assigned.
XLA is looking for a Federal Acquisition Compliance Analyst to work onsite at a federal agency in Arlington, VA (metro accessible). Responsibilities include:
- Experience with cradle to grave contracting
- Identify training gaps
- Develop/present training
- Receive/Review/Respond to OIG/External audits
- Conduct Internal/Field Audits
- Process ratifications
- Respond to data calls
- Track recurring projects and activities
XLA is looking for a Deputy Program Manager to work onsite Lee's Summit, MO. This position is pending contract award.
The ideal candidate will have the following experience:
The DPM is responsible for all duties in the absence of the PM including making decisions.
The DPM should have demonstrated experience in meeting deadlines and coordinating the planning and implementation of project activities.
The DPM should have successfully demonstrated experience in addressing operational concerns and issues, monitoring overall customer satisfaction, developing and implementing operations procedures and policies, analyzing training needs and requirements, demonstrating good decision-making skills, demonstrating detail-oriented abilities, and successfully responding to high-pressure situations.
The DPM should have demonstrated time management skills to plan, manage, and coordinate the agility of multiple staff members over a sustained period of time.
The DPM shall be proactive in informing the Government of significant issues, and be able to respond and take corrective action to issues brought by the government’s Program Manager or COR.
XLA is looking for a Program Manager to work onsite Lee's Summit, MO. This position is pending contract award.
The ideal candidate will have the following experience:
- The PM should have demonstrated experience in managing complex, high dollar programs, projects, or contracts ($200 million or more for a lifecycle).
- The PM should have demonstrated experience in meeting deadlines and coordinating the planning and implementation of project activities.
- The PM should have successfully demonstrated experience in addressing operational concerns and issues, monitoring overall customer satisfaction, developing and implementing operations procedures and policies, analyzing training needs and requirements, demonstrating good decision-making skills, demonstrating detail-oriented abilities, and successfully responding to high-pressure situations.
- The PM should have demonstrated time management skills to plan, manage, and coordinate the agility of multiple staff members over a sustained period of time.
- The PM shall be proactive in informing the Government of significant issues, and be able to respond and take corrective action to issues brought by the government’s Program Manager or COR.
- The PM shall be proactive in identifying and recommending new approaches to improve quality, cost, and process efficiencies.
XLA has provided institutional support services to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for over twenty years. XLA has a new requirement for someone with senior-level Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) Specialist or Contracting Officer-level experience to support the Acquisition Office at the USAID Southern Africa Regional Mission under an existing contract. This will primarily be a remote position starting in February 2021.
Responsibilities may include but would not be limited to:
- Providing senior-level advisory support, mentoring and guiding the activities of the locally hired staff;
- Facilitating the procurement process through active participation in the procurement planning and administration of contracts and grants, working closely with the technical, program, and administrative offices, as well as contractors and grantees;
- Reviewing acquisition or assistance package documents to ensure completion in preparation for final review and approval by the USAID Contracting/Agreement Officer. Package documents may include any required documentation that supports the solicitation, evaluation, award, and administration of contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, awards to public international organizations, and all amendments/modifications.
Note: As a contractor, the successful candidate will not be able to perform inherently governmental functions such as determining what supplies or services are to be acquired by the Government, participating as a voting member on any source selection boards, awarding or terminating contracts, etc.
The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Project Manager. Additional responsibilities may include:
- Updating project documents such as the project schedule, process models, Standard Operating Procedures, deliverables, and distribution lists.
- Provide general office, research, administrative, and clerical support, word processing, document preparation/management, and file maintenance as required.
- Maintaining confidential information
- This position will be located in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area