Acquisition Specialist, FPS Journeyman, DHS Suitability

Serco, Inc.

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Fort Rucker, AL

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Acquisition Specialist, Journeyman, FPS DHS Suitability





If you love engaging with high profile and challenging projects supporting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Serco has a great opportunity for you! The Federal Protection Service (FPS) Acquisition Specialist (Journeyman) will manage government acquisition and procurement programs, with expertise in managing finance and business operations at the national level, located in Washington, DC.  Bring your expertise and collaborative skills to make a positive impact on the security of our nation!


Serco supports the Federal Protection Service (FPS) program, which is charged with protecting the buildings, grounds and property that are owned by the Federal government throughout the nation. The FPS Project Management Division is responsible for assisting the Acquisition Division in meeting acquisition and procurement objectives through project, program and investment management activities, such as market research, cost estimating, requirements development, analyses of alternatives, developing acquisition documents. 


You will be providing leadership for teams of analysts in planning, facilitating, and supporting complex methodology development and evaluation, business process re-engineering, identifying best practices, change management and organizational development.  You will be coordinating team activities to lead work on highly complex procurement and contractual process/reviews performance of their functions to implement complex acquisitions and contractor performance evaluations.


In the FPS Acquisition Specialist (Journeyman) position, you will:

  • Assist FPS contracting teams developing complex acquisition packages in support of government contracting and acquisition
  • Have expert knowledge of Federal contracting law, regulation, policies, precedents and related principles, policies, procedures, and audits. 
  • Assist FPS in scheduling, facilitating, and leading working groups and activities for various steps in procurement and contractual processes and reviews.
  • Assist FPS in evaluating bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility and contractor performance.
  • you must have familiarity with business practices and market conditions sufficient to evaluate bid responsiveness.
  • Assist FPS by conducting research, and performing analysis of procurement requirements, including technical and cost data
  • Present factual findings derived from research and analyses
  • Interpret procurement policy, regulations, and directives
  • Assist FPS of composing bureau/agency guidelines 




To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability clearance for access to the workspace
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, communication, project management, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods or organization and management. In lieu of degree, experience may be substituted with this contract n AA/AS degree in accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, communication, project/program management, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, communication, project/program management, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management, plus ten (10) years of work experience in conducting comprehensive acquisition and acquisition support activities.
  • Minimum of 6 years of related work experience in acquisition and acquisition support activities
  • The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to lead Integrated Project Teams (IPT)
  • Ability to conduct detailed research and analysis of technical and cost data
  • Ability to read and interpret procurement policy, regulations and directives
  • Ability to develop complex acquisition packages in support of government contracting
  • Ability to provide clear technical direction and guidance to acquisition support staff
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools including Word, Access, Excel and Power Point
  • Adept with office machines, and with internet research
  • The ability to handle multiple projects concurrently
  • Must have reliable transportation to the Southwest, DC client location.

 Desired Attributes: 

  • Experience with FPS, or other federal agency acquisition office
  • Experience with law enforcement acquisition offices


Due to current communications and data knowledge the Department of Homeland Security / Federal Protective Service DHS/ FPS mission may be starting next month, so submit your profile today for consideration.


***This position is contingent upon contract award***


If you are interested in supporting and working with the Department of Homeland Security) and a passionate Serco team, then submit your application now for immediate consideration.  It only takes a few minutes and could change your career!


Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: [email protected] or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.


Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email [email protected]


COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).