Jacobs Procurement Support Specialist - TS/SCI with Polygraph *5K Sign on bonus* in Springfield, Virginia

**Procurement Support Specialist - TS/SCI with Polygraph \

  • 5K Sign on bonus***


“Jacobs National Security Solutions (NSS) provides world-class ITnetwork and service management capabilities; cutting edge cyber threatawareness and cybersecurity solutions; innovative web- and softwareapplications development; and advanced data analytics for major clients in theIntelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

Our forward thinking solutions deliver an integrated approach to IT networkdesign and management, full lifecycle IT service management, IT servicedelivery, asset management, logistics and procurement, and vendormanagement. We leverage the expertise and passion of our employees toconduct identity and access management, penetration testing, and vulnerabilityassessments for our nation’s most closely guarded agencies and networks. OurCyber Security Operations Centers ensure safe, effective network operations forFederal clients while our data scientists are helping stop illegal acts beforethey can endanger Americans or our way of life.

Jacobs promotes a culture of operational excellence to create asafer, smarter, and more connected world while upholding the highest standardsof compliance, quality and integrity.

We continue to thrive and need your talent and motivation to helppropel us farther, faster.”

Jacobs is seeking a Procurement Support Specialist in Springfield, VA. \

  • This position is eligible for a $5,000 sign on bonus.\

  • Duties will include:

  • Perform daily procurement like activities as assigned by management or customer tasking systems

  • Perform purchasing activities as assigned by the immediate on-site supervisor or customer tasking systems

  • Maintain CPSR compliance. These records must be pristine in case of internal and external audit or review, and any discrepancies and corrective actions are the responsibility and direction of the on-site procurement supervisor and compliance lead

  • Prioritize work daily depended upon urgent and first in first out assignments

  • Ensure all procurement files are in compliance with CPSR, FAR, DFAR, Government and Agency-specific regulations, and/or company policies and procedures

  • Processes and completes simple to complex purchase requests; determines prices from available vendors which meet cost and quality guidelines; places orders; verifies receipt of purchase

  • Conducts complex negotiations with suppliers to obtain products at the best quantity and cost in order to ensure end-users needs are met; negotiates delivery, terms and conditions, and pricing

  • Ensures that the items and services are purchased from specified suppliers and are delivered according to agreed terms and conditions

  • Responsible for coordinating with receiving department to resolve any receipt issues so no delays will occur in delivery

  • Solicits vendors for materials, products and services through formal RFP/Qs to include competitive and single/source

  • Maintain communication with suppliers during the course of procurements in order to ensure timely delivery while maintaining compliance with the requirements of the procurement documents. Establishes relationships with new suppliers and develops new supply sources

  • Receives and evaluates proposals, quotations, and bids for acquisitions

  • Analyzes bids for specification compliance, prices, delivery commitments and past performance

  • Reviews planned orders. The acquisitions process and compliance to agency regulations is often complex and determined by size and value of the contract, with the higher the value, the more complex it becomes

  • Responsibilities of any procurement specialist are record keeping. That means staying on top of everything from purchase orders and receipts to tracking numbers

  • Works under and reports to a first line on-site contractor supervisor and at this level has no supervisory authority

  • Other duties as assigned

Periodic responsibilities include:

  • Assist other team members with other assignments as needed and directed by supervisor

Note to Virginia Job Seekers: Jacobs ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact the Human Resources Director at our Arlington, VA office at 571-218-1000. Persons with hearing-and speech-impairments can contact Jacobs by using the Virginia Relay Service, a toll-free telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD). Call 711 for TTY/TDD.


  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph required

  • Requires two (2) years of college with courses in business administration, industrial management, or appropriate discipline, and five (5) years progressive experience, or any equivalentcombination of relevant education and experience

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills are required along with comprehensive knowledge of company policies, procedures and work flow processes

  • Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of theorganization both verbally and in writing

  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office product suite (PowerPoint,Excel, Word, SharePoint)

  • Some PC repair/troubleshooting skills may be required

  • Effective time management skills

  • Ability to become familiar with Agency and Logistics regulations,policies, and unique authorities

  • Some Basic knowledge of Logistics procedures and policies specificto the area of assignment

  • Some Basic knowledge of various Logistics databases andapplications

  • Basic knowledge of how to read and interpret routine financialstatements

  • Oral and written communication skills sufficient to compose anddeliver responses to customers’ routine questions in a clear and concise manner

  • Ability to develop an internal network of professional workingrelationships within the work unit and with service partners’ counterparts inother Offices

  • Ability to interact with customers effectively in resolvingroutine problems

  • Ability to adapt to changing work requirements and priorities

  • Ability to use good judgment and personal initiative inrecognizing appropriate action to be taken for completion of tasks

  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of service delivery

  • Ability to interact with people who have different values,cultures, or backgrounds

  • Workingknowledge of customer networks/systems

  • Excellentinterpersonal skills to interface consistently and effectively with customers,technical staff, project team members, and management to identify issues, negotiatechanges, meet deadlines, and provide excellent customer service

  • Excellentoral and written communication skills; ability to explain rules, proceduresclearly and accurately, both orally and in writing

  • Abilityto elicit information on moderately complex technical problems from non-technicalcustomers for resolution of problems requiring significant analysis acrossmultiple environments

  • Abilityto work independently or in a team environment

  • Abilityto organize and plan personal as well as team tasks in a changing environment,monitor their execution, anticipate risks, assess impacts, and developcontingency plans

  • Must be a team player

  • Preferred qualifications:

  • Associates Degree

  • Comprehensiveknowledge of FAR, DFARS, CPSR, and contractual and customer requirements toensure all procurement activity performed is done so in a compliant manner andin accordance with company policies

Essential Job Functions

Work Environment:

General Officeenvironment: The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involvesextreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree ofteamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individualsacross the Company and Customers.

Physical Requirements:

Typically employees sit comfortably to do their work, interspersed bybrief periods of standing, walking, bending, and carrying papers and books, andextensive periods requiring the use of computer terminals to accomplish workobjectives. Most work will be done at a desk or computer, however there may be times you go in the warehouse to look for items.

Equipment and Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop,Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous officeequipment.


Must be able to maintain regular, reliableattendance and ensure on time daily arrival. Attendance is critical at all times. Must be ableto work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However,times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to beavailable to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet lastminute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must take and pass a drug test and background check. Must be able to communicateeffectively both verbally and in writing.Grooming and dress must beappropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to theemployee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhancesproductivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinateand prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well underpressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Springfield

Req ID: I2S0003QS