Program Application Specialist (Acquisition Applications Coordinator)

Provides highly technical support to the Network Contracting Office (NCO) by providing a variety of services in such areas as program analysis, coordination with clinical and administrative programs, computer systems liaison, and training.
Participates in national work groups to test various acquisition processes and software functions.
Provides continuous business oversight for a variety of acquisition software programs integral to the overall administration and operations of the business and recommends programmatic changes on a national level.
Incumbent will serve as a subject matter expert for all acquisition software applications and provide assistance to contracting staff as needed to utilize this software.
Responsible for orientation of new employees to software applications, databases and functions.
Serves as the point of contact for all questions from existing staff regarding software applications, databases, and functions.
Performs long term planning, establishes annual training programs, and reviews and evaluates training development, and evaluates contracting staff.
Serves as program liaison to the various groups, in helping the Director of Contracting (DoC) develop information, resolve a wide variety of problems, maintain effective relationships, and meet program objectives.
Assists Office of Information and Technology (OI & T) and other program officials in resolving systems problems to minimize the number of rejected contracts, amendments, and orders network-wide.
Responsible for the development and/or issuance of guidance materials for the NCO and Medical Center staff in regard to e-CMS, FPDS, IFCAP and other acquisition related applications, current and Future.
Publishes informational materials to inform, clarify end explain regulatory and policy changes.

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