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Project Manager

Location:
Arlington, Virginia, United States
Salary:
$110
Posted:
April 21, 2017
Email:
aczw5m@r.postjobfree.com

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Ronda M. Taggart

**** *** **** #****

Arlington, VA 22209

740-***-****

aczw5m@r.postjobfree.com

Employment History

(Active DOD Secret Clearance)

Summary

With approximately 22 years of experience performing cradle to grave Contracts, Purchase Orders, Grants, & Cooperative Agreements for Government and Private Entities, I have (up to this point) strategically dedicated most of my career to “short term” project positions. Choosing this non-traditional route has given me the advantage of learning the style and tools that different firms use to achieve similar results. The insight that I have gained has been priceless.

For the past decade, I have assisted the US Government and US Government Contractors on projects overseas. Next to experience utilizing the FAR, DFAR, AIDAR, DOSAR and other publications, I have been considered a DAWIA Level II “Equivalent”. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a current “Secret Level Clearance”, I am seeking a new opportunity. It is my desire to join an organization where I can utilize the skills and knowledge that I have gained throughout my career to be a positive contributor for my leadership and team in a project type role or for a longer term position.

Salmon Group Inc. Washington, DC 11/16 to 04/17

Position Title: Contracts Specialist

Responsibilities: Evaluated and prepared contracting status reports; Performed contracts administration duties for IDIQ, BPA, Fixed Firm Price and different types of contracts; Prepared and maintained large spreadsheet reports; Prepared contract closeout documentation; Conducted market research; Maintained contract files utilizing sharepoint, shared drives, hard files, and soft files; Utilized Government software to enter and maintain contract status data.

Chemonics Crystal City, VA 04/16 to 10/16

Position Title: Contracts Specialist

Responsibilities: Performed cradle to grave contracts administration; Prepared and maintained large spreadsheet reports; Conducted Market Research; Utilized company software to enter and maintain contracts data; Reviewed the work and provided mentorship to lower level contracts specialists.

Integrity Arlington, VA 11/15 to 02/16

Position Title: Senior Acquisitions Analyst (Short term project)

Responsibilities: Prepared pre-award contract package documents for Department of Defense Sector; Conducted Market Research; Generated and maintained large spreadsheet contracting data reports which was utilized by senior management officials to render department decisions and set future requirements.

Cornerstone BG Afghanistan, Dubai, & USA 08/14 to 11/15

Position Title: Contracts Manager/Owner

Responsibilities: Administered Contracts & Purchase Orders from cradle to grave; Prepared Solicitations and Proposals; Conducted Market Research; Conducted Negotiations; Completed a wide range of administration associated with Contracts; Assisted with Business Development; Interacted with Sr. Government officials and international suppliers in an effort to obtain payments for contractors so that open contracts could be closed out.

XLA Washington, DC 09/13 to 08/14

Position Title: Acquisitions & Assistance Specialist (Project Position)

Responsibilities: Performed cradle to grave administration for the generation of International USAID Contracts, Grants, and Cooperative Agreements; Analyzed bid documents for award; Prepared cost analysis reports; Acted as interface between recipients, contracting officers and government senior global health associates; Prepared a wide variety of reports and required documentation in accordance with FAR & AIDAR requirements.

CACI Fort Belvoir, VA 06/13 to 09/13

Acquisition Analyst/Contracts Specialist (Project Position)

Performed Cradle to grave Contract Administration for Dept of Defense Contracts Agency. Prepared contracts and a wide array of contracts support documentation in accordance with FAR Based Contracting Regulations.

Cornerstone BG Afghanistan, Dubai, & USA 05/12 to 06/13

Position Title: Owner

Responsibilities: Administered Contracts & Purchase Orders from cradle to grave; Prepared Solicitations and Proposals; Conducted Market Research; Conducted Negotiations; Completed a wide range of administration associated with Contracts; Assisted with Business Development; Interacted with Sr. Government officials and international suppliers in an effort to obtain payments for contractors so that open contracts could be closed out.

Raytheon Kabul, Afghanistan 08/11 to 05/12

Position Title: Principal Subcontracts Specialist (Project Position)

Responsibilities: First boots on the ground for new program; Set up Procurement & Subcontracts office; Worked with team to build and implement procedures that tie in with other departments and insure smooth and consistent operations; Conducted training classes to demonstrate requisition preparation; Led negotiations with subcontractors and vendors; Prepared RFPs & RFQs; Awarded, administered, and closed out subcontracts & POs.

DAI Kabul, Afghanistan 07/11 to 08/11

Position Title: Project Closeout Contracts, Procurement & Grants Specialist (Project Position)

Short term assignment to assist with project closeout activities for ASMED programs; Analyzed and prepared vetting packages for client (USAID) approval; Researched records kept in TAMIS (DAI’s company software system) in order to analyze, prepare and approve payment procedures for Grants, GDAs, and Subcontracts.

PAE Kabul, Afghanistan 03/11 to 05/11

Position Title: Procurement Support Unit Chief (Project Position)

Responsibilities: Led and mentored TCNs and HCNs in performing procurement and subcontracts functions; Performed cradle to grave contract administration; Prepared SOWs; Interacted with COR (Contracting Officer Representative) regarding prime contract requirements and requests; Prepared various finance and procurement reports; Performed negotiations with international vendors and subcontractors.

Black & Veatch Kabul, Afghanistan 09/10 to 02/11

Position Title: Sr. Contracts Specialist (Project Position)

Responsibilities: Performed contract administration in support of USAID Funded Project; Applied FAR and AIDAR in order to maintain compliance and follow procedures; Prepared and submitted Request for Consent Packages to customer for approval.

CACI Baghdad Iraq & Pentagon, Arlington VA 08/08 to 09/10

Position Title: Acquisition Analyst, Lead (Project Position)

Responsibilities: Performed cradle to grave contract administration in support of the Joint Contracting Command-Iraq (JCC-I); Oversaw and administered contracts and finances for a $100 million dollar program; Prepared solicitations and completed various contracting actions in accordance with FAR & DFARs; Interfaced with a diverse mix of personnel (US Government, Government of Iraq, International suppliers and International contractors) in an effort to review, coordinate, and prepare proper paperwork for various contracting actions; Participated in source selections, negotiations, and review processes; Managed the administration of 60+ Cooperative Agreements & Grants in addition to 80+ FAR based Purchase Orders/Contracts.

Grant Thornton LLP International Zone, Baghdad Iraq 03/08 to 08/08

Position Title: Manager (Project Position)

Responsibilities: Provided Business Consultant Services to the Government of Iraq (GOI) assisting with and advising Ministries and Provinces on Procurement Law and International Procurement practices and procedures; Mentored and advised GOI officials with Contract Creation, Administration, Negotiations, Capital Budget Execution, Commodity Purchasing, Service Contracts, Market Research, and Statements of Work.

Serco Virginia Beach, VA 11/07 to 02/08

Position Title: Senior Technical Business Consultant (Project Position)

Responsibilities: Worked as a consulting team member and individual technical business consultant on contract administration, audit projects, enhancement, and other functions for US Army contract (LOGCAP III & IV) and miscellaneous Navy contracts. Performed Contract Administration duties and oversaw the administration for “Service Sub-Contractors” located domestically and overseas (Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait) assuring that labor and material charges were in line with F.A.R requirements and the prime contract; Produced Matrix Reports; Performed project accounting, invoicing, reporting, reconciliations, and other duties associated with CLINs that fell under different contract types (CPFF, FFP, T & M, etc.)

Halliburton/KBR Al Asad Air Base, Iraq 05/05-06/06

Position Title: Field Buyer (Project Position)

Responsibilities: Negotiated and procured supplies & services using FAR based contracts and procedures with Middle Eastern countries for reconstruction efforts for Iraq; Conducted meetings and negotiations with suppliers from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Dubai, and other misc countries to help build Iraq’s infrastructure; Performed logistical support; Trained and mentored co-workers on working with international contracts and contractors. Participated in SOX audits.

Computer Software Knowledge:

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks Pro, Peachtree, Internet, ADP Payroll, Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, Microsoft FrontPage, AS400, Purchasing Plus, Quickbase PSR, PD2 (Standard Procurement System), JCCS (Joint Contingency Contracting Command System), SAP, GLAAS, Deltek Costpoint, SharePoint and more.

Education

Ohio Dominican University

Business Management Columbus, Ohio 2003 Graduate (Bachelor of Science Degree)

Muskingum, Perry Career Center

Computerized Business Technology Zanesville, Ohio 1996 Graduate

A large number of Seminars Various Locations 1996 – 2016

Government Contracts & Procurement

Attributes & Training

Nation Development Assistance

Government Contract Finance & Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

Fundamentals of Successful Project Management

Experienced in successful Government Contracting and Accounting Audits (DCMA & DCAA)

NCMA Member (National Contract Management Association)



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