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Educator, Contract Specialist, Program Analyst

Houston, TX
July 03, 2022

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Jacob Smith

Manvel High School - Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering Lead Educator

Pearland, TX 77584


Willing to relocate: Anywhere

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Project Lead the Way Engineering Educator

Alvin ISD - Manvel, TX

August 2014 to Present

• Over five (5) years of coaching and mentoring over 200 student members of Technology Student Association (TSA) and VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) that successfully competed and placed at Regional, State and National contests. (Extracurricular)

• Successfully planned and organized various Engineering based recruitment efforts with feeder junior high school programs in which resulted in 400% student enrollment increase for the Engineering programs of study courses on campus.

• Effectively planned daily assignments and projects for up to three (3) specialized engineering courses for teaching up to six (6) classes daily.

• Delivered high quality teachings and lessons based on the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum materials, and provides various resources and tools of success when appropriate, to supplement written materials and content to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to be prepared and equipped for global success.

• Maintained and updated the daily and weekly student syllabus which outlines the required daily work assignments, project, and deadlines utilizing the Schoology Learning Management System Software.

• Maintained and updated the daily student performance and attendance documents, reports student status to campus and district appraiser to include parents in a timely manner to ensure students’ success and growth is being monitored and assessed.

• Provided teaching lectures and instructional video demonstrations and teacher examples to include chat communication support for students as they move through progress and complete assigned daily actions and projects.

• Spend up to 4 hours a day preparing and organization management of resources for teaching and updating course materials as needed.

• Campus Lead Engineer Instructor working with several other engineering instructors on campus and across the district to ensure consistent experience for students is implemented for STEM program of study courses(Mentor Sessions, PLTW Group Sessions, Grading, End of Course Assessment, TSA/VEX Competitions, and Curriculum Updates)

Acquisition Contracting Specialist

Naval Air Systems Command HQ - River, Maryland

September 2008 to July 2014

40 hours Per Week

• Negotiates contracts and formulates policies with prospective Navy contractors and suppliers. Contracts procurement and planning lead for execution of Naval programs acquisitions for purchasing standard or specialized systems, services, contracts requirement specifications unique for sole source or competitive actions. Reviews requisition package developed by the Naval Integrated Program Acquisition Teams for completeness and compliance with the latest Federal, Departmental, and Organizational administrative, regulatory, and procedural instructions and guidance.

• Performs basic and complex contract actions to include but not limited to engineering change proposals, option exercises, consideration adjustments, over and above scope, low rate initial production, contract completion or closeouts, disposition and transfers of Government property. Teamwork with assigned NAVAIR Program Management Activities (PMA-234 & 272) Integrated Program members and cognizant Defense Contracting Auditing Agency (DCAA) and Defense Contracting Management Agencies (DCMA) to successfully fulfill and meet the fleet existing and future requirements.

• Prepares and develops Naval solicitation documentation which includes selection of the appropriate FAR/DFARS/NAVAIR clauses, ensuring requirements are not ambiguous, packing and delivery requirements or other routine supplemental stipulation are well-defined and clear. Working experience and knowledge of firm fixed-price, cost reimbursable, indefinite delivery contract types.

• Monitors contract performance of contractors with the assigned DCMA offices and NAVAIR Integrated Program Team (IPT) members utilizing Contractor Performance Assessment Report Systems (CPARS); which includes performance assessment of monthly progress report submissions, analyses review of contractor metrics to ensure performance compliance with statement of work performance requirements, and applicable regulations/policy, delivery schedules, payment provisions, inspections, modifications, are being tracked and evaluated under the contract schedule. Management & Program Analyst

Vyalex Management Solutions & Eagan McAllister Associates, Inc - Lexington Park, MD June 2003 to September 2008

40 hours Per Week

• Served as a management analyst and assistant to the Naval Avionics Department Leadership team for building and improvement of performance efficiency and growth within the technical management and engineering workforce areas.

• Assisted technical divisional and department subject matter experts perform their daily administrative and programmatic tasks to include but is not limited to preparation of specialized Systems Engineering Technical Review (SETR) briefings, Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL), SOW, and other pertinent technical documentation.

• Assisted entry-level, journeymen, supervisory and executive avionics department members perform and execute in the competency areas of information assurance, data base management, and project management.

• Performed market research and wrote investigative reports to assist management with improvement of existing business and management practices applicable to supporting the naval research and engineering competency.


M.S. in Business Administration

Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA

August 2016

B.S. in Business Administration

Mississippi Valley State University - Itta Bena, MS May 2003

A.S. in Business

Trinity Valley Community College - Athens, TX

May 2000

High School Diploma

Alief Hastings High School - Houston, TX

May 1998


• Autodesk Inventor

• AutoCAD

Certifications and Licenses

Project Lead The Way Engineering Certifications

June 2015 to Present

Certification to teach Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), Aerospace Engineering (AE), Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA), Principles of Engineering (POE), and Engineering Design and Development

Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) LEVEL II Contracting Certification

September 2008 to Present

Additional Information

• 15 + years Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel

• 5 + years Mac OS X

• 7+ years Computer Aided Design (CAD) - Autodesk Inventor, Revit and Fusion

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