Managment Analyst-III - Portsmouth, NH

QSI is seeking a Management Analyst-III to provide support to our government client located in Portsmouth, NH. The candidate will primarily work at the National Visa Center (NVC) and/or the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) but may also be assigned to other VO offices. The MA-III will assist the Government staff and prepare letters, reports, and specialized correspondence. A Government manager will provide day-to-day oversight and directions.

Location
Portsmouth, NH
Level/Salary Range
$100K
HR Contact
Subrina Miles
Job Category
Exempt
Security Clearance Required
Secret (may require a Top Secret)
Position Type
Full-time
Duties/Requirements/Qualifications

Duties/Tasks:

The Management Analyst - III shall perform all duties required including, but not limited to, the following:

Serves as senior advisor on all issues concerning assigned programs and provides

coordination and management functions in support of subordinate staff.

Identify and document contracting issues and develop contract improvement initiatives.

Collaborate with the primary contractor and GTMs in the development, implementation and

oversight of centralized contract tracking and reporting on all quality assurance activities and

findings.

Assists the government with identifying actual and potential conflicts in contract

requirements and provide recommendations for remedy.

Ability to independently initiate actions, resolve issues, formulate methods and procedures

for accomplishment of assigned functions, and to establish and meet milestones.

Participate in relevant management meetings and workgroups to support objectives.

Facilitates Quarterly Quality Reviews (QQRs) and other formal quality-related reviews.

Develops and maintains NVC and KCC procedures for quality assurance, inspection

throughout the VSS support contract lifecycle.

Coordinates ongoing internal primary contractor contract evaluations.

Conducts quality assurance assessments via on site and desk review processes.

Establishes risk assessment methodologies and oversees the risk assessment process.

Establishes Technical Monitoring Plans (TMPs), performs monitoring, and tracks the

progress of corrections/issue resolution.

Provides support and technical assistance to the COR, GTMs and other USG staff with the

primary contractor related contracting and procurement responsibilities.

Reports on the primary contractor contract information and contract lifecycle activities.

Assists with maintenance of contract COR Working files on the NVC and KCC shared

network drive and other assigned functions to assist the COR, A/COR and GTMs.

Establishes methodologies to track incoming work and throughput and prepares briefing

material to show any changes in inputs and outputs.

Assists with implementation and maintenance of incentive/disincentive program with prime

labor contractor.

The Contractor shall conduct management activities, including, but not limited to the following:

Assist with the preparation of contract modification requests.

Monitor burn rates.

Review invoices for accuracy prior to USG review and acceptance.

Assist COR, A/COR and GTMs with contract guidance.

Assist with maintenance of contract files.

Provide briefings and reports findings on quality measurements, reviews, and compliance

matters.

Support the COR, A/COR and GTMs performing quality assurance surveillance functions

and provide advice, recommendations, and documentation.

Assist with contract close outs.

Assist with financial audits, compliance reviews, and related activities.

Train QAS staff on oversight procedures and transfer responsibilities, when and if required,

to the Government staff.

Escalate issues and/or contract violations to USG staff quickly and accurately

Assist the USG with Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARs) evaluations.

Plan and oversee the organization and logistics for CA’s Assistant Secretary (A/S)

participation in bilateral meetings.

Assist the USG with Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARs) evaluations.

Qualifications:

As the lead staff position for this contract, no less than five years managing a team,

including;

Possess comprehensive knowledge of the full range of principles, concepts, and methodology

related to one or more quality assurance functional programs and considerable skill in

applying this knowledge to the planning and accomplishment of a variety of difficult and

complex work assignments.

No less than five years of experience monitoring federal government contracts

(project/contract management, former USG COR, etc.) or direct knowledge and

understanding of consular contracts, regulations, and processes is preferred.

Possess broad knowledge of the practices, policies and procedures of related functional and

administrative activities such as contract administration, procurement, and supply with skill

in effecting appropriate interface/coordination of quality assurance plans and programs with

these activities.

Demonstrated experience with operational applications to test and inspect a product or to

provide guidance, control, and processing logic in an integrated system.

Demonstrated ability to ensure consistent quality of production by developing and enforcing

good quality monitoring systems; validating processes; providing documentation.

Ability to achieve quality assurance operational objectives by contributing information and

analysis to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing

production, incentive, quality, and customer-service standards; identifying and resolving

problems; completing audits; determining system improvements; implementing change.

Knowledge and understanding of the laws, rules and regulations pertaining to eligibility for

and issuance of a U.S. visa.

Communicate effectively and confidently with high-level executives.

Superior organizational skills and work ethic.

Excellent customer service, written, and oral communications skills, and the ability to engage

with high level and public officials.

Ability to interpret and apply complex regulatory material.

Ability to work independently and/or as a member of the team to effectively interact with

personnel at all levels.

Education / Experience Required

Bachelor’s Degree (advanced degree preferred), and/or;

Five (5) years of experience monitoring federal government contracts or direct knowledge

and understanding of consular contracts, regulations

Four (4) years working in Quality Management-related field supporting quality

assurance/control methods, principles, and practices, including statistical analysis and

sampling techniques, developing processes and procedures, and/or contract oversight and

monitoring functions

Four (4) years of written and oral communications in an office environment, including;

Four (4) years of policy development, international relations, intelligence community, legal,

and/or foreign service,;

Proficient in utilizing a variety of office software, specifically: MS Word, MS Power Point,

MS SharePoint, MS Excel, and MS Outlook