Legal Procurement Analyst
Company: College of Charleston
Posted on: September 21, 2023
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's ( ) [Division] Division has an
opening for a Legal Procurement Analyst to join the team. In this
role, you will be the liaison who will develop, maintain and
provide support, exercising independent judgment to determine
necessary training to the department on the prime contract,
subcontract articles, and general provisions in procurement. Create
a formal relationship and work closely with the Office of
Laboratory Counsel to strategically manage terms, conditions,
exceptions and provide oversight when procurement specialists
negotiate terms and conditions. Having a broad expertise and unique
legal acumen, you will contribute to the development of objectives
and principles and to achieve goals in effective ways. Assignments
include providing guidance on highly complex terms and conditions
that are critical to Laboratory programs and acquisitions governed
by the Lab's Prime Contract, the Laboratory Procurement Standard
Practices Manual; Berkeley Lab Supplemental Instructions; and
generally accepted best business practices. Determine the most
appropriate purchasing methods to procure the goods and/or
services. Partner with OLC on contract interpretation, negotiation,
developing and evaluating the effectiveness of existing and revised
procurement processes. What You Will Do:
- Serve as liaison between the Office of Laboratory Counsel (OLC)
to establish effective solutions to modified terms and conditions
- Provide expertise and guidance in interpreting the prime
contract, subcontract articles, and general provisions to assure
- Develop a guide with Business Assurance and OLC that explains
what each subcontract article and general provision clause means,
the importance, acceptable alternatives for procurement
specialists, including what is non-negotiable and identifying what
changes will need Legal and/or DOE approval.
- Partner with OLC and other national laboratories on level
setting and process improvements.
- Revise subcontract articles to create deviations for individual
subcontract actions and obtaining appropriate approvals, and
providing input on changes and updates to existing department terms
- Participate in the annual review and approval of general
- Independently reviews current process for efficiency and
improvements to help procurement specialists negotiate terms and
conditions exceptions including implementing changes in work
methods, systems, procedures, or forms to increase service
efficiency/effectiveness or in response to new Prime Contract
- Aid in the development of a tracking/routing system for
approvals and use the system to track exception requests from
initiation to completion, facilitating the process throughout.
- Monitor reports from the tracking/routing system and analyze
the data in order to identify improvements.
- Works with OLC to establish acceptable risk based
approvals/authority on modified terms and conditions.
- Train procurement specialists on common exceptions to
subcontract articles and general provision clauses and use of the
guide, negotiations, etc.
- Provides guidance to departmental subject matter experts (SMEs)
to ensure policies meet OCFO and institutional standards and
requirements for policy development. Reviews and edits policies
written by departmental SMEs. Ensures appropriate
notifications/communications within the Laboratory community for
any new or revised policies.
- Participate actively in process improvement and reengineering
efforts related to the prime contract, subcontract articles, and
- Review actions needing OLC and DOE approval for terms and
conditions exceptions such as Contract Review Board packages
Monitor terms and conditions exceptions.
- Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) procurement
requirements included in the prime contract.
- Consults and meets regularly with OLC for exceptions to
standard terms and conditions.
- Directly participate, as required, in negotiations of terms and
conditions with suppliers while balancing the needs of our internal
customers and stakeholders
- Performs special Procurement projects as assigned. Projects may
include Supply Chain metrics/reports, special studies or analyses
of procurement and/or Lab-wide issues. Plans, organizes, and
conducts analytical studies related to specific assignments.
Collects, compiles, and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data.
Determines and evaluates levels of achievement and performance.
What is Required:
- Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business, law or equivalent
training and experience plus a minimum of 10 years related
- At least 10 years of relevant experience with general
contractual and procurement matters
- Excellent negotiation, interpersonal, oral, and written
communication skills. Demonstrated ability to establish and
maintain long-term working relationships with a broad cross-section
- Demonstrated experience in and knowledge of contracting
including planning, solicitation, negotiation, award, and
administration of high-dollar value, unique, and complex
subcontracts in a research and development environment.
- Working knowledge with FAR and generally accepted best business
- Experience in a position that supports contract law
- Understanding of industry practices and Lab policies and
- Ability to multitask, maintain a high level of accuracy, and
attention to detail
- Ability to work under pressure and successfully meet
- Ability to professionally and effectively interact with all
levels of personnel, both internal and external to the
- Ability to work in a team environment.
- Excellent organizational, decision-making, and problem-solving
- Experience monitoring and tracking workflow. Desired
- Juris Doctorate (JD)
- Experience working in a National laboratory environment.
- At least 5 years of relevant experience in Federal Acquisition
Regulations (FAR) based contracting.
- At least 3 years of relevant experience in contract
- Strong working knowledge of the administration of a wide
variety of contract types (Fixed Price, Cost Reimbursement, Time
and Materials, Labor hour, etc.)
- Experience with evaluating the effectiveness of existing and
revised procurement processes
- Experience with independently developing documents and working
on process improvement and reengineering efforts.
- Familiar with applicable LBNL Procurement Standard Practices,
DOE Acquisition Regulations (DEAR), and UC Standard Practices.
- Proficiency with Google applications, Microsoft Suite, Adobe,
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (i.e. PeopleSoft, Oracle,
or SAP), and Zoom.
- Experience performing administrative functions related to the
practice of law.
- DAWIA or FAC-C Certification. Notes:
- This is a full time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid)
from overtime pay.
- Salary for this position will be commensurate with the final
candidate's qualification and experience, including skills,
knowledge, relevant education, and certifications, and also aligned
with the internal peer group. The budgeted annual salary range is
- This position may be subject to a background check. Any
convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate
to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a
conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant
from being considered for employment.
- Work will be primarily performed at: Office of the Chief
Financial Officer (OCFO) -- Bldg. 971, 6401 Hollis St., Emeryville,
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