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Proposal Development Specialist 4

Qualifications
KEY SKILLS & ABILITIES
Ability to collect, organize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources.
Uses appropriate methods and flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team; facilitates the completion of team goals.
Works effectively and cooperatively with others; establishes and maintains good working relationships.
Clearly conveys information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Knowledge of company procedures and regulations relating to the development of competitive proposals. Knowledge of technical specifications, program management and past performance documents. Ability to write proposal sections or volumes.
Skill in utilizing different communication materials (e.g., proposals, papers, user guides, reports, articles, promotional materials, brochures, web sites, presentations, speeches) to satisfy a variety of customer requirements and environments.
Apply knowledge of rates (production, overhead, usage), resource staffing, long range business plan, estimates at complete (EAC), company accounting, customer payment schedules, and contractual requirements to develop and maintain a forecasts.
Knowledge of the industry environment. To include customers and their business models and competitors.
Ability to create project schedules to identify overall timeframe for project activities to meet the defined project objectives (to include major milestones), identify resource requirements for projects, and manage those resources throughout the project life cycle.
Knowledge of government/company, procedures and regulations (e.g., estimating system manual, FAR, DFAR, TINA, ITAR, Procurement integrity, Export Compliance) relating to the development of cost proposals. Knowledge of proposal, accounting, and rate development (common systems). Knowledge of audit, fact-finding, and negotiation processes (e.g., self audit, internal audit, government audit, effective negotiation) and how they affect the proposal process.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
10-14 years with Bachelor's degree or 8-12 years with Master's degree



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