Acquisition Management Specialist (CBP)

Job Locations US-DC-Washington, DC
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/5/2024 1:47 PM)
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LMI seeks an Acquisition Management Specialist to support a federal program management office within Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the National Capital Region. Join our team of collaborative self-starters focused on delivering practical and efficient solutions to help our client keep U.S. borders safe and facilitate travel and trade. As part of our high-performing team, you will augment our vital work to provide “eyes and ears” technology to protect our nation.


LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction.


We offer a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, remote work opportunities, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees. Come join the organization that is consistently ranked as a top workplace!


  • Serve in a full-time client facing role as an Acquisition Management Specialist. You will be instrumental in facilitating communication and collaboration between the client and multiple stakeholders, as well as craft and refine business and technical processes to optimize organizational performance. You will lead process improvement efforts, incorporating industry-leading methods to boost efficiency and effectiveness, while utilizing analytics to translate end user needs into practical operational solutions.
  • Support Program Acquisition Process utilizing DHS Acquisition Life Cycle guidelines and best practices
  • Provide expertise in acquisition artifact development and review throughout the Acquisition Life Cycle
  • Liaison between business units, technology teams and support teams for the purpose of developing business and technical processes
  • Collect, evaluate, and compress data and information from multiple sources.
  • Resolve conflicting priorities and differentiate between "as is" and required user needs.
  • Partner with stakeholders to identify and evaluate key drivers which accelerate organizational performance
  • Lead process improvement initiatives through the planning and implementation of industry best practices to enhance processes, reduce waste and increase effectiveness
  • Implement standardization through the documentation of processes and procedures
  • Provide analytical reasoning to capture end user's requirements and transform them into operational application
  • Serve as a technical advisor on the adequacy of the program’s execution of contractual requirements related to process improvements
  • Monitor and evaluate program results to make data driven decisions and present data findings and recommendations to leadership


Senior: Minimum of a Master's Degree and 10 or more years work experience in acquisition OR a Bachelor’s Degree and 18+ years work experience in acquisition.


Mid-Level: Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and 3-10 years work experience in acquisition.

  • DHS Acquisition background and understanding of DHS acquisition lifecycle framework and system engineering life cycle desired
  • Experience leading multi-functional teams for large, complex programs
  • A true team player who maintains a positive attitude in a dynamic environment.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project and SharePoint
  • Ability to effectively solve problems with minimal guidance
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • This position requires eligibility to acquire a CBP BI, for which you must be a U.S. Citizen. An active CBP Background Investigation is desired
  • Ability to pass a government background investigation, including financial, criminal, residential, educational, foreign affiliation, prohibited substance abuse, and employment verifications; active U.S. Customs and Border Protection background investigation preferred. Please note that only U.S. citizens are eligible for a suitability determination.


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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

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