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Tetra Tech provides technical, management, and advisory services to help developing and transitioning societies navigate the challenges they face. We work around the world to help establish and strengthen productive relationships between state and society and develop sustainable government and justice systems that are responsive, transparent, accountable, fair, and efficient. Our mission is to foster good governance and the rule of law as basic qualities of successful democratic societies and market economies.

  • Business and Contracts Specialist/Manager
  • Project Accountant
  • Regional/Technical Director
  • Operations Specialist

Business and Contracts Specialist/Manager

Tetra Tech provides technical, management, and advisory services to help developing and transitioning societies navigate the challenges they face. We work around the world to help establish and strengthen productive relationships between state and society and develop sustainable government and justice systems that are responsive, transparent, accountable, fair, and efficient. Our mission is to foster good governance and the rule of law as basic qualities of successful democratic societies and market economies.

 

Tetra Tech seeks a Business and Contracts Specialist/Manager (DOE) to provide support to the program development and implementation team and support and coordinate business, contracts, and compliance issues among all departments of Tetra Tech. This position reports to a Regional/Technical Director and is based in San Francisco, California.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management Support

  • Support the project development and implementation teams on a wide range of contract implementation and compliance areas.
  • Responsible for ensuring resources and tools relating to their focus area are up-to-date including manuals, training materials/delivery, and knowledge of regulatory revisions to assigned focus areas.
  • Provide input to Program Development and Implementation team in ensuring compliance with client and Tetra Tech policies and procedures in the following project support focus areas:
  • Budgeting. Ensures initial operating budget is accurate. Provides assistance troubleshooting and monitoring burn rate issues. Supports development of realignments and no cost extensions including review in accordance with the approval authority matrix (AAM).
  • Allowances. In coordination with HR and Finance, provides guidance on allowance or travel compliance issues.
  • Audit. Coordinates the Tetra Tech Audit Committee; provides logistical, administrative, and advisory support during project audits and/or initial review of suspected compliance and/or internal control breaks on active projects. Coordinates project reviews including semi-annual risk evaluations, ad-hoc reviews, and Tt Quarterly watch list updates.
  • Procurement/Subcontracting. Serves as resource for subcontracting/procurement issues, updates contracting and procurement templates and manuals, facilitates sharing of best practices among Program Development and Implementation project teams, and participates in development of key documents for high dollar/risk procurements and subcontracts. Reviews and approves documents in accordance with AAM.
  • Prime Contract Review. Reviews prime contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements for agreement to proposal submission and to identify compliance and/or operational issues for negotiation prior to signature.
  • Personnel and Financial Management. Provides consultation on project financial, staffing and compensation issues.
  • Project Management Guidelines. Provides framework for minimum standards for project implementation, performs periodic reviews of project compliance with minimum standards. Identifies one-time or ongoing project management issues and provides solutions and assists with follow-up when requested by Director of Projects.
  • Grants. Serves as resource for grants issues, updates grants templates and manuals, facilitates sharing of best practices among Program Development and Implementation project teams, and participates in development of key documents for high dollar/risk grants. Reviews and approves documents in accordance with Approval Authority Matrix (AAM).
  • Start-Up. Supports start-up process, identifies additional short-term resources needed, supports development of start-up checklist, organization of hand-over and kick-off meetings. Key member of early phases of key start-up team; is responsible for leading registration and banking efforts and supports initial equipment procurement.
  • Close-Out. Provides support to project team during closeout including review of close out plan and identification and troubleshooting of potential compliance-related issues such as inventory disposition, potential contract line item overruns, and staff separation.
  • Provide support to an assigned project portfolio on all of the above focus areas.
  • Serve as acting Project Officer/Manager, as needed. 

Program Development and Implementation Operational Support

Working with the Program Development and Implementation team members, coordinates, reviews, monitors, and works closely with the Regional/Technical Directors to ensure that key operations functions required of all projects are carried out in a timely, and high quality manner including.

  • Small Business Reporting
  • Project Risk Assessments
  • Policies, Procedures, Manuals, and Training
  • Coordination with Human Resources, Finance/Administration
  • Project Management Toolkit and SharePoint Resources
  • Training
  • DBA / Foreign Insurance
  • Approval Authority Matrix
  • Maintains SAM.gov database
  • Manages communication and roll out of systems to address new regulatory requirements
  • Program Development and Implementation Knowledge Management

Companywide Support

  • Use relevant experience and expertise to support and coordinate business, contracts, and compliance issues among all departments of Tetra Tech.
  • Working with other Tetra Tech staff, serves as resource for proposal budget preparation, as requested by the Director of Business Development.
  • Help establish appropriate policies, training, approaches, and other means to have the company grow and maintain the highest level of quality work product.
  • Coordinates with Tetra Tech ARD, other IDS units, and Tetra Tech Corporate to ensure Tetra Tech policies and procedures are consistent with corporate policy where required and appropriate.
  • Serve as a member of the IDS Business Practices Committee.

Qualifications

  • Business and Contracts Specialist - Bachelor’s degree in public administration, international development, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in a relevant technical area and a minimum of 3 years of professional experience.
  • Business and Contracts Manager - Master’s degree in public administration, international development, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in a relevant technical area and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience.
  • Understanding of US government contracting processes and solid understanding of FAR, AIDAR, Federal Travel Regulations, and 2 CFR 200.
  • Well-developed skills in written and oral presentation, organizing meetings, and staff training and mentoring.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, clients, and consultants within the context of groups and technical teams.
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and internet applications.
  • Verbal and/or written proficiency in Spanish, French, or Arabic is highly desirable.

The salary range for position: $70,000 - $90,000.

To apply, please visit the Tetra Tech Careers website at www.tetratech.com/careers, click on Search Jobs and search for Job Number 18800000126.

 

Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining why you should be considered for the position. Submissions without a cover letter, resume, and answers to required prescreening questions will not be considered.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

 

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies


 

Regional/Technical Director

Tetra Tech seeks a Regional/Technical Director for the Latin America region. This position reports to the Tetra Tech Director and is based in San Francisco, California.

 

Responsibilities:

Regional Business Development

  • Oversees home office support for an active project portfolio to provide technical and compliance backstopping of projects
  • Serves as leader in assigned region to identify future business opportunities and client targets for project activity
  • Identifies institutional and individual resources in assigned regions for incorporation into proposals and eventual project implementation  
  • Serves as lead technical writer or provides key technical support of proposals as assigned.
  • Assists the business development team to develop and carry out capture plans
  • Leads identification of business opportunities in assigned region. Ensures highest level of client relations.

  Technical Support of Projects

  • Provides home office and in-country support to ensure that technical, administrative, compliance, and M & E performance meets and exceeds contractual requirements
  • Reviews and prepares legal documents to ensure accuracy and applicability including contracts and subcontracts, teaming agreements, personnel services contracts, leases, equipment purchase agreements, and other agreements
  • Learns and keeps apprised of developments in Federal Acquisition Regulations, Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulations, and other relevant rules and regulations
  • Conducts site visits to assist with effective task order start-up and implementation consistent with commitments in the project proposal and contract.
  • Ensures timely submission of high quality work products and reports
  • Supervises a team of Project Officers/Managers assigned to the active project portfolio
  • Identifies needed resources to ensure project success
  • Identifies and addresses bottlenecks in project implementation
  • Develops advisor and consultant terms of reference and support recruiters in selecting candidates for technical positions
  • Orients deploying advisors and consultants on technical approaches and best practices consistent with task order proposals and work plans
  • Advises field office Chiefs of Party, technical staff and advisors, and consultants on technical matters to support rapid paced and high quality programs
  • Directly supervises and evaluates the COP
  • Contributes to performance evaluations of project staff, technical advisors, and consultants
  • Supports negotiating with, monitoring and oversight of subcontractors
  • Collects and contributes to technical and project management best practices, and lessons learned from projects
  • Works with business development and program implementation teams to develop and maintain standard templates, Best Practice Toolkits, and Reference Library
  • Supports other Tetra Tech international initiatives as appropriate.
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Serve as a Member of the Tetra Tech Management Team

  • Serves as a member of the Tetra Tech management team and help establish appropriate policies, approaches, and other means to have the Tetra Tech grow and maintain the highest level of quality work product
  • Serves as a member of the IDS Business Practices Committee (on a rotating basis)
  • Reports out on Directors Meetings in the weekly Program Development and Implementation Department meetings
  • Leads department presentations (i.e. annual meeting, annual retreat, quarterly staff meetings) on a rotating basis.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in public administration, international relations, law or related areas or equivalent combination of education and work experience in a relevant technical area
  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience including management experience
  • 3 plus years of international development experience, preferably on USAID or other donor projects
  • Broad knowledge of rule of law and good governance/anti-corruption fields
  • Spanish language capability required.

The salary range for position: $120,000 - $140,000.

 

For more information on Tetra Tech, please visit our website at www.tetratechdpk.com.

 

To apply, please visit the Tetra Tech Careers website at www.tetratech.com/careers, click on Search Jobs and search for Job Number 18800000123.

 

Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining why you should be considered for the position. Submissions without a resume and cover letter will not be considered.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

 

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies


 

 

 

Operations Specialist

Tetra Tech seeks candidates for an Operations Specialist position to be considered for the INL funded 5-year Afghanistan Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP). This position will be based in Washington, D.C.

This program is expected to utilize international and Afghan advisors to train and build capacity for Afghan officials within the Ministry of Justice, Attorney General’s Office, Supreme Court, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and other justice organizations through four main components: organizational capacity building, legislative reform, case management system, and gender mainstreaming and protection of vulnerable groups.

 

The Operations Specialist serves on the program management office team as a key personnel of the Justice Sector Support Program. They will play a key role in monitoring program effectiveness and efficiency by providing comprehensive day to day support to the field and each respective functional areas to include but not limited to HR, finance, procurement, staffing, logistics, IT/comms, security, etc. The Operations Specialist also works closely with the Program Implementer to develop, analyze, and strategize program goals and policy and procedures to ensure cost effective solutions are presented to INL while maintaining the efficiency to the program.

 

The Operations Specialist will respond to operational inquiries from the field and advise the Program Implementer on program decision making, and serve as a program representative to INL and attend meetings with the INL program office in Washington D.C.

Other duties and assignments as follows:

      • Attend pre-deployment trainings to engage, assist and present task order specific information to candidates as part of the on-boarding process; conduct interviews during Management Oral Boards (MOBs) at pre-deployment training to assess candidates eligibility for deployment;
      • QA/QC of company invoices before submission to INL;
      • Review, approve, input Purchase Requests;
      • Coordinate with travel administrator on outstanding requests from the field;
      • Develop, track and review all program deliverables;
      • Coordinate Requests for Information with field teams and assist in drafting responses for INL.

 

Requirements:

Nationality: American National (AN)

Base of Operations: Washington, D.C.

 

    • Bachelor’s degree or minimum of 1-3 years program management/government contracting experience. Both preferred.
    • Experience working operations on a government contracting program.
    • Experience working TDY on a government contracting program overseas.
    • Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and principles of business accounting and budgeting.
    • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks independently
    • Experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project, and procurement and financial management systems.
    • Knowledge of the FAR and experience working with USG/Department of State and Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs).
    • Procurement and logistics.
    • Ability & willingness to travel to austere/hazardous locations as necessary.

 

For more information on Tetra Tech, please visit our website at www.tetratechdpk.com.

 

To apply, please visit the Tetra Tech Careers website at www.tetratech.com/careers, click on Search Jobs and search for Job Number 18800000116.

 

Please submit a resume and cover letter referencing the job code and your area of expertise.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

 

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies