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Date: Jan 15, 2018

Location: El Segundo, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 1521 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  



Serves as Procurement Compliance Officer (PCO) and Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO). Promotes the utilization of small and disadvantaged suppliers for the attainment of prime contract goals. Acts as the department resource for corporate and federal procurement topics, policies, and procedures. Acts as a liaison for internal and external procurement audits.

Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company's values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.




  • Provides guidance in the interpretation and implementation of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • Reviews and audits procurement actions for compliance with corporate and procurement policies, procedures, the Federal Acqusisition Regulation (FAR), the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), other Government regulations and statutes, and Public Law
  • Recommends process and systems changes for efficient application of regulatory compliance
  • Acts as a liaison for coordination of internal and external Procurement reviews and audits
  • Assists in the development of procurement policies, procedures and forms; reviews and audits procurement actions for compliance with corporate and procurement policies, procedures, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Public Law; coordinates with procurement managers and buying personnel for internal and external procurement audits.
  • Trains, coaches, and mentors buyers and procurement administrators; acts as department resource for selected corporate and federal procurement topics, policies, and procedures; directs staff in the application of FAR.
  • Analyzes procurement systems; recommends revisions to procurement policies and procedures and advises staff on changes to procurement policies, procedures, and regulations; provides guidance in the implementation of FAR and the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA).
  • Serves as Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO); promotes compliance with small business utilization goals; prepares small business subcontracting plans; submits required small business utilization reports to the Assistant Secretary of Defense; attends conferences and acts as small business counselor discussing subcontracting opportunities with the corporation.
  • Conducts buyer training sessions on new and revised procurement procedures and related procurement topics; coaches internal customers on various aspects of the procurement process including development of Statements of Work (SOW) and Single Source Justifications (SSJ).
  • Interacts with all levels of employees, management, and government personnel.



  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other government regulations




  • Strong Collaboration Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to review and interpret matters of regulatory compliance or Public Law and establish compliant work instructions
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate concepts and persuade others
  • Strong computer skills and specific working knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Experience with procurement best practices, standards and methodologies
  • Ability to represent the corporation with the US government, DoD, and other governmental agencies
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and projects
  • Must possess strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and projects at one time
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, to self-initiate activities, and to work within timelines
  • Must possess time management and project management skills




  • 10 or more years of relevant experience with Bachelor's Degree, 8 or more years of relevant experience with Master's Degree, or 3 or more years of relevant experience with PhD or JD




  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment.

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Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: None 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  No 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.


Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Procurement, Aerospace, Laboratory, Buyer, Quality Assurance, Operations, Aviation, Science, Technology

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