NAVSUP FLC San Diego Strategic Sourcing Team Attends Category Management Training
The NAVSUP FLC San Diego Strategic Sourcing Team attended a Category Management Training Event in Washington, D.C. March 27-28.
The two-day training event was hosted by the Strategic Sourcing Program Office and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy - Acquisition and Procurement office. The training educated Navy personnel on category management principles, available professional services and information technology (IT) solutions, with NAVSUP FLC San Diego's Department of the Navy (DON) Wireless Spiral 3 Contracts identified as an efficient IT solution available and open government-wide.
The NAVSUP FLC San Diego team collaborated with Navy Strategic Sourcing Team members from Naval Supply Systems Command and NAVSUP FLC Norfolk, in addition to networking with an array of customers. During the event, United States Fleet Forces and Naval Facilities Engineering Command customers reported achievement of substantial savings as a result of the the DON Wireless Contracts.
First row, from left: Mark Bennington, SES, N7 NAVSUP HQ; Victor Saxton, Management Analyst FLCSD; Benjamin Jenkins, Contract Services Manager, COMNAVSURFPAC.
Second row, from left: Daniel Nareau, Management Analyst, FLCSD; Tine Thompson, Director Strategic Sourcing, FLCSD; Michelle Mationg, Management Analyst, FLCSD; James Obbanya, Management Analyst, FLCSD
Third row, from left: Bruce Roll, Deputy Contract Acquisition Management Officer, CNIC HQ; Diane Krueger, Director Strategic Sourcing, FLCN
Fourth row, from left: Mark Ascione, Navy Strategic Sourcing Program Manager, NAVSUP HQ; Douglas Chaler, Strategic Sourcing Manager, FLCN
Fifth row, from left: John North, Director of Contracts Management, USFF; Roger Ferreira, Senior Program Analyst ,DASN AP; Matthew Lane, Procurement Analyst, Navy SSPMO, NAVSUP HQ
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Job Announcement Number: FY18-EHA1102-07-FLCSD
Job Title: Contract Specialist (Intern)
Series & Grade: GS-1102-07 with promotion potential to GS-1102-12
GS-7 Salary Range: $45,850 to $59,604 per year
Opening Date: Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018, closing time is 11:59pm Pacific Time
Position Information: One full time, permanent position
Duty Location: Naval Base San Diego CA
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
Note: This vacancy announcement is not open to current federal employees.
Job Summary: The DoN team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. The DoN is more than ships, aircraft, and sailors; it is over 181,000 civilian employees at Navy and Marine Corps commands, bases, stations and facilities throughout the U.S. and around the world. It requires a highly trained, educated and skilled workforce to support today’s sophisticated Navy and Marine Corps ships, aircraft, weapon systems and computer systems. Over 41,000 acquisition professionals perform “cradle to grave” management of highly technical systems, equipment, facilities, supplies and services.
Individuals will be placed in the Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP). The NADP is a structured management-training program including formal education, diverse rotational assignments, extensive on-the-job training, and graduate tuition assistance that is tailored to various acquisition career fields for up to three years.
Relocation Authorized: No
• Must be a US Citizen
• Must be registered for Selective Service
• Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation
• Required to successfully complete a probationary period
• College transcripts must be submitted as proof of claimed education
Duties of the Position:
• Planning the procurement action to acquire goods, services or works from an external source.
• Negotiating contracts for services and supplies.
• Drafting contract documents (i.e. contract modifications, administrative documents and cure or show cause notices) based on specific detailed information provided by senior contract specialist/supervisor.
Qualifications Required: In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the position. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge and abilities. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
Basic Requirement for Contract Specialist: A bachelor’s degree or higher (or will complete by 30 June 2018) from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, organization and management. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree.)
GS-7 Requirement: A degree (completed by 30 June 2018) that meets the requirements of Superior Academic Achievement through one of the following methods:
• 2.95 GPA overall or higher in last 2 years
• 3.45 GPA or higher in major or last 2 years in major
• Upper 1/3 ranking in graduating class (you must submit proof with your resume) OR
Experience: One year of professional experience in an appropriate field comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-5 level work or equivalent in the Federal service that equipped applicants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Contract Specialist. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: monitoring contractor requirements and completing required contractor paperwork. OR
Education: One year of graduate education (18 semester hours) in business or related disciplines or Law School (by 30 June 2018).
Combination of Education and Experience: Applicants that possess a percentage of the required professional experience and a percentage of the required graduate level of education such that, when the percentages of the required graduate education and specialized experience are added together, they equal 100%. (Only graduate and only professional experience equivalent to the GS-5 or higher is creditable).
• Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
• A secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
• Applicants will be required to sign a mobility agreement upon acceptance of position. Failure to agree to mobility agreement will result in revocation of a position offer.
• Selectee may travel 1-5 days a month.
Benefits for the Contract Specialist Intern include:
• Paid Time Off: 10 paid federal holidays and 13 annually accruing sick days.
• Paid Vacation Time (based upon length of employment):
o 1 - 3 years = 13 paid days
o 4 – 14 years = 20 paid days
o 15 or more years = 26 paid days
o Group Health Plans
o Group Life Insurance
o Flexible Spending Plan Accounts
o Long-Term Care
• Retirement (three-tiered system which contains):
o Basic benefits plan
o Social Security
o Thrift Savings Plan (TSP): similar to a 401(k)
How to apply: Submit your resume package to FLCSD_200_Interns@navy.mil no later than the closing date and time of this announcement. Please list on the subject line of your email the announcement number listed above.
Resume package includes:
• Federal resume
• All college transcripts (failure to include all transcripts will disqualify your application)
• Other documents you are required to submit based on what you are claiming (i.e. applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc)
Equal Employment Opportunity
All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.
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This photo captures 21 years of leadership in service to our nation's warfighters!
Mr. Patrick Jordan (left) will assume responsibilities as executive director Feb. 1, following Ms. Hortensia "Chachi" Gorman's (center) official retirement after serving as executive director since 2014. Mr. Michael Stames (right) served as executive director from 1997-2014.
Executive Director Chachi Gorman Retires After 33 Years of Service
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego Executive Director Hortensia “Chachi” Gorman celebrated a prosperous career in government service spanning nearly 33 years during a retirement ceremony Jan. 18.
Gorman assumed her leadership role at NAVSUP FLC San Diego in 2014. As executive director, she provided leadership to more than 850 military and civilian employees across eight sites throughout the Navy’s southwest region. Additionally, as the senior civilian advisor to the commanding officer, she provided professional, technical and resource management advice on all operational matters and policy development affecting the command mission.
“These past 33 years meant having a sense of purpose. This was never just a job; it was service to my country, the Navy, and our military, for which I have the utmost respect and admiration. These 33 years meant empowerment and satisfaction: I was blessed early in my federal career to get involved in projects and hold positions where I could influence change and make a difference. They meant mental stimulation and learning, a clear path to success, wonderful professional relationships and endless possibilities.”
Previously, she served as comptroller for NAVSUP Global Logistics Support, where she was charged with financial management and budget responsibility for the command and its eight logistics centers worldwide.
Gorman’s career led her to serve under 19 commanding officers at four different Navy commands. During that time, she led and participated in numerous financial system implementations, to include Navy Enterprise Resource Planning, functional transfers, insourcing and outsourcing initiatives, and the creation of new and emerging logistics capabilities overseas. Her leadership in organizational restructuring and workload realignments, in addition to her involvement in Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness initiatives, has resulted in significant savings and process improvements.
“I trust her implicitly, especially with anything affecting our most important asset: Our people,” said Commanding Officer Capt. Michelle Morse. “She’s been responsible for ensuring we remained responsive to environmental changes, capitalized on market opportunities, ensured the optimum use of our resources, and that we applied innovative solutions to changing requirements and operations. And she made it all look easy.”
A San Diego native and National University graduate, Gorman began her profession with the United States Federal Civil Service in 1985. From there, her career was built on decades of stalwart service and a reputation for excellence, which earned her numerous professional awards and accolades along the way.
“Ms. Gorman’s superior performance of duty highlights the culmination of 33 years of honorable and dedicated service to the nation and the Department of the Navy,” said Morse. “Her efforts have left a lasting legacy and this command, and on all whom have had the absolute pleasure of working alongside her.”
Gorman’s personal awards include a Navy Superior Civilian Service Award, a Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, two Assistant Secretary of the Navy Financial Management Achievement Awards, an Under Secretary of Defense Financial Management Achievement Award, a Meritorious Performance Award from the American Society of Military Comptrollers, and numerous Special Act, performance, and team awards and commendations. She was also named an Honorary Supply Corps Officer by Chief of Supply Corps and Naval Supply Systems Command Commander Rear Adm. Jonathan Yuen.
“It has been a marvelous journey full of challenges, changes, good news, bad news, successes, losses and new beginnings,” said Gorman. “Throughout this journey in government service, there has been one constant, and that constant is change. I believe in my heart that the federal workforce is one of the most resilient groups in the world. We are tough, we take care of each other, and we prevail.”
Assistant Counsel Hallie Balkin was named the 13th annual Department of Defense David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration Award winner Nov. 16 at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.
Code 200 does it again!
NAVSUP FLC San Diego Celebrates 5th Consecutive Satisfactory PPMAP Inspection
Story by Candice Villarreal, Director, Office of Corporate Communications
SAN DIEGO – NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego received its fifth consecutive “Satisfactory” grade on its 2017 Procurement Performance Management Assessment Program (PPMAP) inspection Dec. 14.
Conducted every three years at a minimum, the PPMAP inspection process instills accountability for contracting activities and provides the framework to assess how well those activities manage, control, and continually improve their acquisition processes.
“These inspections reemphasize to the public that the authority we’ve been given is being executed appropriately, with their best interest in mind,” said Director of Contracting Cmdr. Jason Klingenberg. “I think we really knocked it out of the park. After a lot of hard work, due diligence, and a focus on compliance, the results were overwhelmingly positive, with no significant issues.”
Principal assessment factors for PPMAP inspections include organizational leadership, management and internal controls, and regulatory compliance. A grade of “Satisfactory” indicates the command shows a commitment to responsible performance; that effective controls are in place to enable proper and efficient execution of the mission; that vulnerabilities to fraud, waste and abuse are negligible; and that the organization demonstrates a systematic approach to adhering to acquisition law, regulation and policy.
This year’s inspection closed with inspectors noting the fewest number of deficiencies for NAVSUP FLC San Diego over any other PPMAP inspection at the command in at least the last 15 years.
“The team performed admirably throughout the PPMAP process,” said Contracting Deputy Director Marcia Cruz. “Receiving a passing grade on a very tough inspection is inspiring for our team, as it proves we are performing at the highest levels with regard to compliance, processes and management approach. I couldn’t be more proud of the team’s performance and the end result.”
The combined 85-person military and civilian contracting department wrote about 9,500 contracts in the latest inspection period alone, to the tune of about $2.5 billion in contract value. The PPMAP inspection team randomly chose 170 of those contracts in areas like fleet support, service contracts and grants to thoroughly examine and scrutinize over the two-week assessment period.
“Over the last three years, we’ve saved the Navy around $100 million through competition, competitive source selection, evaluations and reverse auctions,” said Klingenberg. “We drive down costs every chance we get, and we keep a focus on small business.”
Savings are expected to increase again for fiscal year 2018, keeping pace with a trend the team says it is proud of.
“Fiscal responsibility is a colossal priority for us,” said Commanding Officer Capt. Michelle Morse. “We have a duty to provide the highest quality services and goods to our customers while being judicious with the taxpayer money entrusted to us. It isn’t easy, but the work this team is doing is of great quality, and it’s important. With every contract they write, they’re checking every law and regulation to make sure they’ve got it straight. They impress me every day.”
With about 68 percent of all contracts awarded to small businesses across the Navy’s Southwest region, the acquisition pros not only saved money by making sound procurement decisions for services and supplies, but they did it all while sending a cool $1.7 billion in business to the local communities.
“One question we keep at the forefront of everything we do as a military command is ‘Can we fight?’” said Morse. “The way we fight here at NAVSUP FLC San Diego is by providing vital logistics and acquisition support to our nation’s warfighters. I think the results of this complex inspection answer that million-dollar question with an overwhelming ‘Yes, we can.’”
Way to go, ELRT!
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NAVSUP FLC San Diego Fly-Away Team Surges after Hurricane Irma
By Candice Villarreal, Director, Office of Corporate Communications
SAN DIEGO -- NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego's fly-away Enterprise Logistics Response Team (ELRT) returned from its surge to military installations in Florida and Cuba in support of Hurricane Irma Sept. 29.
The ELRT team was formed to surge and augment other Fleet Logistics Centers in times of crisis or emergency. A total of 14 team members dispatched to installations in Mayport and Key West, Fl. and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba following Irma's wrath.
With a logistics presence in every theater, the Naval Supply Systems Command enterprise is positioned to support fleet and region commanders in accomplishing their missions when an individual FLC or Navy Exchange's resources are inadequate to sustain logistics support requirements.
"Hurricane Irma wiped out a lot of services on some of the military bases," said Lt. j.g. John Waurio, services and quality assurance officer for the command's logistics support team. "The supply departments there were hurting for manpower, and the civil servants could not return to assist until after evacuation orders were lifted. We had to step up and make sure the show went on. That's our purpose."
Once on the ground, the team flexed a full array of logistics functions, utilizing information technology systems and communications links to demonstrate full functionality and connectivity where the Navy needed it. The ELRT's arrival ensured continuity of operations in warehousing, hazardous materials, inventory management, postal, and other lifeblood logistics operations with minimal manning.
"I think we went out and performed the way we trained, and we met our mission," said Waurio. "There are a lot of functions and processes that must continue regardless of whether or not there is an emergency situation. Our operations following Irma are now being analyzed to see what we learned and how we can improve for future deployments."
According to Commanding Officer Capt. Michelle Morse, the ELRT stages itself for deployment within 96 hours of a disaster or emergency situation in its area of responsibility.
"The goal is for this team to move in and temporarily augment or take over for the FLC they're supporting in the affected region," said Morse. "This allows the home FLC to move into the field and operate, or to continue with essential operations when manpower is an issue. Logistics capabilities are crucial to any military operation, but this is especially true in an emergency scenario."
Hurricane Irma was the first real-life situation for which the ELRT was deployed. Previously, they had participated only in training exercises aimed at demonstrating surge capability in the field.
"Over the last year, this team has worked diligently to ensure they are up to the task for any situation," said Cmdr. Gilberto Penserga, fleet operations director. "Setting up workstations, logging into necessary websites and databases, establishing connectivity and simulating drills helped them establish the muscle-memory required to maintain deployability at a moment's notice."
The ELRT is designed to support situations ranging from humanitarian assistance and disaster response to various other types of contingencies on an emergency basis. All junior enlisted Sailors, chief petty officers, and commissioned officers in a supply rating at the command are assigned at least one ELRT function. Aviation Boatswain's Mates (fuels) are also included.
All ELRT Sailors are required to complete dozens of training and qualification requirements, including Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) training, general purchase card training, material handling equipment qualifications and international driver's licenses. Additionally, the Sailors are required to maintain up-to-date pre-deployment medical, dental, and family care plans, passports, meet clearance requirements, and train and qualify on various logistics and transportation systems, in addition to other training requirements.
Hull Technician Fireman Apprentice Wilner Prospere, Logistics Specialist Seaman George Armstrong, Equipment Operator 3rd Class Ira Gilmore and Equipment Operator 3rd Class Jesus Rodriguez attend the 61st annual Salute to Navy Luncheon Oct. 12 in National City, Calif.
The luncheon paid tribute to the Navy's 242nd birthday by honoring local Sailors and bringing them together with civic and business leaders, community members and public officials.
Happy Birthday, Navy!
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Congratulations to Senior Chief Logistics Specialist (SW/AW) Denis Paule on his receipt of a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal Oct. 10. Senior Chief Paule has been an incredible asset to the command and will be sorely missed as he embarks on his new journey aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18).
Bravo Zulu, ELRT!
NAVSUP FLC San Diego Employee Wins David O. Cooke Award for Excellence in Public Administration
Story by Candice Villarreal, Director, Office of Corporate Communications
SAN DIEGO – A NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego civilian employee was named the 13th annual Department of Defense (DOD) David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration Award (EPAA) winner this month.
Hallie Balkin, NAVSUP FLC San Diego assistant counsel, was selected for the award after a thorough review of her exceptional contributions to the government over the past six years. She will officially accept the award during a ceremony at the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes Nov. 16.
“I am honored and humbled, especially when I think about how many wonderful federal employees there are in the DOD and how many are so deserving of this recognition,” said Balkin. “I am blown away that I’ve been selected. This kind of thing doesn’t happen without extraordinary leadership.”
The EPAA recognizes only one non-managerial DOD career employee with three to ten years of federal service per year. Winners are chosen based on their demonstration of great leadership potential as a future federal executive while helping to promote and effect cooperation and improvement within the DOD.
Balkin is a graduate of San Diego State University and Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She joined the DOD as a civil servant in 2011 after being recruited by Washington Headquarters Services, where she served as a contract specialist for Pentagon contracts. From there, she moved on to Marine Corps Systems Command, serving as a program attorney. In July 2015, Balkin joined the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego team as assistant counsel.
Since entering public service, she has assessed and identified procurement shortcomings with increased risk to the DOD that led her to create several key workplace tools. Balkin created a Performance Work Statement writing guide, legal review intake form, and a source selection kickoff brief, all aimed at maximizing efficiency and shielding the DOD from potential litigation resulting from avoidable errors. Those tools have been shared throughout the DOD to maximize their application.
“Her efforts have resulted in greatly reduced legal and financial risk to the government,” said Executive Director Chachi Gorman. “These are significant achievements that have long-lasting, positive repercussions throughout the Navy and DOD, and she worked on those things while also defending bid protest cases. She truly deserves this accolade, and we’re very fortunate to have her on our team.”
Balkin is the first Navy civilian to win the award in more than a decade.
“Without the collaboration and support from my colleagues, supervisors and clients, I wouldn’t be where I am today, so I’m thankful for everyone who has played a role in my career,” said Balkin. “And my husband, who I met in law school and who works with me now, he’s my rock. He speaks the language and understands what I’m talking about. I get to bounce ideas off of him – big picture kind of things – and it’s very helpful because he understands and gives me real feedback. All this support from everywhere around me makes me feel like I can do anything. I’m so very fortunate.”
NAVSUP FLC San Diego Supports Mexico Humanitarian Assistance Efforts
Story by Candice Villarreal, Director, Office of Corporate Communications
SAN DIEGO – NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego personnel assisted in the coordination and delivery of more than 50,000 pounds of humanitarian aid supplies as part of earthquake relief efforts for Mexico Sept. 20.
The White House ordered the urgent staging and delivery of the medical, water sanitation and hygiene supplies following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked the Mexican nation Sept. 19. More than 200 people have perished as a result of the quake to date.
NAVSUP FLC San Diego executed the President’s request in collaboration with Project Handclasp and United States Northern Command, ensuring 48 pallets of disaster relief supplies were on the ground and in the hands of the Mexican people within hours.
“Very quickly after receiving the call, we were able to get the humanitarian aid identified, sorted, packed, banded and transported to the flight line for delivery,” said Craig Horton, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Department director. “To lend a hand in helping a nation in their time of need was an incredibly important priority for us.”
Humanitarian assistance and international relief operations have long been a part of U.S. maritime force core capabilities.
“The Navy isn’t just a fighting force; we are also ambassadors of goodwill between the United States and many other countries,” said Rich Monahan, ILS engineering division officer. “We are a team of Sailors and civil servants who care about our global neighbors.”
The earthquake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands in central Mexico. According to Mexico’s national Civil Defense agency, the sheer force of Tuesday’s quake reduced buildings to rubble and left large swaths of central Mexico without power. Medical aid and search and rescue efforts are ongoing.
“In times like these, it is imperative to have the right supplies and capabilities on site in very short order,” said Commanding Officer Capt. Michelle Morse. “I believe we hit the mark, and I believe I speak for everyone on this team when I say it was an honor to be a part of that effort. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Mexico as they navigate through this inconceivable tragedy.”
(U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Ben Sheinman, FLCSD Executive Officer)