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Posted 7/3/2018

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What is your position?
Contract Specialist

Which of our customers do you typically do contracts for?

I support the 81st Readiness Division to provide effective business solutions in support of base operations maintenance.

What is the most unique thing you bring to the District?
I have a great deal of experience in setting up multiple award task order contracts. These MATOCs assist in streamlining the awarding and ordering process, ensure fast delivery of the requirement, and allow the government to leverage its buying power. I understand the challenges associated with getting a large contract into place and the benefits these tools can provide to the district.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Finding creative ways to effectively procure customer requirements and deliver them under-budget and ahead of schedule.

Highlight a notable milestone or memory in your career.
While working for the Kansas City District, I worked on a levee rehabilitation team, in support of a flood event along the Missouri River. The flood event lasted for several months and I worked on 13 of the 30 levee rehabilitation contracts. The experience was rewarding since the impact I had was immediate and helped many people get back to their lives.

What goals do you have for your career at the District?
My immediate goal is to come in and assist where I can, but gain an understanding of the program I am supporting. Long-term, I am looking forward to utilizing my experience to assist in improving contracting as a whole.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I am an avid fisherman. I particularly enjoy inshore fishing.