Arlington

Senior Proposal Writer

Role: 
Senior Proposal Writer
Req #: 
388_20150420
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker is seeking a Senior Proposal Writer to join our talented, dynamic team. The Senior Proposal Writer will provide technical proposal writing and proposal management, when needed. The Proposal Writer will be responsible for establishing efficient proposal materials for the Company, including writing winning proposals, collaborating with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop compelling proposal content. The Senior Proposal Writer will be responsible for collaborating with SMEs across practice areas to write win strategies, flesh out and refine technical solutions, and develop management, past performance, and staffing volumes for rebids and new, competitive federal government proposal efforts. The Senior Proposal Writer will work closely with the Senior Proposal Manager, CEO, and the responsible technical staff. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with high energy, have strong organizational and writing skills, and have the ability to operate effectively in complex and fast-paced environments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a member of the Business Development and Marketing Department with responsibility for writing and editing Federal Government proposals.
  • Specifically writes non-technical portions of proposals (resumes, past performance, management sections, quality assurance, transition plan, etc.).
  • Develops and maintains proposal boilerplate to include technical, management, resumes, past performance, and quality plans
  • Coordinates and edits technical inputs for grammar and clarity.
  • Revises and improves technical content prepared by operations for bids.
  • Manages distribution of technical portions to authors and creating a consolidated technical approach section
  • Interfaces with subject matter experts (SME) authors in the writing and editing of proposals/responses
  • Provides oversight and management of proposals, including providing guidance and direction to technical staff
  • Leads/participates in team working sessions including vision, solution, and messaging
  • Works with Capture Managers to ensure that proposal text is produced on schedule and win strategies, themes, and discriminators are integrated into proposal responses.
  • Ensures proposal compliance for responsible sections (including the editorial guidelines specified for the proposal)
  • Maintains a status record and master file on the share drive for all text and graphics; and for managing the file server environment during and after proposal development. 
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of Federal Government proposal writing and coordination experience in Information Technology (i.e., Software Engineering, IT Infrastructure, Data Analytics, and/or Cybersecurity)
  • Must be able to present complex ideas into a clear, relevant, and compelling written product.
  • Solid knowledge of developing proposals in response to Federal Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotations (RFQs), Requests for Information (RFI) etc.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills with outstanding interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to establish a solid working relationship with senior level management, technical staff, clients, external collaborators, and business development resources.
  • Ability to multitask and meet aggressive timelines/deadlines

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Strong understanding of Shipley or similar proposal development processes and the ability to implement them across the staff is required.
  • Strong commitment to performing and producing at the highest level of quality at all times
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF suite
  • Excellent research, writing, proofing, formatting and editing skills
  • Must have strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making capabilities
  • Must have the ability to work independently and in a team environment 

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Senior Proposal Writer

Test Analyst

Role: 
Test Analyst
Req #: 
362_20150225
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<0%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Test Analyst with quality assurance expertise to join our talented, dynamic team and support a Department of Defense client.  The ideal candidate will support the Forms Migration Team by testing forms which have been converted from an XFDL file to a fillable PDF file. Specifically, the test analyst will analyze and validate forms prior to conversion, document acceptance criteria from the original XFDL files, and validate the layout and function of the new forms in PDF to ensure they look and operate in the same manner as the original.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support testing of converted forms by:
  • Analyzing XFDL Forms prior to processing to capture their function for future testing after form conversion
  • Verifying converted forms match compliance standards and adherence to both the look and faction of the original form.
  • Logging test results for each form
  • Clarifying requirements with SME to resolve potential defects
  • Participating in Quality Control reviews
  • Providing recommendations and technical opinions on implementation quality control approaches
Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Detailed oriented
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 2 or more years’ experience working as a tester, quality control, reviewer

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Basic knowledge of Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES4, Adobe Acrobat Professional and Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Exposure to Forms Conversion projects and/or Forms Conversion Tools
  • Experience with any automated testing tools
  • Experience with JIRA or defect tracking tools
  • Experience testing forms

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Test Analyst

Technical Recruiter

Role: 
Technical Recruiter
Req #: 
361_20150223
Clearance: 
None
City: 
Arlington
Location:
Arlington,VAUnited States
State: 
VA
Country: 
United States
Travel: 
<10%
Description: 

Halfaker has an immediate opportunity for a Technical Recruiter to drive recruiting activities.  The ideal candidate will be a motivated individual who will prosper in a fast paced environment. A key marker of success will be the ability to creatively source challenging skill-sets with high level clearances with urgency in mind. The recruiter will manage the recruiting process to include: partnering with hiring managers to write compelling job descriptions, ensuring proper classification and level, sourcing and screening candidates, conducting/coordinating interviews, and working with managers to extend offers, supporting as needed.

Requirements: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology, Technology, or related discipline.
  • 5 years’ experience recruiting in a government contracting environment may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Three (3) years of experience as a technical recruiter, preferably in the IT industry
  • Demonstrated ability to produce a continuous pipeline of candidates with strong technology and management skills.
  • Highly motivated individual with a strong work ethic and the ability to overcome obstacles
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and networking skills.
  • Ability to think outside the box to solve problems for candidates and clients.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Full cycle recruiting experience supporting clients that require high level clearances.
  • Knowledge of EEO, ADA, DOL classifications, and other government compliance regulations that affect job recruitment.
  • Previous experience with server-based applicant tracking systems.
  • Demonstrated success in a corporate recruiting environment or agency recruiting firm

Halfaker offers an excellent benefits package with an award winning talent development program to foster a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. Halfaker is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Position: 
Technical Recruiter
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