Proposal Analyst

Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Accounting Job Number: 7262 Compensation: $70-75K

Job Description

We are assisting this federal contractor that provides exceptional full-service site management with their search for a Proposal Analyst.  The Proposal Analyst works closely with various departments, including Business Development, Finance, Project Management, and Contracts to develop compliant cost strategies for Request for Proposals (RFPs), ensuring adherence to DCAA (Defense Contract Audit Agency) and FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) guidelines. This role manages pricing and cost proposal activities, ensuring accurate and competitive proposals are submitted.

$65-75K + Benefits

  • Health (70% - 80% of premiums are employer paid)

  • Dental (70% - 80% of premiums are employer paid)

  • Vision (70% - 80% of premiums are employer paid)

  • Vacation

  • Paid holidays

  • Life insurance

  • 401K with Safe Harbor Match with vesting schedule 


  • Provide detailed cost/pricing analysis of RFPs to support compliant cost proposals.

  • Development of pricing models and pricing strategies

  • Compilation of various cost and pricing inputs to produce pricing strategy and final proposal

  • Preparation of Business/Cost Volumes 

  • Prepare accurate, complete, & compliant (RFP, FAR, & DCAA) cost/price and business proposals

  • Establish subcontract rates & validate and coordinate the rates with the subcontracts in the development of cost proposals

  • Assist in the development of projected rates

  • Prepare Basis of Estimate (BOE)

  • Support DCAA/DCMA with proposal audits

  • Drive organizational excellence (productivity, margin expansion, consistent mythologies, and skill development) through the implementation of continuous improvements utilizing tools and training.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting 

  • 5+ years of experience in accounting, finance, or pricing development.

  • Experience in government contract accounting and familiarity with Deltek CostPoint software is a plus.

  • Familiarity with different contract types (Firm Fixed Price, Cost Reimbursable, Time and Material, and ID/IQ Vehicles) is desirable but not required. Training in contracting and pricing analysis will be provided.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential for this role.

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.

  • Previous experience in government contracting is desirable.

  • Previous experience in the construction industry is a plus.

  • Strong working knowledge of FAR, DFAR, and DCAA regulations and requirements 

  • Familiarity with Service Contract Act (SCA) personnel/benefits as they pertain to bidding and pricing on government contracts is beneficial.

  • Experience interpreting Contract SOW (Statement of Work) and PWS (Performance Work Statement) documents is advantageous.

  • Proficiency in cost accounting policies, procedures, and techniques for Government contracts is preferred.

Type of Employment

Direct Hire, Full-time

Meet Your Recruiter

Abby Dietz

Originally from Pennsylvania, Abby Dietz moved to Santa Fe from Northern Virginia/DC Metro area in 2011.  She joined The Hire Firm in a temporary role but fit the culture so well we decided to keep her!  Her strong background in sales, customer service, and executive administrative skills was the perfect blend for a staffing and recruiting professional. Abby has a fantastic ability to quickly understand clients’ needs and match those needs with talented candidates. She now focuses on managing the firm bu still recruits because she enjoys it so much.  


Abby is a living success story for temporary and temp-to-hire opportunities and has obtained three long-term, rewarding positions in her career that started as temporary or temp-to-hire. She believes in what we do and knows first-hand how being open and flexible can lead to great opportunities. She would love to share her story with anyone who is curious about it!


When she’s not working, she enjoys recharging on backpacking trips, spending time with family, friends, and fur babies, and taking classes on whatever is currently of interest to her!  Her pronouns are she/her and she invites you to share yours. 

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