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AvantGarde, LLC Junior Business Analyst in Austin, Texas

AvantGarde, LLC (AG) seeks to engage a Business Analyst who will provide the Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) ISD contracting officer representatives (COR) with acquisition support. The Analysts work collaboratively with the government on all aspects of supporting the COR from pre-solicitation to post-award activities; and assists the team in a multitude of ways from supporting CORs to gathering data calls and reports and managing and updating databases.


  • Conduct research, analyze, and support acquisition management activities for the government.

  • Coordinate data calls and audits working with multiple stakeholders.

  • Facilitate meetings and financial reviews.

  • Prepare reports on acquisition activities.

  • Update the acquisition database.

  • Develop and maintain dashboards.

  • Update financial databases and financial reports.

  • Train new government and contractor users on a wide range of topics.

  • Maintain and update SharePoint pages and repositories within SharePoint.

  • Prepare documentation on behalf of CORs for onboarding and offboarding.

  • Collaborate with different stakeholders across the mission area.

  • Prepare and QA deliverable work products that meet the AG standards prior to delivery.

  • Provide open communication with government personnel and the team.

  • Perform other duties as required.


  • A bachelor’s degree is required. Experience in relevant area can substantiate degree if combination of experience and education equal at least 4 yrs.

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience supporting a corporation in the private sector, non for profit or state local or federal government. Experience must be relevant and directly related to the support outlined.

  • Past knowledge and experience support in or working in an IT or CIO centered environment is helpful.

  • Proficient using the Microsoft Office suite of applications; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, SharePoint, MS Project. Significant experience using pivot tables and utilizing formulas in excel required. Test may be administered to gage proficiency.

  • Ability to comprehend financial statements and contract award documents.

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple priorities.

  • Flexibility to support multiple projects concurrently within tight deadlines.

  • Excellent attention to detail, analytical, customer service, and written and verbal skills.

  • Experience using Smartsheet is preferred.

  • Experience with or the ability for updating and maintaining databases.

  • Experience supporting the government procurement or other processes serving as a contractor for a corporation is preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate and build rapport with colleagues and clients.

  • Excellent writing, attention to detail, analytical, work prioritization and organizational skills.

  • Self-starter with an ability to manage multiple tasks independently with minimal input.

  • Must have a clean background with the ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance.


Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) is the US Department of Agriculture’s focal point for the nation’s farmers and ranchers and other stewards of private agricultural lands and non-industrial private forest lands. FPAC agencies implement programs designed to mitigate the significant risks of farming through crop insurance services, conservation programs and technical assistance, and commodity, lending, and disaster programs. Within FPAC, the Information Solutions Division (ISD) Business Operations Branch (BOB) IT Acquisition Section (ITAS) supports the acquisition of IT services for FPAC ISD-related programs. With an IT budget exceeding $800M annually, this team supports the ITAS in (1) making timely, correct, and complete program decisions and implementing uniform acquisition planning; and (2) implementing practices that enhance transparency and reduce risks in implementing IT programs, complying with reporting requirements.


AvantGarde, LLC (AG) is an 8(a) and HUB certified, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) with principal offices in Rockville, MD. AG provides a unique set of integrated consulting services and a "One Stop Shop Solution" to meet complex organizational goals through Human Capital Management, Organizational Development, Business Operations Support, and Information Technology. We translate insight into impact across four key areas of an organization – People, Process, Strategy, and Technology.

Our firm was named Minority Federal Contractor of the Year for 2017 by the Minority Enterprise Development Consortium. We partner with clients and bring deep and broad-based expertise with the best industry practices delivering personalized solutions that overcome our clients’ most pressing People, Process, Strategy and Technology problems. Visit our website at to learn more about the company, our opportunities, and benefits.


As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, AvantGarde LLC makes all recruitment and employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including gender and transgender status), national origin, disability status, marital status, veteran status, registered domestic partner or civilian union status, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state and local laws. AvantGarde hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.