Advance the contract management profession through advocacy, standards, education, training, and professional development.
Be the solution in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
NCMA Jacksonville has been “The Face of NCMA” in Northeast Florida and
Southeast Georgia since 1982. Our chapter area covers a 150-mile radius from
Jacksonville, north to Savannah, GA; west to Pensacola, FL; and south to St.
Augustine, FL. Members include federal and state contract managers, commercial contract managers, vendors, and suppliers, as well as contractors, consultants, attorneys, educators, and retirees. More than 25% of our membership live outside the normal area including India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and at least 20 states, however, virtual webinars allow them to participate in our educational events.
NCMA Jacksonville received the National Chapter Excellence Award (Medium-Sized Chapters) for Program Years 2020-2021, 2019-2020, and 2018-2019 and a Silver Chapter Excellence Award for 2017-2018. Chapter members have also been honored at the national level, including NCMA Volunteer of the Year (2019-2020, 2018-2019, 2017-2018, and 2021-2022) and NCMA Outstanding Fellow of the Year (2018-2019) and NCMA Contract Management Leader Development Program (CMLDP) Honor Graduates (2018-2019 and 2017-2018).
NCMA Jacksonville offers monthly workshops and various other events to maintain and improve the professional competence of our members. These events cover topics related to federal contract management, commercial contracting, regulatory compliance, and other subjects of interest to contract management professionals. Upcoming events are announced in the monthly chapter newsletter.
NCMA Jacksonville also offers study resources to local members pursuing NCMA certification as contract management professionals, including:
Please contact VP of Education and Certification Ashley Mann, CFCM for more information.
The contract management profession is a dynamic, challenging, and (as demonstrated by this report) rewarding career choice.
NCMA's Contract Management Salary Survey demonstrates that contract management professionals are highly experienced, extremely well-educated people, possessing a variety of professional certifications and designations that demonstrate their proficiency.
Whether you are a professional negotiating a pay raise, a department manager fighting or salary adjustments for your employees, or a human resources professional trying to fairly assess the proper pay levels for contract management staff, this report provides the answers you need. The analysis provides compensation information based on age, gender, education level, certifications held, experience, employer industry, organization size, years of service with the employer, position, job title, and location. The report also
provides cross-tabulated data based on multiple variables, such as compensation by education and experience, and by position and location, to name only two, providing a much more in-depth look at compensation across the profession.
NCMA members can download the Salary Survey for FREE at
Congratulations NCMA on the adoption of our Contract Management Standard™ by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) as the foundation of a new contracting training and development system for civilian agencies! OFPP joins the Department of Defense and many companies in adopting the ANSI-approved CMS™.
NCMA worked long and hard and expended considerable resources to obtain American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for the CMS™ and ANSI accreditation for our Certified Professional Contract Manager™ (CPCM™), Certified Contract Management Associate (CCMA), and Certified Federal Contract Manager™ (CFCM™) certifications. The CCMA is the ANSI-accredited exam for the CMS™ and is gaining recognition as the professional certification for those entering our profession.
Adoption of the NCMA CMS™ as the foundation for all federal contract management training and development is a huge step toward a common language for practice and allows greater talent mobility across Government agencies. The entire NCMA community should be proud of their vision
and investment in a standard that has won such widespread adoption and endorsement.
Our community's next objective is to increase talent mobility between Government agencies and Industry organizations. This can be accomplished by granting credit toward FAC-C and DAWIA legislatively required certifications to those who have earned NCMA professional certifications. Contact Vice President (Education / Certification) Ashley Mann, CFCM for additional information about certification study groups.
We invite all NCMA Members-at-Large who live in the JAX Chapter area to affiliate with us. There is no additional fee or dues to affiliate but you will be the first to know about upcoming chapter education and training activities and opportunities. To affiliate, sign into your NCMA member account, click on “Profile,” then scroll down the page about halfway to “Chapter” and enter Jacksonville Chapter. This will automatically add you to the chapter mailing list.
The Competency Assessment is an interactive tool that enables NCMA members to assess their experiences in line with NCMA's competencies, as outlined in the Contract Management Standard™ (CMS™).
It allows you to evaluate proficiency in key contract management competency areas—from the perspectives of both the buyer and seller. It provides learning recommendations for those in the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of their continuous learning journey.
The Competency Assessment allows you to:
Suggested uses for Competency Assessment results include develop your professional development plan; discuss results with supervisors or mentors; include your higher-level competency scores in your résumé; and continue learning and growing in this exciting and demanding profession!
This complimentary resource is only available to NCMA members. Log into your NCMA member account, click on the “Learning” tab, then select “Competency Assessment” from the drop-down menu.
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