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Senior Contracts Specialist (Federal Government)

Confidential Bethesda, MD
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

We are searching for a full-time Contracts/Business Manager to join a stellar team in Frederick, MD. The Contracts/Business Manager will work closely with our Contracts Manager and Vice President of Accounting and Compliance. Please send an updated resume and target salary requirement. We look forward to hearing from you!

Location: Bethesda MD

Job Description:

  • Administers contracts and subcontracts, including negotiation, correspondence, documentation, certification and financial reporting.
  • Negotiates contract terms from proposal stage to project close-out in accordance with relevant regulations.
  • Provides advice and interpretation of contract requirements.
  • Reviews solicitation requests to ensure compliance with terms and conditions.
  • Prepares and submits cost proposals including pricing and scheduling details, coordination of requirements, and cost proposal risk assessment.
  • Prepares consulting agreements.
  • Coordinates with program managers to ensure contract requirements are fulfilled.
  • Reviews and approves subcontractor invoices.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant contractual procedures and practices.
  • Assist with FFP, CPFF and/or T&M pricing for RFP proposal efforts.
  • Excellent understanding of government contracts laws and regulations specifically FAR and DFAR.
  • Maintains all required contractual records in accordance with the contract requirements and company policies and procedures.
  • Negotiates, drafts and administers moderately complex contracts, including but not limited to, non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, and subcontracting agreement.
  • Provide advice and interpretation of contract requirements.
  • Participate in special projects as required to optimize the contractual, financial, and business operations of the company.

Required Skills/Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • U.S. citizenship.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of business experience in a government contracting environment.
  • Self-starter, proven individual contributor with ability to work in teams in a changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work multiple tasks while providing superior attention to detail, accuracy, and customer service.
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • Working knowledge of applicable regulations, including, but not necessarily limited to: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), etc.
  • Experience assisting with proposal preparation.

Desired Skills/Education:

  • Master’s degree is highly preferred
  • Ten (10) years of experience
  • Secret (S) level clearance, or the ability / willingness to obtain same.
  • Background administering / supporting large contractual vehicles (GSA Schedule, NIH CIO-SP3 or NIH CIO-CS, etc.).
  • Membership in the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) or willingness to obtain same and to actively participate in available training options.
  • Formal training in legal/contracts compliance