Contract Administrator - Hybrid or Virtual Work Arrangement

Rockville , MD
May 10, 2022
Jun 30, 2022
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Westat is seeking a Contract Administrator to join our fast-paced corporate contracts team supporting Westat's civilian agency contracts. In this role you will support the full life-cycle of contract administration activities from pre-award to project closeout with a focus on compliance and minimizing organizational risk, strategic client engagement, and collaboration with technical Westat practice areas and new business development.  

Job Responsibilities:
• Support Pre-Award & Proposal Activities, review solicitation terms, serve as a resource to Westat research and business development staff in interpreting funding requests, regulations, and requirements 
• Review and/or provide guidance in the preparation of contracts, agreements, and modifications 
• Assist in negotiating and executing contracts, subcontracts and other pre- and post-award agreements
• Support Vendor and Subcontractor Management 
• Engage with federal contracting specialists and clients on matters related to terms and conditions, federal rules and regulations, and other compliance requests
• Support research staff, providing guidance on contractual and compliance issues
• Maintain contract files and ensure contractual documents meet regulatory requirements and company policies and procedures 

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree
• 5 years of experience administering federal awards in the civilian agencies including but not limited to: Department of Agriculture, Department of Labor, Social Security Administration,  Department of Transportation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Department of Housing and Urban Development
• Demonstrated experience working with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with GSA Schedules and other contracting vehicles (GWAC and IDIQ)
• Experience with Deltek products including Costpoint, Contracts and Purchasing Modules
• Experience reviewing and negotiating several types of agreements

Minimum Qualifications:
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
• Strong attention to detail

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account


Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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