Senior Contracts Administrator

Rockville, MD
Oct 02, 2019
Oct 26, 2019
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.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking a Senior Contracts Administrator to join the fast-paced corporate contracts unit. The ideal candidate will support the full life-cycle of contract management activities and lead a team of contracts staff.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Manage and oversee the contractual activities for a specific research practice.
  • Lead and oversee a team of Contract Administrators and Specialists.
  • Review and negotiate all types of agreements, including Teaming Agreements, Contracts, Grants and Subcontracts.
  • Provide contractual and business guidance to Westat's research staff on matters related to proposals and contract activities.
  • Collaborate and provide support to various internal departments including: Accounting, Legal, Finance and Marketing.
  • Support the development of new contract templates and on-going updates of policies and process documents.
  • Perform risk-assessments and compliance reviews in accordance with internal and external regulatory requirements.
  • Coach, mentor and train team members.

Basic Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree and 10 years of federal contracts administration experience.
  • Management and leadership experience.
  • Experience working in the private-professional services sector.
  • Experience reviewing and negotiating complex contracts.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A Master's degree in business, law or contracts related discipline.
  • Advanced training and certifications.
  • Experience administering Health and Human Services contracts.
  • Familiarity with GSA schedules and Best-In-Class contracting.

Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; detail-oriented and work well in a team environment.

Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.

Any offer of employment may be contingentupon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer backgroundscreening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.

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 any other protected status under applicable law.