Senior Contracts Administrator

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Jul 15, 2020
Closes
Sep 19, 2020
Function
Administrative
Industry
Research
Hours
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 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 of a business unit.

• Lead and oversee a team of Contract Administrators and Specialists.

• Review and negotiate all types of agreements, including Teaming Agreements, Contracts, Grants and Subcontracts.

• Perform pre-award reviews of RFPs and contractual documents to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and solicitation requirements.

• Provide contractual and business guidance to Westat's research staff. 

• Collaborate and provide support to various internal departments including: Accounting, Legal, Finance and Marketing.

• Support the development and updates of policies and process documents. 

• Perform risk-assessments and compliance reviews in accordance with internal and external regulatory requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

• A bachelor's degree and 10 years of progressive experience in Federal Government contracting including 5 years in a management or leadership role. 

• Experience negotiating prime contracts and subcontracts.

• Experience reviewing and preparing proposal documents.

Preferred Qualifications:

• A Master's degree in business, law or contract related discipline. 

• Experience administering Health and Human Services contracts.

• Familiarity with GSA schedules and Best-In-Class contracting.

• Experience with Deltek products including: Costpoint, Contracts and Purchasing Modules

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 contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, 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.