Senior Contracts Administrator - NIH - Remote Eligible

Rockville , MD
Jul 30, 2021
Aug 25, 2021
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 to oversee a portfolio of Westat's National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded contracts. 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 a portfolio of contracts funded by NIH.
• Lead a team of Contract Administrators and Specialists.
• Review and negotiate all types of agreements, including but not limited to NDAs, Teaming Agreements, Contracts, and Subcontracts.
• Provide contractual and business guidance to Westat's research staff.
• Collaborate and provide support to various internal departments including: Accounting, Business Development, Finance and Legal.
• Perform risk-assessments and compliance reviews in accordance with internal and external regulatory requirements.
• Perform pre-award reviews of RFPs and contractual documents to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and solicitation requirements.

Basic Qualifications:
• A Bachelor's degree
• 10 years of progressive experience in a Public Health grant or contract management environment, including a minimum of 5 years in a leadership role.
 • Experience reviewing and negotiating various types of agreements.
• Knowledge of standard government contract compliance reviews and audits.
• Familiarity working with enterprise accounting and reporting software.

Preferred Qualifications:
• A Master's degree in business, law or contract related discipline.
• Extensive experience working with the Institutes, Office and Centers of the NIH and associated policies.
• Demonstrated experience working with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulations (HHSAR).
• Familiarity with GSA schedules and Best-In-Class contracting vehicles

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


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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