Contracts Compliance Manager - Remote

Rockville , MD
Jan 05, 2022
Feb 11, 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 seeking a Contracts Compliance Manager to manage the Corporate Contract Compliance team and its activities. You will collaborate with our senior practice leaders and our senior contract administrators providing strategic and tactical guidance.

This position is remote eligible and can be based anywhere in the United States.  We do ask that you align with our core east coast hours of 10 am-4pm EST.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Manage and oversee the Contract Unit's compliance activities including but not limited to the development, maintenance and support of:
o    Policies and procedures 
o    Contract templates and forms
o    Ethics and Conflict of Interest 
o    Small business compliance process
o    Audits and contract compliance reviews
o    GWACs and corporate agreements 
•    Manage a team of compliance focused contract administrators and specialists
•    Perform periodic quality assurance and process improvement initiatives including conducting internal process audits and reviews 
•    Monitor industry compliance and regulatory updates, develop associated guidance and trainings
•    Collaborate with internal departments and functions including: Accounting, Business Development, Finance and Legal 

Basic Qualifications: 

•    A Bachelor's degree
•    10 years of progressive experience in a Federal Government contracting and compliance environment. 
•    Demonstrated experience working with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and associated compliance obligations and requirements.
•    Experience supporting compliance activities including implementing policy and procedures. 
•    Knowledge of standard government contract compliance reviews and audits.
•    Familiarity working with enterprise accounting and reporting software. 
•    Experience with accessing various Federal Government reporting systems including SAM, ESRS, etc.

Preferred Qualifications: 

•    A Master's degree in business, law or contract related discipline.
•    Experience working with major government system reviews and requirements including Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR)
•    Familiarity with GSA schedules and Best-In-Class contracting vehicles
•    Knowledge of the Uniform Guidance 
•    Experience with Department of Health and Human Services contracts and requirements
•    Experience with Deltek products including Costpoint, Contracts and Purchasing Modules

To be successful in this role, you will need to leverage your strong attention to detail, communication and writing skills, and your ability to collaborate.

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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