The Contracts and Acquisitions (C&A) directorate provides all contract management, export control, purchasing, subcontracting, receiving, warehousing, distribution, and transportation services in support of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) operations including NCI-Bethesda, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and other institutes.
- Participates in contract and task order proposal preparation, negotiations, administration of government contracts, and interaction with government and internal customers in accordance with company's policies and procedures, applicable laws, customer's requirements, and sound business judgment
- Reviews contractual documents to ensure adherence to company policy, government specifications and requirements, and conformance to prime and task order agreements
- Identifies and assesses critical contract obligations and contract provisions, to include gaps and risks
- Advises on contract revisions to address risks and to better meet the needs of company
- Helps to identify and mitigate potential organizational, personal and financial conflicts of interest in accordance with regulations and company policies
- Performs other related duties as assigned by a responsible authority
- Communicates effectively and proactively, orally and in writing, with senior level management in both corporate and government levels
- Works in a contract environment both independently and within a team. Must be detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple concurrent complex tasks
- Demonstrated working knowledge of systems utilized and regulations such as: Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other government regulations, policies, and procedures; administration of cost reimbursement contracts, including indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts/task orders; principals of contract law; and best practices in contracting processes and procedures. Proficiency in word processing systems, i.e., Microsoft Office or similar system
- Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a related field (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
- In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in contracts administration
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance