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Senior Government Contracts Administrator

Company: Applied Research Associates, Inc
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

IntroductionThe Corporate Contracts group in Applied Research Associates (ARA) is looking for a Senior Government Contracts Administrator with 5-7 years of experience in FAR/DFAR based government contracts. This position supports Program Managers and Senior Executives of the ARA Divisions throughout the US, as well as inter-departmental staff at corporate headquarters in Albuquerque, NM. The ideal candidate has experience on the SELLER side of government contracts with extensive knowledge in FAR / DFAR. The right application will entail excellent communication and customer service skills, works well in a team environment, is detail-oriented and organized.This position is part of the Albuquerque, NM based Corporate Contracts team however, there is potential for a virtual assignment. Job Responsibilities:

  • Administers contracts, including negotiation, correspondence, documentation, certification, for major contracts.
  • Coordinates approval of negotiations, contracts, and subcontracts with appropriate management staff.
  • Advises program managers and senior executives on Data Rights Assertions and IP protection.
  • Provides advice and interpretation of contract requirements to program managers and senior executives.
  • Administers contract terms from proposal stage to project close-out in accordance with relevant regulations.
  • Supports preparation of cost proposals including pricing review and cost proposal risk assessment; leads organizational conflict of interest assessments.
  • Prepares and/or reviews non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, and other miscellaneous contractual documents
  • Coordinates with program managers to ensure contract requirements are fulfilled.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant contractual procedures and practices. Required Skills:
    • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field. (Experience may be counted in lieu of degree, two years of experience is equivalent to one year of college)
    • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), and other government agency supplements
    • Must be customer service focused and have excellent time management skills
    • Ability to prioritize, plan and analyze and execute multiple and complex contract related activities
    • Entail strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Must be detail-oriented, proactive, and well organized
    • Requires ability to communicate well (both verbal and written), and work collaboratively as team members and/or on an individual basis
    • Intermediate skill level
    • Strong presentation skillsSenior Government Contracts Administrator Preferences:
      • CPCM or other professional Certifications
      • Experience in GSA schedule administrationEducation:
        • BS with 5-7 years of experience in related government and commercial contractOR
        • MS with 3-5 years of experience in related government and commercial contractOR
        • 8 years of experience in related government and commercial contract without a degreeCompany & Division InformationApplied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1,500 professionals and continues to grow. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company's success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, "Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit" sums up the ARA experience. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please apply at
          • 5 - 7 years: Experience with FAR / DFAR
          • 5 - 7 years: Experience with government contractsEducationPreferred
            • Bachelor of Business Administration or better
            • Master of Business Administration or betterLicenses & CertificationsPreferred
              • CPCMBehaviorsRequired
                • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
                • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
                • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
                • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
                • Team Player: Works well as a member of a groupMotivationsRequired
                  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
                  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
                  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
                  • Work-Life Balance: Inspired to perform well by having ample time to pursue work and interests outside of workEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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