Senior Subcontract Administrator (NCI) (648838)

  • 02/19/2018

Job Description



The Research Subcontracts Department provides acquisition support to the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) as well as operations and specific subcontracting support for the NCI-Bethesda, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and other related Government initiatives. Specifically, Subcontracting provides pre and post-award acquisition and administration for highly complex research programs, scientific services, field trials, and related projects at FNLCR through execution of agreements with third parties, often commercial companies and non-profit research institutions or universities.


The Senior Subcontract Administrator will be responsible for the full range of pre- and post-award subcontract administration duties to include the following:

  • Drafting often times complex solicitations
  • Managing source evaluations, negotiations amp; award as well as post award modifications
  • Determining appropriate contract type (cost reimbursement, time amp; materials, fixed price)
  • Inclusion of FAR flow-downs, other Agency supplemental flow-downs and special provisions
  • Submitting required action for Government approval or advance notification to subcontract when required
  • Preparing correspondence, documentation, certification, final reporting, and product delivery for major contracts
  • Subcontract file documentation to satisfy internal audit, Government CPSR audit, and internal P amp;P’s
  • Providing guidance and work leadership to less-experienced contract administrators
  • Maintaining current knowledge of relevant contractual practices and procedures
  • Participating in special projects as required



To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education); Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of five (5) years of experience in contracts/subcontracts administration in a Government services company
  • Must have knowledge of cost reimbursement subcontracting as well as Fixed-price and T amp;M subcontract types
  • Should have a good understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) as applicable to subcontracting in support of a Government Prime Contract
  • Experience identifying shifting risk through solid negotiation skills
  • Possess skills drafting cost/price analysis and adherence to compliance in a Government services contract environment
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Applied knowledge of Federal contracting and commercial contracting
  • Relevant applied experience in international programs and subcontractors
  • Project/program management as it relates to supporting overall programs from the subcontracting perspective
  • Good software skills (Word, Excel, etc.) Familiar with performance based Statement of Work
  • Ability to lead a programmatic subcontract support effort and provide strategy development to the programs related to subcontracting support
  • Ability to think critically to solve unique subcontracting strategy development t and handle multiple high visibility critical tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to interact professionally with program staff, senior management and Government customers

Expected Competencies:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

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