The Contracts Specialist will be responsible for providing thorough reviews of contract documentation as well as recommendations for negotiations in direct support of federal and commercial program efforts for a prime IT contractor out of the Headquarters in Woodbridge VA.
Clearance Level: Must be a U.S. Citizen able to obtain a clearance
Job Roles and Responsibilities:
Reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer, the Contract Specialist will interface with all levels of executive management as well as teaming partners in matters of contract documentation:
++ Reviews contracts, line by line, to ensure that there are no mistakes on the originating document which can include Teaming Agreements (TAs), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Memos of Understanding (MOUs), Task Orders (TOs), Purchase Orders (POs), and similar documentation
++ Researches the law, prepares memoranda, and provides guidance and legal services to leadership, primarily on contract and procurement issues
++ Advise executive leadership on contract law, fiscal law and appropriations regulations, intellectual property law, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Federal procurement integrity and protest regulations, business law, employment law, and Federal socioeconomic programs and goals
++ Established contracts department, designing and implementing contract management processes, systems, and procedures to best fit fast growth and dynamic needs
++ Conduct pre- and post-award contract management, including administering multidisciplinary Federal and commercial contracts, and developing pricing strategy for fixed price, cost, and multi-year contracts
++ Administer over a dozen multi-million dollar contracts annually, ensuring compliance with contract provisions and resolving problems concerning the obligations and performance of the parties
++ Draft and negotiate all contracts in cooperation with the executive, operations, and business teams
++ Meet regularly with executives to advise them on contract status, issues, and solutions
++ Draft corporate policies, employee handbook, business strategy, and advisory documents
++ Support responses to Federal Requests for Proposals and Quotes
++ Analyze and evaluate cost and price proposals and monitor corporate accounting systems data
++ Reports to the executive team when there are errors or issues of non-compliance
++ Seeks clarification as needed regarding the language of the contract through legal means
++ With advisement of upper management, can recommend negotiating terms and conditions of the contract
++ Take initiative and maintain confidentiality
++ Positive professional attitude with ability to communicate clearly, timely, and accurately.
Education, Skill, and Experience Requirements:
A Bachelor’s Degree required in Business or related field and at least 5 years of relevant work experience. Preference shown for Juris Doctor though not required.
With higher degree such as Master’s or equivalent, then internships would be considered in lieu of work experience.
++ In-depth understanding of the FAR and ability to comprehend the DFAR
++ Prior federal contracting experience either from the side of the government or as a federal contractor support personnel
++ Attention to detail and the ability to spot errors and inconsistencies
++ Excellent reading and language comprehension
++ Ability to work with a team at all levels of an organization
++ Effective ability to negotiate and execute contracts
++ Proven management and leadership skills
++ Exceptional communication skills (oral and written)
++ Experience in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) knowledgeable with word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and database software.
EOE -- Equal Opportunity Employer.