The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) is responsible for the finances of the NAS, with approximately $300 million in annual revenues. OCFO includes Accounting, Budget, Contracts and Grants Accounting, Contracts and Grants Management, Procurement, and Financial Analysis and Reporting. OCFO strives to provide timely and accurate financial information to internal and external customers, with the highest possible levels of customer service.
JOB SUMMARY The Contract Manager will manage a variety of federal, private sector, state and local government contracts, grants (including cooperative agreements), and/or subawards, and will play a leading role in the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) within the OCFO.
In addition, the Contract Manager has broad-based, full-cycle responsibility in a fast-paced environment for multiple programs including proposal work, negotiations, contract award and administration of resultant agreements. The selected candidate will negotiate terms and conditions in accordance with institutional and program requirements, and provide specialist advice on complex contractual issues to program units, and other business/accounting operations staff, creating and reinforcing strong internal customer relationships. This will include providing interpretations of terms and conditions to staff and executive management. The Contract Manager will ensure organizational and program awareness of award requirements and coordinate fulfillment of administrative obligations. This role may receive delegated signature authority. Assigned supervisory responsibilities include management of a senior contracting specialist, as directed
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (commonly called "Uniform Guidance"), cost accounting standards, and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).
Seasoned negotiation skills with extensive knowledge of general corporate business practices and principals and demonstrated experience in working with General Counsel and applicable Security and/or Compliance Offices, and other relevant stakeholders, as necessary, in problem resolution.
Understanding of contractual issues and processes including arbitration, termination for default, and order of precedence.
Knowledge of accounting standards, processes and procedures.
Must be skilled in analyzing contracts to ensure compliance with organizational policy, government specifications, and other requirements.
Must be able to negotiate terms and/or conditions with government bodies in support of proposal and application efforts of the institution.
Expertise in dealing with non-routine, and/or highly complex projects.
Ability to solve intellectual problems of substantial variety and complexity using originality and ingenuity.
Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academy of Sciences divisions, units and offices. Demonstrated ability to work independently, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities across a broad spectrum with attention to detail.
Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field, or equivalent knowledge.
Minimum Experience: Eight years of related professional experience and four years of supervisory experience.
Physical Capabilities: Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: None.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Reports to Director or Deputy Director as assigned. General direction is provided. Supervises assigned staff.
Work Environment: Office environment with occasional travel between National Academy of Sciences’ facilities and to off-site locations.
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