MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a designated Department of Defense (DoD) Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC). The Laboratory conducts research and development pertinent to national security on behalf of the military services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the intelligence community, and other government agencies.
The Contracting Services Department's (CSD) fundamental mission is to negotiate and administer the prime contract with the U.S. Air Force under which MIT Lincoln Laboratory is authorized to operate. Additionally, the Contracting Services Department solicits, negotiates, issues, administers, and closes out all purchase orders and subcontracts for the goods and services necessary to support the Laboratory's mission of advanced research. Procurements include commercial material, equipment and construction, as well as research and development and technical consulting support. CSD also manages several related functions such as shipping, receiving, the internal stockrooms, and warehouse.
The Leadership Development Program trains for future careers within the Contracting Services Department (CSD) at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Participants will assume subcontracts administrator and contracts specialist work assignments while participating in a structured set of federal government contracting courses that builds their functional contracting knowledge. These roles will receive formal mentoring, on the job training, structured coursework, and a rotation through CSD and several key organizations in the Laboratory such as finance and technical divisions. This program is designed to establish a Subcontract Administrator I competency level within 2.5 years. The career path within subcontracts management allows for significant contributions to the research mission of Lincoln Laboratory. At the completion of the program, participants will be placed in an assignment within the Contracting Services Department that enables continuous professional growth opportunities.
This is an entry level position for highly motivated college graduates that are interested in a challenging career opportunity.
Bachelor’s degree (minimum 3.0 GPA preferred).
Strong personal motivation
Excellent computer skills (SAP, MS Office Suite, Visio, MS Project, etc.)
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Prior internship/co-op work in a similar business environment a plus
Ability to obtain and maintain government (DoD) clearance is required.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.