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MITRE has an opening for a Government contracts professional responsible for all aspects of contract negotiation, management, and administration in support of the Center for Enterprise Management (CEM) Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), under the Center for Government Effectiveness and Modernization (CGEM), primarily supporting contracts run by the Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Provide cradle-to-grave contract administration expertise primarily supporting MITRE’s FFRDC contract for the
Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service, a dynamic IDIQ contract vehicle that provides a broad range of services to various federal agencies. Serve as support resource and back-up on MITRE’s FFRDC contract for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Additionally, provide surge and back-up support on other in other contract areas, including direct contract engagements with other federal, state, local, non-profit and commercial entities that align with MITRE’s corporate strategy.
Actively manage and facilitate excellent relationships with Government Contracting Officers. Represent MITRE to external organizations, both U.S. Government and non-U.S. Government, building trusted relationships.
Act in partnership with MITRE senior leadership, stakeholders, and colleagues, providing agile, responsive, decisive advice and counsel on implementing diverse and innovate new contracting strategies.
Regularly exercise independent judgment and discretion in supporting project/program planning activities and solving complex contract issues, with a focus on clear communications and relationship management with internal and external stakeholders.
Define, interpret, and implement corporate policy as related to contract commitments and performance.
Identify, track, mitigate and resolve risk issues
Review task order descriptions of work applying FFRDC contracting expertise and technical understanding of CEM competencies to determine appropriateness of work.
Provide timely input into contract systems in response to awards and modifications.
Provide timely and responsive generation and negotiation of supporting contractual documents, such as non-disclosure agreements, software evaluation. license agreements and public release requests.
Provide contractual and business recommendations to technical staff regarding proprietary information, patent disclosures, intellectual property, and other contract issues
Review and manage Contract Performance Review Assessments (CPARs).
Work closely with Finance in managing account receivables and answering Sponsor inquiries about MITRE invoices.
Work with Close-out team to ensure proper close-out of Task Orders.
Promote the FFRDC role and value internally and externally.
Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.
Strong working knowledge of in U.S. Government contract laws and regulations
Experience working with multiple contract types (FFP, T&M, Cost Reimbursable, etc.)
Demonstrated ability to make informed decisions, manage and prioritize workload and meet deadlines independently.
Excellent customer service skills with ability to initiate and foster collaborative relationships both internally and externally.
Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft office applications in a Windows environment.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field.
8-10 years of experience in contract negotiation/administration
Submitted proposals and negotiated contracts with State, Local and non-profit institutions.
MITRE’s mission-driven teams are dedicated to solving problems for a safer world. Through our public-private partnerships and federally funded R&D centers, we work across government and in partnership with industry to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation.