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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), primarily supporting work aligning to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Provide cradle-to-grave contract administration expertise primarily supporting MITRE’s contract with 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.
Be an engaged business partner by providing agile, responsive, decisive advice and counsel at the project/program level to meet mission needs.
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.
Build trusted collaborative relationships with Government Contracting Officers and negotiating outcomes in the best interest of MITRE and our Government Sponsor.
Form strong internal partnerships with colleagues, stakeholders, and program leadership.
Proactively contribute to contracting strategies and initiatives that support MITRE's business model and goals.
Contribute to new and innovative solutions
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 MITRE 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.
Strong working knowledge of in U.S. Government contract laws and regulations.
Submitted proposals and negotiated contracts with federal government entities.
Experience working with multiple contract types (FFP, T&M. Cost Reimbursable, etc.).
Ability to exercise independent judgment. make informed decisions and meet deadlines.
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. Demonstrated ability to make informed decisions. manage and prioritize workload and meet deadlines independently.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field.
3-5 years of experience in contract negotiation/administration, preferably specializing in contracts
Experience working with Federal Grants.
Experience working 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.