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Cherokee Nation Businesses – Federal Solutions, is looking for a Government Contracts Manager. This exciting opportunity will leverage the candidate’s leadership ability and experience in Federal Construction. With a $120 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 200 contracts and 750+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

SUMMARY

The Government Contracts Manager will provide day-to-day consultation and support to the program management team, operations and leadership regarding cradle-to-grave management and administration of Government services contracts within Federal and civilian agencies. The position will serve as the primary interface between the organization and Government/Prime Contractor’s Contracting Officer.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Includes the following:

  • Implement processes, policies and procedures to address challenges presented by contract administration.
  • Prepare, review and/or negotiate contracts/subcontracts of varying types (FFP, T&M, IDIQ, CPFF, performance based, etc.), teaming, consulting, and non-disclosure agreements, Memorandum of Understanding and other contract related documents.
  • Support the contract proposal review and drafting process.
  • Lead the Contract Setup process at the time of contract award.
  • Coordinates review by all parties and obtains signatures in accordance with company signature authority.
  • Coordinates review and preparation with outside legal counsel when necessary.
  • Maintain original contracts and modifications, integrating modifications into a working copy.
  • Ensure contract and modification data is entered into a contract tracking system.
  • Prepare and maintain standard form contracts for recurring business needs.
  • Assist with the issuance of Request for Quotes (RFQs) to subcontractors, and coordinate timely submission of subcontractor data.
  • Ensure compliance with customer, contractor and corporate obligations.
  • Identify changes and develop appropriate Requests for Equitable Adjustments.
  • Interpret contractual, Federal Acquisition Regulation & Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR/DFAR) Supplement and/or unique procurement regulations.
  • Support customers in the development of solutions to issues that are consistent with business objectives.
  • Establish and maintain excellent customer relations.
  • Prepare formal Contracting Officer communications.
  • Prepare and monitor annual departmental budget, prepare annual employee evaluations, provide training, coaching and development of employees, develop annual department goals and objectives.
  • Identify process efficiencies and implement changes to ensure organization is learning and expanding.
  • Performs other job related duties as required.

SUPERVISORY/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

Manage a department and make hiring/firing/performance decisions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree in a business related field of study and 10 years of experience in commercial, government and/or international contract administration, including extensive experience with FAR/DFAR, Fixed Price, Time & Material, Cost Plus Fixed Fee, and Idefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contracts requirements and Government support services contracts. A JD degree may be considered in lieu of some drafting and/or management experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Must have a strong command of the cradle-to-grave government contracting process.
  • Must possess problem solving and creativity skills.
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects concurrently and prioritize assignments.
  • Must be able to maintain the highest level of professionalism, confidence and integrity while directly dealing with internal and external customers.
  • Negotiation and diplomacy skills are critical in dealing with external contacts.
  • Must be a U.S. person as defined by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
  • Must have the willingness and desire to accept and adapt to change.
  • Must be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work independently, have excellent interpersonal skills and be self-motivated.
  • Requires Proficient computer skills (MS Word required).
  • Must demonstrate excellent writing, communication, organizational and analytical skills.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement |EEO Poster

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may email “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.

For Pay Transparency Non Discrimination provision, please copy and paste the following link: Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.