Westat Contracts Administrator in Rockville, Maryland

Job ID 13875BR

Job Title Contracts Administrator

Location MD - Rockville

Career Area Administrative

Job Status Full-Time

Job Description

Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

Westat is seeking a contracts administrator to join the fast-paced collaborative corporate contracts unit.

Job Responsibilities:

·Duties include a blend of contract management, cost accounting and project finance. Provide senior-level pre- and post-award guidance.

·Manage the contractual and financial aspects of contracts and subcontracts.

·Maintain contract data in the accounting system.

·Lead a team of contracts administrators.

Basic Qualifications:

·A bachelor's degree and 8 years of federal contracting experience is required.

·Experience working in the private professional-services environment is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

·A Master’s degree in business or contracts related discipline.

·An NCMA, CFCM or CPCM certification.

·Experience working for a mid-sized federal contractor.

The successful candidate must be process oriented with the ability to collaborate with multiple business units to support overall company goals. You should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be detailed oriented and able to work in a team environment. Hands on experience with Costpoint project and billing modules is essential.

Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.

Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.