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Contracts Manager at Battelle Ecology, Inc.

(Posted by NCMA Denver Jan 2, 2017

Located in Boulder, Battelle and its affiliate, Battelle Ecology, Inc. manages and operates the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEONTM) project, which is solely funded by the National Science Foundation. A 30+ year project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology, the observatory’s scientists and engineers are collecting a comprehensive range of ecological data on a continental scale across 20 eco-climatic domains representing US ecosystems.  Our teams use cutting-edge technology, including an airborne observation platform that captures images of regional landscapes and vegetation; mobile, relocatable, and fixed data collection sites with automated ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere; and trained field crews who observe and sample populations of diverse organisms and collect soil and water data.  Once structures are completed, a leading edge cyber infrastructure will calibrate, store and publish this information.  The Observatory includes more than 500+personnel and is the first of its kind designed to detect and enable forecasting of ecological change at continental scales.
TheContracts Manager will participate in contract activity with moderate to highrisk to the business unit. Contract activity may be non-routine and requiredevelopment of specialized contract vehicles and techniques to accomplishbusiness goals and objectives. Generally, involves independent judgment andanalysis of significant issue identification and resolution.  May recommend development of new contractprocesses or assessment of required deviations from established norm.  Applies Battelle policies, procedures andpractices to the business situation. Acts as a resource for advice, counsel and guidance.
Analyzes contract requirements,special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance withappropriate laws, NSF regulations and Battelle policies. Drafts, develops,negotiates and administers prime and sub contractual agreements forassigned programs, including leases and land use agreements.
  • Analyzes requests for proposalsfrom general policy, business, financial, contractual and risk perspectives.  Significantly contributes and may leadthe development of the proposal and/or contracting strategy.
  • Assists in the development ofbusiness strategies in partnership with internal clients.
  • Supports and may lead cross-functional process improvement initiatives.
  • Reviews proposal and contracting dataentered into company system(s) for completeness and accuracy.
  • In conjunction with other businesssupport staff, responds to unusual or potential business and contractualperformance problems and makes recommendations for corrective action.
  • Assists in Subcontract Closeouts,including document closeout, management and development of reports fordepartment and internal client review.
  • Assists senior staff and may lead inidentification, development and implementation of new contract policy andprocesses.
  • Bachelor’s degreeand 8-12 years of related experience.
  • Detailedknowledge of IDIQ, CPAF, CPFF, FFP, T&M and LOE types of contracts, and/orexperience in international contracting, joint venture formation, strategicpartnering, or other complex contractual arrangements. 
  • Ability to draftmoderate to complex, non-routine contractual instruments. 
  • Demonstratedknowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation, 2 CFR 200 and Uniform CommercialCode procedures/transactions.  Excellentworking knowledge and experience with the interpretation and application ofcurrent Federal Acquisition Regulations, CPSR and Uniform Commercial Codeprocedures/transactions.  
  • Excellentunderstanding of corporate policies and procedures, coupled with ability toidentify and interpret procedures to others. 
  • Excellentknowledge of contracting concepts, Uniform Commercial Code, applicable publiccontract acquisition law and regulations, and applicable international contractlaw.

This position offerscompetitive total rewards including 401(k), health, vision and dentalinsurance, paid time off and the opportunity to work at an organization with agreat mission.

Battelle Ecology, Inc. provides employment and opportunities foradvancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit,without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexualorientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, ordisability. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to growto the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizationalobjectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staffand full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within BattelleEcology, Inc.

Contract Administrator II position (Full Time) at UCAR

(Posted by NCMA Denver Nov 17, 2016)

Where You Will Work: 

Located in Boulder, Colorado, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) provides operations support to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) on behalf of the National Science Foundation and the university community. NCAR is one of the world’s premier scientific institutions with an internationally recognized staff and preeminent research programs dedicated to advancing knowledge, providing community-based resources, and building human capacity in the atmospheric and related sciences.


What You Will Do 

Responsible for the preparation, review, negotiation and administration of subcontracts, purchase orders, lease agreements, consulting agreements, and other contractual instruments in support of UCAR activities. Serves as a mentor for other Contract Administrators. Works closely with legal, financial, and lab/program professionals and subcontractor and vendor representatives to resolve issues related to orders.


  • Drafts, negotiates and administers subcontracts, purchase orders, lease agreements, consulting agreements and other contractual instruments with domestic and foreign subcontractors/sub recipients and vendors in support of UCAR activities.
  • Analyzes terms and conditions of prime agreements, drafts subcontracts and other agreements, and negotiates with subcontractors where appropriate.
  • Ensures award terms are consistent with prime agreements, OMB Uniform Guidance, and UCAR policies.
  • Identifies and manages potential liability, export, risk, and intellectual property issues. Works with subcontractors to ensure performance goals are met, deliverables are received on time, and addresses other issues as needed.
  • Reviews invoices to ensure compliance with relevant terms and conditions. 
  • Serves as a UCAR liaison with counterparts at subcontractors’ organizations to resolve award related issues and to protect UCAR’s interest and minimize risk to the organization.
  • Interprets UCAR prime agreements for required flow-down provisions, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), OMB Uniform Guidance, and other applicable regulations and laws.
  • Helps ensure UCAR’s compliance with these laws and regulations by researching newly issued/modified federal award conditions, assisting in the implementation or change to UCAR’s processes to maintain compliance, and filing appropriate reports and certifications as needed.
  • Prepares, reviews, and releases Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Quotes (RFQs), and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) in support of UCAR staff for procurements.
  • Evaluates proposals and negotiates terms and conditions, awards, and administers resulting awards. Assists with quarterly and semi-annual corporate reporting.
  • Works closely with UCAR financial, budget, accounting, and property professionals to resolve financial and other issues related to subcontracting activity.


What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration and at least five years government contracts experience in handling procurement-related activities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Broad knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), contract/purchasing procedures, and regulations.
  • Advanced skill in preparing, reviewing and analyzing terms and conditions of contractual instruments, including advanced skill in negotiating terms and conditions of contractual instruments.
  • Ability to identify liability, export, risk and intellectual property issues and propose solutions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced skill in the use of word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Working knowledge of basic not-for-profit accounting, budgeting and proposal process, including the application of indirect rates and fees.
  • Broad knowledge of RFQ and RFP processes.
  • Extensive level of attention to detail required.
  • Advanced problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Has contractual signature authority of up to $150,000. 


Desired Skills 

  • Experience with construction contracts.

Subcontracts Administrator Sr. at Sierra Nevada Corporation 

Details and Application Here

(Posted November 2, 2016). Other Positions Available. 


Perform assignments of varying complexity requiring experience in assigned commodities and knowledge of purchasing policy and procedures

Purchase items, including services, at the most favorable price consistent with quality, inventory, delivery and specification requirements

Coordinate with various other departments including engineering, quality and contracts in order to procure assigned items and protect the interests of SNC

Evaluate complex terms and conditions and issue FFP, T&M and Cost Plus type subcontracts

Work with Program Managers to establish NDA's, develop qualified sources, request pricing and delivery, competitively select suppliers, document procurement action and place purchase orders/subcontracts

Receive requisitions; analyze for quantity, specifications, drawings, and delivery requirements

Follow-up with suppliers to ensure delivery schedules and key milestones are achieved

Coordinate any changes with Planning and Program Management as appropriate to evaluate impact

Ensure assigned purchase orders and subcontracts are closed out properly and in a timely manner

Analyze and quickly address any invoice discrepancies

Support proposal efforts with RFP’s/RFQ’s

Develop alternate sources, ensuring continuity of supply, consistency of quality, and competitive pricing

Consolidate requirements and utilize the most suitable method of purchasing such as purchase order, subcontract, blanket purchase order or supplier stocking arrangement

Maintain subcontract and purchase order files in audit ready condition

Enter orders into Costpoint and ensure accurate data is maintained in Costpoint

Advise management of market conditions and supplier base activity, which could affect pricing, and or future availability

Gain familiarity with the end use of assigned commodities, leading to the possibility of finding alternative materials or sources

Evaluate suppliers through methods such as supplier visitations and various objective performance measurements, including on-time delivery, service performance, and price performance


Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours

Other duties as assigned


Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external)


Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, as defined by management

SNC job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarily reflect all duties and responsibilities of a position.


Requires a BA/BS in Related Field. Relevant work experience may substitute for required education.

Previous experience in purchasing, handling a wide variety of commodities

Experience with procuring military requirements and an understanding of military standards

A working knowledge of the FAR/DFARS

Certification by ISM is preferred

Negotiate major subcontracts with complex terms

Comprehensive written, verbal, analytical and general accounting skills

MS Office, Lotus Notes and Material Management software knowledge

Ability to perform price and/or cost analysis in a wide variety of circumstances

Cross training in other departments is essential in understanding the inter-relationship of process at SNC

Ability to read and understand technical drawing and specifications

Note: Ability to obtain/maintain a security clearance is required.

Contracts Administrator

Astrapace, Boulder, CO

Contracts Administrator for growing small government contractor. Responsible for administrative tasks associated with office and contract management. Estimated 20-30 hours a week supporting owner, accounting manager and engineers in Boulder office. Must be able to assist with organizing proposals, property, contract documentation, and due dates. Experience working in a contracts administration role preferred. Must be organized, sharp, efficient, and personable. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintaining contract files, tracking deliverable due dates, organizing subcontractor paperwork, completing forms, supporting various office management functions, tracking status of proposals, and some accounting function support.


· Bachelor’s degree in a business or management field

· 3+ years of experience working in an office environment

· Positive referrals and references

· Proficient in MS Office


· Contract administration/prior government contract training preferred

· Ability to obtain a security clearance

Please send cover letter and resume to Kim Crowley at