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Senior Subcontracts Administrator (remote work opportunity) in Frederick, MD

Location: Frederick, MD
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech



The Research Subcontracts Department provides acquisition support to the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) as well as operations and specific subcontracting support for other related Government initiatives.  Specifically, Subcontracting provides pre and post-award acquisition and administration for highly complex research programs, scientific services, field trials, and related projects at FNLCR through execution of agreements with third parties, often commercial companies and non-profit research institute and universities. 


The Senior Subcontract Administrator will be responsible for the full range of pre-and post-award subcontract administration duties to include the following:

  • Drafting often times complex solicitations
  • Managing source evaluations, negotiations & awards as well as modifications
  • Conduct pre-acquisition planning with Program Staff to determine acquisition strategy and appropriate contract type (cost reimbursement, time & materials, fixed price)
  • Inclusion of FAR flow-downs, other Agency supplemental flow-downs and special provisions
  • Submitting required actions for Government approval or advance notification to subcontract when required
  • Preparing correspondence, documentation, certification, final reporting, and product delivery for major subcontracts
  • Subcontract file documentation to satisfy internal audit, Government CPSR audit, and internal P&P's
  • Providing guidance and work leadership to less-experienced subcontract administrators
  • Maintaining current knowledge of relevant contractual practices and procedures
  • Participating in special projects as required


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of two (2) years of experience in contracts/subcontracts administration in a Government services company
  • Must have knowledge and experience in all contract types (Cost Reimbursement, Fixed-Price and Time & Material)
  • Should have a good understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) as applicable to subcontracting in support of a Government Prime Contract 
  • Experience identifying shifting risk through solid negotiation skills.  Possess skills drafting cost/price analysis and adherence to compliance in a Government services contract environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work well to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

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