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Subcontract Admin, Sr

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. • Frederick, MD

Posted 2 months ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - None
Experience - 5 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Purchasing - Procurement

Job Description


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 the NCI-Bethesda, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)and 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 & award as well as modifications, Determining appropriate contract type (cost reimbursement, time & materials, fixed price)
  • Inclusion of FAR flow-downs, other Agency supplemental flow-downs and special provisions
  • Submitting required action for Government approval or advance notification to subcontract when required
  • Preparing correspondence, documentation, certification, final reporting, and product delivery for major contracts
  • Subcontract file documentation to satisfy internal audit, Government CPSR audit, and
    internal P&P’s 
  • Providing guidance and work leadership to less-experienced contract administrators
  • Maintaining current knowledge of relevant contractual practices and procedures 
  • Participating in special projects as required

Job Requirements


  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education); Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency 
  • In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of five (5) years of experience in contracts/subcontracts administration in a Government services company
  • Must have knowledge of cost reimbursement subcontracting as well as Fixed-price and T&M subcontract types
  • 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
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


  • Applied knowledge of Federal contracting and commercial contracting 
  • Relevant applied experience in international programs and subcontractors
  • Project/program management as it relates to supporting overall programs from the subcontracting perspective
  • Excellent software skills (Word, Excel, etc.) Familiar with performance based Statement of Work
  • Ability to lead a programmatic subcontract support effort and provide strategy development to the programs related to subcontracting support 
  • Ability to think critically to solve unique subcontracting strategy development t and handle multiple high visibility critical tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to interact professionally with program staff, senior management and Government customers

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)​​​​

Job ID: REQ490
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