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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Program Director, Contract Administration

Organization: National Industries for the Blind

Posted: 7/12/2018

Statement of Purpose

To maintain and expand employment opportunities for people who are blind by assuring statutory and regulatory (FAR, DFAR, Executive Orders) compliance and compliance with US AbilityOne Commission policies. Ensure procedures and requirements articulated in the Cooperative Agreement are followed in the administration of contracts on which NIB is Prime and capture of AbilityOne contracts on which NIB is not the Prime contractor. Execute processes and policies in the administration of non-AbilityOne contracts and AbilityOne Procurement List maintenance functions as delegated to the Contract Administration team.

Responsibility for Work of Others

Responsible for supervision of the Contract Administration team. This includes instruction and professional development of individual team members, assigning and providing quality assurance for work performed to ensure that the required skills, tools and knowledge (statutory, regulatory and process) are in place properly applied in the development of proposals, execution and administration of contracts, establishment and management of subcontract relationships with associated nonprofit agencies, associated risk is appropriately mitigated, US AbilityOne Commission requirements pertaining to Procurement List maintenance are properly executed, and all reporting and audit requirements are successfully met with NIB, Federal agencies, nonprofit agencies, other external parties and the US AbilityOne Commission.

Business Communication

Employees in Other Divisions Continually

Supervisory Personnel Continually

Workshop Personnel Continually

Federal and/or State Government Agencies Continually

NPA’s, Other (Supplier Representatives) Continually

(Trade Associations) Occasionally

Education Required

An undergraduate degree in Business Administration from a regionally accredited college or university (preferable). An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.

Training and Specialized Knowledge Required

Knowledgeable of and possess experience applying/using Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR, DFAR), statutes, Executive Orders and agency specific acquisition policies influencing pre and post award contract and subcontract administration activities, price development and compliance
Demonstrated experience administering various contract types, vehicles and structures (Firm Fixed Price, Fixed Price with EPA, GSA Schedules, and Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity).
Proficient in the use and understanding of various tools and systems used in managing and monitoring contract performance as well as capturing contractor and contract data in the course of performing daily duties to include but not be limited to WAWF; Federal Procurement Data Base (FPDS);; CPARS; Manpower Reporting System; eSRS Small Business Subcontracting Plan IRS reporting; VIM ASAP; DIBBS; GSA Portal.
Knowledgeable in NIB and AbilityOne policies, processes, and procedures.
NCMA Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) desirable
Proficient with the use of MS Office applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Experience using an Oracle based ERP system is desirable
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Able to work independently, highly organized, solution/objective oriented with strong planning and project management skills.
Demonstrated critical thinking and negotiations skills.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Core Competencies

Communication Skills
Ethics /Integrity
Customer Care
Job Knowledge/ Technical Skills
Decision Making
Judgment and Problem Solving
People Management

Experience Required

Six plus years’ experience in Federal contract and subcontract administration, preferably in a supervisory capacity.
Past experience with direct supervision of subordinates
Past experience mentoring and developing subordinates and/or other personnel
Experience in the AbilityOne Program experience a plus but not necessary
Past experience in pricing federal requirements for products or services a plus

Travel Required

Approximately 10% of the time.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Manage all pre and post award actions and functions specific to the performance of applicable contract administration duties and/or otherwise delegated to the Contract Administration team.
Assign, manage and provide quality assurance for work to be performed by subordinates.
Ensure compliance with statutory, regulatory and AbilityOne policies and procedures in the course of managing work performed personally and by subordinates including, but not limited to, the execution of contracts on which NIB is prime; the establishment and management of subcontract relationships; reporting requirements (Small Business Subcontract Reports,

Contact: Ann Walling

Phone: (703) 310-0638

Fax: (703) 310-0482



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