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Contract Management
General & Administrative (Finance)
180OA Requisition #
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Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s level degree (or equivalent work experience) and 7 years of professional experience in Federal Contract Negotiation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard contractual agreements and regulations that include: CFR, FAR, DFAR, AIDAR/ADS. Standardize Regulations, OMB Circulars, commercial regulations and other terms and conditions.  
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer-based business applications (Microsoft software products, such as Word, Excel, Outlook or comparable software).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of USG Cost Accounting Standards and general accounting principles and procedures. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more areas of contracting law.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general corporate business practices, government and commercial contracting regulations and principles, and subcontracting practices.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a cooperative, collaborative manner with government and non-government clients. 
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of RTI’s policy and procedures, operating guidance coupled with the ability to apply these policy and procedures in submitting the business proposal and explain the applicability. 
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills and understanding of the negotiation process.
  • Demonstrated ability to discern and analyze risks and recommend solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet business-driven deadlines and commitments while maintaining a high level of quality and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment in setting priorities of a high-volume work load. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work seamlessly with other contracting staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently without instructions. 
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve contracts and pricing issues.
  • Demonstrated abilities in advising and interacting with all levels of management, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must have a valid passport or ability to get one and must be able to travel up to 15%,including international travel.

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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