Research Associate I – Contracting Officer (PVA #220687)
Duties may include but are not limited to:
Review solicitations, support research proposal preparation and processing, and submit proposals that are compliant with solicitation requirements.
Advise Research faculty, Engineers and Staff on proposal submission process, regulatory compliance requirements and institute’s polices.
Prepare or obtain Contracting Documents required by the solicitation, including representations and certifications, Data Rights Forms, etc.
Lead Project Director, technical team, and Sponsored Project Accounting in negotiations.
Understand and manage contract terms from award to project close-out, including timely submittal of required contractual notices reports (e.g., limitation of funds, intellectual property reports, and government property reporting, as applicable).
Coordinate with Project Directors during post-award to ensure contract requirements are fulfilled and contractual issues are handled in a timely manner
Maintain current knowledge of relevant contractual procedures and practices.
Remain current on government acquisition regulations in order alert management in a timely manner of possible business impact.
Facilitate Prime contract execution by working with Government Contracting Officers as well as Contracting Officer Representatives, and individual Project Managers (PMs)
Submit proposals, negotiate and execute Subcontracts issued to the institution
Review, negotiate and execute Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, Associate Contractor Agreements, Teaming Agreements, Interpersonal Act Agreements, and Memorandums of Understanding
Resolve contractual issues, including interpreting contract language and negotiating contract changes
Understand and manage Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contracts and Basic Ordering Agreements.
Interface with Office of Research Integrity Assurance to ensure compliance with regulation and institution policy.
Interface with the Office of Industry Engagement to negotiate the institution’s Intellectual Property rights
Know and adhere to the organization’s signature authority policy
EDUCATION, SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Degrees required for this job: Bachelor’s Degree
Degrees preferred: Master’s Degree Years of experience required for this job: Three to Five years job related experience. Years preferred: 7 years Certifications or licenses required for this job: Certifications or licenses preferred: NCMA’s Certified Associate Contracts Manager (CACM) or Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)
Specialized skills required for this job: 3-5 years of experience in federal contract management, including knowledge of non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, IDIQ Contracts, subcontracts flow-down requirements.
Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), DFAR to include to include areas pertaining to cost and pricing data, Organizational Conflict of Interest, Intellectual Property, and Government Property, and the Small Business Program.
Familiarity with applications the Federal Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE)).
Thorough understanding of different contract types (i.e., CPFF, FFP, T&M, LOE, etc.).
Ability to build collegial relationships with colleagues, customers and sponsors.
Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple priorities, and meet deadlines.
Ability to maintain a strong attention to detail under varying acquisition conditions.
Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Specialized skills preferred: Application of required skills within a Federal Government Contractor, a not for profit research institute, or educational organization is preferred.
Requires having national security clearance, proof of a previous security clearance, or being able to obtain a security clearance.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Relocation Allowance up to a specified maximum is provided.
Internal Number: PVA 220687
About Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation
The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is located in Atlanta, GA and is one of the nation’s top research universities with research expenditures exceeding $1B in FY20. Georgia Tech’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides progressive and responsive assistance in several areas of research administration, including specialized educational, informational, and technological support to research administrators and faculty. OSP provides research faculty with full-service “cradle to grave” support and administration for all research contracts and grants at Georgia Tech. OSP oversees submission of all government contract proposals and grant applications for sponsored research, other sponsored proposals, including issuing subawards for the Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation and the Georgia Institute of Technology.