Contracts and Procurement - Contracts Administrator III

CNA, 3003 Washington Blvd, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America Req #403
Monday, September 12, 2022


Responsible for a variety of contract, subcontract and proposal development activities, including contract and grant administration, subcontract administration, contract/subcontract close out, and developing cost proposals. Responsibilities include understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulation terms and conditions and what clauses may be applicable to contracting or subcontracting, identifying and managing risk, negotiating, and supporting company reviews and audits.  Work under fairly limited direction.  Broadly apply principles, theories and concepts.  Interpret and ensures compliance with established guidelines, procedures and policies.



1. Perform end-to-end contract administration, including but not limited to drafting contract correspondence, monitoring all contracts assigned for contractual compliance, reviewing options, funding, deliverable coordination, OCI plan management and performance administration as well as close-out activities.


2. Effectively communicate with and engage colleagues at all levels of the organization as well as external customers.  Work in a fast paced environment with short turnaround times and handle multiple activities, contracts, subcontracts, grants and customers simultaneously.  Use knowledge of Risk Mitigation alternatives to effectively facilitate and negotiate contracts and subcontracts.


3. Ensure that no organizational conflicts of interest exist on current and future contracts and subcontracts.


4. Analyze Request for Proposals and advise the proposal teams on risks and issues relating to proposals.  Prepare Nondisclosure agreements and teaming agreements for proposal efforts.


5. Advise program managers on contractual requirements and issues and serve as the liaison with Subcontractors on related subcontract issues.


6. Negotiate and administer complex contract and subcontract agreements.


7. May serve as team leader for relatively small initiatives; regularly demonstrates initiative in pursuing improvements in quality of documentation and other work products.


8. Perform other duties as assigned.


1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in business, procurement, or finance). Additional contract coursework a must.


2. Experience: Minimum of seven (7) years of progressive experience, or equivalent, within a multi contracting government environment, 4 years of progressive experience preparing competitive business and cost proposals.  Knowledge and exposure to various contract types.


3. Skills:  Proficiency in Microsoft Office and CostPoint. Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Agency supplements; ability to work under pressure; ability to organize workload of self and assigned personnel to meet all schedules, deadlines and commitments while handling multiple assignments; ability to work extended hours during proposal preparation periods or as required to complete assignments; ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong customer service skills; firm understanding of how to develop and submit proposal documents.


4. Other: Ability to attain and maintain a SECRET level security clearance.

Remote/Hybrid Work Eligibility: This position is eligible for telecommuting or hybrid work arrangements at the discretion of the Supervisor.  Employees may be required to work at CNA headquarters or other work locations resulting in changes to the scheduled telecommuting or hybrid work arrangements. 

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Other details

  • Job Family Contract Administration/Management
  • Job Function Career Path III - Professional
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • CNA, 3003 Washington Blvd, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America