Mathematica Policy Research is a nationally recognized research organization that conducts social policy research in the areas of labor, welfare, education, nutrition, health, child development, disability, and related topics. Our mission is to improve public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on the work we do for federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private foundations.
We are seeking a Contracts Specialist to provide a full range of contract administration services including drafting contracts and subcontracts. Major responsibilities include contract and subcontract administration and subcontract negotiations. The Contracts Specialist will provide diversified duties requiring knowledge of Mathematica’s contract and project activities, policies, procedures, personnel as well as a working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
Additionally, the Contracts Specialist:
Reviews contract and subcontract documents to understand the responsibilities and obligations of the contracting parties and to perform contract and subcontract administration
Drafts subcontracts, and resolves vendor questions or requests related to contractual terms and requirements
Prepares Limitation of Cost notices, requests for subcontract authorization, changes in key personnel, and other contractual correspondence
Actively participates in senior management meetings by providing guidance to project teams as it relates to monitoring contract and subcontract cost and technical terms, schedules, and the accomplishment of contractual obligations
Prepares subcontract modifications to implement changes to contract and subcontract agreements and prepares notifications for dissemination to interested staff throughout the company
Updates the contract management system to incorporate changes based upon contract and subcontract modifications and ensure completeness and accuracy of data and documents
Handles contractual and administrative matters on own initiative
Other duties may be assigned as needed
BA/BS in Business Administration, Liberal Arts and Sciences, or similar discipline
Five plus years’ experience in a contract administration position
A combination of equivalent education and work experience may be substituted for the above requirements.
Working knowledge of contract terms and conditions, including the Federal Acquisition Regulations
General ability to use common business application software--Word and Excel
Ability to adhere to administrative regulations
Accuracy with work, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail
Ability to collect, analyze and process information to develop useful reports
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with partners and staff at all levels
Flexibility to handle multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadline pressure and to set priorities with minimal input
Ability to work independently Periodic Travel may be required
Recent coursework or certification in contract administration
Available Locations: Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; Cambridge, MA
Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.
Mathematica Policy Research is dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information collection and analysis for our partners and clients. The company has been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs for over four decades. Considered an architect of social policy research, Mathemati...ca conducted the first social policy experiment in the United States, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work.
Today, Mathematica’s capabilities and reach have grown to respond to new public policy challenges and information needs. Our 1,000+ employees are national leaders in thorough and innovative program evaluation, objective policy research and interpretation, sophisticated survey design and data collection, and comprehensive performance measurement and data management. Mathematica works across the country and around the globe, serving federal agencies, state and local governments, foundations, universities, professional associations, and businesses. Our studies and analysis have yielded information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development.