2021-48377 - Advanced Contracts Specialist


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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue

Website: gdmissionsystems.com

Company Description:
Platforms: Smarter. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we solve the toughest security and technology challenges facing our nation and its allies by building smarter mission-critical products and systems.We develop mission critical C4ISR solutions across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. As you might imagine, we can offer career paths that fit almost any area of expertise. Almost any background or interests. And almost any short- and long-term career goals. At our location in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, we develop advanced solutions to support the U.S. Navy's latest ships and combat systems.

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.

Learn more about the Pittsfield facility here: www.gdmissionsystems.com/PittsfieldMA.

2021-48377 - Advanced Contracts Specialist
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Contract Administrator.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

An advanced level position in a field of contract management
Administers contracts and monitors contract performance
Acts as focal point for all contractual communications and commitments
Assures compliance with applicable federal regulations and internal policies and procedures
Reviews Requests for Proposals and participates in preparing compliant proposal responses
Negotiates proposals and contracts within business goals and documents substance of discussions, agreements and results
Reviews contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions including applicable federal regulations and business team objectives prior to signature / acceptance
Works as a key member of program team to ensure contract requirements are fully understood and executed
Responds to internal and external inquiries regarding contract issues, audits, and compliance requirements
Supports contract change process and works with Program Management, Engineering, Finance and other disciplines to mitigate performance risk
Advises and supports business team on issues / developments relative to assigned contracts
Builds customer relationships
Supports contract operations and enterprise objectives

•A seasoned, experienced professional with a proficient understanding of contracts management; resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways
•Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
•Demonstrates proficient judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
•Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise
•Skilled in negotiation of contracts of moderate to high risk / complexity
•Demonstrates proficient judgment and creativity to identify and resolve moderately complex contract issues, and ability to identify where more expert guidance is required
•Proficient and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position
•Proficient ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and handle complex assignments
•Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
•Demonstrates proficient knowledge of applicable federal regulations (FAR/DFARS) and contracting experience with Prime Contractors as wells as all contract types
•Has experience reviewing and analyzing contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions
•Possesses proficient verbal and written communication skills and the ability to deal effectively with personnel at all levels
Demonstrates proficient analytical/critical thinking skills; attention to detail and research skills
Is able to prioritize/re-prioritize with changing goals
Collaborates and works effectively cross-functionally throughout the business
•Possesses proficient computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office) to support communications and business needs


Experience with Navy customers desired as well as a working knowledge of cost type contract geometries.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree or Juris Doctor degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

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