Job Summary The Contracts Compliance and Training Manager maximizes the effectiveness and efficiency of DI Contracts functions by providing strategic support for the design, implementation, and training of processes for the Contracts team, and by conducting audits and reviews to ensure compliance with contract procedures, operating practices, and functional performance standards. Accountable for audit and evaluation of current policies, procedures, and documentation for compliance with government laws and regulations. Principal Accountabilities (Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
Manages the development of the training programs for Contracts COE
Leads the training of Contracts and other COE personnel on standard Contract processes.
Leads the effort to maintain perpetual compliance with required standards for Contracts COE and sets standards for continual review.
Provides trends and statistics with respect to compliance with Contracts COE procedures.
Evaluates policies, practices, and standards to verify they meet business objectives and cross functional COE and DCAA requirements; provides COR Leadership with recommendations on changes or revisions necessary
Key contributor to the design, development, and implementation of an effective continuous improvement program.
Analyzes the financial and functional performance metrics for the Contracts COE and provides reports to Contracts COE Leadership.
Trains Contracts COE, Managers, Directors and other functional staff personnel including those from other COE’s in aspects of Contracts performance measurement and improvement by:
Working with all DI stakeholders – across functional COE’s, senior management, managers, etc.
Assuming role in Contracts COE leadership in supporting DI quality issues as required.
Developing Contracts COE measurement reports for senior management use.
Analyzes and offers for consideration to management ideas and innovations leading to re-engineering projects for improved effectiveness and efficiency.
Reviews contracts to ensure full compliance with contract terms. Evaluates contracts for conformance with policies, practices and standards to meet business objectives and to ensure compliance with customer specifications and government regulations.
Prepares and disseminates information throughout the organization regarding contract status, compliance, and any training needs.
Develops checklists and coordinates with Contracts COE staff to implement efficiencies and improvements to compliance current practices.
Assists in development and implementation of compliance corrective action plans.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) and related federal regulations.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills to apply best practices in process improvement, performance standards, training, and contract compliance activities.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience in accounting, cost controls, and DI’s disclosed accounting practices.
Strong analytical skills to manage compliance initiatives.
Demonstrates strong business acumen.
Effective leadership and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft applications (e.g., Word, Excel)
Experience & Education
Bachelor’s degree in an associated discipline
Eight (8) + years’ experience in government contracts field to include contract management, project finance, auditing, compliance, or administration. Prefer managerial experience.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Works in a normal office environment with controlled temperature and lighting conditions