Contracts Advisor



  full-time   employee

New York
United States

CSRA is conducting a search for a State and Local (S&L) Contracts Advisor to serve a key role on our S&L Contracts Team in our Albany, NY office.  The S&L Contracts Advisor will be a trusted advisor to all customers (internal and external) to drive company and customer missions in a complex and competitive market. Additionally, this individual will support every aspect of the procurement lifecycle and use creative thinking and problem-solving skills to drive solutions that help solve the critical missions CSRA serves. This position will work closely with executive leadership to address key issues and provide sound advice leading to great business decisions. This role is viewed as critical to the success of a key growth area within the overall CSRA portfolio.      

This role includes performing in a hands-on contract administration role for CSRA?s New York state contracts. In addition, this position will work closely with capture and proposal teams to assess and advise on contract risks related to potential opportunities and work with the business team to anticipate/identify, track and remediate contractual issues to resolution and perform daily contractual administration. A critical part of this position is to advise on complex contractual issues that may arise during program execution. The S&L Contracts Advisor will work closely with executive and program management and also serve as a corporate policy and contracts compliance advisor. This individual will be the focal point for all customer contractual communications and must be able to build and nurture customer (internal and external) relationships.


  • Manage relationships with internal customers to help build a business unit that executes flawlessly and expands business;
  • Engage with internal and external leaders/customers of all levels to develop and maintain a trusted advisor role;
  • Prepare moderately complex proposals, negotiate contracts, and administer contracting activities from pre-RFP through closeout;
  • Provide contractual and business recommendations to technical staff, business leaders, and other leaders;
  • Manage, develop (through participation with proposal team), review, submit and negotiate technical/cost proposals;
  • Initiate and maintains contract administration and business relationships with internal and external customers and stakeholders;
  • Identify, track, mitigate, and resolve risk issues;
  • Monitor performance of contracts for conformance to contractual terms and conditions and ensure that contracts are in accordance with legal requirements, customer specifications, laws, and regulations;
  • Provide support for pre-RFP/RFQ analysis, proposal preparation review/support, negotiations, post-award contract set-up and administration, and contract closeout support;
  • Communicate clearly and consistently both orally and in written format to enable appropriate actions;
  • Develop proactive approaches to solve problems or find efficiencies; and
  • Work with legal as appropriate to ensure compliance.


  • Review, evaluate, and negotiate state and local contract terms and conditions to achieve best business performance while balancing the customer needs. Ability to develop risk mitigation strategies with program teams and/or solutions for risks that arise. Must have cognizance of the impact on Program Cost, Deliverables, and Schedule risk as well as Company risk
  • Pre- and Post-award contract support to include: proposal preparation, risk review and mitigation, contract negotiation, contract administration, change management and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications
  • Experience with complex contract clauses including Service Level Agreements
  • Ability to independently resolve complex contractual issues and recommend business solutions to satisfy both internal and external teams
  • Team player to work with local and corporate groups

To qualify, you must meet these basic qualifications: 

  • 7 years of contracts experience with at least 3 years of experience supporting State and Local Government contracts and new business opportunities
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Understanding of State & Local Government Solicitation and Contract Terms and Conditions
  • Strong collaboration skills and working effectively with deadlines



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