Contract Administrator, National Security Contracts

RAND Corporation   •  

Washington, DC

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 59 days ago

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Overview of RAND

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND's research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has close to 1,850 people from approximately 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $315 million.

RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest. Our research is sponsored by government agencies, international organizations, and foundations. We rely on philanthropic support to pursue visionary ideas; address critical problems that are under-researched; and devise innovative approaches for solving acute, complex, or provocative policy challenges. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

Position Description

RAND is seeking a senior level Contract Administrator to join our Contracts & Grants Department. The successful candidate will serve as a subject matter expert and function as a business partner with operating units to provide contracts leadership and strategic consultation.

Working with only general direction, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Providing cradle-to-grave contracts administration

- Administering contracts with international government agencies and industries

- Participating in the preparation of complex proposals and bid responses for potential and existing customers

- Developing negotiation strategies and drafting contract language

- Leading negotiations for price, terms and conditions of complex contracts; ensuring the contract reflects agreement, obtaining approvals to complete the contract

- Identifying potential risks and resolving or mitigating them to protect RAND's interests

- Administering complex contracts and providing information, status and/or action reports

- Reviewing and negotiating non-disclosure agreements

- Ensuring that RFPs, contract documents and other actions are consistent with RAND policy and other applicable regulations

- Providing contract management oversight to ensure that business agreements are made in accordance with RAND objectives and regulations

- Functioning as the business interface with RAND's external and internal clients

- Making recommendations for improving policies and procedures


- Experience with DoD and DHS contracting terms and conditions

- Detailed understanding of contractual risk areas regarding FFRDCs

- Ability to negotiate and administer complex agreements

-Experience FAR and FAR Supplements

-Knowledge of federal, state and local government requirements

-Ability to research, interpret, communicate requirements

-Strong analytical and problem solving skills

-Evaluate non-standard complex contractual terms

-In-depth knowledge of Cost Plus Fixed Fee, Fixed Price, Time and Material and Indefinite Quantity/Indefinite Delivery contracts

-Serve as subject matter expert for interpreting regulations and contract requirements

-Original and independent thinking to assist with developing and implementing business strategies to reduce risk

-Ensure that RAND's contractual rights and obligations are protected

-Ability to set priorities to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects

-Ability to work with limited supervision

-Ability to work with a diverse customer base

-Ability to proactively maintain file documentation

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Education Requirements

BA/BS required MA/MS preferred


Minimum of 6 years of experience

Security Clearance

This position requires a Federal government security clearance