Position:  Senior Contracts Administrator
Location:  Bedford, NH
Job Id:  261
# of Openings:  1

Optics 1, Inc., a Safran Group Company, is a technology leader in the design, development, and production of Integrated Electro-optical Systems for commercial and government applications.  Leveraging our multi-disciplined engineering expertise in optics, electronics, software and mechanics, Optics 1 is able to design and deliver state-of-the-art electro-optical integrated systems. 
The Senior Contracts Administrator is responsible for negotiation, execution and oversight of contracts, including maintenance of contract files.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions including, but not limited to:
  • Review and negotiate US Government contracts containing FAR and DFAR regulations
  • Provide expertise and guidance on interpretation of FAR and DFAR regulations
  • Maintain Optics 1 certifications and representations in the US Government SAM database
  • Respond to supplier certification requests from customers.  Have familiarity with WAWF, EWAM and other US DoD systems
  • Manage the contract and proposal review process in accordance with the Optics 1 Code of Practice
  • Draft, review and negotiate contract provisions with commercial customers to include international with oversight by the Director of Contracts
  • Generate and maintain Distributor, Consultant and Services Agreements
  • Generate and maintain Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Maintain schedule of deliverables for contracts (includes agreements, but not standard purchase orders).  Facilitate requests for schedule extensions to minimize schedule delay penalties
  • Assist with proposal preparation and assembly of final proposal package
  • Under the supervision of Director of Contracts, support subcontracts/procurement with review and negotiation of non-standard supplier terms and conditions
  • Manage the Government Property function at Optics 1.   Have familiarity with US DoD PCARSS system
  • Minimum five (5) years of U.S. Government contracts experience
  • Sound working knowledge of FAR, DFAR, government contract types and commercial contracts
  • Must be able to obtain a Secret level security clearance, if needed to perform job duties
  • U.S. Protected Individual status required
  • Experience in administering a Government property system
  • Familiar with WAWF, EWAM and other US DoD systems
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Fluency in the English Language is required
  • Conversational French and, to a lesser extent, German is helpful
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project and Excel.
  • Need ability to effectively use database programs
  • Some travel outside the local area may be required

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