Section Supervisor, Subcontracts

Introduction:

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Section Supervisor, Subcontracts.

Job Summary:

Supervise a section of six to eight professional staff performing all aspects of subcontract management in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations, and organizational policies, procedures and strategic objectives.

Duties:

  • Assign and prioritize work assignments; review and approve subcontract documentation and other work products; provide expert advice at all stages of the subcontract life cycle, ensuring high-quality, efficient and cost-effective subcontractor support; play a hands-on role resolving complex subcontracting problems. (50% )
  • Identify the training and career development needs of staff; work with staff to develop and execute plans to meet these needs; provide regular feedback to staff; develop and administer performance appraisals. (20%)
  • Provide expert subcontracting advice to program staff supporting program objectives while ensuring compliance. Identify education and training needs of program staff; prepare and deliver high quality education and training. (20%)
  • Lead the development and implementation of improvements to subcontracting and APL business processes, tools, templates and forms aimed at increasing efficiency, productivity and flexibility. (10%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent years of professional work experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Ten or more years’ experience in Subcontracts Management, applying an in-depth knowledge of the FAR and government contracting.
  • Expert knowledge of all standard contract types (various cost-reimbursement types, time-and-material, various fixed-price types, indefinite-delivery).
  • Demonstrated ability to lead work units and/or major projects; recognize risk areas, identify tradeoffs and risk-mitigation options, and implement risk mitigation measures; satisfy demanding customers and solve complex problems while ensuring compliance; attend to multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication, decision-making, organization, and problem-solving skills. High level of proficiency with the MS Office software suite.

Desired Qualifications:

Masters Degree

Professional certification (CPCM, CPM, etc.)

Secret level clearance.

Security:

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship.

Benefits:

APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws, and values diversity in its workforce.


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