Contract Administrator II
Company: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Posted on: November 26, 2022
This opening is for current and future opportunities
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or a
In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, a high school diploma or GED and an
additional four (4) years of experience in developing and
administering requests for proposals and/or quotations,
specifications, scope of work, and different types of contracts and
agreements may be considered.
Five (5) years of experience in developing and administering
requests for proposals/quotations, specifications, scope of work,
and different types of contracts and agreements.
Certification from an accredited procurement program such as the
National Contract Management Association (NCMA), the Certified
Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) or a certificate from a
program sponsored by the National Institute of Government
Purchasing (NIGP), the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI), the
Defense Acquisition University (DAU), or the Defense Acquisition
Workforce Initiative (DAWIA) must be obtained within two (2) years
of hire date and maintained thereafter.
Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position,
if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential
functions of this position either with or without reasonable
The Contract Administrator II job involves work which includes the
preparation, management, award, administration and close-out of
material, equipment, supply and service, professional and technical
service, construction and Architecture and Engineering (A/E)
contracts for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
(WMATA). The incumbent is assigned responsibility and
accountability to administer standard procurements and provide
guidance to less experienced Contract Administrators. This position
provides an opportunity for career growth and development. The
incumbent may exercise limited contracting officer authority (up to
$250K) for a wide range of contracts.
Performs activities and responsibilities for the entire contract
life cycle from proposal to close-out on all assigned
Plans the entire procurement process from receipt of request for
procurement through the cycle of solicitation, negotiation,
contract award, administration and close-out.
Conducts the award process for assigned contracts including:
preparing and/or coordinating all documentation and correspondence
from publicizing procurements through award of contract; opening
bids or receiving proposals; evaluation; determination of
responsiveness and responsibility; resolution of bid protests and
mistakes in bid; determination of price reasonableness; and
preparation of award action documentation for Board of Directors
Works with customers to select the appropriate contract type for a
specified effort and assists in source selection plan
Explains acquisition requirements, holds discussions with customers
and industry representatives concerning contract pricing and other
contractual matters, and assists with pre-bid and proposal
Assists with briefs and discussions of the basis of contractors'
position with General Counsel, the Chief Procurement Officer, and
other senior staff with support from the Contracting Officer. Also
advises customers on policies, business practices and contract
Develops technically and contractually sound pre-negotiation
positions. Conducts negotiations for change orders and claims with
contractors. Leads negotiations for minor modifications.
May occasionally perform duties and assume responsibilities that
are routinely assigned to Contract Administrators, TA-18 and TA-22,
based on the operational needs of the department.
The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific
duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it
intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors
to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their
Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate
the required education and experience. Applicants should include
all relevant education and work experience.
Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
Skills and/or behavioral assessment
Verification of education and experience (including certifications
Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an
automatic bar to employment)
Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for
safety sensitive positions)
Review of a current motor vehicle report
WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other
status protected by applicable federal law.
This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under
recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job
description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an
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