NIB Team: Operations - Contract Administration and
The Operations team at NIB plays a critical role in
managing and coordination the functions necessary to
assure the transition of new products from the
development phase to the production/performance phase
and to assure contract compliance on the production of
commodities. Operations Support is a high-impact team
working on a range of critical projects and issues from
growth strategies to partner development and strategy
work in emerging markets. As a member of the Operations
team, you will allocate orders on commodities and assist
the allocations staff assistant in accomplishing this
duty under the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act
NIB Team Member Role: Associate Contract Administrator
The Associate Contract Administrator assists in managing
and coordinating the contract related functions
necessary to transition products and services, as
assigned, from the development phase to the
production/performance phase and to administer the
associated contracts and orders thereafter.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist with proposal development to include review
of all contract requirements, regulations and laws
stipulated in solicitations and apprising the
proposal development team of potential ramifications
on performance and/or price.
- Assist with the review and development of
subcontract and contract documents in coordination
with legal and respective subject matter experts to
ensure mandatory contractual elements are present
and terms and conditions are fair and mutually
- Administer federal and commercial contracts for
products and/or services as assigned to: ensure
compliance with state and federal procurement laws
and regulations, ensure compliance with contractual
terms and conditions, ensure and/or address issues
pertaining to the timely and accurate execution of
contracts for products and/or services, Initiate and
facilitate the timely execution of contract
modifications, renewals and exercising of option
- Receive and disseminate to all stakeholders in a
timely and effective manner all correspondence and
contractual actions (Delivery Orders, Task Orders,
Contracts and Modifications) received from
government and commercial customers.
- Maintain in a timely and accurate manner all
contracts and associated contract actions in NIB’s
Oracle based ERP system.
- Become knowledgeable of the AbilityOne program and
all associated FAR provisions, federal regulations
pertaining to the program and all US AbilityOne
Commission compliance memoranda.
- Participate in contract negotiations and problem
resolution with customers.
- Engage NIB associated NPA’s performing on prime and
non-prime contracts to ensure timely and accurate
performance as well as resolve disputes and issues
pertaining to contracts as assigned.
- Perform research and provide data in a timely manner
as required responding to information requests from
management and/or the US AbilityOne Commission and
developing periodic reports.
- Perform all duties under the mentorship of an
assigned Contract Administrator.
- An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited
college or university or equivalent experience.
- Minimum 1-3 years of experience in Government and/or
Commercial Contract Administration, or preparing
Statements of Work or Product Specifications, and/or
operation of the AbilityOne program.
- Training in Contract Administration and/or Technical
Requirements of Statements of Work (required).
- Training and/or knowledge in the criteria and
regulations of the AbilityOne Program (desirable).
- Knowledge of the FAR and other regulations and
legislative acts governing Federal acquisitions such
as the AbilityOne Program and Service Contract Act.
- Be proficient with Microsoft Office software
applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).
- Be proficient with NIB’s Oracle based ERP
application and other internal systems and web-based
applications as required to perform duties
associated with the position.
- Engage in professional development training as
needed to qualify for and attain National Contract
Management Association Certified Federal Contracts
Manager (CFCM) Certification and as stipulated by
NIB for general training purposes.
This job description does not imply that these are the
only duties to be performed. The incumbent in this
position will perform such other tasks as may be
required for the effective operation of the
Division/Department upon request by his/her supervisor.
- The position may require 5% travel.
Incorporated as a 501C3 not-for-profit organization,
National Industries for the Blind (NIB) enhances the
opportunities for economic and personal independence of
persons who are blind, primarily through creating,
sustaining and improving employment. NIB operates under
the Javits-Wagner-O'Day (JWOD) Act, a mandatory federal
purchasing program, enabling people who are blind to
work and provide products and services to federal and
By harnessing the demand and purchasing power of the
federal government, NIB and its associated agencies
supply federal markets with a selection of more than
3,000 quality products and services under the trade name
SKILCRAFT®— manufactured and provided by people who are
blind at more than 80 associated agencies, across the
NIB has an excellent benefit plan which includes major
medical, dental, life, short and long term disability,
pension, 403b, flexible work schedule for some
positions, metro access, workout facility access and a
generous vacation/sick plan.
If you are interested in working for an organization
that is making a difference, please send your resume
NIB IS AN Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Those who are blind are encouraged to apply. For more
information about NIB and what we do, please visit our
website at www.nib.org.