Contracts Manager

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Job Title: Contracts Manager
Job Location: Vienna, VA
Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required

Job Responsibilities:

Trace Systems is seeking an experienced Contracts Manager to join our team in Vienna, VA. This position requires knowledge and experience executing contracts cradle-to-grave contract, subcontract management, negotiations, and the application of government contracting methods and regulations, including but not limited to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Acquisition Regulations (DFARS), Air Force Acquisition Regulations (AFARS) and other agency supplements. Requires strong business acumen, the ability to manage multiple contracts, subcontracts and support proposals in accordance with company policies and customer requirements. This is a non-supervisory position.

Duties and responsibilities to include:

  • Negotiate Company's contracts and subcontracts and participates in all aspects of the procurement process for services and products in support of business development, negotiation, and administration of contracts and subcontracts for government and commercial programs.
  • Manage and is actively involved in the overall contractual support (reviewing, drafting, issuing, negotiation, and interpretation) of a wide range of contractual documents and agreements (prime contracts, teaming agreements, subcontracts, NDAs, and commercial agreements).
  • Provide proposal support – review solicitations, identify risks and provides proposal support regarding contractual aspects of the solicitations.
  • Research and interpret government regulations as they apply to the Company’s contracts, and advise project managers and other company personnel of the contractual obligations, risks, and compliance matters.
  • Support project accounting functions regarding maintenance of contract and subcontractor files.
  • Support ISO 9001/20000/27000 annual requirements as required.
  • Prepare and submit deliverables to Contracting Offices, customers, and vendor partners as necessary and appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with Contracting Office personnel and internal stakeholders.
  • Participate in special projects as required, and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Position requires a minimum of ten (10) years of US Federal Government contract management experience including five (5) years of subcontract management.
  • Demonstrates thorough general functional knowledge across a wide range of sub disciplines within the individual’s specialty area(s) e.g. prime contracts, subcontracts, risk management, contract terms and conditions, contracts management and administration, negotiations, and understanding and utilization of best practices to include source selection and justification
  • Working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS), and other individual agency acquisition regulations
  • Strong teamwork skills and experience in building strong, positive, and collaborative working relations with both Government contracting personnel and company program management personnel.
  • Strong communications skills (written and oral).
  • Self-driven, motivated, and results oriented. Must be able to work independently on many projects simultaneously in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Be a “team player”
  • Strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) in using and developing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Knowledge of monthly, quarterly and annual contract reporting deliverables: (Manpower and Small Business reporting).
  • Ability to prioritize requirements and meet deadlines.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance for future requirements.
  • Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) certification or CFCM or CCCM is desired.


  • Bachelor's degree in a business field or related is required.

Trace Systems

Trace Systems Inc. was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide enterprise IT, engineering, full life-cycle communications, cybersecurity, cloud and virtualization services and solutions to the United States Department of Defense and other federal agencies.  


To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading-edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. To learn more about our current openings, text ‘tracejobs’ to 97211 or apply directly through our website #jointracesystems


Trace Systems is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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