Berkeley Lab has an opening for a Contracts Assurance Program Manager in the Office of Institutional Assurance and Integrity. This position provides leadership and expertise to support administration of Berkeley Lab's Department of Energy (DOE) Prime Contract, and manages the contract requirements management process, integrating this process with existing Berkeley Lab operating and business processes. The position also supports the Contract negotiation process, administration of contract requirements and deliverables, and the development and implementation of policies, procedures, training, and metrics that support Berkeley Lab organizations in managing contract requirements. The successful candidate will also apply general knowledge of Federal Contracting and expertise specific to Laboratory requirements to assess the impact of proposed contract modifications, and facilitate expedient applicability review.
This role, representing the Office at all times, will build and maintain effective Laboratory interface with University of California (UC), DOE, and other external agencies regarding Office of Institutional Assurance and Integrity matters. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic, multidisciplinary research institution and work with a community creating ground-breaking science solutions across the energy, computing, environment, biosciences, and physical sciences areas.
What You Will Do:
As the Laboratory's primary subject matter expert for the UC/DOE Prime Contract, support the administration of the Prime Contract, including support of projects or efforts that could impact contractual requirements.
Evaluate potential or proposed regulatory changes for impact to Berkeley Lab's operations and, with input from subject matter experts, prepare briefings for UC National Laboratories Contracting Officer, Laboratory management and subject matter experts.
Lead the processes to review proposed new, revised and deleted Prime Contract requirements and to analyze contract modifications and extensions, and prepare summary negotiation support documentation, including impact analyses documentation from Laboratory management and subject matter experts.
Manage the Contract modification process, including maintaining impact analyses, appropriate change tracking and document control with the highest levels of data integrity.
Assure traceability of new or modified contract requirements to line management implementation in an accurate, transparent, and easily accessible format.
Support UC National Laboratories, and Berkeley Lab management and subject matter experts in translating contract requirements into Berkeley Lab operating policy, systems, programs and processes that are responsive to contractual requirements.
Maintain the Prime Contract documentation, information management system and website, and ensure that Prime Contract records are complete, accurate, and accessible to the DOE, UC National Laboratories and Berkeley Lab stakeholders.
Develop, implement, and maintain an institutional contract assurance process to assess and validate compliance with the UC/DOE Prime Contract.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study with a minimum of 8 years of work experience in program planning and implementation; or an equivalent combination of education, academic training and experience.
Broad knowledge of contract administration, planning, resource allocation and principles/practices applicable to ensuring effective program compliance and operations.
Demonstrated knowledge of contractual and regulatory requirements within a multi-program organization, academic and/or research environment.
Relevant experience developing business proposals, organizational and project plans, and presentations.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with key internal and external contacts and to deal with sensitive issues and challenging situations with tact, diplomacy, and respect.
Demonstrated ability and experience providing leadership, guidance, and interpretation of complex contract requirements to senior and line management, as well as a variety of staff members.
Demonstrated experience utilizing computerized databases, information systems, and spreadsheet and report generation.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience managing or administering Federal Contracts and/or working in a Government Owned Contractor Operated R&D environment.
In-depth knowledge of applicable DOE orders.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.