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Government Contracts Manager

Department: Operations
Location: Clackamas, OR

Vigor Values

Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
Responsibility:
 We act on what we know is right
Evolution
: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
Love:
 We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Government Contracts Manager is responsible for ensuring the filing of accurate and complete incurred cost claims, compliance with regulatory requirements, the preparation of Forward Pricing Rate Proposals and providing relevant information in any Request for Proposals (“RFPs”). The ideal candidate will appreciate the value of ongoing process improvement and be comfortable in a fast-paced environment.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (this is not intended to detail all aspects of the assigned work, but is representative of the job’s overall responsibilities)

 

  1. Ensure the completion and filing of accurate incurred cost claims as required, and the negotiation and settlement of the final rates.
  2. Ensure the preparation and communication of Forward Pricing Rate Proposals as required.
  3. Ensure the Company’s accounting systems are in compliance with DFARS 252.242-7006.
  4. Ensure the Company is in compliance with any awarded contracts as it relates to Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), to include updates to the CAS disclosure statement document.
  5. Ensure the Company has systems and processes in place to consistently collect and allocate costs to government contracts.
  6. Assist (be a key contact) in any and all audits by governmental agencies as it relates to accounting systems, forward pricing rates, incurred cost claims and CAS.
  7. Be a source of information as it relates to CAS, DCAA and DCMA requirements and practices, and the FAR/DFAR.
  8. Build and maintain strong working relationships with the DCAA and DCMA.
  9. Be the lead in working with Company personnel in the preparation of direct and indirect rates to support Request for Proposals.
  10. Contribute to process and system improvements as it relates to government accounting.
  11. Ad hoc research, reporting and projects as assigned.

 

JOB SCOPE:  

The Government Contracts Manager operates within standard operating principles related to accounting and applies knowledge of laws and regulations gained through experience and education. Must be able to work independently and as part of the finance and accounting teams, with minimal daily supervision.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None

 

INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:  

Working closely with all intercompany departments including but not limited to the accounting department, payroll, project management, sales and others within and without the company, the Government Contracts Manager is expected to establish effective relationships and work to resolve challenges.

 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of government indirect rate principles and the preparation of applicable rate support worksheets and submission documents.
  • Knowledge of legal requirements, regulations and laws applicable to area of assignment (FAR/DFAR).
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Advanced computer skills are required, including familiarity with Microsoft productivity tools (e.g., Word, Outlook). Advanced Excel skills required. Preference given for experience and familiarity with ERP systems and data collection from such systems.
  • Strong customer service skills; the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with supervisors, peers and government agencies and personnel.
  • Ability to define problems, gather related data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make accurate and timely decisions.
  • Strong organization, information and time management skills.
  • Demonstrates initiative, and the ability to prioritize tasks in an environment of time constraints and changing deadlines.
  • Be a highly productive and dependable team member, exhibit flexibility, energy, a positive attitude and the ability to work in a fast-paced deadline-oriented environment.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent, from a fully accredited college or university with 5 or more years of general accounting experience in a corporate environment is preferred
  • Experience working with FAR based incurred cost claims (preparation and audits), allocations of expenses using pool accounting, and in a multi-entity corporate environment
  • Experience with ERP systems

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS: None

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  

The physical demands for this position are light to moderate. The position requires sitting and use of hands/arms for extended periods of time using a variety of computer programs, electronic communication tools and related office equipment to accomplish work tasks.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  

The work environment for this job is primarily office-oriented; some travel may be required but should be limited.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

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