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Contracts Administrator  

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About STR: Systems & Technology Research (STR) is a small and growing company focused on providing innovative, technology-based solutions to defense, intelligence and national security problems.

Scope: Systems & Technology Research (STR) is seeking a highly motivated candidate with 2-5 years of contract administration experience in the defense federal government contracts and acquisition space.  This role offers unparalleled opportunities to gain valuable experience and take on leadership responsibilities in a wide range of contracting life cycle activities.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Administer Government contracts in compliance with FAR, DFARS, and other government regulations
  • Execute lifecycle contract administration functions, including negotiation
  • Define contract requirements and monitor performance
  • Provide advice and interpretation of contract requirements
  • Participate in proposal preparation and examine cost proposals to ensure compliancy, accuracy and completeness
  • Collaborate, coordinate, and communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers, partners, and stakeholders
  • Recommend process improvements to scale and optimize contracting activities and practices
  • Participate in special projects
Position Requirements

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-5 years contract administration experience in support of federal government programs, particularly in support of programs under the Department of Defense or Intelligence Community
  • Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) and/or Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) I, II, or II or DAWIA Certification preferred
  • Knowledge of federal acquisition laws and regulations, including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR) and agency specific regulations required
  • Ability to read and interpret federal regulations and related acquisition policies and guidance, and to apply those regulations in context required
  • Familiarity with various Government contract types (i.e., CPFF, FFP, T&M, Cost-Reimbursement, Labor-Hour) preferred
  • Security clearance (or ability to obtain a security clearance) preferred


The candidate should possess the following attributes:

  • Collaborative, self-motivated, and efficient, with good business judgment and analytical skills
  • Innovative, with an interest in working closely with STR’s Contracts Manager and other team members to optimize our contracting practices, while maintaining compliance with our core contractual and regulatory requirements
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt well to change
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact in a professional manner with external customers and partners as well as colleagues at all levels across the organization
  • Thirst for excellence and enthusiasm to expand his/her experience and take on additional responsibilities in contracting activities


STR seeks to provide an outstanding work environment for its employees with excellent benefits and competitive compensation.  Full-time employees enjoy 401(k), profit sharing, health and welfare benefits, subsidies for training and conference attendance to foster continued learning and development, and a casual yet technically challenging work environment.

Applicants must be US Citizens. STR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified candidates may submit a resume and cover letter online via


Req Number ADM-17-00001  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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