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Jacobs Subcontracts Administrator - Level IV, SME in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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Your Impact:

Jacobs Technology provides overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, and the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.

• Will administer and monitor contracts and agreements to ensure efficient, effective, and compliant performance during the entire lifecycle.

• Responsibilities include the receipt, review, disposition, analysis, and processing of RFP's, contract change orders, cost proposals, Not to Exceed (NTE) estimates and modifications to include the formulation and flow down of contract articles, and terms and conditions.

• Will develop and negotiate special agreements including proprietary information agreements (PIA), non-disclosure agreement (NDA), teaming agreements (TA), bailment agreements, and rent-free non-interference use agreements.

• Will also oversee funding status, performance, scope, schedule and requirements of the contract and provide contractual, financial, and legal risk assessment and mitigation.

• Duties include maintenance of contract files to ensure proper accountability, tracing, and status.

• Successful candidate will coach, mentor, and provide daily guidance for junior-level contract administrators letters performing analytical and advisory functions on the evaluation of programs and operations for assessing program development, execution and improving effectiveness and efficiency, pre-award and post award functions including price/cost analysis, negotiation, administration and related procurement actions.

• Functions as subject matter expert (SME) for contractual matters.

• Develops and implements contracts/procurement-related proficiency training sessions for others, both inside and outside the Business Operations Department.

• Assists with the management and updating of the Jacobs TOSC Purchasing Manual as well as other contracts/procurement procedures and policies.

• Manages company contracts ranging from employment contracts to supplier negotiations.

• Primary link between the company and its business counterparts.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

BS or BA degree in the appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university, plus nine (9) years of appropriate and progressive experience; additional relevant education may be substituted for progressive experience.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

  • Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing.

  • Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures.

  • Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency.

Work Environment

  • Work will mainly be done inside, but fieldwork can be a combination of outside and inside depending on the project.

  • Working at heights and in confined spaces may be required.

  • Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations on the facility.

  • Climbing ladders and platforms will be necessary.

  • All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company safety standards.

Equipment and Machines

  • Computers and printers used for producing reports and schedules.

  • Variety of equipment used in testing.


  • Full-time regular work hours between Monday-Friday.

  • Position may require occasional overtime including weekend work depending on task.

  • Must be dependable and punctual.

  • Shift work may be required.

Other Essential Functions

  • Must be able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication.

  • Must be able to travel to support position requirements. This may include travel to and from customer location, which may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can be made for POV, if necessary.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

  • Must comply with all “drug free workplace” requirements as mandated by directives issued by the appropriate federal contracting officer and the company, which requires drug testing for use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions.

  • Government security clearance may be required in the future.

  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .