General Atomics is a privately-held defense and diversified technologies company, founded in 1955 as a Division of General Dynamics and acquired by the Blue family in 1986. General Atomics and affiliated companies now comprises over 15,000 employees and operates on five continents.
General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.
We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, career development, rewards and recognition, online & classroom training, and continuing education opportunities.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Contracts Compliance Specialist to work within our Contracts and Purchasing Compliance team, located in Torrey Pines, CA.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensures Contracts & Purchasing system integrity and compliance.
Extensive knowledge and experience working directly with of federal acquisition regulations including FAR/DFARS/DEARS/2 CFR Part 200 and 2 CFR Part 910.
Develops contract flowdown requirements through purchase order addendums, or other similar documents, in collaboration with the Contract Administrators and their managers.
Reviews new and/or revised government regulation and provides a summary of the requirements to ensure GA processes and procedure continue to be compliant, and make recommendations for any necessary process improvements.
Supports the development and maintenance of the Contracts Standard Operating Procedures, including changes to Contracts documentation referenced within the procedures.
Supports post award reviews of Contracts on a periodic basis, generates any required reports, and provides results to contracts management, contract administrators and other personnel.
Collects and analyzes Contracts data to identify trends and recommend areas for process improvements.
Ensures protection of the company’s contractual strategies, satisfaction of contract specifications and requirements, identification of risk factors, and adherence to company policy, state and local laws, and federal regulations.
Supports external and internal audit requests, including researching, gathering, and analyzing the data that will be provided to auditors.
Acts as the point of contact to escort and monitor activities of visiting (non-GA) auditors.
Provides training to Contracts staff on Compliance related topics, and makes other presentations as required.
Works under pressure to meet tight schedules, manages priorities, and multitasks as needed.
Maintains strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
Utilizes MS Office Suite to include extensive use of excel to perform audit activities, SAP and other applications.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Typically requires a bachelors degree in a related discipline and fifteen or more years of progressive professional contracting and/or procurement compliance experience. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
Must possess a working knowledge of FAR, DFARS, DEARS, CFR, CAS, ITAR and/or EAR regulations as well as a solid understanding of supplier administration, supply chain, purchasing, material management, price/cost analysis and/or production control principles, theories, concepts and techniques.
Must have experience organizing, planning, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating work assignments to meet project milestone schedules and/or established completion dates.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Teams and SAP is required.
Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them in an evolving environment while contributing to the development of new processes.
Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to identify issues, analyze data and develop solutions to a variety of complex problems; (2) strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings; (3) strong interpersonal skills enabling an effective interface with other professionals; and (4) excellent computer skills.
Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.
About General Atomics
General Atomics is a visionary pioneer with a unique and powerful mission. Join us and you can work on transformative technology, developing the latest solutions for Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Electromagnetic Systems, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Airborne Sensors, Laser Technologies, or Biofuels. Here you’ll have the freedom to look further and dream bigger. You won’t wait for opportunity, you’ll create it. We’re a different kind of company, and if you like what you see, we could be the perfect landing spot for you.