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UIC Government Services and the Bowhead Family of Companies Contracts Administrator in Dahlgren, Virginia


Contracts Administrator (CONT-2023-19338):

Bowhead seeks a Contracts Administrator who will be responsible for the review, negotiation, and management of large, complex, multifaceted long-term contractual agreements with the US Federal Government.

This position must be near one of our Bowhead offices in Stafford, Dahlgren or Springfield, VA; Aberdeen, MD; Huntsville, AL; Charleston, SC; Pensacola, FL or Colorado Springs, CO to work a Hybrid schedule (a few days in office and a few days remote per week).


The successful candidate will be responsible for contract administration and provide support for the preparation, negotiation and management of proposals and contracts. This position requires knowledge and hands-on experience in government contracting methods and applicable procurement laws and regulations, including but not limited to FAR, and other agency supplements. Strong business acumen and the ability to work proposals and manage contracts in accordance with company policies and customer requirements is required. Responsible for building and maintaining dependable, quality relationships with internal and external customers in support of the UICGS business objectives.

  • Reviewing and analyzing RFP terms and conditions, participating in proposal reviews, conducting OCI screenings, providing risk assessments, recommending and developing mitigation approaches, and negotiating price and terms and conditions with the Government customer.

  • Ensuring proposals submitted are responsive and contain accurate and complete certifications and terms and conditions in accordance with company policies and all applicable laws and regulations.

  • Provide post-award support to contracts by negotiating modifications, educating and advising internal teams regarding contractual issues, and identifying and helping to successfully resolve changes that may arise during contract performance. Interpreting contract terms, negotiating modifications, and addressing subsequent issues that include attending Government customer and internal meetings, Program Management Reviews (PMRs), etc.

  • As a subject matter expert, regularly advising management of contractual rights and obligations.

  • Reviewing and resolving all issues effecting company compliance and ensures satisfaction of legal requirements, UICGS/Bowhead, and customer objectives.

  • Providing creative leadership from knowledge of industry best practices and most current developments in contract administration.

  • Working closely with the Program Manager and Financial Analyst to monitor performance, reduce risk and reduce days sales outstanding (DSO).

  • During proposals and contract negotiations, engaging internal stakeholders in to help achieve financial and profitability goals. Working on more complex proposals and contracts.

  • Providing regular reporting to senior management on contract issues.

  • Interfacing with the Government Contracting Officer.

  • High degree of independent and creative judgement applied to highest-level goals and objectives of the corporation and an understanding of FAR/DFARS, GSA Federal Schedules, Federal IDIQ, GWAC, Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA) contracts and supplemental regulations of government agencies.


This position must be near one of our Bowhead offices in Stafford, Dahlgren or Springfield, VA; Aberdeen, MD; Huntsville, AL; Charleston, SC; Pensacola, FL or Colorado Springs, CO to work a Hybrid schedule (a few days in office and a few days remote per week).

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Five plus (5+) years professional experience related to government contract administration

  • Working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS), and individual agency acquisition regulations

  • Experience working on CPAF, CPIF and/or FPIF type contracts

  • Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) and/or Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) is a plus.

  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint desired. Experience working for a Small Business and/or an 8(a), Alaskan Native Corporation (ANC) is a plus, as this type of work environment and culture are very different from working for a large integrator/organization.

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work successfully under stress and against constant deadlines

  • Teamwork skills and experience in building strong, positive and collaborative working relations with both Government contracting personnel and company program management personnel.

  • Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts. To receive and respond to instructions/assignments, must be able to read, write and speak English.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 15

  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time

  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: There are currently no Security Clearance requirements for this position; however, candidates must be able to successfully pass a background check. Due to the location of this work, US Citizenship is required. Bowhead reserves the right to change this requirement if necessitated by business needs or contractual obligations.


Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCPhere ( .

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting. Bowhead offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans as well as a paid time off programs for eligible full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans and state or contract required paid time off programs.

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ID 2023-19338

Category Contracts/Pricing/Proposals

Location : Location US-

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain N/A

Minimum Clearance Required N/A

Travel Requirement N/A

Additional Locations US-VA-Springfield | US-MD-Aberdeen | US-SC-Charleston | US-AL-Huntsville | US-FL-Pensacola | US-VA-Dahlgren | US-FL-Pensacola