Opening: Senior Contracts Manager

Beavercreek, OH - Contract - Posted November 13, 2023


CREEK TECHNOLOGIES is seeking a full-time or part-time, on-site Contracts Manager in support of the Chief Engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory located at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433. The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and will perform the following duties/responsibilities.


  • The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a contracts analyst for cutting edge materials and manufacturing programs. Provides management analysis, review and program control for scientists and engineers, program managers, and division management to evaluate and improve efficiency, effectiveness and productivity of the organizations acquisition process.
  • Planning/coordinating: Helps to establish management controls and provides required review documentation for early detection of emerging problems acquisition contract issues. Coordinates activities of functional specialists including engineering, finance, contracting, and records. Works closely with program managers and financial personnel to ensure adequate resources are available.
  • Reviewing: Performs program support involving assistance, review, and preparation of resource needs for Directorate programs. Assesses progress in assigned projects including cost estimates and schedules. Reviews and analyzes program information submitted by program managers to ensure their consistency, accuracy, and adherence to instructions.
  • Analyzing: Researches, consolidates, and summarizes budgetary and other programmatic data from source documents, automated budgetary systems, enterprise business systems, accounting records, and reports for use in preparing programmatic budgets and official records. Reviews organizational historic data and matches projected costs of selected line items with budget records to determine trends in spending and forecast future needs. Assesses the impact of external actions to determine their effects and to ensure projects are within baseline timeframes and budgetary limitations. Provides feedback to engineering staff and keeps abreast of changing environments and potential shifts in emphasis or other project changes.
  • Reporting: Develops written correspondence and presents programmatic information. Briefs program managers and management officials on financial and contractual execution and status of others resources. Prepares written findings, analyses, and evaluation for management review and proposes solutions, improvements, and/or recommendations. Evaluates, recommends, and implements changes in business processes and procedures. Briefs management for approval of recommendations to include implementation procedures. Develops and prepares a variety of correspondence and other documentation, e.g., reports, staff summary packages, briefings, charts, etc.


  • Interpersonal communication skills are essential for this role as incumbent will interact with persons of various ranks and educational backgrounds. Familiarity working with scientists and engineers in a laboratory, military, or academic setting is desired.
  • A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.
  • Self-starter who is able to work independently
  • Comfortable communicating with Executive Officers and Department Leaders across multiple functions and Organizations
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite and MS Teams
  • Business Acumen
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Management
  • Contracts/Procurement processes


- Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, math, government contracting, or engineering


  • Knowledge of contracting process fundamentals, federal acquisition and contracting directives and publications, budgeting and funding procedures and contract pricing
  • Completion of the Mission Ready Contracting Officer course preferred
  • Min 5 years of experience
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and Adobe Acrobat.


- Current Top Secret clearance required

Skills and Abilities

  • Degree must include a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of study in any of the following: accounting, business, law, contracts, purchasing economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative method and organization and management
  • AF Contracting 101 minimum requirement
  • One of the following Professional Certifications preferred: o Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) o Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) o Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level II or higher

Salary Range

Commensurate with education and experience.

Anticipated Start Date


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