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Contracts Administrator


DCL is looking for a strong attention to detail Contract Administrator to support and assist the Contracts team. This candidate will be responsible for analyzing, facilitating and negotiating company contract requirements and terms and conditions, to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, corporate and compliance policies and business unit procedures.



DCL Headquarters, Manassas, VA


  • Supports all facets of contract negotiation and administration duties, ensuring that contracts are negotiated, administered and closed in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations as well as corporate and compliance policy and procedure.

  • Supports interpreting a request for proposal (RFP), develops a contracts position, articulating contract needs that position to the business and ensuring the business develops a compliant and competitive proposal, while protecting company assets and brand.

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Contract Administrator, writes all forms and templates of contracts and agreements consistent with regulatory and enterprise policies.

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Contract Administrator, negotiates and resolves contractual disputes with contractors, suppliers, and/or agency officials.

  • Maintain detailed and organized files for each contract which will include the original contract, relevant correspondence, changes/deviations, amendments, and clarifications

  • Prepare and revise client contracts and confidentiality agreements in accordance with policy and procedures.

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Contract Administrator, monitors, investigates, identifies and thoroughly researches laws, rules, regulations that may affect the organization (Federal Register, United States Code, Federal, State and Local laws and regulations). Update and communicate policies and procedures that ensure compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements.

  • Works collaboratively with audit and compliance to ensure adequate internal controls are present to ensure compliance.

  • Assists in audits, reviews, and other special projects as required.

  • The above cited duties describe the general nature, and level of work performed. It is not intended as an exhaustive list of all the duties an incumbent may be expected to perform.


Skills and Knowledge:

  • Relationship management and collaboration skills.

  • Multi-tasking skills – able to manage multiple contracts both current products as well as the development of new products simultaneously.

  • Knowledge of FARs, and all agency acquisition regulations.

  • Knowledge of GWACs, IDIQs, and Firm Fixed Price Contracts.

  • Knowledge on Small Business Plans and reporting.

  • Ability to work independently under minimal guidance and meet deadlines that require quick turnaround.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform analysis, use discretion and make sound decisions

  • Experience using multiple formats for a variety of legal documents, legal terminology, negotiation techniques and methods, instructional methods and techniques.

  • Ability to conduct legal research.

  • Ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities and in managing a wide variety of projects a plus.

  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, accountability and leadership a plus.

  • Strategic and analytical thinking a plus.

  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization a plus.

  • Strong organizational, reading comprehension, and problem solving skills 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7 to 10 years of business, procurement, contracts, legal or project management work.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or 10 years relevant work experience in field

  • At least 2 years of experience working with Intellectual Property (IP) Contracts a must

  • At least 2 years of experience in IT hardware, software sales and licensing, managed services, professional services, and leasing.  

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills both in the contractual and regulatory areas.

  • Must be proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe including editing functions; and MS SharePoint.   

  • Government Contracting experience a plus.

  • Paralegal or Contract Administrator/Manager certificate/education a big plus.

EEO 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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