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Senior Manager, Federal Contracts & Regulatory Compliance - Military Services Group

Company: American Water
Location: Camden
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued. People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals. We are Beautifully Different. We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey. American Water is the best choice for your next role! With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information on American Water, follow American Water on---Twitter,---Facebook---and---LinkedIn. We are looking for a subject matter expert on federal contracting! This exciting and unique opportunity is an extension of our senior leadership team within Military Services Group. You will ensure accurate and concise guidance to our business leaders on federal compliance and partner on appropriate communications to government officials. Come join our AWesome team! * Primary Role* /The Senior Manager, Federal Contracts and Regulatory Compliance is responsible for managing and providing leadership for activities associated with Federal Contracts across the Military Services Group (MSG) portfolio including but not limited to overseeing all Federal Contracting actions, such as review and processing of Contracts, Contract Modifications, Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARs), and emerging contractual issues with the customer. Position will assess terms and conditions of existing contracts and new solicitations to support the business in identifying, managing, and mitigating business risks, ensure that all internal governance is followed, provide timely response to government requests, and develop and maintain customer relationships to ensure positive and constructive interactions both internally and externally. Responsibility also includes the day-to-day implementation and performance of the Military Services Group's Federal Compliance Program (FCP), ensuring full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. This includes compliance with all applicable federal laws and regulations, such as the Federal Acquisition Regulations, the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations, Service Contract Act, Davis Bacon Act, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, and the False Claims Act. The individual will also be responsible for strategic planning around the FCP to ensure that the program remains relevant and viable, and the corporation is protected from unforeseen risks./ * Key Accountabilities* * Serves as the subject matter expert on all federal contracting actions, being able to provide guidance and interpretation for the business operations, pre- and post-award of a contract. * Establish & maintain effective working relationships with appropriate federal agencies, contracting officers, and other government points of contact. * Monitor contract performance to ensure satisfactory progress & compliance with contract terms and conditions. * Review Government solicitations, coordinate with MSG's Growth Team in the production of federal proposals, ensuring compliance with RFPs, Federal regulations, and American Water policies. * Remain current with newly enacted federal laws & regulations applicable to MSG federal contracts and disseminate them as appropriate to MSG's business operations. * Conduct educational programs and training in federal contracting for MSG. * Oversee the execution and maintenance of the Military Services Group's Federal Compliance Program (FCP) with a focus on ensuring compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and maintaining activities under the core elements of the FCP, including Monitoring and Auditing, Education and Awareness, Risk Mitigation and Management, and Routine Monitoring and auditing of key internal business processes, to ensure consistent functioning of internal controls and compliance programs. * Support the design, development, and implementation of strategies and tactics focused on ensuring compliance within the FCP and the continual effectiveness of the FCP. * Maintain up-to-date records for MSG federal contracting legal entities in all government procurement systems. * Develop and deliver training and communication materials regarding ethics and compliance matters. * Maintain and expand the FCP monitoring and auditing program, by leveraging key relationships with internal organizations and personnel such as Finance, Compliance, and Internal Audit and conduct various monitoring reviews and analysis of the information and data generated from such activities. * Responsible for ensuring all open action items identified through any Internal Audit review are completed within required timeframes. * Provide compliance support and subject matter expertise to management personnel across the Military Services Group, including Senior Leadership, Operations, Capital, Finance and Business Performance. * Respond to inquiries received from outside audit agencies, government contracting officers or their representatives. Oversee any external federal government audit of the MSG federal contracting and compliance program. * Track, analyze and interpret changes to federal laws and regulations that impact Military Services Group operations and contracts, training personnel on these changes, and establishing processes to ensure sustainable compliance. * Support business development activities, including review of RFPs for federal compliance requirements, and drafting and providing input into proposals and negotiation messages. * Provide advisory services to the business on new compliance requirements related to growth opportunities within the federal contracting market. * Manage the workflow of all federal contracting actions across the portfolio, such as contract modifications and Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARs), and ensuring all internal governance is followed, and there is timely response to the government. * Knowledge/Skills* * Thinks in terms of mission and strategy. * Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. * Must have the ability to exercise initiative, participate in strategy development, and work in an independent manner. * Strong skills in building internal and external relationships. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills. * Ability to influence across organization to drive compliance activities. * Ability to build and train and lead effective teams. * Focused attention to details and highly organized. * Proficient with Microsoft Office software applications. * Solid knowledge of federal contracting processes and procedures (FAR, DFARs), federal procurement law, and federal regulatory compliance activities and processes. * Knowledge of risk management practices and principles. * Excellent working knowledge of standard business concepts, practices, and procedures. Experience/Education * Bachelor's Degree in Contract Management (or Business with additional education and experience in a Federal Contract Manager role). * Master's Degree preferred, or substantial work experience in federal contracting and compliance in lieu of education requirements. * 10+ Years' Experience as a lead Federal Contract Manager administering federal contracts within either the federal government or private sector. * 10+ years of experience in the application and use of FAR/DFAR. * 10+ years' experience in federal compliance programs. * Experience leading responses to inquiries from government oversight agencies such as DCAA and DCMA. * Experience in a Management/Supervisory role leading, developing, and growing direct reports. * Experience administering and analyzing bids for various types of federal contracts such as Fixed Price, Cost Plus, Time & Materials, Incentive, and Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity. * Proven track record of maintaining compliance efforts within a federal contracting environment. * Proven exceptional strategic communication skills providing strategic and sound business advice in a senior leadership environment. * Work Environment* * Hybrid: 3:2 schedule of three (3) days in the office and two (2) remotely. * In addition to American Water's pre-employment screenings, this position requires the ability to pass a Department of Defense background check for access to the military installation. * Certifications & Licenses* * National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) certification desired. * Travel Requirements* * 10% * Competencies* * Drives Engagement * Drives Results * Develops Talent * Plans, Aligns, & Directs * Prioritizes & Role Models Safety * Self-Awareness * Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing--- * American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Keywords: American Water, Camden , Senior Manager, Federal Contracts & Regulatory Compliance - Military Services Group, Accounting, Auditing , Camden, New Jersey

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