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Contracts and Grants Manager, Remote

Company: Tetra Tech, Inc.
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at

**Please note: U.S. work authorization is required for this position.**

Position Summary:

The Contracts and Grants Manager will be independently responsible for the full life cycle of federal contract administration. The Manager will be required to independently manage large, complex Federal contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants. This role will provide contractual advice to project offices and Project Managers. The Manager will also ensure compliance to various regulations, policies, and contracts as well as determine contractual obligations and risk mitigation. Lastly, the Manager will coach/train/mentor Contracts Administrators. This position will report to the Director of Contracts and is eligible to be remote out of any location in the United States.


  • Provide guidance and advice to MSI colleagues on the interpretation of contract terms and conditions and client rules and regulations with minimal oversight.
  • Provide training, guidance, and mentoring to Contracts/Grants team members.
  • Take the initiative and provide creative solutions to complex contractual/compliance problems.
  • Work with senior representatives from other departments on organization-wide initiatives and issues.
  • Provide contractual/regulatory guidance and ensure contract compliance in accordance with terms and conditions of supported projects and as a result drafts requests for client approval as necessary.
  • Draft procurement documentation, including RFQs/RFPs, evaluation memos, and selection justifications.
  • Manage the procurement of goods and services including drafting RFQs, RFPs, RFAs, and Annual Program Statements; managing the selection process during proposal evaluations; negotiating with awardees; and drafting, reviewing, and finalizing the resulting subaward document.
  • Draft and administer U.S. government funded grants, specifically USAID rules and regulations for grants issued under contracts and cooperative agreements.
  • Design and conduct grants training with MSI colleagues domestically and abroad.
  • Remain current on changes within the industry through resource sites, publications, and continuing education with the ability to provide training and refresher sessions on pertinent topics to MSI staff
  • Prepare, organize, and maintain contract records and files documenting contract award, modification, performance, and compliance.
  • Provide contract briefs to document new contract awards, modifications, and administrative changes.
  • Conduct research to support contract audits and other inquiries.
  • Assist with proposals as needed.

    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required. Master's degree preferred.
    • Minimum 10 years' experience in the administration of contracts and grants required.
    • Experience with USAID contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements is a plus.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. government contracting instruments.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. Government regulations (FAR, CFR, etc.) with a specific emphasis on USAID (AIDAR, ADS, etc.).
    • Proven ability to multitask and work in a team-oriented environment.
    • Strong attention to detail, communication, writing, and analytical/research skills.
    • Ability to travel internationally in an ad hoc basis.
    • Fluency in English required. Fluency in Spanish, French, or Arabic is a plus.

      At MSI Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. MSI Tetra Tech's employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.

      MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

      We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

      MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

      Reasonable Accommodations:

      MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech's Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

      Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Keywords: Tetra Tech, Inc., Arlington , Contracts and Grants Manager, Remote, Executive , Arlington, Virginia

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