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The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is a cross-industry technology development consortium, dedicated to improving the competitiveness and strength of the U.S. industrial base. As a member-based organization, it leverages its network of industry, government, and academic partners to develop, demonstrate, and transition innovative technologies efficiently, with less risk and lower cost.

NCMS enables world-class member companies to work effectively with other members on new opportunities – bringing together highly capable companies with providers and end-users who need their innovations and technology solutions. NCMS members benefit from an accelerated progression of idea creation through execution.

Eligible employees can enroll in a comprehensive, market-competitive total compensation package including:

 

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • 403(b) Plan with Roth options
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

IT Manager

Job Purpose:
The IT Manager will be responsible for delivering the highest quality of systems support for the staff at the NCMS. The candidate will lead an IT support team of several IT technicians. An additional management responsibility will be to implement and improve IT security controls for all NCMS systems. The position will report to the Vice President for Finance and Business Operations and will oversee the IT Interdisciplinary Process Team (IPT), which monitors IT issues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage help desk functions for the IT needs of the organization’s staff.
  • Create written operating procedures for all software and IT security procedures.
  • Provide systems and software training for all staff, including a regular Q&A program.
  • Review requests for new software/hardware. Understand the business needs for the tools, and recommend options, if appropriate.
  • Report IT support performance metrics monthly (e.g., activities, new installations, system or hardware outages or security incidents).
  • Support technologies that facilitate remote work and collaboration with customers.
  • Maintain IT operations to meet security standards, such as NIST 800-171, and required certifications such as CMMC.
  • Continually review and improve IT security policies and procedures.
  • Understand IT security risks and maintain the appropriate policies, procedures, and mitigations. Make policy recommendations as IT standards evolve.

Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have or be eligible to obtain a government security clearance.
  • A college degree in science, technology, engineering, or math; or at least 10yrs of public/private experience.
  • At least seven years experience in IT support services.
  • Professional technical certifications in network systems and computer systems security, such as intrusion detection, vulnerability assessments, and network diagnostics.
  • Experience with Federal government IT contract requirements, policies, and guidelines.

NCMS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format only by email to hr@ncms.org

Project Manager

Job Purpose:

The Project Manager is responsible for planning and carrying out multiple projects while considering contingencies and alternatives. While working closely with the program and project management team, this role provides leadership and/or support for each step of full-cycle project management. This role reports to a PMO.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage collaborative projects that meet technology and business needs of NCMS customers.
  • Guide the development of project concept paper, statement of work, work breakdown structure, budget, schedule, deliverables, roles and responsibilities, and subcontractor and consultant selection and management.
  • Complete final reporting and outreach as required.
  • Provide daily management of each project by developing and maintaining all project communications, records, and files.
  • Assure proper audit material maintained and available.
  • Maintain open and frequent communication with the assigned Director as well as all NCMS departments.
  • Strictly adhere to all rules and regulations as determined by the government, NCMS customers, and NCMS best practices.
  • Proactively promote NCMS and its mission by developing relationships with industry, government, academia, and professional associations.
  • Participate in technical seminars, workshops, and trade shows as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have or be eligible to obtain a government security clearance.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of two years working in R&D Project Management.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing, advanced technology, or mechanical maintenance environment.
  • Demonstrated competency in communication, contributing to team success, initiating action, and persuasiveness.
  • Demonstrated customer focus and continuous learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform administrative duties and to use basic office equipment and applications.

NCMS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format only by email to hr@ncms.org

Senior Contract Specialist

 Job Purpose:

The Contract Specialist is responsible for supporting contract administration and record retention for NCMS and subsidiary business agreements while maintaining exceptional customer service.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation of contracts/agreements in accordance with requirements and program objectives.
  • Maintain documentation in compliance with company policies.
  • Educate and counsel multiple stakeholders on NCMS collaborative methods and policies as well as other regulations as applied to federal award contracting and agreements.
  • Perform all other acquisition and administrative tasks to ensure timely close-out of all NCMS agreements. Tasks may include procurement, reviewing cost proposals, and a broad range of other follow-up activities with various stakeholders.
  • Maintain knowledge of current procurement laws and regulations.
  • Provide backup support to the Accounting Department as needed.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

 Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have or be eligible to obtain a security clearance.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field and minimum 5 years experience in contract, grant, and other award administration.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of contract principles.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills both verbal and written, ability to interact with high-level management and legal disciplines both internally and externally.
  • Ability to evaluate risks and discern legal implications associated with contractual terms and conditions, and the ability to communicate those to Leadership.
  • Ability to work simultaneously with multiple parties in a collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and complex contractual negotiations in a fast-paced innovative environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and demonstrated customer service to internal customers, external customers, and third parties.
  • Demonstrated ability or willingness to accept management responsibilities.
  • Working knowledge of contract terms and processes, government procurement, related laws, and related policies and procedures (Uniform Grant Guidelines and/or Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
  • Knowledge of new security requirements specified by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
  • Experience in procurement in a government setting.
  • Ability to act with little supervision and be self-motivated.
  • Microsoft Office suite proficiency.

NCMS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format only by email to hr@ncms.org

Project Administrator

Job Purpose:

The Project Administrator is responsible for supporting diverse projects and other activities and maintain exceptional customer service and organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and assist in the creation of content for internal and external communications.
  • Respond to internal and external customer requests as needed.
  • Identify customer needs and collaborate with internal NCMS departments.
  • Maintain project information, collect and maintain data files/folders, develop presentations. Provide project meeting support as needed, including preparation and distribution of project meeting notes. Assist in the documentation and improvement of procedures.
  • Assist in proposal preparation which may include content creation, editing, organization of content from multiple sources, formatting, and ensuring specified guidelines are met.
  • Complete proposal audits including financial review, content research, and compliance checks.
  • Become trained and proficient in specified core functions within the organization.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have or be eligible to obtain a security clearance.
  • Degree in Business Administration, Science/Technology/Engineering or related field or a minimum 5 years experience in an administrative role with customer service and/or technology focus.
  • Microsoft Office 365 experience.
  • SharePointfunctional knowledge.
  • Effective communicator in written and oral formats.
  • Demonstrated a high level of organization and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver suggestions for process improvements.
  • Demonstrated customer service excellence.

NCMS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format only by email to hr@ncms.org