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Compliance Manager I - Subcontracts

Job ID: req1757
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public’s interest.  

 Position Overview:


The Research Subcontracts Group provides acquisition support to the National Cancer Institute's (NCI), Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) as well as operations and specific subcontracting support for the NCI-Bethesda, National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases (NIAID) and other related Government initiatives.  Specifically, subcontracts provides pre/post award acquisition and administration for highly complex research programs, scientific services, field trials, and related projects at FNLCR through execution of agreements with third parties, often commercial companies and non-profit research institutions or universities.


Manages the coordination and preparation for internal and external audits and compliance in accordance with company policies and regulatory standards, including Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR).  Develops positive and proactive approaches to regulatory compliance to ensure compliance requirements are achieved.  May lead training of functional areas and assists in the development of training sessions for other company areas.  Oversees all interactions during regulatory agency inspections and audits.  Directs interaction with regulatory agencies on defined matters.  Recommends strategies for earliest possible improvement regarding audit findings.  Provides guidance on interpretation and application of company specific acquisition policies and specified regulations.  Performs internal audits of acquisitions, as well as works with Internal Audit regarding establishment of annual internal audit planning.  Coordinates audit follow-up and corrective action planning and implementation.    Audit experience and expertise in CPSR is critical to maintaining a Government Approved Purchasing System. 


  • Possession of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience, including two (2) years of experience in a management/supervisory role
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities
  • Strong interpersonal oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with internal and external clients
  • Attention to details
  • Experience working in a Government contracting, subcontracting, or purchasing environment and knowledge of FAR and Agency Supplement Regulations
  • Proficient in MS Excel/Word/Outlook
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)