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Contracts Administrator III

United States, Florida, Fort Walton Beach
December 29, 2022

Contracts Administrator III
Corporate Office
Fort Walton Beach, Florida

HX5 is an award-winning provider of engineering, research and development, and technical services to clients such as NASA and the Department of Defense. Founded in 2004, HX5 is a fast-growing veteran- and woman-owned company with locations nationwide.

HX5 is currently seeking a Contracts Administrator to join our team on-site in Fort Walton Beach, Florida in support of the contracts department.


This position is responsible for the administration of contracts and subcontracts. Performs a variety of complex tasks regarding contract execution. Regularly communicates with government contracting officers and contractor personnel. Advises internal departments regarding contract requirements. Position prepares contract documentation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This position includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manages contract activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and execution in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications. Communicates and negotiates with persons inside and outside HX5 involving explanation and interpretation of information, positions, policies and ideas, to include senior level management personnel of USG, and industry.
  • Research contract issues and monitors contract performance versus contract requirements.
  • The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and maintain frequent contact and favorable relationships with all levels of personnel within HX5, as well as industry peers and customer representatives.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans.
  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Communications - Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Experience with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the terms and conditions appropriate for different contract types Firm fixed Price, Cost Plus Fixed Fee, Cost plus incentive fee, Time & Material (FFP, CPFF, CPIF, T&M, etc.) and their proper use
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with government contracts
  • Services contract administration experience
  • Experience performing with a significant amount of autonomy and exercising good judgment in determining objectives and approaches to assignments
  • Experience providing guidance to all levels of management on contractual rights and obligations, risk avoidance and mitigation, strategy, and problem solving
  • Strong organization skills and high attention to detail

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  • At least six (6) years of government contracting, operations, program management, or industry experience.
  • DoD specialized acquisitions experience helpful.
  • Costpoint experience a plus
  • Desired: experience with cost plus service contracts

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret government contracts, federal clauses, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


This position does not require travel.


This position does not require a security clearance.

COVID-19 Regulations

As a federal government contractor, HX5 complies with all customer, federal, state, and local requirements regarding COVID-19 regulations, including COVID-19 vaccinations and testing requirements. This means that our employees and new hires, whether working at a customer site, working remotely, or working in an HX5 facility, will need to adhere to applicable COVID-19 requirements. These requirements may include vaccination, attestations regarding your vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, and you may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative test results as a condition of your employment. Requests for accommodation will be reviewed and assessed under applicable laws and regulations.

HX5 offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) plan with Company Match
  • Paid Holidays
  • Accrued Paid Time Off
  • Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Identity Protection
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Commuter/Transit Spending Accounts
  • Group Legal Coverage Options
  • Pet Insurance

AAP/EEO Statement

HX5 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

HX5 is a Drug-Free Workplace

Accessibility Notice: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please call (850) 362-6551.