Government Contract Specialist

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Date: Jun 27, 2024

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63179


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 


Scope of Position:

Pursue, Propose, Negotiate, Manage and Closeout Government Contracts. Cradle to grave management of contract lifecycle. This includes meeting all deliverables of the Prime (Recipient) and/or Subcontractor (Subrecipient) under associated Cost type contracts, CPFF, FFP, OT, contracts. Ensure compliance with associated FAR, DFAR, DEARs, Uniform Guidance and all associated agency supplements applicable. Ensure compliance with TINA and CAS and ITAR and CUI as applicable.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Engage in proposal activity, budget creation, coordinating completion of proposal packages, submission in government portal, etc.
  • Implement and manage multiple prime contracts, grants, cooperative agreements and subcontractor agreements and associated modifications.
  • Prepare and issue contract status reports and correspondence both internally and externally to the government.
  • Develop and distribute requests for documentation to internal contract teams and to subcontractors in conjunction with Government RFPs and as required throughout contract management.
  • Ensure compliance and timely submission of CGRD and subcontractor documents as part of the response to the RFP or under contract award management schedule.
  • Timely release of information (as prime contractor/subcontractor) in response to data calls from the Government or associated contract lead.
  • Makes presentations to management and to the program personnel regarding contractual issues and other related topics.
  • Serves as a mentor for other team members.
  • IP filing, tracking and reporting per contract requirements.
  • Participate in Government Compliance Audit.
  • Educate Award Teams in government tracking practices, systems requirements and government regulated practices under contract, document attendance.
  • Other duties as required in support of R&D government funding opportunities.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, accounting, finance, legal or related field.
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of experience.
  • Exposure/knowledge of government regulatory environment and ability to illicit compliance from R&D community through implementation and training to ensure government compliance. 
  • Excellent quantitative, writing and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.


Preferred Experience:

  • Awareness/exposure to/or has worked in an environment regulated by the government, i.e., FAR, DFARS, DEARs and/or 2 CFR (OMB Uniform Guidance), CAS and TINA extremely helpful.
  • Knowledge of ITAR, CUI a plus.


Soft Skills:

  • Performs well under pressure.
  • Good critical thinking skills.
  • Team Player


Travel Requirements:

~10% for training and subcontractor site audits 


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  


The range for this position is  $75,534.00   -  $103,860.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Corning

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