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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Senior Compliance Manager in Lexington, Massachusetts

Position Description

The principal roles and responsibilities of the Senior Compliance Manager include performance of compliance reviews; update of purchasing policies and procedures to assure files are current, complete and compliant; review CSD policies and procedures and recommend updates; and provide training recommendations and materials to support compliance with subcontract administration, USAF prime contract requirements and MIT policies. As directed, implement, manage, and complete self-inspection of Laboratory purchase orders, subcontracts, P-Card transactions, e-CAT purchases, petty cash, and materials section transactions. Develop and implement a training program to support compliance in areas such as source selection, pricing, export control, import requirements and terms and conditions. Provide guidance and assistance for off-contract activity to ensure compliance with Sponsor Agreement, rules and regulations. Provide general contracting expertise and guidance for all CSD activity to include prime contract renewals and modifications. Establish and maintain policies and procedures to promote compliance best practices. The Senior Compliance Manager will report to the Senior Manager, Prime Contract.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compliance review of CSD Purchase Order Files and ensure compliance. Maintain metrics concerning compliance issues that measure performance and adherence to compliance standards

  • Develop checklist and documentation to address file organization and ensure that correct documentation is maintained and received from/delivered to subcontractors

  • Support CSD staff self-assessments and other requested reviews to ensure compliance with CSD Policies and Procedures through file administration and document maintenance

  • Facilitate and coordinate all internal and external Audits of CSD including outside Agencies including, but not limited to DCAA and DCMA

  • Conduct training seminars and workshops for the Laboratory staff, as necessary

  • Review CSD Policies and Procedures and draft edits and updates for CSD management review and approval

  • Monitor Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and federal acquisition policy revisions and provide recommendations to CSD management for policy and procedure impact and implementation

  • Ensure compliance with applicable documents such as the AF Prime Contract, FAR, best business practices and Federal, State, Local laws and regulations as appropriate

  • Conduct regular and daily internal inspections of procurement files to monitor compliance and follow-up on corrective action for non-compliance issues and prepare/collect lessons learned

  • Review contract close out files and/or file documentation and provide assessment and recommendations

  • Develop and conduct educational seminars, classes and workshops on applicable procedures, regulatory changes, audit issues, trends, etc

  • Provide complex acquisition planning, advice and assistance as needed

  • Provide contracting expertise and guidance for off-contract awards

  • Support prime contract renewals and other complex contracting activity, as required

  • Conduct research analysis to develop recommendations and options for solutions to wide-ranging problems


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or equivalent required

  • A Master’s degree in a related discipline is highly desired

  • A minimum, of ten years’ experience in federal contracting is required, and Air Force contracting experience is desired

  • Microsoft Office computer applications experience required

  • Experience in Government contract compliance is required, and experience in Air Force contract compliance is desired

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance required



    At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans

  • MIT-funded pension

  • Matching 401K

  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)

  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs

  • Mentorship programs

  • A range of work-life balance options

  • ... and much more!

    Please visit our Benefits page ( for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks ( .

    Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

    MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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