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Government Contract & Trade Compliance Specialist

Company: Progress Rail
Location: Albertville
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Job PurposeReviews any agreements on which government funding is accepted or used such that federal, state, or local government rules and regulations apply, including solicitations for such contracts, subcontracts, and projects, and advises on obligations required of Business in order to remain authorized to conduct business with government entities or commercial entities utilizing government funding.The role requires you to perform regular inspections and appraisals to ensure effective contract compliance processes, identify potential gaps in compliance procedures, and apply appropriate measures to correct instances of non-compliance.Req ID9485BRCityAlbertvilleState:AlabamaCompany DescriptionRailroads transport goods and people millions of miles every day. At Progress Rail, we believe in going the distance with them. We are looking for talented and innovative team players to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. Build a long-term career with opportunities for growth and advancement as part of a vibrant network of close to 200 global locations. Our innovative team members work together to forge the bridge between ideas and success!As a Caterpillar company, Progress Rail is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive railway solutions whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet their needs.Learn how we keep our customers rolling by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn, and by visiting progressrail.com.Key Job Elements Reviewing agreements and advising the business on needed due diligence or other obligations to ensure compliance with the agreement requirements; Analyzing compliance programs, reports, and contracts to ensure internal compliance across various departments; Assist in training sessions with management teams and employees to explain compliance policies within the Government Contracts Program and the relevant risks associated with the Rail and Transportation industry; Reviews and initials certifications, affidavits and written statements made to offer proof of compliance with laws and regulations. Ensures Company does not falsely certify compliance either through misunderstanding or clerical errors; Execute on trade compliance import entry audit requirements, including reviewing government and customs broker data for errors and reporting to management; Preparing import and export documentation as needed to support operations; Solicit vendors for country of origin information through defined processes and procedures; Support other duties or projects as assigned by Compliance leadership; Support import valuation analysis and reporting.Education / TrainingAssociates degree in Paralegal Studies with 3+ years of government contracts experience OR Bachelors degree in Contract Management, Business Management, or a related field.Qualifications and Experience Excellent research skills necessary to stay up to date with federal and state laws and regulations related to the Rail and Transportation industry; Strong analytical skills for reviewing contracts and finding gaps in compliance; Skilled in reading, reading comprehension, writing, research and synthesizing large amounts of information; Excellent judgement and problem-solving abilities, analytical skills, and attention to detail; Working knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel; Ability to work cross functionally within a team environment; Ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines with flexibility.Preferred Skills: Minimum of 2 years Contract Administration experience; Working knowledge of DOT and other government agency laws and regulations, specifically within the USC, CFR, FAR, and DFARS; Experience utilizing Salesforce and DocuSign; Experience with OneSource Trade Management System; Working knowledge of trade compliance operations; Ability to review, interpret and explain legal contract requirements; Process development, improvement, and/or audit experience; General knowledge of Buy America and DBE regulations and requirements.BenefitsCompetitive Salary401(k) plan with up to 6% company match (no waiting period with immediate vesting)Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability InsuranceSupplemental Accident, Critical Care, and Hospital Insurance available along with an HDHP and HSA with seed moneyFlexible Spending AccountsPaid VacationPaid HolidaysPaid Time-Off (PTO)Employee Assistance PlanEducation Assistance ProgramEmployee Recognition ProgramsSite specific Production and Incentive PlansSite specific Step and Skill Level Wage Adjustment PlansSite Specific Relocation and Sign-on Bonus Programs*Benefits eligibility varies by job position, full-time/part-time and regular/temporary status. The provisions of the plan documents control such benefits.EEOEqual Opportunity Employer Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/DisabilitiesJob CategoryCompliance/LegalPRS Facility LocationAlbertville, AL (PRSC Corp HQ) - 001by Jobble

Keywords: Progress Rail, Huntsville , Government Contract & Trade Compliance Specialist, Government & Protective Services , Albertville, Alabama

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