Director of Operations

Apply now Job Vacancy: 22-E-03
Work type: MERC
Location: Warner Robins, GA (MERC)
Categories: MERC (Mercer Engineering Research Center)

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Director of Operations



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Warner Robins, GA

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- Manages all administrative, contractual, financial, purchasing, human resources, facilities, receiving, business systems, and the Network Systems functions performed by MERC in support of MERC operations.

- Responsible for maintenance and electronic archiving of all MERC contract files to include all legally required documentation on contract deliverables, modifications, and correspondence. Responsible for all official transactions, both verbal and written, between MERC and Contracting Officers. 

- Responsible for the MIS specifications and requirements needed to insure historical data and adequate information is available to meet the needs of MERC management and customer audits.

- Responsible for the development of other business systems, such a TimeTracker, Proposal Builder and Orbit required to effect the legal and efficient operation of the Center.

- Responsible for the development of the MERC annual budget to the Executive Director.

- Responsible for assisting the Executive Director in assuring fiscal responsibility for the MERC operating and contract budgets relative to approval of all MERC expenditures.

- Supervises assigned personnel. Accomplishes performance review of personnel assigned.

- Responsible for recommendation of personnel actions of all kinds. • Provides leadership in the promotion of MERC Standard Processes (MSP), quality management principles, and serves as a key participant in continuous quality and process improvements of acquisition strategies. 

- Complies with all Executive Director approved MERC-wide policies and procedures, and provides leadership to all assigned personnel to assure Directorate wide compliance with those policies and procedures. 

- Responsible for support and execution of other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.

Required Qualifications

- U.S. Citizenship is required.

- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance.

- A Ph.D. in a related business area and 10 years of directly related experience; or a Master’s degree in same and 12 years of directly related experience; or an undergraduate degree in same and 15 years of directly related experience.

- 8 years of leadership and supervisory experience including management oversight for operations and key administrative functions

- Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

- Ability to handle MERC proprietary and competition-sensitive information is required. 

Preferred Qualifications

- CPA, SHRM-CP, and/or CPCM/CFCM are preferred. 

Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


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Commensurate with experience

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