General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Compliance Specialist III in San Diego, California



General Atomics

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Contracts Compliance Specialist to work within our Contracts & Purchasing Compliance team, located in Torrey Pines. With general direction, this position is responsible for performing contract and/or procurement analysis to ensure compliance to regulations, contractual requirements and Company policy.


  • Analyzes data and situations, and develops solutions; influences and guides on actions to be taken.

  • Compiles and analyzes data to identify trends and recommend areas for process improvement; develops appropriate electronic and hard copy reports and records.

  • Leads the development, implementation and audit of policies, procedures and associated documentation; ensures compliance with appropriate statutes, regulations and Company practices.

  • May represent the organization as a point of contact with internal and external customers and audit agencies; makes presentations as required.

  • Provides direction, leadership and training to support and less experienced professional and technical staff.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.*LI-GA

Job ID#:


Job Category:

Contracts/Sub Contracts/Purchasing

Travel Percentage Required:

0% - 25%


Full-Time Salary




San Diego

Clearance Required?:



Contracts Compliance Specialist

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors degree in a related discipline and six or more years of progressive professional contracting and/or procurement compliance experience. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • Must demonstrate a complete understanding of FAR, DFAR, DEAR, CAS, ITAR and/or EAR regulations as well as an understanding of one or more of the following: supplier administration, supply chain, purchasing, material management, price/cost analysis and/or production control principles, theories, concepts and techniques.

  • Knowledge of Uniform Administrative Requirements for Financial Assistance Awards 2 CFR Part 200 is beneficial.

  • SAP experience is preferred.

  • Must have experience organizing, planning, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating work assignments to meet project milestones or established completion dates.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them in an evolving environment while contributing to the development of new processes.

  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to identify issues, analyze data and develop solutions to a variety of complex problems; (2) strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings; (3) strong interpersonal skills enabling an effective interface with other professionals; and (4) good computer skills including MS Office Suite and strong Excel skills to perform audit activities.

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.