Government Contracts Coordinator

Atlanta, GA


Coordinates with various business partners on behalf of SCS Government Contract Compliance, in ensuring Southern Company and affiliate corporations’ compliance with federal government contract statutes and regulations. Some travel may be required


  • Assist business partners in the Southern system and SCS Government Contracts Compliance Manager in full lifecycle of contract and financial assistance administration including the preparation and review of government contract and financial assistance proposals, and post-award administration to assure compliance with government contract statutes and regulations and federal contract/agreement terms and conditions (including reporting and administrative requirements).

  • Monitor contracts/agreements for compliance with contractual requirements.

  • Assist in the closing-out of contracts and awards.

  • Assist with system repository for federal contracts and agreements

  • Maintenance and oversight of related compliance programs

  • Assist in government or independent audits of federal contracts and cooperative agreements, as required.

  • Assist business partners in communications with Federal Contracting Specialists/Officers on administrative elements required for compliance with Federal regulations.

  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of training and reference materials on compliance with Federal Government contracting rules and regulations.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or other technical equivalent required

  • Experience with administration of federal agreements is highly preferred

  • JD or general contracts experience a plus

Experience Requirements

  • Must have 5 years of professional experience with 3 years of experience working with government contracts.

  • Federal government contract development and administration including the statutes and regulations which govern government contracting vehicles such as the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)and Financial Assistance Regulations

  • Preparing and reviewing contract proposals including cost/budget data.

  • Experience in responding to auditing requirements including federal audit program guidelines.

  • Research abilities and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • General accounting including federal contract cost principles and cost accounting standards.

  • The ability to coordinate system cost/financial data to government contracts and proposals for government contracts to ensure compliance with applicable statutes and regulations

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Highly effective communication with all levels and disciplines of the business areas supported

  • Analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

Behavioral Attributes

  • Must demonstrate behaviors consistent with the Southern Company values

  • Self-motivated

  • Customer focused

  • Strong work ethic

  • Exhibits a strong sense of urgency

  • Promotes teamwork

  • Practices ethical behavior

  • Displays creativity, initiative, and flexibility

  • Learns from and utilizes experience

  • Attention to detail

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Identification: 5754

Job Category: Legal & Compliance

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Company Services