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CPA - Statewide Procurement Policy and Outreach Contract Specialist

Texas State Government Austin, TX
  • Posted: July 29, 2019
  • Full-Time

 

 

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DIVISION:
Statewide Procurement
https://comptroller.texas.gov/purchasing/

 

CONTRACT SPECIALIST III:  $4,000.00 - $4,500.00
CONTRACT SPECIALIST IV:  $4,500.00 - $5,000.00


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
CONTRACT SPECIALIST III:

Performs highly complex (senior-level) contract management work. Duties involve review, evaluation, risk assessment and writing recommendations for a broad range of state agency contract solicitations for the Procurement Oversight and Delegation (POD) team. Serves as liaison to the statewide purchasing team and all other Statewide Procurement program areas. Performs a wide range of customer service functions aimed at assisting state agencies with applying procurement best practices. May train internal and external customers. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


CONTRACT SPECIALIST IV:
Performs advanced (senior-level) contract management work. Duties involve review, evaluation, risk assessment and writing recommendations for a broad range of state agency contract solicitations for the Procurement Oversight and Delegation (POD) team. Reviews, evaluates, assesses risk, and writes recommendations for information technology solicitations received by the Quality Assurance Team. Serves as liaison to the statewide purchasing team and all other Statewide Procurement program areas; performs a wide range of customer service functions aimed at assisting state agencies in applying procurement best practices. May train internal and external customers. Assists the POD Team Lead with program related projects. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


WORK HOURS:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 40 hour work week, Monday through Friday. May occasionally work evenings, weekends or holiday.  Hours may change based on business needs.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
CONTRACT SPECIALIST III:

 Reviews contract solicitations for the Contract Advisory Team.
 Reviews requests for delegated purchasing authority involving the identification of contractual risks and providing recommendations towards the mitigation of those risks.
 Ensures solicitations are consistent and compliant with guidance provided in the Texas Procurement Manual and Texas Contract Management Guide.
 Serves as a liaison with all other Statewide Procurement programs internally and with other agencies to promote program objectives and goals.
 Interviews various programs to understand the interrelation and interdependency with statewide contracting practices.
 Provides recommendations on contract management and administrative policies, procedures, standards, and best practices.
 Assists with the development of contract management policy and procedure manuals.
 Performs other related duties and projects as assigned.


CONTRACT SPECIALIST IV:
 Reviews contract solicitations for the Contract Advisory Team and reviews information technology contract solicitations for the Quality Assurance Team.
 Reviews requests for delegated purchasing authority involving the identification of contractual risks and providing recommendations towards the mitigation of those risks.
 Ensures solicitations are consistent and compliant with guidance provided in the Texas Procurement and Contract Management Guide.
 Assists in the development, coordination, and facilitation of CAT meetings, state procurement committees, and other related meetings to educate and promote Statewide Procurement program activities.
 Assists the Risk Mitigation Officer with reviewing service solicitations to identify primary areas of risk that may occur in the contract management phase of the procurement cycle.
 Serves as a liaison with all other Statewide Procurement programs internally and with other agencies to promote program objectives and goals.
 Interviews various programs to understand the interrelation and interdependency with statewide contracting practices.
 Provides recommendations on contract management and administrative policies, procedures, standards, and best practices.
 Assists with the development of contract management policy and procedure manuals.
 Performs other related duties and projects as assigned.


EDUCATION:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree.


PREFERRED EDUCATION:
 Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in public policy, public administration, government, or legal studies.
 Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's in Political Science, Public Policy/Administration, Legal Studies or Doctor of Jurisprudence.

 

EXPERIENCE:
CONTRACT SPECIALIST III:

Three (3) years of experience with developing, managing, evaluating, or monitoring contracts, procedural review, analysis, planning, documentation, spend analysis, supply chain management, or strategic sourcing.


CONTRACT SPECIALIST IV:
 Four years of experience with developing, managing, evaluating, or monitoring contracts, procedural review, analysis, planning, documentation, spend analysis, supply chain management, or strategic sourcing.
 Experience with public procurement.
 Experience with drafting and/or reviewing complex procurement solicitations
 Experience or training in IT contract risk analysis.

 

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