Contract Specialist Supervisor
Supervises, manages, plans, and coordinates the activities of a team of contract specialists responsible for county-wide centralized procurement, contract development and administration. Provides procurement and contract administration guidance to staff and makes recommendation to management for resolution of procurement/contract issues. Consults with County Attorney on legal contract issues. Supervises subordinate personnel including hiring, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions. Reviews work to ensure completeness, sound judgment, and compliance with established policies and procurement code. Mentors and develops staff and provides technical guidance to contract specialists on procurement strategies and contract management best practices. Reviews and approves purchase orders in an integrated ERP system. Responsible for establishing and managing complex contracts and procurement actions requiring detailed analysis, reporting and negotiations; serves as primary liaison with customer agencies. Conducts analysis of team performance metrics to manage and monitor workload. Provides business advice and technical guidance to contracting and non-contracting staff in all facets of the acquisition process (to include planning, strategy development, contract pre- and post-award processes, and general contract administration). Works with the supplier diversity coordinator to enhance small, women and minority-owned business participation. Maintains coordination with intergovernmental bodies and professional associations on procurement matters of mutual interest. Prepares and conducts performance appraisals for subordinate staff.Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration or a related field, including or supplemented by courses in purchasing and supply management principles, laws, methods and procedures; plus five years of progressively responsible experience in technical procurement work, including considerable experience with automated procurement systems.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Certification by a nationally recognized professional purchasing organization is required.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.
- 3+ years in a supervisory role
- Demonstrable leadership qualities and ability to effectively manage others
- Proven track record of being able to work well with teams, internally and cross-functionally
- Excellent time management, planning and organizational skills
- Effective interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and concisely with strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Strong business acumen
Duties are generally sedentary. Employees may be required to lift documents weighing no more than 10 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.