Contract Specialist Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$59,679.36 - $99,466.43 Annually
Nov 02, 2019
Nov 16, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply; all applications will be considered.

Responsible for full life-cycle contract management work, independently developing and managing requests for proposals and other negotiated agreements to establish contracts in support of customer departments. Performs work of considerable difficulty in the solicitation, contract formation, negotiation, administration and award of a variety of non-professional and professional services contracts. Applies procurement regulations and procedures to guide and assist customers with procurement strategy. Manages all contractual aspects of complex procurement projects and coordinating pre-award and post-award procurement actions, including contract negotiation, administration, termination and closeout. Conducts pre-proposal conferences, participates in and provides guidance to selection advisory committees, guides and participates in negotiations, and recommends and prepares contract award documents. Serves as an expert resource to assist customer departments with policies and procedures related to procurement and contracting, contracting activities to include market research, identifying barriers to accomplishing tasks or meeting timelines as requested, working with agency staff to identify program contracting needs, meeting to develop action plans, and/or to facilitate resolution to barriers. Engages end-user to ensure contractor performance is satisfactory. Acts as liaison to general counsel and IT for assigned contracts. Prepares and maintains all documentation to ensure auditable contract records. Uses automated contracting and financial system to process and finalize contracts and purchase orders. Assists in the training and guidance of subordinate contract personnel and other support functions.

Note: The salary offer for the position will not exceed the mid-point of the advertised salary range.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of purchasing;
  • Knowledge of automated and integrated financial and procurement systems;
  • Ability to prepare specifications and review and evaluate bids and proposals;
  • Ability to assist and guide the work of lower-level contract specialists;
  • Ability to use sound judgment in making independent decisions;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with technical representatives from other agencies and vendors;
  • Ability to collect and analyze data;
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, or a related field; plus two years of experience in technical procurement work, including considerable experience with automated procurement processing systems.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Knowledge of local and state and laws governing contracts, grants, and procurement programs. Ability to organize, prioritize and coordinate multiple work activities to meet critical deadlines. Ability to structure and negotiate contracts. Experience developing and managing professional services contracts. Superior skills in word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures. Ability to develop solutions to problems. Organizational and communication skills, including language, spelling and grammar, and attention to detail. Ability to manage workload. Excellent customer service skills. Organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, discretion with respect to confidential matters. Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) is preferred.

Work is generally sedentary. Employee may be required to lift documents weighing no more than 10 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

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 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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