Department of Administrative Services

Contract Team Leader (1663AR)

$42.35-$54.94 Hourly / $3,388.05-$4,395.18 BiWeekly /
$88,428.11-$114,714.20 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Administrative Services this class is accountable for supervising Contract Specialists and Analysts engaged in the procurement of commodities and/or services for statewide use with a major focus on contract preparation, negotiation and contract management as well as customer service outreach and development.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

This class is reserved for those supervising teams having statewide responsibility (all state agencies, municipalities and boards of education), team accountability of over $75 million and independent signatory authority up to $1 million.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general direction from a Manager of Procurement Programs and Services or the Director of Procurement Programs and Services.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervises a team of professional, paraprofessional, clerical and other staff.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of teams; supervises day-to-day team activities; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; reviews team workloads, determines priorities and plans team work to ensure all customer needs are met; establishes and maintains procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; participates on business planning and performance review teams to ensure success of teams, division and department; measures team performance against business plan; focuses on complex procurement strategy including such areas as:

1.  STRATEGIC PROCUREMENT PLANNING: Identifies customer strategic business direction and its impact on customers procurement needs; develops related procurement strategy to assure customer needs and expectations are met; analyzes current business and economic trends and emerging technologies and evaluates their applicability to procurement strategy; evaluates potential for multi-state cooperative procurement agreements and/or Connecticut state and subdivision cooperative purchase agreements and establishes plans and strategy for creating such contracts.

2. CONTRACTING-ADMINISTRATION: In addition to the advanced technical expertise of the commodities directly assigned, the team leader must also possess a working knowledge of the commodities assigned to team members.

3. CONTRACTING-APPROVAL: Delegated authority to approve contracts valued up to $1 million based on extensive knowledge of statutes, business law and contracting expertise.

Performs related duties as required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of procurement practices and procedures; considerable knowledge of business law and its applicability to procurement, contracting and sales; considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of customer service delivery; knowledge of and ability to utilize available technology; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable problem solving skills; considerable negotiation skills; considerable marketing skills; ability to lead a team.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of experience in procurement work with emphasis on contract negotiation and customer service delivery.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the advanced working level. For State Employees this is the level of Contract Specialist.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree.
  2. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(32)-Purchasing

BARGAINING UNIT

(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

AR 30

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Contract Team Leader in Salary Group AR 29 approved effective February 15, 2012. (Revised to implement P-5 Stipulated Agreement)

EFFECTIVE DATE

3/7/2014

CLASS: 1663AR; EST: 2/24/1997; REV: 3/7/2014;