PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Administrative Services, Procurement Services, this class is accountable for managing the day-to-day activities of assigned areas in the acquisition (procurement, lease, or rental) of statewide equipment including information technology, construction and real estate leasing, supplies and contractual services, legal, and related programs for the state.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This is a managerial level class directly responsible for oversight of contracting and legal teams assigned to statewide procurement. Additionally, the incumbent in this class will also serve as the Assistant to the Director of Procurement Programs and Services. The incumbent in this class must have influence over a significant dollar amount.
Receives administrative direction from the Director of Procurement Programs and Services or an official of higher grade.
Manages procurement programs and services; directs assigned staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Oversees statewide contracting including leasing and legal services within the procurement area; performs a variety of difficult, complex, and sensitive legal work; oversees negotiating terms of software licensing agreements; advises on legal matters pertaining to acquisition and disposal of real property and negotiation for purchases, sale, and leasing of property; participates in administrative proceedings; advises and makes recommendations to Director and Commissioner pertaining to statewide procurement and legal matters in accordance with policies, statutes, and regulations; represents statewide procurement services on legal matters; assists staff and the Office of Attorney General with court preparation; serves as the assistant and confidential advisor to the Director of Procurement; may testify in court; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of administrative law; considerable knowledge of legal practices and procedures in federal courts and state venues; considerable skill in writing technical contract provisions; ability to comprehend and interpret complex laws and regulations; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of procurement and business law as it applies to contracts; considerable knowledge of sources of supply; considerable knowledge of principles and methods of centralized purchasing administration; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience practicing law with responsibility involving legal matters in the areas of contracts and/or procurement.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity.
Incumbents in this class must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Manager of Procurement Programs and Services in Salary Group MP 68 approved effective June 20, 2005. (Revised to re-title, modify content, and establish new class parenthetical in MP 70)