In the Department of Social Services, Office of Operations and Contract Administration this class is accountable for directing all contract and procurement programs and operations.
Receives executive direction from the Deputy Commissioner.
Directs staff assigned to Contract Administration Division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers all contracting and procurement activities for department including negotiation, monitoring and enforcement of contracts; develops standards for proper conduct of procurement actions; develops and implements procurement and contract compliance guidelines; serves as liaison between department and other state regulatory agencies for procurements and subsequent contracts; coordinates state and federal audits or reviews of department procurement activities; develops standardized contract language and terms; develops and maintains centralized contract archives; provides technical assistance to staff in development of requests for proposals, negotiations and procurement activities; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of contract administration including legal and business processes; considerable knowledge of procurement principles and methods; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable skill in contract negotiation; interpersonal skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of experience in public or business administration having responsibility for contract procurement, negotiations and administration.
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 or a law degree may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience. 3. Experience as a Program Supervisor in the Department of Social Services involving the management of regional or statewide grants and contracts processes may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in the same Salary Group MP 63 approved effective July 1, 1993. (Revised to modify content)