City of Tucson

SENIOR CONTRACT OFFICER (#0981)

$23.31-$41.52 Hourly / $48,484.80-$86,361.60 Yearly
Salary Grade: 815


General Description

Develops, coordinates and implements procurement contracts, programs and policies. Acts as a liaison between customers, contractors and the public.

Essential Functions

This is a senior position. It differs from other positions in the classification series by performing tasks at a proficient, accomplished level and handling the more difficult, complex or irregular tasks. Individuals in senior positions typically assist in setting priorities for work and are asked upon occasion to use judgment to solve unusual problems.

Procures services and commodities by processing requisitions, preparing and publishing solicitations, reviewing requirements, conducting proposal conferences, overseeing meetings, interviews, demonstrations and inspections, writing and analyzing contracts, monitoring consultant performance and mitigating claims and disputes.

Develops, coordinates and implements procurement programs and policies by researching governing laws, recommending policy revisions, maintaining and ensuring compliance with laws and evaluating policies and practices.

Acts as a liaison with customers, contractors, management and the general public by providing research and guidance regarding procurement, developing and maintaining relationships, mediating and resolving contractual issues, offering solutions to problems, soliciting new vendors, facilitating meetings and answering questions and providing assistance in gathering information and rectifying situations.

Ensures maximum value for expenditures by preparing and negotiating contracts, making contract award recommendations, conducting market research, providing cost and price analysis, adhering to and implementing regulations and policies and documenting contract activity.

Interprets laws, statutes and codes related to procurement.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years public contracting OR at least 1 year as a Contract Specialist with the City of Tucson

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

None

Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 09

Occupation Group Description: Purchasing and Supply

EEO Job Category Code: B

EEO Job Category Description: Professionals

Organizational Level: Senior

NCCI: 8810

Bargaining Unit: No Representation

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Secondary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 0981; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;