Contract Specialist

  • Company: Dallas County
  • Location: Dallas, Texas 75202 United States
  • Salary: $50,761 to $63,342
  • Date Posted: March 4, 2021
  • Closing Date: April 30, 2021


Prepares formal and informal solicitations for goods and services in compliance with Dallas County policy and Texas Local Government Code. Oversees all contract processes and procedures to ensure cost/benefit analysis for professional service agreements, discretionary agreements or large high-risk contract engagements and is in compliance with all established policies and procedures. Determines and implements proper purchasing methods to ensure compliance with applicable directives. Evaluates and monitors contract performance, compliance and contractual obligations for professional service agreements, discretionary agreements, or large high-risk contract engagements. Assists with specification development for department needs or requirements and prepares written documentation for prospective bidders. Solicits telephone quotations and prepares formal solicitation documents. Negotiates contract terms, costs and conditions with selected vendors or consultants. Formulates annual requirements contracts for continued services or supplies. Analyzes quotations, proposals, bids and recommends acceptance or rejection of award. Administers contracts, purchase orders, modifications as necessary. Performs related duties as required.


Education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a job related field of study. One (1) year of professional work related experience in purchasing, contracts administration and negotiation. Skilled in the use of standard software applications. Knowledge of Texas State procurement laws. Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public. Knowledge and preparation of Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Invitation for Bids (IFBs) from initiation to negotiated contract execution. Must posses research, analytical, business, and technical writing skills. Must be proficient in the operation of personal computers. Must possess a valid Texas Drivers License and good driving record. Will be required to provide a copy of 10-year driving history. Must maintain a good driving record and remain in compliance with Article II, Subdivision II of Chapter 90 of the Dallas County Code. Must pass a background check. Standard office environment. Must be able to visit various off-site locations.

Application Process An extensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered a position with Dallas County. The hiring process involves successful completion of each step. The steps include: Criminal History Review, Traffic Violations Record, Review of Personal History Statement and Documents, Physical Examination, and Background Investigation. Dallas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, National Service Alumni volunteers, and persons with a criminal background are encouraged to apply.