Contract Specialist

  • Company: Chelan County PUD
  • Location: Wenatchee, Washington 98801 USA
  • Salary: $63,440 to $100,300
  • Date Posted: April 26, 2021
  • Closing Date: May 23, 2021


JOB PURPOSE: Based on level of hire, level I, II or senior, the incumbent may develop, negotiate and administer varying levels of complex and diversified contracts and requests for proposals. This may include routine service agreements, small works, materials/equipment, and public works bids. Act as a District agent to obtain materials, goods, and services in a cost-effective manner and in compliance with applicable laws and/or District policies. Determine and may advise on appropriate procurement methods and procedures. Administer and may monitor and coordinate bid development, evaluation, and awards. Provide input and assistance on routine to moderately complex contract disputes and other issues. Monitor contract closeout. May perform peer review of contract documents, suggest process improvements and mentor junior level incumbents.


Post-Secondary Education: Bachelor's degree (B.S./B.A.) in Business Administration, Supply Chain or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certifications such as Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC), Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) or Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Institute for Supply Management (ISM), and/or Certified Purchasing Manager(CPM)/ Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) are preferred. Experience: Two (2) years (full time or equivalent) experience administering contracts, agreements or bids, or closely related purchasing experience, preferably in a public procurement environment. Level II incumbents must possess four (4) years' experience that should include examples of contract or agreement administration, bid preparation, and leading contract negotiations.

Application Process

Apply online at: This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Interested parties are also invited to contact Ruth Erwert, Recruiting Manager, at to discuss the position.

Contact Info

Name: Ruth Erwert
Closing Date: May 23, 2021