DescriptionDepartment: Financial Management About Our Job Would you consider yourself someone who excels at contract drafting? Currently in OFM, we are looking for a Manager II to oversee the development and administration of contracts and manage the Contract Strategy and Compliance team within the Procurement department. This position requires someone familiar with contract law so they can help ensure contract terms are favorable to the County and can explain contract requirements to others. If you have strong communication, writing and conflict resolution skills and would enjoy working with a fantastic team in a fast-paced office environment apply today! Responsible for the successful strategy, development and execution of countywide contracts to maximize efficiency, cost savings and reduce liability exposure. Work is performed under the direction of the Procurement Official and may be delegated authority to act on behalf of the Procurement Official as appropriate. Job Description: Provide supervision and oversight of procurement and contracts staff, prepare personnel evaluations, position descriptions, and initiate related personnel actions. Manage the procurement process from advertisement through recommended award and final contract execution. Oversee the review of all contracts requiring approval by the Procurement Official, the County Administrator and the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). Responsible for ensuring strategic contracting for all County procurements and auditing County and vendor compliance with Contract Terms and Conditions. Oversees the collection and analysis of statistical data to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of procurement processes. Develop and maintain policies, procedures, forms, and templates to assist County staff in preparing solicitations and agreements. Develops, maintains, and facilitates training on policies/procedures as well as best practices for preparation of solicitations, agreements and contract administration. Provide regular and detailed progress reporting on all relevant solicitations and agreements. Oversee document management and retention of solicitations and contracts. Maintain a library of solicitation and contract templates available for County staff to further develop solicitations and agreements. Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes, systems, and procedures. Research and implement best practices. Remain current on public procurement and contracting issues and trends. Manages proactive assessments of fraud awareness, prevention, detection and risk mitigation activities in area of responsibility; oversees financial, compliance, operational and performance audits; reviews audit findings and ensures appropriate controls are established and implemented.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, Finance or related field plus four (4) years of experience in procurement or contracts. An Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university and six (6) years of job-related experience. Two or more years of supervisory experience required. Related professional experience in public procurement or contract administration may substitute for the required degree on a year-for-year basis. Preferred Qualifications: CPPB or CPPO or ability to obtain certification(s) within 12 months from date of hire. Job Competencies: Considerable knowledge of Federal and State contracts and agreement requirements. Ability to comprehend and analyze legal documents. Ability to develop and ensure compliance with principles, policies and best practices related to procurement and legal agreements. Knowledge of SCG procurement and contract processes and practices. Ability to educate and train internal/external customers. Ability to coordinate and process high quality legal agreements, deadline driven, while maintaining attention to detail. Ability to work independently to solve problems and make sound professional decisions. Ability to effectively express ideas, both in written and verbal communications. Skill in using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and contract document management system software. About Everything Else Pay: $63,627.20 - $87,880.00 We believe in continuing education and will pay for both training and testing for professional certifications: Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) NIGP-CPP (Certified Procurement Professional) This Posting is currently Open Until Filled Benefits: Enjoy great benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Florida Retirement System (FRS) and many, many more! For more information about employee benefits, please click this link or visit SCGov.net for additional information. Utilize our award-winning wellness program including free gyms and classes at multiple Sarasota County Government locations. Enjoy 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days and 16 paid vacation days in the first year of full-time employment with increasing accrual rates with years of service. (That adds up to a possible 30 days off in your 1st year!) A different blend of voices prompt better conversations, choices and results for everyone. Sarasota County - Many Voices, One Team. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are the keys to serving, representing and understanding our community. We celebrate and value the experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, talents and strengths that make us different and are committed to creating a culture of understanding and respect where our employees realize that we are stronger together. Our vision is to have a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that attracts, develops, retains and engages a talented workforce broadly representative of the citizens and communities we serve. To further value creativity, innovation, collaboration and great customer service - internally and externally. Sarasota County Government promotes diversity and inclusion in its workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identification or expression, genetic information, religion, national origin, marital status, age or disability. A job applicant with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/selection process is requested to make known the need for an accommodation to Human Resources or appropriate county staff members. For assistance with the application, please call 941-861-5353. Government employers are drug-free and tobacco-free environments, EEO/AA/ADA employers, and they prohibit discrimination in all services, programs or activities. Sarasota County Government is a Tobacco-Free/Drug-Free Workplace.
Name: Anne Fleming