Contract Specialist Senior

  • Company: Multnomah County of Oregon
  • Location: Portland, Oregon 97214 United States
  • Salary: $75,816 to $93,204
  • Date Posted: October 14, 2021
  • Closing Date: November 30, 2021


Are you an experienced procurement or contract management professional who is looking for an exciting new opportunity? Do you have a passion for public service or want to use your business talents to better the community? If so, your search may be over! The Department of County Assets (DCA) Business Services Program is recruiting for a Contract Specialist Senior. DCA Business Services provides a full spectrum of business services to support the DCA divisions and programs as well as the Non-Departmental Offices, including Elected Officials, Office of Sustainability, Auditor's Office and Emergency Management. DCA Business Services Program performs complex procurement and contracting activities for a wide variety of services and products. DCA Business Services procurement and contracting activities function within the countywide framework that ensures County procurement and contracting practices adhere to regulatory guidelines, fair and transparent practice and best value standards while maintaining an uninterrupted flow of materials and services to support the Department's programs and operations. As the Contract Specialist Senior, you will: Develop short and long term procurement and contracting strategies and planning activities to align with evolving department and program business requirements Develop and prepare complex contract documents in compliance with county administrative procedures, rules and policies and public contracting laws and regulations Write and develop contract language which reflects accurate statements of work, requirements, responsibilities, obligations and performance standards for the County and contracting agency/supplier Perform complex contract negotiations and problem solving in collaboration with program staff, stakeholders and county attorney Have outstanding negotiating skills to obtain desirable terms, conditions, pricing and scheduling Review contract insurance requirements with County Risk Management to ensure all requirements for contracted services are met Perform contract administration in collaboration with programs during the life cycle of the contract performance period Prepare contract changes or amendments and ensure timely renewals and/or planning for new contracts Provide purchasing and sourcing expertise and technical assistance including strategy analysis, planning and sourcing options for development of sourcing activities in support of department programs and operational requirements Gather requirements and develop accurate statements of work, deliverables and obligations, terms and timelines, insurance requirements, payment terms, performance measures and outcomes, and other programmatic requirements Develop sourcing events (procurement documents and forms) in collaboration with stakeholders and approvers Research, compile and analyze procurement and contracting data and prepare reports for management to inform planning and development activities Coordinate with programs, partners and county-wide stakeholders in the development of sourcing events for countywide initiatives and strategies Participate in a variety of advisory councils and committees


We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent practical and relevant experience. Three (3) years of increasingly responsible procurement & contract development/technical writing experience in a public service or business environment. Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify; however keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet as many of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills as you are able. CPPB or CPPO Certification from Universal Public Procurement Certification Council Experience in public sector procurement methods, systems and processes specifically related to professional services Working knowledge of procurement or contracting systems (such as Jaggaer, Workday, or similar systems) and business practices

Application Process

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Contact Info

Name: Prudence Veach
Phone: (503) 988-7572
Closing Date: November 30, 2021