DescriptionThere are two openings on the Service Agreements Team within the Central Procurement Office (CPO). In this role, you will manage all aspects of the procurement of professional and personal service agreements from inception to closing. Our Service Agreements Team is responsible for procuring all consulting contracts and providing contract management support for our Port business partners. This role will support aviation, maritime, and corporate, with an emphasis on community engagement partnership with organizations. Candidates are encouraged to review the South King County Community Impact Fund website for additional information on the program. You will manage the execution of procurement process including (a) developing complex solicitation documents; developing evaluation criteria; draft supplemental contract provisions; and (b) manage technical evaluations; negotiate price; negotiate terms and conditions; and finalize the selection decision. You will be responsible for contract amendments, scope determinations, service directives, and contract close out. You will drive innovation and continues process improvement by developing data driven decision making; integrate key metrics and measurements; and sustain change. You will conduct independent research of professional and personal contracting practices including the development of appropriate procurement documents, understanding of various negotiation strategies, understanding risks associated with consultant contracting, and how to deploy variety of tools to manage those risks. You will advise on procurement requirements and strategies to deliver client’s needs. You will work with Port stakeholders and the consultant community to promote economic recovery, environmental stewardship and Diversity in Contracting.
RequirementsTwo years of experience may be substituted for one year of education: Experienced – You have three (3) years of experience in negotiating procurements and contract administration. Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Desired – We hope you have experience with procurements and/or grant administration and management in a public agency as well as experience developing and executing contract negotiations for service agreements. All applicants with multiple language skills and familiarity with multiple cultures, preferably in the Amharic, Arabic, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, or Vietnamese communities are encouraged to apply. Committed to Equity – You will apply equity and exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices in all aspects of the work. At the Port of Seattle, equity is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all Port employees. Experienced Procurement Agent – You have knowledge of procurement administration best practices as well as the laws and general policies that govern this work. Strong Communicator – You have the ability to communicate and present with Port stakeholders, executive leaders, and the consulting community. You can be persuasive by influencing internal and external stakeholders, when needed. Customer Service Minded – You are focused on helping the client meet their business needs and deliver a high quality of work each and every time; on time and as expected. Additionally, you are willing to push back in a constructive and respectful manner. Ethical – You understand and embrace the responsibilities of public service; are fair and avoid preferential treatment or even perception of preferential treatment. Team Player – You are a problem solver, seek direction from colleagues and management when needed, are actively engaged with your teammates and clients, and are supportive by reaching out to assist each other whenever possible. Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Slightly more flexible start and end times are available in this role. May be required to attend evening or weekend meetings with community partnership organizations. Work Environment – This role will be primarily conducted remotely in accordance with the Port’s Flexible Work Arrangement policies during the Covid-19 pandemic. It may transition to primarily working in an office environment post pandemic. Washington State Residency Requirement – Employees must establish a residence in Washington state within 30 days of their first day of employment and must maintain a residence in Washington State during their employment with the Port of Seattle. If a position is eligible to telework, work performed while teleworking must be performed in Washington State. Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, you must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance.
Apply online at https://www.portseattle.org/careers
Name: Stephanie Eklof
Closing Date: January 29, 2023