Contracts Manager

  • Company: St. Johns River Water Management District
  • Location: Palatka, Florida 32177 United States
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: October 21, 2021


Job Summary: Professional position within Procurement in the Office of Financial Services. Job duties include: * Plans, directs, and supervises the work of subordinate staff. In accordance with SJRWMD procurement thresholds and business practices, supervises, and performs tasks associated with the procurement of goods and services consistent with applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and District policies and procedures in a manner that is responsive. Promotes integrity, fairness, and encourages diversity. Prepares assigned procurement actions in a timely manner exercising personal initiative and sound business judgment to provide the best value product or service that will meet the District's needs. Assists District personnel with determining procurement needs and recommends the appropriate and best procurement methodology to meet those needs. Coordinates, negotiates, and administers routine and complex procurement functions as assigned, including solicitation, evaluation, and negotiations for goods and services. * Performs contract administration. Provides guidance to project managers in the management of their contracts. Helps them with preparing correspondence and agenda items and supporting documentation consistent with applicable Florida Statutes and District rules, policies, and procedures in a clear, concise, and correct manner. Assists project managers with developing and revising contract language (including the "Statement of Work" when needed); resolving procurement issues such as solicitation clarifications, contract performance, invoicing, and compliance; and preparing contract amendments, renewals, stop work orders, and other contract-related documents. Assures bonds, insurance, and other risk management instruments are up to date and maintained. Follows through to insure proper close-out of contractual actions. * Provides direct support to the Procurement Director for special projects and reports. May act on behalf of the Procurement Director in his or her absence, attending meetings and conferences with lawyers, vendors, contractors, professional consultants, project managers, and contract specialists, representing the District's interest relative to contract or compliance matters. Acts as liaison, mediator, and consultant for and between state agencies, other governmental entities, and contractors (vendors). * Performs technical duties in support Procurement Serves as District's contract management and general system (Matrix) administrator; Maintains and communicates changes to procurement templates, policies, procedures, manuals, and administrative directives; Develops and conducts on-the-job and other training; Monitors DemandStar, works with them to address issues, and communicates with District staff, vendors, and other interested parties as appropriate; and Collaborates with Office of Communications on maintaining the District's website as it relates to procurement. Utilizes all information systems used by Procurement to secure appropriate approvals, generate reports, and retain electronic records.


Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, public administration or related field and four years of professional procurement experience, Professional procurement experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education. Certification as a Certified Professional Public Buyer, Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) or Certified Contract Negotiator is preferred. Additional Details: Base Salary: $57,678.40 Benefits include Florida Retirement System, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, paid leave and holidays, professional development and wellness program. Your application will receive careful consideration and, if selected for an interview, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment. St. Johns River Water Management District participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the Unites States. Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such service members and veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. Equal Employment Opportunity/Veterans' Preference/Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free Workplace Location: Palatka Closing Date: Open until filled

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Contact Info

Name: Melissa McDermont
Phone: 386-329-4282