Contracts Specialist

  • Company: Washington Health Benefit Exchange
  • Location: Olympia, Remote 98501 United States
  • Salary: $61,395 to $73,539
  • Date Posted: May 26, 2022



This position performs journey-level professional contract administration and is responsible for negotiating and preparing contracts, interagency agreements, leases, and letters of understanding to provide or obtain services or goods for WAHBE. Position also performs technical contract support activities including, but not limited to procurement, cost/price analyses, compliance with Federal funding requirements, and administration.



  • An associate degree, and two years’ experience negotiating, administering, or terminating government contracts, contract property management, contract cost or price analyses, or contract compliance administration. Additional qualifying experience may substitute, year for year, for the education.
  • Knowledge of regulations, policies, and procedures for preparation of contracts, agreements, etc., business and professional services, practices and trends, sources of supply and cost factors, contract terminology and development.
  • Ability to deal with representatives of business to agree on terms of contracts; assure compliance with terms of contracts, agreement, etc., and obtain timely delivery of goods or services at the most reasonable prices.
  • Ability to coordinate contract negotiation work with efforts of other units in need of services if applicable and advise department offices and sections on contract terms and conditions.


  • A bachelor's degree involving major study in public administration, business administration, business law, or closely allied field.
  • Four years of journey-level experience in a State and/or Federal procurement or contracting role.
  • Designated as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), NIGP-CPP, Certified Contract Manager, or similar accredited certification.

Application Process

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Contact Info

Name: Erin Hamilton, CPPB, NIGP-CPP
Phone: 360-688-1562