Contract Specialist 1- 3

  • Company: King County
  • Location: Seattle, Washington 98104 US
  • Salary: $81,910 to $131,601
  • Date Posted: March 2, 2023
  • Closing Date: March 31, 2023


King County’s Finance and Business Operations Division, Procurement & Payables section, is seeking to fill multiple Contract Specialist positions! At King County, we are changing the Procurement value proposition. Our contract specialists provide governance for over $2.7 billion annually in support of more than 40 departments in King County. Our value stream begins with purposeful procurement planning, incorporates strategic sourcing, a streamlined solicitation process, and post award metrics to ensure that our contracts are delivering: quality, cost, delivery, and service we expect. We leverage people, process, and technology to achieve these outcomes. CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS: Contract Specialist 3: Exempt, Salary: $103,834.64 - $131,616.37 annually Contract Specialist 2: Exempt, Salary: $92.223.66 - $116,898.70 annually Contract Specialist 1: Non-Exempt, Salary: $39.38 - $49.91 hourly Scope of Job Duties: To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum, demonstrate knowledge, skill and ability to: Determine bidding requirements, selection criteria and general terms and conditions Develop scope of work and specifications with clients Prepare contract terms and conditions for execution Facilitate contract negotiations Hold evaluation meetings, interviews, proprietary meetings, and debriefs with consultants and County staff Support spend analysis and benchmarking for best practices at the category level Support proactive procurement forecasting in conjunction with our agencies Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, contract terms, policies, and procedures Have critical thinking skills and bring techniques to reduce waste and increase efficiency


Minimum Qualifications: Competitive procurement solicitations, contracting and vendor management experience OR Supply Chain Management degree Basic understanding of contract law, regulations, procurement methods, industry principles and best practices Ability to facilitate cross-functional discussions, resolve conflicts, and find resolutions Strong communication, interpersonal, writing and customer service skills Intermediate level of technology proficiency using MS Office Productivity tools in your daily work Ability to manage your time and adapt to changing priorities, work on multiple priorities and projects simultaneously, meet quick deadlines, and produce timely and quality work products Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. We would love it if you have: Oracle EBS and/or Oracle procurement Cloud or related experience utilizing procurement technology Procurement Certification(s): Such as CPPB (Certified Professional Public Buyer), CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management), CPSD (Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity), Associate DBIA (Design-Build Professional) and/or Associate Design-Build Professional (Assoc. DBIA) or other relevant certifications Experience with LEAN processes and principles Experience with soliciting for or negotiating Information Technology contracts Experience with SharePoint, MS Teams and other collaborative online tools Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek; normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. These positions are represented by Teamsters 117. The work associated with this position will primarily be remote. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

Application Process

A completed King County Application is required. The recruitment for this position is open to all qualified candidates. Applicants from this recruitment may be used to fill future opportunities in this job classification series for career service or term limited temporary postions. We highly recommend that you also provide a resume and cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum qualifications and why you are interested in this position. The first screening of applications will take place on Monday, March 16th. Note: Online applications are preferred. However, if you cannot apply online, go to for other options. If you have any questions or concerns while applying, please contact: Caitlyn Prouty, Recruiter Email:

Contact Info

Name: Caitlyn Prouty
Phone: 206-477-8616
Closing Date: March 31, 2023