Contract Specialist II

Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC)

Please Note: This position currently scheduled to close 11/26/2018, 11:59PM CST.


The Railroad Commission of Texas seeks an experienced contract specialist to perform complex (journey-level) contract management work. Work involves developing and evaluating a broad range of contracts. Works together with other contract specialists and contract professionals. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. May train others.

Develops solicitations, contracts, and amendments by identifying provider resources, describing services to be rendered, evaluating information supplied by bidders, and negotiating contract specifications.

Coordinates and facilitates procurement-related meetings such as kick-off and pre-proposal meetings, post-award conferences, team briefings, and evaluation scorings.

Monitors contract performance by examining billings, fiscal data, and eligibility determinations for compliance with terms of contract and policies.
Administers the billing process and eligibility monitoring functions for contract billings.
Evaluates expenditure data and makes projections to ensure appropriate use of funds.
Reviews fiscal expenditure reports for completeness, appropriateness, and accuracy.
Serves as a liaison with contract providers to ensure participation is consistent with program, legal, and fiscal requirements.
Assists in developing bid evaluation scoring instruments.
Assists with negotiating contracts, contract renewals, and amendments.
Assists in conducting needs assessments to determine requirements for the purchase of goods or services.
May monitor legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to contracting.
May recommend changes to solicitation and contract boilerplate documents and other contract-related documents.
May recommend the cancellation of contracts and assist in the dispute resolution process.
May prepare specifications for requests for bids.
May recruit provider and donor resources.
May train others.
Performs related work as assigned.

State Classification #: 1980
State Classification Title: Contract Specialist II
Salary Group: B17
Military Occupational Specialty Codes (MOS):
Army — 51C Contract and Industrial Management
Navy — 310X SC – Supply Corps Officer
Air Force — 64PX Contracting
Marines — 3006 Contracting Officer
Coast Guard – 28 Acquisition/Project Management 35 Contracting
Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at

Qualifications – External
Experience and Education
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration or a related field.
Two years of related work experience.
Experience in contract development or contract evaluation work.
Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of contracting and procurement regulations;
Knowledge of negotiating contracts; of developing contracts; of business administration and accounting principles and practices;
Knowledge of policies and procedures of contract management.
Knowledge of CAPPS Financials;
Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software.
Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations;
Ability to evaluate fiscal data for reasonableness, necessity, and conformity with contract requirements;
Ability to write and edit contract requirements and specifications;
Ability to negotiate features of a contract;
Ability to communicate effectively;
Ability to train others.

Preferred Qualifications
Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM).

Remarks: There is one available position. Official transcripts, DD214 or DD1300, copies of license/certifications, or other minimum requirement validations will be requested at the time of the job offer.

Due to the high volume of applications we do not accept telephone calls. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Notifications to applicants are sent electronically to the email address you provide.

The Railroad Commission of Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or in the provision of services. The Railroad Commission of Texas is a smoke-free workplace

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Posted: November 06, 2018