Contract Specialist IV (20-0525)

Office of the Attorney General

DIVISION: Child Support – Contract Operations 353
POSTING NUMBER: 20-0525
JOB TITLE: Contract Specialist IV
MONTHLY SALARY: $4,024.00-$4,458.00

20-0525

All applications for employment with the Office of the Attorney General must be submitted electronically through www.WorkInTexas.com. A State of Texas application in WorkInTexas (WIT) must be completed to be considered. Your application for this position may subject you to a criminal background check pursuant to the Texas Government Code.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Performs advanced (senior-level) contract management work for the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Child Support Division (CSD) Case Processing Contracts section. Work involves complex contract administration, consultative and technical work including implementation of major agency contract(s) and developing and implementing program goals and objectives. May serve as Contract Lead over one or more major case processing contracts. Monitor contracts to ensure vendor and agency compliance with contract terms and evaluates a broad range of contracts for services. . OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work at a large, dynamic state agency making a positive difference in the lives of Texans.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Monitors contract terms and budget to ensure timely receipt of invoices, payments, and issuance of Purchase Order Change
Monitors contract deliverables and reports adherence to contract requirements and schedule
Examines billings, fiscal data, and monitors contract budgets and expenditures; prepares budget projections and approves invoice payment and or adjustments; and make suggestions for remedy assessment and deliverable acceptance
Studies and analyzes vendor operations to identify issues and prepares reports of findings and recommendations
Prepares QA results, develop and review contract documentation. Performs investigative tasks related to quality assurance reviews
Monitors correspondence, issues, and action items to facilitate timely resolution of issues and collaborates with service providers and staff on quality assurance reviews, performance measures, and remedy assessments
Participates in planning development, evaluation of procurement documents, contract implementation, contract amendments, and contract closeout
Oversees the coordination and facilitation of correspondence, issues, and action items to facilitate timely resolution of issues and collaborates with service providers and staff on quality assurance reviews, performance measures and remedy assessments
Serves as the agency’s point of contact for the contract between the Child Support Division, and vendors; drafts and coordinates all formal and informal communication between the organizations
Performs related work as assigned.
Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions
Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule
Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information
Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university; or experience in the following (or closely related) fields may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis: accounting, auditing, business administration, business analysis, child support, contract administration, contract management, or project management
Experience: Six years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: accounting, auditing, business administration, business analysis, child support, contract administration, contract management, or project management
Knowledgeable of state government purchasing, accounting, and procurement procedures
Considerable skill in negotiating contract renewals, amendments, and changes
Strong analytical and data management skills including the in use of spreadsheets, databases
Skill in creating documents and reports that incorporate illustrations, graphs, and charts using Microsoft Office products
Skill in completing complex projects within designated time frames
Skill in gathering and analyzing facts, solving problems, drafting reports, and developing corrective action plans
Skill in effective oral and written communication
Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making
Skill in planning, organizing and prioritizing to meet goals/objectives and tight deadlines
Ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback
Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environment
Ability to provide excellent customer service
Ability to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel
Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA
Ability to lift and relocate 30 lbs.
Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 5%

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience in Child Support Program
Certification: Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM); certification must be obtained within 12 months of employment with the OAG

TO APPLY
All applications for employment with the Office of the Attorney General must be submitted electronically through www.WorkInTexas.com. A State of Texas application in WorkInTexas (WIT) must be completed to be considered. Your application for this position may subject you to a criminal background check pursuant to the Texas Government Code. WIT JOB MATCH: Occupational Category: Business and Financial Operations; Occupation: Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products; Industry: Public Administration. Military
Crosswalk information can be accessed at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_PropertyManagementandProcurement.pdf.

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Posted: February 12, 2020