Contract Management Specialist

State Of Colorado Denver , CO 80208

Posted 2 months ago

Department Information

Our mission is to provide a FAIR AND IMPARTIAL SYSTEM OF JUSTICE -that-

Protects constitutional and statutory rights and liberties

Assures equal access

Provides fair, timely and constructive resolution of cases

Enhances public safety

Supervises offenders

Facilitates victim and community reparation

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In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401(k) and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

  • BenefitHub state employee discount program

  • Employee Wellness program MotivateMe

Description of Job

The Contract Management Specialist guides the definition of objectives for the negotiation and implementation of contract language and contracts; oversees and manages contracts; develops, justifies and explains contract terms to Department staff; monitors contractor compliance with contracts; and resolves issues between contractors, vendors and end users involving contracts. Coordinates with purchasing staff on contract language to conduct bids or requests for proposals.

  • Processes contracts between Department and external stakeholders.

  • Develops contracts for goods and services based on provided information from stakeholders and established language standards.

  • Secures language approval by key stakeholders, including Procurement, Legal, Accounting and requesting end users by collaborating and negotiating terms with vendors, users, and professional groups. Assists staff to develop statements of work and/or specifications.

  • Reviews contract drafts for accurate information and compliance with laws, policies and procedures, and alignment with best practices.

  • Works with stakeholders to make necessary revisions to contracts.

  • Coordinates and oversees all Department contracts through the electronic contract and financial management program.

  • Identifies issues with contracting processes and technology systems and suggests improvements.

  • Manages contracting processes from initial negotiation through final review.

  • Develops and revises strategies to administer and monitor contractor compliance with contract terms and conditions. Collaborates with staff across the Department and external stakeholders to support business needs with executed contracts.

  • Develops contracts for discretionary, sole source and emergency procurements as well as competitively bid solicitations.

  • Provides interpretations or contract language to co-workers, managers, other staff and contractors as necessary.

  • Maintains expertise in contract and procurement related laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Makes recommendations for contract standardization, industry trends and process improvements.

  • Attends meetings and training as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and two years of office or administrative work, preferably working with contracts.

Supplemental Information

The Colorado Judicial Department is committed to ensuring equal access to and full participation in court and probation services and programs for qualified individuals with disabilities, including employees of the Colorado Judicial Department. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is an important part of our culture and we are committed to provide reasonable accommodations when needed without causing undue hardship to the Colorado Judicial Department.

Each district has an ADA Coordinator and Jury Commissioner. The ADA Coordinator is responsible for initiating the interactive process once an employee, court or probation services participant has made a request for reasonable accommodation and the Jury Commissioner is responsible for initiating the interactive process once a juror has made a request for a reasonable accommodation.

For more information and to apply online, please visit our website listed below:

Please note: Applications must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. Incomplete or new applications will not be accepted after this time.

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Contract Management Specialist

State Of Colorado