Information Technology Contracts Specialist-Acquisition Management Spec

State Of Minnesota Saint Paul , MN 55102

Posted 3 months ago

Job Details

Job Class: Acquisition Management Specialist

Working Title: Information Technology Contracts Specialist

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 11/07/2019

Closing Date: 12/03/2019

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Administration Department

Division/Unit: Office of State Procurement / Prof / Tech Contracting

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Monday-Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $27.79 - $41.21/hourly; $58,026 - $86,046/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 214/MAPE

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

As an Information Technology Contracts Specialist, you will support the Commissioner of Administration's statutory responsibilities with respect to the review and oversight of approximately $650 million in professional contracts and legal/policy compliance related to the procurement of professional/technical services and other contracts within the Office of State Procurement. This position is transactional in nature and does not contain a litigation component. Job duties include:

  • Lead and plan IT procurement related activities to ensure compliance with legal and policy requirements.

  • Review and approve documents to ensure compliance with legal and policy requirements, including solicitations, contracts, annual plans, amendments, certifications, and other documents.

  • Provide advice, analysis, expertise, information, technical assistance and support to state agencies and other stakeholders in all the areas involved in the P/T solicitation process as well as the creation, administration, management, interpretation and termination of legal and effective P/T contracts.

  • Coordinate, lead and support multiple government agency subgroups in the development of enterprise P/T contracts that sufficiently and efficiently serve the needs of the end-users while reducing redundancy.

  • Advise Office of State Procurement management on policies and procedures required to effectively maintain the standards set by the Legislature and Governor.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of professional experience in procurement or a legal setting which includes a significant amount of time working with contracts. A J.D. degree from an accredited law school may substitute for two years of professional experience identified above.

In addition to the above, candidates must also have:

  • Legal skills sufficient to identify and appropriately resolve legal issues.

  • Ability to read and interpret state statutes and policies.

  • Superior and effective communication, both written and oral, with the ability to speak clearly and persuasively.

  • Ability to work independently and as a team.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Basic skills related to common PC tools, i.e., word processing, databases, and spreadsheets.

Preferred Qualifications

  • J.D. from an accredited law school.

  • Extensive experience with contract drafting and interpretation.

  • Experience sufficient to appropriately and promptly interpret, apply, and communicate laws, rules, policies, techniques and procedures.

  • Ability to work in a demanding public environment, under tight deadlines, and function effectively in high pressure situations.

  • Public or private procurement experience.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

It is the policy of Department of Administration that all candidates submit a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

SEMA4 Records Check

Criminal History Check

Employment Reference Check

Education/License Verification

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.This position is located in Minnesota's great capital city, Saint Paul. The State of Minnesota offers employees a subsidy for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work. Ride the new METRO "Green Line" Light Rail Train to work! The Robert Street Station is located close by.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Ninel Austin at nella.austin@state.mn.us or 651/201-8005.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Department of Administration is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The Department of Administration recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

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