Senior Contract Specialist - 55006704

State Of Florida Fort Lauderdale , FL 33309

Posted 2 months ago

Requisition No: 464781

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: SENIOR CONTRACT SPECIALIST - 55006704

Position Number: 55006704

Salary: $44,980.79 - $58,210.44

Posting Closing Date: 10/14/2021



415 / Procurement



CONTACT PERSON: Margaret Simpkins




The State of Florida offers an excellent benefits package including paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, several low-premium healthcare options, tuition waivers, and training opportunities for professional growth and development. For additional benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.


In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation's Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities. Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities may be provided. Please contact the Florida Department of Transportation's Human Resources Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-5300 for assistance.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Implement procurement processes necessary to acquire commodities and contractual services through Invitation to Bid (ITB), Request for Proposal (RFP), Invitation to Negotiate (ITN), Single Source, and Exempt methods of procurement.

Implement contracting principles, procedures and processes related to the preparation and review of solicitation documents, posting of contract advertisements, negotiations, contract documents, vendor's quotes/bid proposals/replies, contract award, contract renewals, contract modifications, extensions and close-outs. Verify funds availability at time of advertisement and execution. Coordinate the preparation of solicitation documents and addendums.

Confirm the responsiveness of vendor's responses. Timely prepare completion of contracts, modifications, renewals and closeouts, as applicable. Communicate vendor's issues as required by procedure.

Guide contract managers on proper contracting processes. Ensure that contract managers take the appropriate training/certification as required by the Department of Financial Services. Coordinate the scheduling of Technical Review Team meetings, Selection Committee meetings, pre-bid/pre-proposal/reply meetings, oral presentations, negotiations, reading of technical scores, and price proposal openings in accordance with procedure.

Participate in statewide meetings, conferences and training, as required, to perform job responsibilities. This position has financial disclosure responsibility in accordance with Section 112.3145, Florida Statutes.

Assist with procedure reviews and implementation. Ensure that contract activity, documentation and information are timely and accurately recorded into the various business data management systems, as required, i.e.

Vendor Bid System (VBS), My Florida Marketplace and the Florida Accountability Tracking System (FACTS), etc. Coordinate project/contract managers training on the several aspects of procurement

Coordinate procurement and administrative actions with the Department's Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EOO) to encourage utilization of qualified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), and small business firms. Assist with coordinating and presenting regularly scheduled meetings designed to inform vendors how to do business with the department.

Assist in establishing work unit objectives and action plans. Participate and provide administrative and outreach support services that result in utilization of qualified DBE, MBE and small businesses.

Participate in contract mediation and protest settlement actions by compiling, organizing and submitting protest information as directed. Participate in good faith effort committee meetings and depositions regarding protests as required. Coordinate and provide status of protest information to Florida Department of Transportation staff and appropriate contractors as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of state procurement laws and rules; Ability to interpret laws, rules, procedures and practices related to procurements of contractual services and commodities; Ability to plan, develop and coordinate the procurement of complex projects for contractual services and/or commodities; Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately both verbally and in writing; Ability to work independently, plan, organize and prioritize assignments; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; Skilled in the use of computer based spreadsheets, databases and word processing applications; Skilled in reviewing documents for accuracy and completeness; Skilled in problem-solving techniques; Skilled in contract negotiation techniques; Ability to research, analyze data and produce reports; Skilled in contract negotiation techniques.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, and 2 years of professional experience OR FCCN plus 2 years (public) procurement experience. Professional or nonprofessional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for required college education.

As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, college transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.

A Competitive Area Differential (CAD) additive in the amount of $1,976.00 will be added to the annual salary.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES THE SERVICE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE GIVEN TO OUR COUNTRY AND SUPPORTS THE HIRING OF RETURNING SERVICE MEMBERS AND MILITARY SPOUSES. If you are a preference-eligible applicant who receives notice of a hiring decision and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, you may file a written complaint within 60 calendar days from the date you receive the notice, requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.

Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. Candidates claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.

Veterans' Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale

Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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Senior Contract Specialist - 55006704

State Of Florida