Classification Salary Range: $4,306 - $7,790 per month.
The final salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
About the Department/Position:
Under the general supervision of the Manager of Procurement and Contracts, the Contract Specialist Ill is responsible for preparing highly complex contracts and/or coordination of a specific purchasing function, including independent problem solving for major purchasing campus-wide. These responsibilities include assistance with long-term planning, policy recommendations, and/or procedural changes for a particular functional area. The incumbent's main focus will be the processing of affiliation agreements, including nursing, teaching, and clinical agreements, service learning, Memorandums of Understanding (MOU's), assisting with minor construction/public works projects, architecture, and engineering agreements. The incumbent will be responsible for administrating all aspects of solicitation processes such as project job walks, bidder's conferences, evaluation of bids and contractor management; and service agreements terms and conditions writing and assisting departments to write specifications. The Incumbent will also be expected to procure goods and services, and other associated purchasing activities. The Contract Specialist Ill is the highest technical specialist for agreements, contracts, consortium projects, public works, repair projects, Insurance matters, and annual reporting. The majority of assignments are at the advanced level.
Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:
Process purchase and contract requests, developing, coordinating, and/or preparing purchase orders, contracts, bids, and other procurement-related documents for the campus.
Assist with all aspects of procurement solicitations for minor capital outlay construction and formal bids.
Assure selection in accordance with established criteria; assure full and fair competition and documentation of actions; issue award letters.
Assist with the development, coordination, and management of all Public Works procurement activities to complete complex or time-sensitive projects., this includes minor construction/public works, architecture, engineering, geotechnical agreements.
Prepare, analyze, and administer formal and informal competitive bid processes, including Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Invitations for Bid (IFB).
Manage (e.g., coordinate, develop. analyze, negotiate, author, and administer) contracts, working with vendors, campus customers, attorneys, and awarding agencies to determine specifications and terms and conditions that optimize value and mitigate risk for the University.
Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program.
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here.
California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.
California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
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Education; Equivalent to an undergraduate degree in purchasing, marketing, accounting, business, or other appropriate field. Additional experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Experience: Equivalent to three years of increasingly responsible purchasing experience of which two years must have involved major aspects of the purchasing function, i.e., high-technology and building and construction, utilizing competitive bidding or contract development, and including the writing of specifications and justifications to support them.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of purchasing, including administration of contracts and service agreements; thorough knowledge of accounting principles as related to purchasing and contracts; comprehensive knowledge of formal competitive bid administration process; thorough knowledge of California State Statutes and Codes applicable to campus procurement; Knowledge and use of PeopleSoft Financial System.
Ability to administer all aspects of bid procedures according to State laws and CSU policy; issue and monitor contracts and service agreements; develop, interpret, and apply highly technical and varied material and equipment specifications requiring such activities as the integration of performance schedules, do research and gather data, and apply computer technology to the total purchasing process.
Ability to lead or review the work of others; act promptly to actual or potential problems when required; develop long-range plans, including recommendations for policies and procedures affected by the plans; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with vendors and with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and members of the general public; read and write clearly in English. Working knowledge of functions such as receiving and properly accounting as they relate to the purchasing and contracting process. Able to apply and interpret the public code regulations, standard business practices, and the CSU ICSUAM for Contracts and Procurement.
Skill in: Contract writing, insurance, leases, and agreements.
Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree in purchasing, marketing, accounting, business or other appropriate field, CPM or APP certification.
Preferred Experience: Four years in the procurement and contracts field within the CSU or higher education, or knowledge and experience in an educational, public, or large organizational setting. Information Technology and Public Works experience.
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About California State University, Dominguez Hills
Campus Marketing Statement
California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.
Department Marketing Statement
Procurement, Contracts and Support Services is comprised of the following units within the Division of Administration and Finance: Procurement, Contracts, Records Management, and Facilities Leasing and Sched...uling. The mission of the department is to procure goods and services, assist and organize university needs to realize overall cost savings and cost avoidance, and to ensure compliance with all aspects of State procurement and contracting law and CSU policies.