CONTRACT AND PROCUREMENT ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES MANAGER
County of San Mateo
$8,635 - $10,793 / Month
The County of San Mateo Human Resources Department is seeking candidates for the position of Contract and Procurement Administrative Services Manager. Working closely with the County Procurement Manager, the Contract and Procurement Administrative Services Manager (Manager) will perform a wide variety of moderate-to-highly complex analytical and administrative support activities that have County-wide impact. These activities will include finalizing the implementation of the County's new Contract Management System (CMS), assisting with administration of the System, and acting as a subject matter expert on the system by providing support, training and expertise to contract administrators in various County departments. The Manager will also have responsibility for assisting with the development of documentation and specific training for the system.
In addition to being an administrator of the CMS, the Manager will assist County staff with developing and monitoring solicitations and contracts for goods and services, procuring and supervising the procurement of supplies, equipment, and services, assisting departments with the Request for Proposals (RFP) processes, and drafting procurement and training documents for County-wide use. The County enters into more than 1,500 contracts annually with a dollar value more than $300,000,000.
Experience with Agiloft Contract Management Suite software is desirable. A background in the legal/paralegal field is an advantage. Strong writing, editing and analytical skills are critical. Because much of the work may involve reviewing the work of others, superior interpersonal and presentation skills are required.
The successful candidate for this position will:
Have excellent communication, writing, proofreading and editing skills.
Be an effective communicator and relationship-builder and an effective collaborator with customer departments, staff and contractors/vendors.
Be well-versed with relevant laws, regulations and policies that impact and/or regulate government procurement.
Possess a commitment to maintaining a high standard of customer service.
Have demonstrated knowledge of and experience in government procurement and contract administration.
Be experienced in developing, negotiating, monitoring and amending complex private and government contracts, memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and RFPs for the procurement of goods and professional services.
Have demonstrated ability to effectively address and manage contract non-compliance and disputes.
Have the ability to efficiently and effectively use technology and resources to improve project workflow and process improvement for contract management.
Designation as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) is desirable, but not required.
A typical way to qualify is five years of increasingly responsible experience performing a variety of contract and procurement administrative duties in a large, complex public agency.
Employment with San Mateo County offers a wealth of opportunities to serve your community while building a career. The County has a culture of innovation and has created a diverse workforce that is nationally celebrated for its collaborative approaches to providing essential services.
San Mateo County leadership commits to serving the public well and providing a competitive compensation program including a choice of retirement plans, flexible hours, childcare center, commute assistance, health and wellness programs and much, much more.
The County has been working on a Succession Planning Program, which includes many new and remarkable initiatives to prepare our workforce for the future. This is an exciting time and we in Human Resources look forward to continuing to partner with our department customers to position San Mateo County as employer of choice.
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