The Riverside Transit Agency is recruiting for the position of Senior Contracts Administrator in our Procurement Department. Under the general direction of the Director of Contracts, The Senior Contracts Administrator performs senior level contract administration and contract compliance activities for materials, supplies, services and equipment. Supports the Agency in its compliance with Federal Transit Administration Circular 4220.1F, specifically Third-Party Contracting Guidelines, the federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) requirements set forth in 49 CFR Part 26.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES includes the following; other duties may be assigned as necessary.
Determines proper methods of procurement in conformance with Agency, Federal and State regulations; ensures contracts protect Agency's interests and uphold policies and procedures.
Develops understanding of internal customers' budgeting needs and procedures; provides procurement strategies for all major projects.
Assists project managers in developing scopes of work and develops and issues Request for Proposals for highly complex procurements; determines appropriate procurement methods.
Confers with project managers to prepare and conduct pre-proposal/bid conferences and site visits.
Evaluates bids, proposals and quotations; conducts cost and price analysis; chairs evaluation committee meetings and conducts vendor interviews; determines consultant/contractor selection recommendations.
Leads negotiations, creates, prepares and issues contracts and purchase orders for highly complex procurements; attend kick-off meetings and actively assist PMs with initial start-up of project to ensure effective turnover of project from procurement to PM. Prepares complex contract amendments, revisions, terminations and close-outs.
Maintain contract files for all projects for post-award activities; assist with contractual post award activities, e.g. verifying accuracy of certified payroll documentation after initial PM review.
Interprets and applies contracting principles, applicable laws, regulations and policies and procedures.
Prepares various periodic and special reports; assists in providing training and mentoring to lower level staff; makes recommendations for improving operating procedures and policies; participates in various administrative activities related to the department's operation.
Represents Agency at outside functions for special projects.
Prepares staff recommendations of award for presentation to Board Committees and full Board of Director meetings.
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in administration, purchasing, business; certificate in purchasing/contracts desirable. Seeking increasingly responsible contract administration experience; and multiple project and/or governmental agency project experience.
For complete job description and to apply online go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/riversidetransit/jobs/2437398/senior-contracts-administrator?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
RTA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Internal Number: 19-1097-01
About Riverside Transit Agency
The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) was established as a Joint Powers Agency on August 15, 1975 and began operating bus service on March 16, 1977. RTA is the Consolidated Transportation Service Agency for western Riverside County and is responsible for coordinating transit services throughout the approximate 2,500 square mile service area, providing driver training, assistance with grant applications and development of Short Range Transit Plans (SRTPs).RTA provides both local and regional services throughout the region with 39 fixed routes, eight CommuterLink routes, and Dial-A-Ride services using 334 vehicles. In the cities of Corona, Beaumont and Banning, RTA coordinates regional services with municipal transit systems. In Riverside, RTA coordinates with the city's Riverside Special Services, which provides ADA complementary service to RTA's fixed-route services.MISSION STATEMENTThe Riverside Transit Agency, Riverside County's multi-modal transportation provider, shall provide for a variety of transportation needs in a cost-effective and efficient manner for all the residents of our member communities. The Agency is committed to providing safe, reliable, courteous, accessible, and user-friendly services to our customers