The University of Connecticut, Department of Procurement Services, seeks to hire a Contract Specialist for Construction & Professional Services (UCP 8). Under the general direction of the University Director of Procurement Contracting & Compliance or designated administrator, the Contract Specialist utilizes existing policies, procedures and statutes to plan, develop and organize all phases of assigned responsibilities for the University’s capital construction program and professional services at all University of Connecticut campuses, including UConn Health in Farmington.
The Contract Specialist is accountable for performing and managing the complex tasks in their area of expertise with a primary focus on construction and related professional services. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to drafting, negotiation, and review of contracts; preparation of reports; and serving as a liaison with the Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Attorney General (when required), vendors, outside legal counsel and University administrators and officials
Interested candidates must submit a letter of application, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references, including one reference from current place of employment. Please apply on-line using the University’s Husky Hire system at: http://jobs.uconn.edu. Please reference Job ID 494946. Screening will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
Internal Number: 494946
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