Under general direction, the Contracts Manager plans, organizes, supervises, and coordinates the procurement by contract of consultant services, public works construction, major equipment, and contract transportation services; and coordinates and oversees contract administration activities.
This single position class is responsible for managing a staff that administers a wide variety of contracts including procurement of professional services, construction/public works, and major equipment. The incumbent works on contracts that are highly complex and sensitive in nature, where substantial judgment and initiative are essential in making recommendations and resolving problems.
Sufficient training, education, and experience to demonstrate possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Development of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a four-year degree in public or business administration, accounting, economics, or a related field, and five years of experience in developing and administering Requests for Proposals, specifications, and formal procurement/construction contracts.
The aforementioned experience should include several years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience, including high value contract administration activities for professional services. Experience in a public agency or transit setting is desirable.
Additional Salary Information: Generous scheduled time off and benefits package.
About Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is an independent special district that provides sustainable, accessible, community-focused transportation options that are innovative, environmentally responsible, and promote the vitality of our region. VTA is responsible for bus, light rail and paratransit operations and also serves as the county’s congestion management agency. As such, VTA is responsible for countywide transportation planning, including congestion management issues, specific highway improvement projects, pedestrian and bicycle improvement projects, and provides these services throughout the county, including the municipalities of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale. VTA continually builds partnerships to deliver transportation solutions that meet the evolving mobility needs of Santa Clara County. VTA is a dynamic, high-performing and innovative organization.