OCSD is seeking to fill the position of Contracts Administrator.
Under general supervision, performs routine work in managing the business relationship of contract parties in coordination with District staff, legal counsel, and outside contractors; participates in the development and fulfillment of contract requirements in accordance with District policies and Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations; provides consistency and oversight in contracts and contractual relationships; and performs related work as required.
Specifically, this person will be responsible for managing numerous complex fixed-price construction contracts, cost-plus design and other professional services contracts in public works, and all manner of purchasing contracts. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
Solicitation development and execution;
Change order cost analysis and negotiations;
Compliance with insurance and bonding requirements;
Legal and contractual compliance; and
Resolution of contractual disputes.
In addition, this individual will review and facilitate the approval of progress payments, advise District staff on contractual/business issues, apply liquidated damages, provide comprehensive analysis of claims and dispute resolutions, perform closeout in a timely manner, and make presentations to senior management and governing boards.
REQUIREMENTS The successful candidate will possess a bachelor's degree from a college or university which is accredited by the US Department of Education, with major coursework in business or public administration, or a related field and two (2) years of increasingly responsible purchasing, administrative, and/or analytical experience, specifically in the development and administration of public contracts.
Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to:
Successfully apply cost accounting standards and negotiate a variety of complex Public Works or other fixed-price and cost-plus contracts and amendments/change orders for local, state, and federally-funded projects;
Interpret and apply federal, local, and state laws, codes, and regulations; and
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
The successful candidate will also posses strong planning and problem solving skills.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment is also a requirement.
Possession of a certification in the Management of Business Contracts, or comparable contracts program;
Experience with Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel; and
The ability to perform in a non-public works setting.
Internal Number: 71
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