At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further.
Honesty, Trust, & Respect We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community.
Teamwork & Problem Solving We strive to reach OC San goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.
Leadership & Commitment We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community.
Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals.
Recognition/Rewards We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OC San by our many talented employees.
OC San is currently looking to fill the role of a Contracts Administrator.
Under general supervision or direction, 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; may lead project teams for routine projects, goods or services, and review change orders for same; 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.
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Thursday, January 7, 2021 by 5:00 P.M. (or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)
Hiring Salary Range: $96,678.40- $106,516.80/Year (starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)
Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; ability to travel to various District sites, projects and/or meetings; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Environmental Elements Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
Disaster Service Workers All OC San employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the OC San requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
Other Information For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.
False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OC San's pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions, this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.
Reference Checks will be conducted by OC San to verify employment related information for all potential employees once a contingent job offer is made during the background investigation process. This is done to ensure that individuals who join OC San are well qualified and have a strong potential to be successful in their employment. The extent of the inquiry will depend on the position being applied for, but will at least include:
Verification/Reference from current and past employers
Confirmation of necessary licenses, certificates, and degrees.
Please have all necessary documentation ready. Additional inquiries may be necessary depending on the position for which you are applying. Human Resources will also schedule a post-offer physical examination once a job offer has been made.
OC San only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Applications submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.
The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.
Qualifications & Requirements
Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, with major coursework in business or public administration, contract law, or a related field; AND,
One (1) year of work experience in purchasing or procurement with a specific focus in the development and administration of public contracts.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
Valid California Class C Driver's License.
Possession of a certification in the Management of Business Contracts, or comparable contracts program.
Experience with Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel.
Strong planning and problem solving skills.
About Orange County Sanitation District
The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) is a public agency that is committed to maintaining world-class leadership in wastewater and water resource management.