Education and Experience:
Associates Degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, contract management, construction, or closely related field and two years of experience in contract services work, preferably in the architectural/engineering industry or government related setting; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Knowledge of:
• Public procurement/contracting systems and processes.
• Basic accounting principles and practices.
• Purchasing and accounting transactions.
• Principles and practices of contract administration as applied to the public sector.
• Basic contract cost and price analysis principles and practices based on federal regulations.
• Basic negotiation principles and practices.
• Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
• Project management techniques and principles.
• Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
• Principles and procedures of record keeping.
• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
• Principles of customer service.
Required Skill in:
• Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
• Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.
• Performing a range of duties involved in participating in the services and activities of the A&E contract process within the Procurement and Contracts Division.
• Preparing management reports.
• Assisting with contract change orders and identifying solutions that balance the Agency's interests and those of the negotiating partner(s), within financial capacity and other constraints.
• Interpreting and applying federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
• Contract management and oversight.
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Applying project management techniques and principles.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Work is performed in a standard office environment.
• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.
All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.