Contract Specialist II/III/IV
Job #: 2013-42
TWC Job #: 6892127
Opening Date: 05/14/2013
Closing Date: Until Closed
Travel Required: 25%
Monthly Salary: *$2,970.91 - $4,166.67
Position Location: 1100 San Jacinto, State Insurance Building
Group Step: B17/B19/B21
*Salary Commensurate With Experience
The Contract Compliance Analyst (Contract Specialist II, III, or IV) is hired to work within the Compliance and Oversight Division (COD) of the Office of the Governor (OOG) reporting to the Director of COD. Performs contract management and administration work, including monitoring contract performance and deliverables. Conducts on-site visits and performs desk reviews. Conducts complex analyses and evaluates financial information including the review of business plans, financial accounting records, and statistical data to ensure compliance with state statutes and internal regulations. Duties require a high degree of initiative with minimal direction, sustained professionalism and sound independent judgment. The position classification title (i.e., Contract Specialist II, III, or IV) will be determined based on job-related credentials.
- Effectively manages and administers contract portfolio for the Office of the Governor by determining compliance through annual and quarterly reviews; monitoring performance; investigating and processing; and evaluating and reporting contracting entity activities.
- Examines financial accounting records to determine grantee reporting accuracy and prepares statistical calculations for grantee payments.
- Fulfills the contract liaison role between division management, program, contracting entities, and other parties, as required.
- Assists in interpreting and/or developing policies, rules, or regulations.
- Demonstrates advanced subject matter expertise, including providing complex technical guidance to staff, contracting entities, and the community regarding contract administration, policies, and procedures.
- Resolves non-compliance issues by investigating contract-related discrepancies between parties, making recommendations for amending and/or terminating contracts, and participating in negotiating settlement agreements and other claims.
- Prepares and presents reports by compiling, reviewing, and analyzing data and providing written and/or oral reports to division management and oversight entities.
- Monitors contract performance by conducting on-site reviews, and examines deliverables, performance metrics and specific eligibility determinations for compliance with terms of contract and division practices.
- Conducts contract research, performance compliance activities and associated analyses for a wide range of contracts.
- Conducts assessments to determine requirements for the compliance of contracts.
- Coordinates the risk assessment and audit process for contract monitoring and planning and recommends non-compliance assessment of contracts when unwarranted deviations occur.
- Demonstrates a thorough understanding of customer service principals and methodology.
- Performs all other related duties as assigned.
College graduate from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business management, finance, accounting or relevant field. One year of directly related experience preferred. Graduate degree in business, finance, or related field from an accredited four-year college or university preferred.
To apply, you may download the uniform State Employment Application or request an application from the Office of the Governor Human Resources Division, State Insurance Building, 1100 San Jacinto, Room 2.300, Austin, Texas, 78701. If required in this posting, copies of college transcripts must be provided concurrent with application for further applicant consideration. For additional information, please call 512- 463-5873, or visit our agency's website. Dial 7-1-1 for Relay Services.
The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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- Right to Work Poster (Spanish)
Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit: http://www.sss.gov/
Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process:
Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should contact 512-463-5873 and ask to speak to the Office of the Governor's Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.