This is a professional position accountable for using a range of procurement and contracting methods to procure products and services within a set threshold exclusive of pre-established contracts and within pricing guidelines or agreements, and/or preparing and tracking contracts or agreements. At this level, employees are accountable for the contracting process from beginning to end and have responsibility for developing contract and related documents that include standard clauses, previously prepared model agreements, or routine supplemental stipulations. Incumbents have the authority to analyze best alternatives and negotiate basic terms of contracts in compliance with State procurement rules and specifications.
In addition to those identified in the previous level: Knowledge of commonly used contract types, required clauses, and special provisions. Knowledge of the sources of supply and approved methods of obtaining required materials and supplies. Skill in evaluating competitive bids. Ability to analyze and suggest better solutions. Ability to negotiate, establish, and administer contracts.
Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)