Contract Compliance Specialist

Travis County
$62,854 - $72,826 Per year TX 5325 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751, United States
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Overview

Are you looking for career opportunities that provide top-notch benefits including paid vacation and sick leave, parental leave, outstanding health, vision, and dental insurance, a free health clinic for you and your dependents, a generous retirement plan, and much more? Then bring your talents to Travis County!  

Participates in planning and implementation of a contract management program. Interprets policy, rules, codes and regulations for staff and contractors. Monitors contracts' administrative and fiscal performance by conducting site visits and auditing monthly invoices and financial backup documentation. Coordinates and conducts risk assessments. Responds to inquiries regarding contract obligations, renewals or revisions. Assists in the development of contracts by proposing terms, conditions and specifications as required. Maintains and analyzes information in a database system used to track contracts, agreements and all related information. Prepares, distributes and presents fiscal and administrative reports to management, partners, and contractors. Performs a variety of administrative and financial duties related to the oversight and monitoring of contracts both general and grant funded. Reviews and investigates non-compliance issues, writes situation summaries, recommends and presents solutions to contract management and contractors. Writes complex reports and business correspondence. 

This is a grant-funded position with an ending date of December 31, 2024, with the possibility of renewal.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a job classification within the Purchasing job family. It is distinguished by level of monitoring contract, as well as the additional experience required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in the planning and implementation of a contract compliance program. Interprets policies, rules, codes or regulations.
  • Works closely with project managers, department heads, multiple outside agencies, and other County staff to review contracts. Establishes procedures for the monitoring of contract compliance issues, and to ensure their needs and interests are satisfied. Prepares related contract correspondence. Facilitates dispute resolutions between contractors, vendors, consultants and associated County department staff. Attends a variety of meetings to administer contract and communicate contract status and expectations.
  • Develops, implements and maintain a system to monitor contracts and agreements. Maintains and manages contracts databases and files.
  • Negotiates contract renewals, amendments and plan changes. Resolves audit exceptions.
  • Coordinates and conducts the risk assessments to determine requirements for the maximum service and monitoring of the contracts.
  • Monitors complex contract performance by conducting on-site visits, and examining complex billings, fiscal data and eligibility determinations for compliance with contract and policies.
  • Assists in the development of contracts by proposing terms, conditions and specifications.
  • Reviews and investigates non-compliance issues, writes situation summaries, recommends and present solutions. Researches and aids in the resolution of complex contract issues.
  • Analyzes data, prepares, distributes and presents project status reports as required for projects managers, department heads, multiple outside agencies, Commissioner's Court, other County staff and the general public.
  • Represents Travis County in professional organizations serving on boards and committees as assigned.
  • May develop contract administration policies, procedures, standards and plans.
  • May recruit for additional resources.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Business Administration, Procurement, Public Administration or a directly related field AND three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in Housing Development Contracts, Contract Administration, Procurement or Business Administration, including complex billing, contract issues and dealing with multiple outside agencies;

OR,

Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Valid Texas Driver's License.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Generally accepted business and accounting practices.
  • Contractual law and regulations and community policies, resources and structures.
  • Principles and procedures of financial record keeping and reporting.
  • Asset management and government debt financing rules and regulation for projects.
  • Theory, principles, practices and methods of contract management.
  • Principles and procedures of receivable management and file maintenance.
  • Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and related software applications.
  • Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation.
Skill in:
  • Performing contract negotiation, project coordination and litigation of contracts.
  • Resolving contract disputes.
  • Interacting effectively with all levels of management, employees, multiple outside agencies, and outside contractors.
  • Exercising independent judgment under minimal supervision.
  • Both verbal and written communication.
Ability to:
  • Evaluate contracts and recommend future status.
  • Interpret policies, procedures, codes, ordinances and regulations.
  • Evaluate fiscal data for conformity and contract requirements.
  • Negotiate features of a contract.
  • Identify errors and recommend solutions/corrective measures.
  • Read, analyze and interpret common technical and professional journals, financial reports and legal documents.
  • Respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the professional community.
  • Write complex reports and business correspondence.
  • Effectively present information to top management and public groups.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of multiple outside agencies, other County employees and officials, and the general public.

Work Environment & Other Information

Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 25 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions.

Travis County employees play an important role in business continuity. As such, employees can be assigned to business continuity efforts outside of normal job functions.

This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Work Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM; Monday through Friday. 

Location: 5325 Airport Blvd. Austin, TX 78753 

Department: Health & Human Services  

Criminal Background Check, Driving Record, Education, and Employment History Check Required. 

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