Contract Administration Mgr

    Texas Health & Human Services Commission
    701 W 51ST ST, AUSTIN, TX

    Job Description

    Contract Administration Mgr II
    Under the direction of the Procurement and Contracting Services (PCS) Director of Contract Management Services, performs highly advanced (senior-level) contract management work that promotes contract practices that are compliant, efficient and effective. Provides assistance to the PCS Director of Contract Management Services in the creation of system policies and procedures for contract management and monitoring; the development of templates, forms, and tools for contract managers; and the provision of support and assistance to ensure contracts are being managed and monitored effectively. Communicates with all stakeholders regarding contract management and monitoring practices and assists the Director of Contract Management Services through the coordination of agency-wide contract management initiatives. Works with the SCOR (System of Contract Operation and Reporting) team to implement contract monitoring and management initiatives. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.

    Essential Job Functions:
    Develops and manages standard operating procedures and desk aides for contract managers. (20%)
    Participates in the analysis of contract management issues and the preparation of reports of findings and recommendations. (15%)
    Works with a team of procurement and contracting professions to initiate, manage, and perform contract management and monitoring activities to determine if solicitations, templates, terms and conditions, and affirmations are in compliance with agency policies and applicable state and federal laws and regulations. (10%)
    Creates, manages and updates templates, forms and documentation related to contract management and monitoring. (10%)
    Provides expertise, assistance and support for contract managers on questions related to contract management and monitoring processes, tools, and requirements. (10%)
    Researches and documents best practices based on the work of experienced contract managers to create an online knowledge bank and 'Frequently Asked Questions' for employees to access helpful information and obtain guidance. (5%)
    Coordinates relevant statutory/legislative/agency changes and disseminates information to all areas in a timely manner. (5%)
    Serves as a liaison between various support programs regarding contract management and monitoring to assist with troubleshooting, escalation of contract issues and adverse actions. (5%)
    Provides consultation to program areas with implementing recommendations from audit findings related to contract management and monitoring practices. (5%)
    Participate in HHS System procurement and contracting workgroups and steering committees, as assigned. (5%)
    Assists with other issues raised by the PCS Director of Contract Management Services. (5%)
    Performs related work as assigned including participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. (5%)

    Knowledge Skills Abilities:
    Knowledge of State procurement and contract laws including the State of Texas Procurement and Contract Guide.
    Knowledge of HHSC programs.
    Skill in developing procedures, templates and processes.
    Skill in preparing reports, manuals, and technical information.
    Skill in composing clear and concise reports and/or correspondences.
    Ability to interpret statutes, state, and federal rules and regulations.
    Ability to analyze information and data.
    Ability to develop solutions to problems.
    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

    Registration or Licensure Requirements:
    Requires certification as a Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) within the first 12 months of employment.

    Initial Selection Criteria:
    Four year degree from an accredited college or university. A minimum of seven years of contract management or contract-related experience. Education and experience may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

    Additional Information:
    REQ 452737
    Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 51C, LS, SK, 3044, 6C0X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

    MOS Code:
    51C, LS, SK, 3044, 6C0X1

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    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

    Posting ID: 556640607Posted: 2020-05-21