Contract Specialist III
Professional - Non IT
Alexandria VA Contract To Hire Mar 10, 2023
Employment Enterprises, Inc. is currently working with a government entity that provides municipal services near the nation's capital. We are seeking a Contract Specialist III to join the Purchasing Division. You’ll perform professional public procurement activities in a highly responsible environment, such as creating and maintaining solicitation, bid, and contract records as part of managing procurements through the request for proposal (RFP) and invitation to bid (ITB) processes, as well as administering purchase requisitions, change orders, and sole source justifications.
Contract Specialist III Responsibilities:
  • Designs and formats formal solicitations (e.g. RFPs, ITBs, RFQs, etc.) and develops purchasing strategies to maximize responses
  • Creates and maintains bid records in the bids database, part of the ERP, Munis
  • Tabulates and analyzes bids and proposals, determines lowest responsible bidder, refers to clients for review and award of contract
  • Creates and maintains contract records in the contract database, part of the ERP, Munis
  • Collaborates with Budget Office staff on procurement matters related to the administration of the capital improvement program (CIP)
  • Collaborates with Accounting staff on procurement matters related to invoices, receiving reports, and fixed asset creation
  • Provides department fiscal and subject matter staff with advice and guidance on acquisition planning and associated procurement issues
  • Troubleshoots issues with purchase order and purchase order change order records in the ERP, Munis
  • Manages the surplus inventory, auctioning, and record-keeping
  • Performs other duties, as assigned
Contract Specialist III Qualifications:
  • Must possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Must have a minimum of four years of experience and hold a CPPB or CPPO Certification.
  • Knowledge of public purchasing principles, methods, and procedures, including buying, inspection, storage, and shipping methods, and accounting practices as applied to procurement procedures;
  • Knowledge of the laws, ordinances and other requirements governing the purchase of commodities and services, or the ability to readily acquire such knowledge;
  • Knowledge of the various grades and qualities of a variety of materials, supplies, equipment, and services;
  • Knowledge of different procurement methods (e.g. public / private partnerships, design-build processes, etc.) and the work of professional architecture and engineering firms;
  • Skill with complex financial software systems (e.g. Munis, Oracle/PeopleSoft, etc.) as an end user;
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently;
  • Ability to make impartial, objective, and well-supported decisions;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
What we offer:
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Medical and dental benefits for qualifying professionals
  • Flex spending account
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Voluntary Supplemental Insurance

“Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Employment Enterprises, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, assign, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, U.S. Veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable law.”