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**Permanent/Contingent Permanent/Provisional**- 2 Positions Available

Contract Management Specialist 1 SG 18
Contract Management Specialist Trainee 1- equivalent to SG13
(Successful completion of a two year Traineeship leads to a
Contract management Specialist 1)

$56,604 - $71,980 SG 18
$42,986 - $55,008 SG 13

Permanent Qualifications: Candidates must currently be a permanent Contract Management Specialist 1 OR be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list

Transfer Qualifications: Candidates must be eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Provisional Qualifications: Candidates must have either 1. six years of full-time experience in managing contracts and related budgets. The managing of contracts must have included experience in one or more of the following areas: negotiation with contractors and vendors; fiscal management, including bidding, payment, analysis, and fiscal reporting; contract development, including developing requests for proposals; contract execution, including securing signatory approval from control agencies; or
monitoring and review of contract terms;
Or 2. an associate degree or 60 semester credit hours AND four years of the required experience described in #1;
Or 3. a bachelor's degree AND two years of the required experience described in #1;
Or 4. a master's degree or a law degree AND one year of the required experience described in #1.

The Contract Management Specialist 1 negotiates, develops, prepares, reviews, implements, processes, tracks and provides fiscal and administrative oversight of contracts.
Review proposed contracts for fiscal and programmatic correctness, adherence to State policy, compatibility with agency programs and goals, availability of funds and appropriateness of rates
Conduct cost evaluations and prepare or assist with preparation of cost evaluation reports
Prepare preliminary reports and recommendations to approve or reject contracts
Review Procurement records to ensure that all applicable laws, rules and regulations are adhered to and that the proposed contracts represent the best value to New York State
Review budget modifications and contract amendments to determine the impact on the contract and to ensure continued compliance with applicable regulations
Resolve minor changes or additions to contracts
Draft written responses to interested parties on contract awards and contract status. Follow up on proposed contracts throughout the approval process with internal reviewers and external approval agencies such as the Department of Law and the Office of the State Comptroller
Provide guidance, technical assistance and training to agency staff and/or potential bidder(s) to facilitate the contract
and procurement processes, ensuring all control requirements are met
Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with program and administrative organizations
Resolve problems identified by agency staff or vendors with the contract, RFPs, IFBs, Sole/Single Source Procurements, or other related financial documents
Monitor voucher payment process for assigned contracts, ensuring audits are conducted in a manner consistent with contractual payment provisions
Supervision of subordinate staff.
Special projects and assignments as assigned

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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