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Contract Management Specialist III

City of Austin
Job Description
Posting Title Contract Management Specialist III
Job Requisition Number COA078115
Position Number 101400
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Admin - Contract Compliance
Minimum Qualifications


  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Business Administration, Public Administration, plus four years of experience in a related field.
  • Experience may substitute for education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

  • A Master’s Degree may substitute for required experience up to two (2) years

Licenses or Certifications:

  • None


Notes to Applicants

A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Please list your complete employment history (to include all job duties responsibilities and employment dates) on your online application. The application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered (e.g., “see resume” or “see Linked In Profile”). Resumes will not be used to qualify for the position and will not be used to recommend salary. Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes. The responses to the supplemental questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on your application.

Driving on City business: This position must travel between various locations as part of the regular job duties and individual may be required to drive own personal vehicle or City vehicle. Successful candidate must be in possession of a Texas driver’s license as authorized by the Texas Transportation Code. A driving record verification will be conducted. Applicants for positions for which City driving is an essential function must meet the standards of the program: age 18 or older, current applicable driver’s license, proof of insurability, and no more than six (6) points assessed on Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) based on Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver Record Report. This position falls under the COA safe driver program requirements. Go to the Driver Safety Program for more information:

Top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check and security threat assessment.

Physical requirements:
Utilize eyes for long periods of time while operating computer, & other office equipment. Reasonable dexterity of hands and fingers to operate and/or manipulate computer keyboard, & other office equipment. Ability to verbally and effectively communicate utilizing face-to-face contact and telephones. Walk moderate distances. Sit for long periods of time to perform various computer/administrative tasks. Lift and/or carry documents/boxes weighing up to 25 lbs. Reach and bend arms to perform duties such as filing. Reach and stretch arms above shoulders. Bend upper body to pick-up items or to reach down. Twist head side to side, up and down. Possess the physical and mental capacity to safely operate motor vehicle during daytime and / or night time when necessary.

This position will require a computer skills assessment as part of the interview process.

Veteran candidates will be required to provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of interview.

Employees, in Good Standing, who are candidates within the department/division that the position resides in and who meet the minimum and preferred qualifications (if any) of the position will be included in the initial interview. Department/division employee must remain in Good Standing through the Top Candidate Selection phase at which time the Good Standing status will be re-verified.

Must have the ability to read, write, and fluently speak English.

Shift may change according to departmental needs. Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekend work

Overtime may be required with or without notice.

Please note that the Department may close the job posting at any time after 7

Pay Range

$23.44 – $29.80


Core hour: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Shift may change according to departmental needs. Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekend work.

Job Close Date 05/03/2018
Type of Posting External
Department Aviation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location ABIA, Maintenance Complex, General Aviation Blvd.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in writing and interpreting contracts to include compliance
  • Background experience in property management
  • Experience in property inspections.
  • Texas Class C driver’s license
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Prepares for bids process by gathering and coordinating contract requirements from designated departmental liaisons, deciding appropriate commodities or scope of work to include on contract bid; recommending and preparing effective supplemental terms and conditions, and drafting purchase documents for bid. May also perform spot buying off existing contracts (per Central Purchasing policy limitations).

  2. Develops and maintains contract database(s) spreadsheets and/or other contract management software tools. Enters data into the system of record and generates approval documents to support purchases. Establishes budgeted base and resolves variances. Submits and/or coordinates submission of requisitions, evaluates bid files and prepares recommendations for award.

  3. Develops and manages requirements for complex contracts or grants for effectiveness by monitoring budgeted amounts to expended amount and/or contract’s dollar balance and time remaining, recommending whether to extend an existing contract or prepare for a new bid process, processing contract modifications and performing contract releasing activities.

  4. Manages contractor and subcontractor performance for compliance to contract terms and conditions by monitoring contractor performance which includes but not limited to inspecting product to ensure compliance with specifications, preparing and discussing contractor performance evaluations with the contractor and/or departmental liaison to explain performance evaluations and obtain feedback, and reporting and resolving complex contractual issues.

  5. Prepares and/or develops reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information regarding contractor performance, supply chain effectiveness, contract expenditures, purchase history, etc., for reporting to management, team members and customers.

  6. Manages supply chain by reviewing status of selected materials, identifying problems and recommending and/or implementing solutions. Coordinating product demonstrations.

  7. Provides technical and contractual assistance by developing, advertising, coordinating and conducting workshops, training sessions and orientation sessions.

  8. Conducts site visits to educate contractors and subcontractors about contract requirements, to conduct interviews with contract workers, to obtain payroll records for audit purposes and/or to inspect products to ensure compliance with contract requirements.

  9. Develops requirements for new contracts by researching purchase history and product information; coordinating and compiling requirements; deciding and preparing effective supplemental terms and conditions; deciding and preparing effective contractor performance measurements.

  10. Researches and responds to inquiries from City Council, City Management, Boards and Commissions, vendors, and other stakeholders.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of contract law, contracting practices, regulations, policies and techniques.

  • Knowledge of contract development, contract language, terms, conditions, etc.

  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws.

  • Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.

  • Skill in oral and written communication.

  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.

  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.

  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.

  • Skill in planning and organizing.

  • Ability to evaluate contract agreements.

  • Ability to write specific terms or conditions for contracts.

  • Ability to enforce contractual obligations.

  • Ability to evaluate contractor performance

  • Ability to resolve complex problems.

  • Ability to leading a work group.

  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.

  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Business Administration, Public Administration, plus four years of experience in a related field. Experience may substitute for education up to the maximum of four (4) years. A Master’s Degree may substitute for required experience up to two (2) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience in writing and interpreting contracts to include compliance ?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Explain your background experience in property management, if not applicable put N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your work experience in conducting property inspections, and the different types of inspections.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have a valid Texas Class C driver’s license or the ability to acquire by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * The Transportation Security Administration (TSA-division of the USA Dept. of Homeland Security) requires all employees of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to pass a minimum 10-year criminal background investigation and security threat assessment. Do you agree to a minimum 10-year criminal background investigation and security threat assessment?
    • Yes
    • No
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