GENERAL SUMMARY: Manages a procurement team that timely acquires Agency goods and services using various sourcing methods (e.g. IFB, RFP, RFI, RFQ, Sole Source, etc.) and administers corporate, operational and maintenance contracts with complex pricing and delivery provisions (e.g. FFP, T&M, CP, Indexed) in excess of $50k, in support of internal departments such as transit police, T.R.E commuter service, bus and rail fleet services, technical services and materials management departments/divisions. Makes contract award recommendations. Executes contracts and agreements, mitigates changes to contracts, and resolves vendor/contractor disputes/protests. Oversees negotiation of complex contracts. Supervises Contracts Specialists with a total operating budget of $500k per year (salaries/wages and administrative expenses).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages and directs staff involved in acquiring Agency goods and services using various solicitation methods and administers corporate and operational contracts with complex pricing and delivery provisions in support of internal departments goals, objectives and budgets.
Monitors contractor performance against stated contractual requirements, minimizes contract changes and disputes, produces high quality service delivery.
Directs the planning, preparation, scheduling, monitoring, and quality of contracts and solicitations. Approves/disapproves recommendations for award and adverse supplier actions.
Directs the Business Service sections operations to ensure that procurements are conducted and administered in accordance with the DART Procurement Regulations and all applicable laws and regulations.
Prepares Contracting Officer decisions and makes recommendations to the senior Contracting Officer (AVP, or VP).
Develops management reports and procedures.
Directs the selection of staff and provides for their training and professional development; recommends and implements discipline as required.
Remains current on industry issues, trends, and new methods through trade journals, seminars, workshops, and conferences.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Note: An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the below stated minimums excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications.
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration, Contract Management, Finance, or closely related field.
Eight (8) years of experience in contracting for commodities, services and/or construction, preferably with public sector agencies to include four (4) years of budgetary and management responsibility of professional contracting and buying staff.
Pass a physical (medical) examination that includes a drug screen in order to operate DART non-revenue vehicles.
Knowledge of budget development/analysis, and operational cost factors.
Proficiency of PC software applications to include Microsoft Office or other related software applications.
Analytical and creative skills to find solutions to complex interpersonal, technical and administrative problems.
Ability to be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
Ability to blend people into teams when needed. Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team. Fosters open dialogue. Defines success in terms of the whole team. Creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
Ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.
Ability to marshal resources to get things done; uses resources effectively and efficiently; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal.
Ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; can see hidden problems.
Ability to quickly develop technical understanding; is good at learning new industry, company or technical knowledge.
Ability to accurately scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects. Sets objectives and goals. Breaks down work into the process steps. Develops schedules and task/people assignments. Anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks. Measures performance against goals. Evaluates results.
Ability to read a situation quickly. Good at focused listening. Can effectively negotiate difficult agreements and settle disputes equitably. Can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to AVP Procurement Support *
WORKING CONDITIONS: Works in an environment where there is minimum exposure to dust, noise, or temperature. May be moderately exposed to unpleasant working conditions to include dust, noise, temperature, weather, petroleum products, and chemicals while visiting DART's operating facilities, assuming incumbent is observing all policies and procedures, safety precautions and regulations, and using all protective clothing and devices provided.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may perform other duties as assigned.
DART is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, supporting diversity in the workplace. M/F/D/V
Internal Number: 0242
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