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Contract Specialist I

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Location: Denton TX

Company Name: University of North Texas

Occupational Category: 13-1199.00,Business Operations Specialists, All Other

Date Posted: 2020-02-12

Valid Through: 2020-03-13

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


Position Details

Position Information

UNT System OverviewWelcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Working TitleContract Specialist IDepartmentSYS-Procurement-927100Job LocationDentonFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeSalary InformationCommensurate with experienceDepartment SummaryThe University of North Texas System Procurement Services department, including contract management, serves all campuses in the UNT System by supporting purchasing for the institutions and providing oversight for procurement of materials and services as well as contract management and the HUB program. The Procurement Services department is located at the UNTS Business Service Center, an off campus center in Denton, which houses Accounting and Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, and other Finance areas that provide core services to the University of North Texas in Denton, the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, the University of North Texas at Dallas, and the System Administration in downtown Dallas.

This position is located in Denton, TX.

Position OverviewThe Contract Specialist I performs complex (journey-level) contract management work. Work involves evaluating and processing of procurement related contracts. Position may train others and works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Procurement Contracts Supervisor in accordance with established policies and procedures and is subject to review through results achieved as well
as periodic checks and audits.

Additional Posting Details

Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s degree in business management, technical writing, or closely related field and two years of progressively responsible experience in contract management, technical writing or purchasing, preferably with experience related to State of Texas agencies, higher education, construction, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge of or ability to learn legal document preparation. Thorough knowledge of or ability to learn applicable laws, codes regulations, standards, methods and practices related to purchasing and payments. Ability to keep detailed records, to assemble and organize data of complex nature, and to prepare and submit reports in acceptable formats. Ability to perform detailed work accurately and rapidly. Ability to work as part of a team to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Preferred Qualifications
- Knowledge of State of Texas and UNT System purchasing
- Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM)
- Certified Texas Procurement Manager (CTPM)
- Certified Texas Purchaser (CTP)
- Knowledge of PeopleSoft
- Knowledge of Excel

Required License / Registration / CertificationWork ScheduleM-F; 8am – 5pm, flex/overtime as needed

Driving University VehicleNoSecurity SensitiveThis is a security sensitive positionEEO StatementThe University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification TitleContract Specialist IPhysical RequirementsSitting, Standing, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear - oReviews and processes procurement related contracts, amendments, and change orders as well as various other internal and external documents.

- oResponsible for reporting & posting of contracts per State of Texas laws.

- oProvides training for procurement staff and department end-users as needed.

- oDevelop and update processes as needed to aid development and processing of contract documents.

- oWorks closely with department staff and with other System and campus units to gather information and resolve contract issues.

- oWorks with various computer programs to complete required tasks.

- oMaintains project database and other departmental records.

- oStays current on state law, regulations and UNT System policy related to contract administration matters.

- oObserves safety and security measures appropriate to work

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberS288PPosition End Date (if temporary)Special Instructions to ApplicantsQuicklink for Posting QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

- * What is your highest level of education attained?
- High School Diploma
- Associate's Degree
- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- Doctorate

- * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
- 0-1
- 1-3
- 3-5
- 5-7
- 7+

Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
- Resume

Optional Documents
- Cover Letter
- List of Names and Contact Information for 3 references
- Other Document