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Contracts Advisor; Professional/Technical Services
Salary $38.06 - $57.09 Hourly
Location Seattle, WA
Job Type Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time
Department Seattle Information Technology
Job Number 2018-01731
Closing January 2, 2019 4:00 PM Pacific
The City of Seattle is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Contracts Advisor; Professional/Technical Services (Strategic Advisor 1, GG) with the Contracting Unit in Seattle Information Technology's Business Office. The City of Seattle is a commercial, cultural and advanced technology hub with over twenty-five (25) departments and agencies. We are committed to becoming a safe, affordable, vibrant, innovative, and connected city. Seattle IT provides technology leadership for the City enterprise, developing common standards, architectures, and business solutions; focused on developing scalable, sustainable solutions that enable departments to deliver City services more efficiently and effectively to constituents. Seattle IT harnesses the power of technology and telecommunications to facilitate City government serving Seattle's residents and businesses. Seattle IT is responsible for citywide technology governance, strategic planning and policy development, and programs that promote technology literacy and public access to government information. The City's consolidated IT operations is 700 strong providing professional technology services across City government and beyond. We are looking for a talented professional who has a passion for service, community, and technology to join our exciting team!
This position will work within Seattle IT's Contracting Team and will report to the Contracts Manager. The objective of the IT Contracting Team is to guide and support internal and external stakeholders by providing oversight and governance of outsourced and interdepartmental contractual arrangements for IT projects. The IT Contracting Team establishes and administers contracts with consultants, contractors, suppliers, grant recipients, other governmental agencies, and other for-profit entities; in addition to agreements, work may result in setting City-wide IT standards. The IT Contracting team is responsible for developing and leading best practice IT contracting policies, and for ensuring contract objectives are complete and satisfactory. The IT Contracting Team is responsible for promoting diversity, and race and social justice in contracting efforts.
This Contracts Advisor will develop and implement agreements for consultants, small public works, purchasing initiatives, and other requirements authorized by special legislation such as the excess fiber leasing program and federal grants. The position will execute solicitation and contract management activities including assisting project managers with developing scope, schedule, and cost analysis methodology; performing proactive strategic sourcing; writing and editing detailed and complex specifications including using the RSJI tool; developing and managing RFI/RFQ/RFP/ITB or other selection processes; leading or participating in contract negotiations; awarding agreements and resolving contractual issues.
Note: Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered for the required qualifications except where specifically noted.
Note: Submit cover letter and resume along with NeoGov application.
Note: Employment contingent upon successful completion of comprehensive criminal background investigation in compliance with Seattle's Fair Change Employment Ordinance SMC 14.17.