The Contract Management Division is seeking to fill a Contract Service Analyst position. This individual will negotiate and monitor contracts, collect, analyze, and report service, financial, and outcome data for Human Services and Public Health.
Location and hours:
This position is remote. Remote workers may be required to come on-site 0 to 12 days a year for work meetings, trainings, or for any other reasons that their supervisor may deem necessary (may include additional days for onboarding and new employee training). Supervisors will provide as much advance notice as practicable. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. While this position is designated as remote, based on business needs of this position, hires must live in or relocate to Minnesota.
About the position type:
This is a full-time, benefit earning position.
This position is internally classified as a Contract Services Analyst.
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In this position, you will:
Coordinate contracted services development and vendor selection process; determine contract outcome requirements, and provide technical contract related assistance.
Instruct and assist potential vendors and providers about proposal preparation; maintain ongoing communication and relationships with vendors and stakeholders; resolve contract related issues and complaints and respond to requests for information.
Negotiate contract terms with vendors including services, establishing rates, contract payments, and ensuring service delivery; help determine and implement budgets, deliverables, staffing and performance measures.
Draft clear, concise, and legally enforceable contracts reflecting all terms negotiated with vendors and consistent with county purchasing rules.
Assume primary contract management responsibility for assigned human service contracts and maintain official county contract files and administrative information collected from vendors.
Review and apply federal and state rules, regulations, and policies; assist in the maintenance of grant funding requirements related to contracted services.
Monitor and analyze vendor performance, contract compliance, contract expenditures, and outcomes.
Conduct financial/programmatic reviews and site visits, issue corrective action plans and review authorization of payments to vendors as necessary.
Develop commodity, professional, personal service agreements or human service contracts.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Master's degree in business administration, public administration, health care administration, public health, or a social services academic area and one or more years experience with contracting or purchasing experience.
Bachelor's degree in one of the above fields and two or more years of contracting or purchasing experience.
Bachelor's degree in any field with a minimum of two courses in business, public administration, healthcare administration, public health or social services and three or more years of relevant contracting or purchasing experience.
Seven or more years of relevant contracting or purchasing experience.
Nice to have:
Drafting, negotiating, and managing human services and public health contracts.
Preparing and presenting complex reports and other materials to a variety of audiences.
Utilizing computer applications such as Social Service Information System (SSIS).
Establish and maintain good working relationships with stakeholders.
Analyze and interpret federal and state regulations and state social service rules, regulations, and policies, and to resolve contract related issues.