The Purchasing and Contract Services Department is seeking a Senior Contract Services Analyst to support the County’s Community Engagement and Consulting Services roster programs. This position will be responsible for posting competitive requests for proposals, creating work orders on behalf of departments, and providing administrative support to the roster program manager.
Effective December 31, 2023, there will be a general salary adjustment of 2.5% to the minimum and maximum of the range. Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program.
Location and hours:
This position is remote. Remote workers may be required to come on-site an average of 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 8 am - 4:30 pm with some flexibility. While these positions are designated as remote, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota.
New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.
About the position type:
This is a full time, benefit earning position.
This position is internally classified as a Contract Services Analyst, Senior.
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In this position, you will:
· Create and post requests for proposals on behalf of county departments.
· Create work order contracts on behalf of county departments.
· Support process improvement within the programs.
· Provide back up support for the program manager duties, including:
o Providing technical assistance to department staff who use the program.
o Processing program applications.
o Assisting vendors and community organizations with all program processes, including application submission, Supplier Portal registration, proposal submission in Supplier Portal, and signing principal agreements and work order contracts.
Need to have:
· One of the following:
o Eight or more years of relevant contracting or purchasing experience.
o Bachelor's degree in one of the below fields and three years or more of contracting or purchasing experience.
o Bachelor's degree in any field with a minimum of two courses in business, public administration, healthcare administration, public health or social services and four years or more of relevant contracting or purchasing experience.
o Master's degree or higher in business administration, public administration, health care administration, public health, or a social services academic area and two years or more of contracting or purchasing experience.
Nice to have:
· A Law degree.
o Working in the legal field.
o Procuring services through a request for proposals process.
o Participating in continuous improvement initiatives.
o Negotiating and drafting clear contract terms and conditions.
· Ability to:
o Work with the County Attorney's Office to review legal concerns.
o Work collaboratively as part of a team and with a diverse group of people.
o Handle ambiguity, solve problems, and make sound decisions.
o Prioritize and manage multiple projects effectively and efficiently.
o Work with various software applications including Adobe, PeopleSoft procurement and finance modules, COGNOS, PowerBI, SharePoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
· Commitment to advancing racial equity and reducing disparities.
About the department:In Purchasing and Contract Serves, we make it our mission to join with vendors and county departments in purchasing needed goods and services through a process that is cost effective, fair and accessible to all businesses and to ensure that we contract with vendors who share the county's commitment to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge - select Guest. Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here.This position may have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data. This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.
Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates will be required to complete a background check.