Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, a unit within Business Affairs, invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Procurement Contract Officer. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
The Procurement Contract Officer will support Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM) through development, implementation, and ongoing support of a variety of highly complex procurements and contracts. This position is responsible for the development, maintenance and enhancement of best-in-class solicitations, contracts and supplier relationships and uses independent judgment to provide services through effective communication and guidance provided to internal and external clients.
Business Affairs is a unit within Finance and Administration at Oregon State University. Their mission is to develop and maintain the university's sound financial and internal control structure in alignment with OSU's strategic plan, OSU policy and GAAP. Business Affairs emphasizes a service-oriented, team approach to providing financial information, systems, and policies that meet fiduciary and regulatory responsibilities, address the operational needs of the University's departments, and serve the needs of our students, parents, alumni, fellow employees, and sponsors. Business Affairs has several sub-units: Payroll processes and posts pay compensation to all university employees and maintains payroll documents for earnings, taxes and deductions. Financial Accounting and Analysis is responsible for university accounting, financial reporting, and analysis. They provide leadership on internal controls, fiscal policies, and fixed assets. Student Finance includes the Student Accounts and Student Debt Management units and is responsible for posting tuition and fees to student's OSU accounts, sending the monthly electronic billing statements, administering the Perkins loan program, sundry scholarships and sponsorship contracts for students. Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM) directly advances the University's goals in sustaining an environment that ensures accountability of stewardship and strategic use of constrained resources. Procurement, Contract Services, Construction Contract Administration, and eProcurement and Accounts Payable assists, advises and provides oversight to OSU Colleges, Departments and Business Centers in meeting their procurement and contracting needs, and provides leadership and internal controls for year-end closing, accounts payable, and travel. Recycling develops and maintains a cost effective and efficient waste management program that focuses on reducing, reusing and recycling with trash disposal as a last resort. Surplus Property recycles or transfers excess or surplus property back to OSU departments, state and local governments, qualified nonprofit organizations and the public.
Typically requires Bachelor's degree in field related to assigned responsibilities. Experience interpreting, and applying laws, regulations, policies and contracts. May require certification or licensure and/or continuing education in field related to assigned responsibilities.
Three (3) years experience in public, private, or a combination of the two in procurement and contracting; AND a Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to the work assigned, OR three (3) years additional experience in public, private, or a combination of the two, in procurement and contracting.
Significant experience drafting, developing, reviewing and administering complex, technical procurements and contracts.
Significant experience applying and interpreting laws, rules and policies in procurement and contracting.
Demonstrated experience creating highly accurate, complete and professional correspondence and written technical documents.
Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills. Must have ability to articulate and explain University policies.
Ability to understand complex government documents related to purchasing regulations.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OSU Standard 125-155-0200) as per OSU 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle History Check Requirement.
May be required to travel to attend meetings and events offsite.
Additional Salary Information: $56,448-$98,712. However, we typically start positions in the low-mid part of the range depending on experience, budget and other salaries in the unit.
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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.