The Contracting and Compliance Manager is responsible for the overall development and management of contracts between the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) and others, including but not limited to, non-profits and other government entities. Contracts primarily involve funding (mainly public dollars) for the delivery of workforce development services for Baltimore City residents and businesses. Reviewing payment requests and authorizing payments under contracts is another key function of this position. This position works closely with key stakeholders within Baltimore City government, including but not limited to: the Law Department, the Comptroller’s Office, the Budget Bureau and the Baltimore City Board of Estimates Office, as well as with external partners. The successful candidate will possess strong financial plus contracts management skills and experiences, effective and proven relationship building and management skills and related experiences working in a government environment.
Creates written agreements with vendors and subcontractors for the procurement and/or delivery of goods and services and ensures that they are properly reviewed and approved;
Reviews and approves invoices from vendors and subcontractors and initiates related payments by the city;
Actively participates in the Request for Proposal process:
Monitors vendors’/subcontractors’ compliance with the terms and conditions outlined in contractual agreements with MOED. Monitoring includes desk reviews and on-site visits; initiates appropriate corrective actions when warranted;
Serves as the principal liaison with other city agencies (ex. Legal, Auditing, Board of Estimates, Procurement, MBE, etc.) on contractual and procurement-related matters;
Presents requests to the Board of Estimates for review and approval and effectively responds to requests for clarification;
Supervises and directs the work of Contracting Department staff members and evaluates their progress and performance.
Solid foundation in financial management and/or management of government accounting processes
Strong interpersonal skills, adapting management style to various situations and diverse audiences; ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships and partner with appropriate people and organizations
Ability to convey verbal and written information clearly and succinctly in an organized manner; able to deliver clear and compelling presentations
Strong organization skills to manage competing and/or shifting priorities; demonstrated ability to make sound and well-informed decisions
General knowledge of contract law and related city, state and federal laws and regulations related to contract administration
Basic knowledge of the principles of grants management.
Working knowledge of Baltimore City’s Procurement process is helpful
Good working knowledge of MS Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Required Education & Experience:
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Public Administration or related field andfive years of relevant experience in financial and accounting operations, including contracts management with at least three years in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
About Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Employment Development
The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) coordinates and directs workforce development initiatives responsive to the needs of Baltimore City employers and job seekers in order to enhance and promote the local economy. Our vision is for all city residents to maximize their career potential, and all employers have the human resources to grow and prosper – a workforce system that works.