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ProfileContracts Administrator Duties: The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that contracting is conducted in a professional, legally defensible manner and in compliance with agency, state, and federal rules and regulations. Will work on procurement and development of over 1200 contracts valued at more than $12 billion annually. Training of executive and program managers in contract management and administration. Represent Health Care Authority to external entities. Manage a large section within the division of legal services of contract and procurement professionals. Develop and administer procurement and contracts processes for agency-wide purchasing. Work with firm programs to develops program staff that manage contracts to meet conditions prescribed by state and federal law. Review complex legal and technical contracts and acquisition documents, identify key issues and points, and explain them to others in plain English.Develop a strategic business plan for the agency's contracting function. Analyze bills and legislation as it pertains to contract and procurement for the agency and informs executive leadership of any potential benefits or challenges from proposed legislation.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification: The candidate should have Bachelor's degree involving major study in business administration, public administration, contracting, business law, commerce, mathematics, statistics, economics or closely allied field. Should have Juris Doctorate degree and member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association OR Master's degree in a closely allied field. Must have progressively responsible management experience, including demonstrated success managing professional level Contracts/Purchasing staff. 5+ years of progressively responsible management experience, including at 3+ years demonstrated success managing professional level Contracts/Purchasing staff is preferred. A Master's degree in one of the above academic disciplines is substituted for 1+ year of experience; a law degree from an accredited college or university approved by the Washington State Bar Association is substituted for 2+ years of experience. Working knowledge of laws related to intellectual property, software licenses, computers and internet is preferred. Working knowledge of employment related rules/laws; civil service reform, WAC 357, labor relations, and collective bargaining agreements. Extensive working knowledge of rule and policy making in a state government setting, preferably in a significant state agency is essential. Grant management experience is essential.
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Washington State Health Care Authority
626 8th Avenue SE
P.O. Box 45502
Olympia, WA 98501