Contracts and Risk Specialists and Interns

North Central Texas Council of Governments   Arlington, TX   Full-time     Finance
Posted on March 15, 2020

Contracts and Risk Specialists and Interns
North Central Texas Council of Governments Arlington, TX

Contracts and Risk Specialists and Interns

The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking Contracts and Risk Specialists in Contracts and Procurement and Interns in multiple program areas.

 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Monitoring and investigating governing laws and regulations to aid in the development of policies and procedures, decision making, and other departmental functions
  • Developing templates and project-specific agreements and amendments
  • Facilitating the review, approval and execution of agreements and amendments with internal and external partners
  • Supporting the procurement of consultants and other products or services by organizing meetings, compiling documentation, preparing schedules, and communicating with partners
  • Supporting the development and implementation of the Transportation Department’s federally required Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
  • Facilitating the receipt of funding by assisting with the preparation and submittal of grant applications, coordinating with partners, and reviewing compliance requirements
  • Supporting the preparation and review of information necessary for committee and board actions
  • Monitoring risks to the Transportation Department by facilitating pre-award and subrecipient risk assessments, conducting desk reviews of documentation, and establishing mitigating factors where appropriate
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external transportation partners
  • Supporting the development and implementation of the Transportation Department’s asset inventory and monitoring of subrecipients
  • Developing reports and other tracking tools for agreements, approvals, departmental compliance requirements, and other actions
  • Maintaining project records in both paper and electronic filing systems

Required Skills

  • Excellent time management skills with a strong ability to multi-task
  • Strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized
  • Strong computer skills, with intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Sharepoint and Access
  • Ability to take instructions and work independently as well as in a team environment is critical

Required Experience

  • Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field, which is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree
  • Three to five years of experience – experience in public-sector contracting or public-sector procurement and/or experience in federally required subrecipient risk assessments is preferred
  • Working knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200) as well as the Uniform Grant Management Standards (UGMS) desired

 

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