Salary Grade: IT05 Recruitment Range: $56,339.00 - $85,000.00 There are four vacancies of this posting, 60087237, 60087276, 60087277 & 60087415.
The Department of Information Technology (DIT) serves as the Technology Center for the State of NC. Services thatDITprovides reach a client base of state and local government agencies, as well as schools, colleges and universities. This position performs as an IT Contract Specialist by serving as the contracting liaison (single point of contact) to support the creation and development of RFPs, bids and agreements.
Job responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
Provide IT procurement expertise on major IT projects involving complex IT projects to ensure a successful bid process, contract finalization and appropriate utilization
Ensure compliance with requirements of procurement laws and regulations for information technology, including compliance with and negotiation of contract terms and conditions.
Coordinate with state business leads/owners and project managers as required to ensure contract related decisions are made in an informed and fiscally responsible manner.
Review and modify entity solicitations, contracts, amendments, or renewal options that do not adhere to state policies and guidelines involving project management, technical architecture, security, procurement and other standards as required
Provide contract management, vendor management, negotiations, monitoring, oversight and administration for all IT hardware, software and service contracts.
Lead, manage and administer the contract throughout its lifecycle.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
***To receive credit for your work experience and credentials, you must document on your application that you possess all of the following:***
Experience developing, editing, reviewing, and revisingIFBs, RFQs, and RFPs of varying complexity.
Experience negotiating contracts and RFP documents. Possess a global perspective of business environment and technology
Experienceperforming in a complex, cross-functional business environment
Knowledge of IT product and service needs, as well as general knowledge of changing technologies.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Business or related area from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of progressively responsible experience in the area of procurement and contract administration related to the solicitation, negotiation and award of contracts, preferably in information technology and/or public sector environments; or
An equivalent combination of education and experience.