Procurment, Contracts, and Materials Management is seeking a Procurement Contracts Officer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Senior Contracts Manager.
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at OSU has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to design and build up to three Regional Class Research Vessels (RCRV). The Procurement Contract Officer will support complex procurement and contracting activities related to the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV) Project. This position will be located in Corvallis and expected to last 3-3 ½ years depending on the RCRV project timeline. The Procurement Contract Officer uses independent judgment to provide procurement and contract support services through effective communication and guidance provided to internal and external clients.
This Procurement Contract Officer position is part of the Procurement Contract and Materials Management (PCMM) Department and is dedicated to the RCRV Project. The Procurement Contract Officer may provide backup support to other OSU areas such as Ship Operations or the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) as the RCRV Project work capacity allows. PCMM supports a respectful work environment that welcomes diversity and inclusion for all individuals. This position reports to the Senior Contracts Manager.
PCMM is a unit within the Controller's Office, which reports up to the Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) at Oregon State University. The DFA's mission is to develop and maintain the university's sound financial and internal control structure in alignment with OSU's strategic plan. PCMM directly advances the University's goals in sustaining an environment that ensures accountability of stewardship and strategic use of 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, payments, and travel. Campus Recycling develops and maintains cost effective and efficient waste management that focuses on reducing, reusing and recycling with disposal as a last resort. Surplus Property recycles or transfers 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.
Demonstrated experience drafting, developing, reviewing and administering complex, technical procurements and contracts.
Demonstrated 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. 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.
Ample notice will be given to the incumbent prior to the end date of the Procurement Contract Officer position.
May be required to travel to attend meetings and events offsite.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary within the salary range will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience.
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