CONTRACT OVERSIGHT SPECIALIST

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Professional work assisting the Inspector General in providing general observation, oversight and analysis of various aspects of the governmental contracting process, including bid process, evaluation, negotiations and contract implementation which includes design and construction.  Functions are performed in accordance with the Association of Inspectors General’s Principles and Standards for OIG Quality Standards for Inspection, Evaluations and Reviews.  Ensures tax dollars are spent efficiently/wisely and that decision makers’ actions are transparent, fair, objective, honest and most importantly, without bias or prejudice.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Inspector General.

Required knowledge/abilities include:  Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and procedures of contracting; extensive knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations applicable to governmental contracting and oversight; ability to plan, organize, direct and coordinate daily work activities; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to develop training presentations related to contracts and fraud indicators; ability to effectively plan, organize and coordinate contract oversight work assignments; ability to adjust work hours/schedule occasionally if necessary to meet timely critical demands of priority assignments; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, County Administration and its Departments, other agencies and the public; ability to work with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and the Judiciary.

Successful candidates will possess:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Management, Finance, Public Administration, Construction Management, Engineering or Architecture; minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in one of the following areas:  Government contracting as a primary or administrative contracting officer OR acquisition program management as a Program Manager with direct accountability for cost, schedule and performance OR engineering project management overseeing programs in excess of $5M OR criminal investigations conducting contract fraud and oversight of public entities, programs and contracts.

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