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Date: Nov 28, 2019

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Requisition No: 66833 

Agency: Juvenile Justice


Position Number: 80080174 

Salary:  $1,486.92 Bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 12/15/2019 


The Department of Juvenile Justice salutes our heroes. 


We are honored to have the opportunity to support our nation’s veterans and their families. 

 We value the service given to our country and support the hiring of service members and military spouses.

Multiple positions will be hired from this announcement

Previous applicants will be considered and need not re-apply




Location:  Knight Building, 2737 Centerview Drive, Tallahassee, Florida


Starting Salary:  $1,486.92 Bi-weekly. (In accordance with current spending restrictions, an internal promotion into the position will be filled at the minimum of the pay grade or up to 5% of the employee’s current rate, whichever is higher.)


Contact Person:  Kevin Edwards, (850) 717-2600




This is a professional position performing highly responsible technical, consultative and administrative work. This position serves as a contract administrator, maintaining full responsibility and ownership for competitively contracts assigned, to include all Department of Juvenile Justice program areas. The incumbent in this position is expected to function with a great deal of independence and have high-quality organizational skills.




Performs procurement planning and serves as liaison for anticipated procurement activities.


Prepares Request for Proposals (RFP), Invitation to Negotiate (ITN), Invitation to Bid (ITB}, and all other procurements as requested by the program areas, in accordance with Florida Statutes and Department policy and procedures.


Prepares contracts, amendments, renewals and extensions as requested by the program areas.


Assumes responsibility for all contact with providers during the procurement process.


Provides technical assistance to contract managers, program areas and providers, as required.


Communicates effectively with customers external to the Bureau, maintaining a positive and collaborative working relationship.


Monitors contracts' effective dates and procurement needs to ensure the continuation of services.


Serves on process work groups as assigned.


Follows up with Bureau's administrative assistant to ensure that all contract documents are distributed as required.


Follows up to ensure that all official Department contract documents are filed appropriately.


Consults with supervisors to coordinate the implementation of solutions to recognized problems.


Makes recommendations for systematic ways to improve the process of contract document development and construction. 


Makes recommendations for ways to improve the office's overall operations.


Communicates clearly and appropriately and listens effectively. The incumbent keeps others informed and deals effectively with conflict.


Performs procurement activities that include contract negotiations and other related duties as assigned.




Knowledge of the methods of data collection and analysis.


Knowledge of basic management principles and practices.


Ability to collect, evaluate and analyze data to develop alternative recommendations, solve problems, document work flow and other activities relating to the improvement of operational and management practices.


Ability to organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, documents and other written materials.


Ability to conduct fact-finding research.


Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.


Ability to work independently.


Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to operational and management analysis activities.





Preference will be given to candidates with:


knowledge and experience in Florida State Government Procurement.


knowledge and experience in Florida State Government Contracting.


current Florida Certified Contract Negotiators.




All perspective candidates will be subject to a sex offender check, criminal background checks (state, local, and national) and pre-employment drug screening for direct care positions.


DJJ participates in E-verify (Employment Eligibility).


When identified on a position description, a valid driver's license is required. If initially hired with an out-of-state license, the Florida resident must obtain a valid Florida state driver's license within 30 days of hire. Licenses suspended or revoked for any reason, work permits (Business purpose/Employment/education only licenses) and some types of restricted licenses are not acceptable. Licenses that have Corrective Lenses Restriction are acceptable, provided the driver wears corrective lenses while operating the vehicle.



The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee