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Date: Sep 10, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32308

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Requisition No: 38246 

Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration


Position Number: 68063600 

Salary:  $1,574.93 / Bi-Weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 09/19/2018 

This is a professional position which reports to the Agency Contract Administrator.  The incumbent must have extensive working knowledge of state procurement and contracting laws and must work independently, with minimal direction. 
Duties and responsibilities for this position are as follows:

Develops and processes procurement and contracting documents, including but not limited to:  Competitive Solicitations; Contracts; Agency, Grant and Settlement Agreements; Amendments; Requests for Quotes utilizing MFMP eQuote; Requests for Information; and Single Sources. 

Administers competitive solicitations, including but not limited to: participating in vendor conferences; participating in formal bid openings; reviewing results of evaluations and recommended awards; participating in negotiations; and participating in settlement conferences or other meetings required in the event of vendor protest.

Drafts and/or reviews scopes of service and provides advice and suggested language changes as appropriate.  Ensures all scopes of service are in compliance with applicable laws, rules, policies, and good purchasing practices.  Meets with appropriate program office staff, as needed, to ensure a full understanding of scope of service, program, purpose of contract, etc.  Reviews contract audits with Agency contract managers and processes amendments when required.

Provides technical assistance to contract managers and management regarding solicitation development, procurement methods and rules and regulations.  Assists in resolving complex contracting issues.  Compiles statistical data and prepares special reports as requested by management.  Brings administrative matters to the supervisor’s attention as appropriate. 

Performs annual contract manager file reviews, including finding deficiencies; assisting contract managers with development of corrective action plans; and ensuring follow up on corrective action plans, as appropriate.

Assists in the development and administration of the Agency Contract Manager training program, including developing training materials; conducting training; and providing updates, as necessary, on changes to procurement and contracting rules, laws, policies and procedures.

Keeps abreast of changes in law and rule affecting procurement and/or contract administration.  Ensures the review and update, development and implementation as appropriate, of all Agency procurement, and contract administration policies, procedures, and trainings, ensuring incorporation of all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Attends meetings, conferences, one-on-one sessions, etc. as needed.

Ensures assigned audit requests (Internal Audit, Auditor General, DFS, etc.) are responded to accurately and promptly.  Reviews audits with Agency contract managers and processes amendments when required.

Performs special projects and/or other related duties as required.


  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. 
  • Ability to conduct fact-finding research. 
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. 
  • Extensive working knowledge of the principles and practices of State of Florida procurement and contracting. 
  • Ability to write bid specifications. 
  • Skill to maintain appropriate records. 
  • Ability to review information for accuracy. 
  • Ability to work independently and make routine decisions with minimal direction. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others.



  • One (1) year of professional work experience in developing contracts and solicitations.
  • One (1) year of professional work experience in drafting and reviewing scopes of work.



  • Florida Certified Contract Manager (FCCM) within one (1) year of starting this role
  • Florida Certified Contract Negotiator (FCCN) within eighteen (18) months of starting this role



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