Contract Compliance Specialist 1

Job Summary

The Contract Compliance Specialist I assists in drafting, editing, negotiating, and managing contracts for Spokane Transit. The position requires an ability to translate varying business requirements into contractual language and compliance measures. The successful candidate possesses the interpersonal skills to collaborate agency-wide and to foster strong relationships required to resolve problems related to compliance with contracts and agreements.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Knowledge of Procurement/Contract Administration
  • Experience in Public Sector
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Collaborative
  • Effective Communication
  • Able to Foster Strong Business Relationships

Our Benefits

In addition to the career opportunity, a competitive salary, and Spokane’s many recreational activities, we offer an excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Annual salary of $68,018 – $91,151 depending on qualifications
    • Up to $3,000 in sign-on bonuses available
    • PPO Medical Plans (Vision coverage included)
    • Premera Blue Cross – Your Choice 250 Heritage Plus Plan
    • Kaiser Permanente CDHP PPO Plan
    • HMO Medical Plans (Vision coverage included)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medical Core Plan
    • Kaiser Permanente Medical Core Buy-Up Plan
    • Delta Dental PPO Plan
    • WA State Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS)
    • PERS 2 or PERS 3
    • Deferred Compensation/457 plan
    • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) employer contribution of $50/month
    • Employer Paid Basic life ($50,000), AD&D ($50,000) and long-term disability insurance
    • Pet Insurance
    • AFLAC Supplemental Insurance
    • Vacation Accrual Schedule (paid)
    • 0-4 years of continuous service – 2 weeks per year
    • 5-9 years of continuous service – 3 weeks per year
    • 10-14 years of continuous service – 4 weeks per year
    • 15+ years of continuous service – 5 weeks per year
    • Sick Leave Full-time employees –  96 hours per year maximum
    • .0462 hours earned per hour in paid status 8 hours per month maximum
    • 7 Paid Holidays
    • 4 Floating Holidays
    • Free bus passes for employee and dependents
    • Onsite workout facility
    • KEPRO Employee Assistance Program
    • Flexible schedule (9/80) available after completion of probationary period
    • For more detailed information on benefits click here

Examples of Duties

  • Facilitates the review of agreements, such as contracts, contract amendments and extensions, including evaluation of terms and conditions
  • Provides guidance to STA regarding contract administration policies and procedures; and assists with resolving related issues and concerns
  • Assists with contract preparation, contract negotiations, contract renewals, change order formulation, amendments, and cost estimates
  • Conducts research to support contract and compliance requirements
  • Arranges and supports conferences to review contractor performance
  • Prepares public notices, reports, correspondence to vendors/contractors and a variety of other documents as needed. Ensures compliance with public notice requirements for open bids and awarded contracts
  • Monitors and maintains contract history and tracks contract milestones, required actions and compliance with terms and conditions
  • Assists in project closeout and ensures files are complete, accurate and in compliance with local, state, and federal requirements
  • Maintains STA’s contract files. Ensures all required documents, certifications, contracts, bonds, and insurance documentation are received, filed, properly executed and available for audit inspection
  • Provides key assistance to auditors for procurement and contract related compliance
  • Keeps current with state and federal procurement and contracting regulations and other laws, rules, and regulations, as necessary
  • Assists internal partners with updating policies and procedures that generate contracts/agreements needed for compliance

Education and Experience

Training and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in business Administration, Accounting, or a related field, and at least three years of procurement and/or contract administration experience in the public sector environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Preferred emphasis or familiarity with transportation or government.

Physical Requirements
The physical requirements of this position are sedentary in nature and require communication orally or in writing. Ability to travel as needed; subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, climbing stairs. Must be able to hear well enough, with or without correction, to receive and convey detailed information through verbal communication.

Computer Skills
Experience within the Microsoft environment, including Word, Excel, and Teams, and with an integrated business system preferred. Experience with SharePoint and DocuSign preferred.

Interested in Applying?

Qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply using the link below. Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume as an attachment in order to receive consideration. If you have any questions, please contact David Cooper, HR Specialist, at [email protected] This position is open until filled.

Spokane Transit is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity/race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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