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Job: Contracts Manager(Job Id 36881)

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Job Description

03/22/2018 03/29/2018
PHOENIX 39,983.00-65,000.00

Department of Economic Security

Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!

Contracts Manager

Division of Developmental Disabilities

1789 W. Jefferson St.

Phoenix, Arizona 85007


The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Contracts Manager within the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP). Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to.


-          Administers, manages and monitors adherence to Scope of Work and all aspects of contracts, Inter-agency Governmental Agreements (IGA's) and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU's).

-          Acts as a point of contact with the Department of Economic Security (DES) Office of Procurement and all other DES divisions, including DDD contract staff, as appropriate, to fulfill job duties and functions.

-          Coordinates the development of Scope of Work, Requests for Proposal, Inter-agency Governmental Agreement, contract renewals, etc., and other procurement processes to accomplish all DES/AzEIP contractual activities.

-          Establishes regular meeting schedules with all contract providers and acts as a point of contact for all contract related inquiries.



Knowledge of:

-          Federal and State laws and statutes governing contractual agreements.

-          State Procurement regulations and systems.

-          Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

-          Contemporary service programs and delivery systems in public agencies and federal laws governing the early intervention system.

-          Community resources available to meet needs of program clientele.

Skill in:

-          Applying the principles and practices of work leadership and management.

-          Oral and written communication.

Ability to:

-          Analyze programmatic and fiscal reports for contract adherence and improvement while providing support and technical assistance to contracting agencies.

-          Develop contracts and official procurement documents.

-          Interpret, analyze and evaluate programmatic and contractual information.

-          Comprehend and interpret laws, rules, and regulations as appropriate.

-          Establish and maintain positive working relationships with contracted and governmental agency representatives and citizen advocacy groups.


-          Candidate must possess 3 years of contract specialty/management experience.  Experience working with State Procurement system, current AzEIP contracts and related Federal regulations and DDD contracts is preferred.


-          Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.

-          Successfully pass background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.


 The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 

-          Sick leave

-          Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

-          Health and dental insurance

-          Retirement plan

-          Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

-          Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact 602-364-1044 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-364-3981. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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