SENIOR MANAGEMENT ANALYST (LIMITED TERM)

SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT | SAN JOSE, CA

Salary Range: $8,101.60 - $10,372.27 monthly-based on a seven-step salary plan
Open Date: 06/22/2015
Close Date:

Position Description

Duties:
The successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating and managing the timely, fair, and transparent procurement of consulting services on behalf of Capital Projects with minimal to general direction/supervision. The essential responsibilities and duties shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
Initiate kick-off meeting with Capital Projects Project Manager (PM) at beginning of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process to discuss project objectives/intent and finalize RFP/contract schedule for complex projects that require the following: multiple parties or consultants or sub consultants; numerous phases and sub-phases from initiation to completion; contract term spanning multiple years; large dollar values (often greater than $1Million); political sensitivity; links or dependencies on other projects; very restricted budgets; unproven methods; and among other factors that require advance analysis of the situation to make timely and independent decisions to move the contract forward.
Position will require the individual to exercise their advance knowledge of contracting services to provide strategic advisement and direction to the PM on best practices and methods to ensure that contracts are executed in a timely and efficient manner, while still maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations. Individual will also be responsible for conducting assessments and reviews of contract policies and ensuring that the District contract policies are in accordance with any new laws or updates.
Ideal candidate will have an advance journey background with extensive experience in consultant contracting services, including full cycle contract processing, from developing RFPs to closing out fully executed agreements, and knowledge of local and state contracting rules and regulations, such as, California Public Contract code. Candidate must be able to work in a fast paced, team environment. Ideal candidate will also possess strong conflict management skills to help negotiate and resolve informal contract disputes between internal and external customers to help move the contracting process along. Individual will also have strong presentation and facilitation skills to lead oral interviews and debriefing/feedback sessions between consultant and PMs. Individual must be able to effectively communicate, both verbally and written.
Highly desirable that the successful candidate possess a certificate equivalent to the following: Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and/or Certified Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB) from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council; or, a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Supply Chain Management.

Position Qualifications

Experience:
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in administrative, management, systems, operations, budgetary or similar analyses; experience should reflect diversity of analytical experience.

Training:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, political science, business administration or a related field (such as Supply Chain Management). Directly related experience may be substituted for the college requirement on the basis of one and one-half years of experience for one year of education to a maximum of four years.

How to Apply

Closing Date for Applications: Open Until Filled (First Priority to Applications Received by 6-30-15) For detailed information regarding requirements and qualifications for this opening and to apply online, please see the job posting by clicking on the following link: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/scvwd
Contact Email: recruit@valleywater.org
Website: www.valleywater.org