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Contract Specialist II

Location: Seattle, WA
Job # 8074471
JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for providing project/program support for one or more projects/programs. Role will include project research and planning, maintaining project management plans, developing project schedules, reporting of project status, and coordination of project activities with procurement staff and project managers. Position may have project lead responsibility on small projects under the direction of the Procurement and Contracts Manager. Tracks departmental budgets; under the general supervision of the Procurement and Contracts Manager.
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1. Process requisitions and purchase orders and monitors department budget data. Identify and resolve communication or documentation issues. Recommends actions to improve performance and compliance.
2. Provide technical support, and administrative support with careful attention to regulatory, legal and contractual requirements..
3. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
· Associate's Degree or two-year technical certificate in business administration or related field, OR Up to one year of specialized or technical training in purchasing
· Two years of experience in using MS Office programs.
· Two years of experience purchasing, and working with an automated purchasing system.
· Two years customer service experience.
· Excellent organizational and communication skills.
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job may be considered.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:
1. Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook programs
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3. Knowledge of a budgeting tracking
4. Knowledge of record and file management systems
Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:
1. Skill in preparing a variety of records, reports, documentation and correspondence utilizing MS Office Programs
2. Skill in project planning, coordinating and scheduling
3. Skill in articulating effective communication both in written form and verbally
4. Skill in training administration employees and management
Qualification to enter this position requires the following abilities or talents to:
1. Ability to work independently in a logical, analytical and detail oriented manner
2. Ability to understand, transmit and follow written and verbal instructions
3. Ability to successfully handle stressful situations in a professional manner
4. Ability to establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships with client personnel, outside consultants, and senior management
5. Ability to meet deadlines with dependability and consistency
6. Ability to lead small projects


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
· Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, carrying.
· Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Location: Seattle
Duration: 3-6 months
Pay : $35.26 per hour
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