C21-009 Contract Compliance / Procurement Specialist

Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 05, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Contract Compliance/Procurement Specialist


Business Services

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time Contract Compliance/Procurement Specialist (SUOAF-Administrator IV) in the Business Services. The successful candidate will manage contract compliance for all contracts originating from Central Connecticut State University including negotiation, preparation, and contract oversight to ensure proper controls over contracting procedures and contribute to sound fiscal and administrative management.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Plans and manages all contractual and purchasing activities for the University. This may include assisting with Requests for Proposals (RFP’s), Purchase Orders, Personal Service Agreements (PSA’s), Student Affiliation Agreements and various license agreements. This also includes assisting in the development, negotiation, and finalization of vendor agreements for signature, as well as monitoring contracts for compliance with State and Federal statutes, Board of Trustees policies, the Attorney General’s guidelines, internal procedures and contract terms and conditions.
  • Develops and implements contract compliance policies and procedures and ensures sound fiscal management and compliance with the State Ethics Code.
  • Develops training programs for the University regarding PSA’s and other types of applicable agreements.
  • Acts as liaison between the University and the CSCU System Office and Board of Regents, the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Administrative Services and other state agencies as required of the position.
  • Performs other duties related to the above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or certification as a paralegal. The skills and abilities for this position typically would be acquired through a combination of experience and training which includes university education in accounting, purchasing management, financial management or a relevant business or public administration concentration, together with three or more years related experience in business, purchasing and/or contract law and administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop complex and involved contracts, negotiate these contracts with vendors and service providers, and manage and monitor contracts in accordance with their terms and conditions, State and Federal statutes and regulations, Attorney General guidelines, CSCU and Board of Regents policies and State Code of Ethics.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of risk management and insurance programs including safety and loss control techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing Requests for Proposal (RFP’s) and other such justification documents.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable State and Federal statutes, and procurement best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the work of support staff, if applicable.
  • Ability to use personal computers and associated software and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of basic principles of contract law including the ability to read and understand legal documents is preferred.
  • Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.

In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by August 26, 2020.

To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html.  Select the job advertisement and click on the Apply button and submit the following :

Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position

  • Current resume
  • Names of three current professional references (please state relationship to applicant) with addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Salary is commensurate with education and experience; minimum salary is $68,581.Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care , deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Theresa Robbins at 860-832-0045 or trobbins@ccsu.edu.

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.