Contract Specialist III - State Experience

Peak PerformersAustin, TX24 days ago

Are you an experienced Contract Specialist looking for an opportunity to work with the State of Texas?

Does your experience include either State of Texas work or certification?

If you answered yes to these questions, Peak Performers may have an opportunity for you! We have partnered with a State of Texas agency to recruit for a Contract Specialist I-III iAustin, Texas.

The Position:

As a Contract Specialist, you will perform entry-level to complex contract development and management work. Work involves developing and evaluating a broad range of contracts. The level and rate will be commensurate with your experience and qualifications.


Experience in contract development or evaluation work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. 

Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) or Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD) preferred

Experience working with a State of Texas agency in a contracting or procurement support role preferred


Knowledge of office practices and administrative procedures, and of contract management policies and procedures

Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret technical information; to make arithmetical computations and tabulations; to identify problems and plan corrective actions; to prepare and submit reports; to derive information from observations and interviews; to understand and follow instructions; to gather specific data from documentation systems; to communicate effectively; and to provide guidance to others

Skills in using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Access

Skills in use of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing

Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations

Ability to train others

Ability to prioritize and multi-task projects in a fast paced work environment

Ability to take initiative to effectively monitor and manage workload

Ability to pay attention to details

Ability to effectively handle difficult situations and provide excellent customer service

Ability to adhere to work schedules, follow procedures with respect to leave and submit accurate timesheets by prescribed deadlines

Ability to make mature, objective decisions and identify areas of potential problems 

Ability to perform routine and non-routine work assignments accurately and on-time with little or no supervision

Ability to perform assigned duties and improve work habits and/or output

Ability to complete assigned work, on time, neatly and with infrequent errors

Ability to provide prompt, courteous and accurate assistance and clear and concise communication to internal and external stakeholders both verbally and in writing

Ability to work and cooperate with others in a team environment

Ability to stand/sit/move with no physical limitations or aids to perform activities such as retrieve/replace files in a large file system for boxes up to 30 lbs


Assists in the preparation and development of solicitations, contracts, and amendments

May assist with monitoring, reviewing, and analyzing legislation related to procurement and contracting

May assist with processes to track, route and maintain related documentation

May monitor contract performance by examining billings, fiscal data, and eligibility determinations for compliance with terms of contract and policies

Assists in administering the billing process and eligibility monitoring functions for contract billings

Evaluates expenditure data and makes projections to ensure appropriate use of funds

Reviews fiscal expenditure reports for completeness, appropriateness, and accuracy

Serves as a liaison with contract providers to ensure participation is consistent with program, legal, and fiscal requirements

May coordinate and facilitate procurement-related meetings such as kick-off and pre-proposal meetings, post-award conferences, team briefings, and evaluation scorings

May monitor legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to contracting

May recommend the cancellation of contracts and assist in the dispute resolution process

May recommend changes to solicitation and contract boilerplate documents and other contract-related documents

May prepare specifications for requests for bids

May assist with negotiating contracts, contract renewals, and amendments

May assist in preparing and distributing contracting/procurement reports

Performs related work as assigned

Project Term:  15 weeks with potential for extension

Compensation: $19-22/hr (DOE)

Work Location:  onsite in Capitol Complex, Austin

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8-5

What's it like to work for Peak Performers?

•Qualified applicants with chronic medical conditions and/or disabilities receive job preference.

•Our clients can hire you at any time - with no fee! We want you to get hired.

•We pay weekly through direct deposit.

•We offer ACA compliant health insurance at 60 days.

•In business since 1994, our relationships span 25 years and thousands of job placements.

All employment offers are contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.

Applicants for employment with Peak Performers must possess work authorization that does not require sponsorship for a visa now or in the future.

Peak Performers is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants without regard to race, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, family/parental status, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Peak Performers does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee-based recruitment services.


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