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Contract Compliance Manager

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Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Contract Compliance Manager
Work Location Springfield Campus
Department Planning Design & Construction
Pay Grade 44
Proposed Salary $38,442 - $52,513 annually
Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.
Appointment Type Full Time Regular
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
General Function

The Contract Compliance Manager works with the University Architect and Director, Planning, Design & Construction, the Associate Director, Planning, Design & Construction, the Contracts Administrator, project managers, consultants, and contractors to prepare and oversee the issuance of contracts for architectural, engineering, surveying, and construction services to renovate existing facilities and build new facilities. The Contract Compliance Manager uses an in-depth understanding of local, state, and federal laws, bidding procedures, and University policies and processes to help ensure that contract language is in compliance with all applicable requirements. The Contract Compliance Manager works closely with the University project managers and Financial Services personnel to monitor capital construction project budgets through standard accounting and/or bookkeeping procedures. The Contract Compliance Manager serves as the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Liaison Officer for the University and establishes and maintains such records and files as are necessary to maintain the DBE program for the University. The Contract Compliance Manager exercises initiative and independent judgment in managing daily office and departmental activities, projects, and exercises discretion in the dissemination of information to staff, senior administrators, and various public entities.

Description of Primary Duties

The Contract Compliance Manager works with the University Architect and Director, Planning, Design & Construction, the Associate Director, Planning, Design & Construction, the Contracts Administrator, project managers, consultants, and contractors to prepare and oversee the issuance of contracts for architectural, engineering, surveying, and construction services to renovate existing facilities and build new facilities. The Contract Compliance Manager uses an in-depth understanding of local, state, and federal laws, bidding procedures, and University policies and processes to help ensure that contract language is in compliance with all applicable requirements. The Contract Compliance Manager works closely with the University project managers and Financial Services personnel to monitor capital construction project budgets through standard accounting and/or bookkeeping procedures. The Contract Compliance Manager serves as the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Liaison Officer for the University and establishes and maintains such records and files as are necessary to maintain the DBE program for the University. The Contract Compliance Manager exercises initiative and independent judgment in managing daily office and departmental activities, projects, and exercises discretion in the dissemination of information to staff, senior administrators, and various public entities.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Business, Accounting, or a construction related field such as Construction Management.

Experience: At least three years of progressively responsible experience in operations management or administration in higher education or with a large organization is required; two years of responsible experience in the construction industry is required. Experience in the preparation, administration, and management of construction contracts, construction budgets, accounting and/or bookkeeping is required. Experience in interpreting, applying, and incorporating local, state, and federal laws, rules, regulations, procedures, and guidelines for prevailing wage, MBE, WBE, DBE, and affirmative action into contracts is preferred.

Skills: Computer literacy and the ability to read and interpret contract documents of all types are required, particularly contract documents pertaining to the design and construction industry. Highly effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are required. The ability to maintain good working relationships with other University representatives, contractors, private organizations, and the general public is required. The position requires accuracy and close attention to details. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. The ability to effectively use the Microsoft Office suite of programs, in particular Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is preferred. The ability to effectively work with Adobe Acrobat is preferred. A working knowledge of web-based programs and the ability to produce active web pages is preferred. The ability to function with minimal supervision is preferred.

Effort: The scope of the position requires the ability to move throughout campus, including using ladders or stairs on construction sites or in University facilities. May require the ability to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to twenty-five pounds, to reach heights up to eight feet by climbing ladders or step stools, and to bend or crouch to reach materials or equipment stored on lower shelves or in lower cabinets or desk drawers.

Other: The scope of the job occasionally requires working in the evenings and on weekends.

Additional Qualifications
Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/32132.htm
Open Date 09/01/2017
Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled) 09/22/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement
Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, JillPatterson@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20170171FTS
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/35266

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this vacancy?
    • Missouri State University Website
    • Web Postings
    • Print Publications
    • Diversity website posting
    • INSIGHT into Diversity
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • (HERC) Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Job Board (CareerBuilder.com, Monster, etc.)
    • Other Professional Conferences or Meetings
    • Personal Contacts / Networking
    • Newspapers
    • Other
  2. * Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have two years responsible experience in the construction industry?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, or a construction related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts - 1
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)
  2. Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)
  3. Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)
  4. Other Documents -1
  5. Other Documents - 2
  6. Other Documents - 3