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Senior Contracts Administrator

  • Orange County Sanitation District
  • 11/30/18
  • Fountain Valley, CA
  • 92708
  • 50.78 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
invites applications for the position of:
Senior Contracts Administrator

An Equal Opportunity Employer


$50.78 - $61.71 Monthly
$8,801.87 - $10,696.40 Annually
$105,622.40 - $128,356.80

OPENING DATE: 11/30/18

CLOSING DATE: 12/14/18 05:00 PM


What do you value in your next job?

At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further.

Honesty, Trust, & Respect
We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community.

Teamwork & Problem Solving
We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.

Leadership & Commitment
We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community.

Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities
We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals.

We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees.

OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Senior Contracts Administrator.

Under general direction, the Senior Contracts Administrator manages the business relationship of contract parties in coordination with OCSD staff, legal counsel, and consultants/contractors; participates in the development and fulfillment of contract requirements in accordance with OCSD policies and local, state and federal regulations; and provides consistency and oversight in contracts and contractual relationships.

Specifically, this person will be responsible for managing numerous complex fixed-price construction contracts, cost-plus design and other professional services contracts in public works, and all manner of purchasing contracts. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to : solicitation development and execution; change order cost analysis and negotiations; compliance with insurance and bonding requirements; administration support; and legal and contractual compliance; and resolution of contractual disputes. In addition, this individual will review and facilitate the approval of progress payments, advise OCSD staff on contractual/business issues, advise on liquidated damages, provide comprehensive analysis of claims and dispute resolutions, perform closeout in a timely manner, and make presentations to senior management and governing boards.


Possession of a bachelor's degree from a college or university which is accredited by the US Department of Education, with major coursework in business or public administration, or a related field;

Three (3) years of increasingly responsible purchasing, administrative, and/or analytical experience, specifically in the development and administration of public contracts; and

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment.


Possession of certification in the Management of Business Contracts or comparable contracts administration program.


Vacancies: 1

Apply online at:

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Friday, December 14, 2018, 5:00 P.M.

Hiring Salary Range: $50.78 - $61.71/Hour


Physical Demands

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Environmental Elements

Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Disaster Service Workers

All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Other Information

For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.

False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

OCSD only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Resumes submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

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