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Contract Specialist

Oakland, California 94612 | Contract

Job ID: 56299 Position: Administrative/Clerical/Support Branch: San Ramon

Wollborg Michelson Recruiting is currently conducting a search for a Temporary Contract Specialist for our client, a large transportation company in the Oakland area. The Contract Specialist  will be responsible for preparing  Requests for Proposal (RFPs) for the District according to procedures mandated by the District, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), or other agencies; coordinating  the internal review process for the routing and approval of RFPs and contracts; and monitoring  and implementing  proposed contract amendments.

  • Performs internal liaison work within the District to obtain detailed information on contract and supply needs; coordinates with District staff members on related matters; attends Board of Directors and interagency meetings as necessary.
  • Attends pre-proposal conferences with District staff as needed; explains the District' s contract award procedures and guidelines; and assists in meetings with vendors and their representatives.
  • Prepares weekly, quarterly, and biannual activity reports; monitors management information systems reports to ensure contract compliance; and approves invoices for professional services prior to payment.
  • Prepares various reports and correspondence including mandated reports and filings.
  • Prepares draft General Manager Memoranda requesting approval to issue RFPs, or award of contracts.
  • Maintains contact information and original files in Procurement department; and distributes appropriate copies within the department, and throughout the District, as appropriate.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Ability To: Operate a variety of office machines and computer equipment and use applicable computer software required by the Procurement department; collect, analyze, and present data in a clear and concise manner, including statistical and cost analyses; work independently and exercise sound judgment and discretion; interpret federal and District procurement guidelines for specific projects; and establish and maintain effective-working relationships with those contracted in the course of work

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor' s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, business administration, or a related field.

Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in contract administration.

Amber Taylor
Program Manager

Amber has spent the past decade building “dream teams” in her various roles. She thrives on finding the very best candidate to be the perfect fit for the job, and she is known for her attention to every detail. At Wollborg Michelson, Amber excels at communication with both clients and candidates. She loves finding people their Dream Jobs. Outside of work, Amber enjoys spending time with friends, doing community service projects, trying new recipes in the kitchen, reading a good book, and being wacky every chance she gets.

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