Contract Specialist
City of Mesa, AZ - Mesa, AZ

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The current vacancy is in the Transportation Department, however t his recruitment will be used to establish a Citywide list to fill possible future vacancies.

Under general to limited supervision, a Contract Specialist performs a variety of activities associated with service and maintenance contract preparation, monitoring, and compliance work. A Contract Specialist has oversight of multiple, concurrent service agreements and/or contracts and performs related work as required.

An employee in this class is involved in a variety of office and field activities associated with service and maintenance contract administration and monitoring. Although the contracts can involve virtually any service and maintenance function (based on assignment) associated with physical facilities, streets, rights-of-way, parkway, landscape maintenance or other closely related areas, the primary contracts may cover: custodial; pest and weed control; landscape, street tree and irrigation system maintenance; arterial street and parking lot sweeping; asphalt and concrete repair and installation; street light and transit facility repair and maintenance; seal coating; and storm drainage system maintenance (based on assignment). This class is supervised by a Transportation Field Operations Supervisor or Facilities Maintenance Department Director through reports, meetings, and conferences regarding status of contracted projects, problems encountered, and overall results achieved. This class is FLSA nonexempt.

Qualifications & Requirements:

Minimum Qualification(s) Required. Graduation from high school or GED. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to a minimum of three years full-time employment in service contract administration, monitoring, or inspection in the private or public sector. At least two years of college coursework can substitute for one year of required experience.

Special Requirement(s). Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License by hire date.

Preferred/Desirable Qualification(s). Experience with service contracts in the areas of asphalt and concrete repair and installation and/or transportation and landscape maintenance or closely related field is preferred. Certification in one or more of the following categories is also preferred: SPCC Applicator License, IMSA Work Zone Safety Specialist, ABPA Backflow Assembly Tester, IMSA Roadway Lighting Level I, (IA) Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, NICET Certification, ALCA Arizona Certified Landscape Professional and/or ISA Certified Arborist. College or formal coursework in Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Contract Administration, or Civil Engineering is highly desirable.

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