Contract Analyst I
State of Mississippi - Mississippi

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This is technical and administrative work involving the direction and analysis of contract proposals and/or negotiations or the review and analysis of procurement information submitted by state agencies. The work may include responsibility for investigating current market prices and trends and for the planning and administration of purchasing/contracts programs. Incumbents may also assist state agencies in initiating recommendations and procedures. Incumbents receive general supervision from a higher-level Analyst or other administrative superior.

Examples of Work:

Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Reviews and investigates contract proposals.

Negotiates contracts with vendors and suppliers by mail and personal contact.

Submits procurement information for review and approval.

Directs the administrative functions of a contract department.

Reviews work of clerical employees for technical accuracy.

Conducts surveys and accumulates statistical data relating to purchasing requirements.

Analyzes Invitation for Bid or Request for Proposal for compliance with regulations.

Analyzes contract for compliance with regulations.

Interacts with state agencies to suggest changes and/or corrections for deficiencies, errors, and areas of non-compliance.

Presents procurement information to the Board for contract approval.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Education:
A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in accounting, business administration, finance, political science, or public administration.

OR

Education:
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in accounting, business administration, finance, political science, or public administration;

AND

Experience:
One (1) year of experience in purchasing and/or contracting.

Substitution Statement:

Related education or related experience may be substituted on a equal basis.

Essential Functions:

Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Prepares and maintains solicitation packages.

2. Coordinates and maintains operations of a contract department.

3. Analyzes procurement and contract information submitted by agencies.

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