Contract Specialist I

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • May 07, 2022
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid

Job Description


Prairie View A&M University

Contract Specialist I

Job Title
Contract Specialist I

Prairie View A&M University

Procurement & Disbursement Serv

Proposed Minimum Salary
$3,194.84 monthly

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

This position is responsible for strategically procuring good and contracts for services for the benefit of the university in accordance with state, federal and TAMUS guideline and in a timely manner that ensures cost savings and best value purchasing /contracting on behalf of the university.

  • Perform required reviews/analyze of university contracts, coordinate with Procurement Office and ensure timely execution. Process departmental requisitions as assigned.
  • Perform daily contract office processing in accordance with PVAMU, TAMUS and state guidelines to ensure efficiency & accuracy. If required, coordinate contract review by of Office of General Counsel (OGC).
  • Follow contract from origination to full execution, including purchasing if required.
  • Upload and maintain completed contract files within the contract monitoring system and perform document retention tasks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting Finance or closing related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1 year of progressively responsible experience in business, financial systems, financial reporting.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of OMB Circulars and state/federal contract and grant regulations. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Must possess technical writing and editing skills which include contractual language and procedures.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.

Special Requirements:
  • Applicants with equivalent experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree may be considered. One year of the related experience is the equivalent of one college year. Applicants being considered for the equivalency must have four years of related experience to meet the equivalency in lieu of a Bachelor's degree plus the minimum required years of experience. Applicants being considered for the equivalency must have a total of four years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or closely related field
  • Two years of experience in procure or compliance programs and/or activity.

Job Posting Close Date:
  • 6/4/22

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above "Required Attachments" section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (936) 261-1730.

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