Contracts Specialist

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Contracts Specialist Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201902128321 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $48,800 - $96,200 Position Information The Contracts Specialist performs professional, analytical and administrative duties related to the contracting, project management, finance, service operations, and mission objectives of the Planning, Design, and Construction unit and the campus. The Office of Planning, Design, and Construction manages the programming, design, and construction of new and remodeled major and minor capital projects, with an active project load of over $1.1 billion. The Contracts Specialist is responsible for the contracting of professional design staff, design professionals (architects, engineers, etc.), contractors, inspectors, and others associated with the project for the design and construction of new buildings, renovation of existing buildings, renewal of building systems and facilities and deferred maintenance and seismic retrofit projects of the University of California, Riverside. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Licenses License Requirement Valid Driver's License Required
Experience Experience Requirement 2 - 4 years of related experience. Required 2 years of specific experience in coordinating construction contracts and documents in a Higher Education environment. Preferred
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Hired candidate must successfully pass a background check through the DOJ and FBI prior to appointment start date. Required Ability to possess or obtain a valid CA Driver's License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Required Ability to operate vehicles for business and operational needs; will drive to various locations off and on campus to compile, retrieve and file plan documents and other materials. Required Occasional travel for business related needs, meetings, professional development, conferences and/or events. Required
Minimum Requirements Working knowledge and understanding of specific contracting assignments.
Organizational, presentation and negotiation skills.
Written, verbal and professional interpersonal communications skills.Ability to deal effectively with broad and diverse constituencies enduring strong customer service orientation and skills.
Listing and political acumen skills.
Strong to advanced computer skills and knowledge of various computer software programs including, but not limited to MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook; and construction project management software.
Analytical, organizational and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills. Ability to manage contracts and associated documentation; maintain compliance to the agreed-upon scope of work and budget.
Familiarity with design and construction contracts, contract law, public contracting code, and construction claims procedures. Ability to draft modifications to standard agreements. Knowledge and experience to effectively create and review design and construction documents, review contractor submittals.
Preferred Qualifications Working knowledge of internal departmental/unit operating policies, applicable state and federal regulations and general contract terms.

Knowledge of the organization, including its infrastructure, goals, mission, rules, policies, guidelines, et cetera.

Knowledge of UC Policy and Procedure related to facilities, planning, design and construction.

Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 2/25/2019
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