Contract Management Specialist 2

Grade 23

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Contract Management Specialist Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Contract Management Specialist Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Contract Management Specialist 1

    Grade 18

  4. Contract Management Specialist 2

    Grade 23

  5. Contract Management Specialist 3

    Grade 27

  6. Contract Management Specialist 4

    Grade 64

Summary of Job Description

As a Contract Management Specialist 2, you would evaluate or review the more complicated contracts, and purchases, Requests for Proposals, Invitation for Bids, Sole/Single Source Procurements and other related financial documents. You would also supervise Contract Management Specialists 1 in the planning and development of procurement methods and documents. Illustrative duties might include: provide guidance, technical assistance and training to agency staff and/or potential bidder(s) to facilitate the contract and procurement processes, ensuring all control requirements are met; perform on-site and central reviews of contract implementation and performance; monitor voucher payment process for assigned contracts; monitor purchasing process; propose changes to existing program guidelines or assist in the development of new guidelines; participate in the bidder debriefing session; and conduct or direct research into prevailing industry trends and prices.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, candidates must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had two months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as either:

A. Contract Management Specialist 1, Contract Management Specialist Trainee 2, Contract Management Specialist Trainee 1, Assistant Building Construction Contract Analyst, Grant Administrator 1, Parks Regional Grants Administrator, Purchasing Officer 1, Transportation Contracts Analyst 1, or Thruway Purchasing Officer 1;


B. Purchasing Agent or Head Account Clerk.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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