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The North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Department is seeking a versatile entry-level Contracts and Risk Specialist to coordinate contract, procurement, risk, and compliance activities for its transportation and air quality programs. Applicants with a strong interest in several of the following areas are encouraged to apply: contract development and administration, procurement, risk management, and compliance monitoring. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at https://jobs.silkroad.com/NCTCOG/Careers. To be considered for any other NCTCOG position that may currently be open, applicants need to apply online separately for those postings. All submittals should include a cover letter describing applicant’s interest in the position, as well as a current resume submitted as one document.
Due to the pandemic, the North Central Texas Council of Governments is currently permitting employees to work a hybrid schedule that consists of the equivalent of a minimum of three days per week in the NCTCOG offices in Arlington, Texas, and two days remotely from home within the Dallas-Fort Worth Region.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assisting in the review and investigation of governing laws and regulations to aid in the development of policies and procedures, decision making, and other departmental functions
- Supporting the development of template and project-specific agreements and amendments
- Assisting with the review, approval and execution of agreements and amendments with internal and external partners
- Supporting the procurement of consultants and other products or services by organizing meetings, compiling documentation, preparing schedules, and communicating with partners
- Supporting the development and implementation of the Transportation Department’s federally required Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
- Assisting in the oversight of subrecipient procurement reviews and compliance requirements, including drafting of policies, procedures, and compliance communications
- Assisting in the oversight of consultant and subcontractor payment reviews and compliance requirements, including drafting of policies, procedures, and compliance communications
- Assisting with the development of grant applications
- Supporting the preparation and review of information necessary for committee and board actions
- Communicating with internal and external transportation partners through drafting transmittals and other methods of communication
- Assisting with pre-award and subrecipient risk assessments
- Assisting with the development and implementation of the Transportation Department’s asset inventory and monitoring of subrecipients
- Updating tracking tools for agreements, approvals, departmental compliance requirements, and other actions
- Creating and maintaining project records
- Must be detailed oriented and highly organized, with a strong ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
- Strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to follow instructions and apply lessons learned to multiple situations
- Effective customer service and time management skills
- Familiarity with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; working knowledge of SharePoint, Microsoft Access, and SmartSheet a plus
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well in a team environment
- Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field, which is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree.
- At least one year of job-related work experience. Experience in public-sector contracting or public-sector procurement is preferred.
- Working knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200) as well as the Uniform Grant Management Standards (UGMS) desired.
Minimum of $45,875.00 – $55,050.00 annually
NCTCOG is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG’s purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. Since 1974, NCTCOG has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and is responsible for developing transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of the rapidly growing area. The planning area for transportation includes the 12 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise.
The agency offers generous benefits, a friendly atmosphere with open communications for cooperative decision making, and challenging opportunities. The environment encourages both individual and team growth, responsibility and innovation.
NCTCOG is recognized as a military-friendly employer and values the knowledge, experience, and skills acquired during your military service career. All qualified veterans are invited to apply.
NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer from NCTCOG.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.
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