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Working As A Contracting Officer

  • $80,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Contracting Officer Do At Centene Corporation

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* Manages team of network contracting/development staff in the management of provider networks
* Leads team in the strategy development based upon analyses of their provider networks from a cost, coverage, and growth perspective
* Provide leadership in evaluating opportunities to expand or change the network to meet Company goals
* Manage budgeting and forecasting initiatives for product lines to networks costs and provider contracts
* Uses analysis of claim trend data and/or market information to derive conclusions to support contract negotiation strategies
* Execute differentiated and innovative contractual arrangements with provider network serving the needs of each product line that align financial incentives to ensure access, drive better quality, reduce costs and improve the overall health of members.
* Ability to direct both strategic and day to day business planning in assigned regions.
* Develop and execute key regional strategies and operating plans.
* In a matrixed environment gain buy in and influence supporting departments which include medical management, provider engagement, data Analytics and/or Technology to manage overall health care costs.
* Partner with Provider Engagement team to improve provider performance in the region.
* Implement value based contracting to influence provider performance to improve utilization management, quality improvement, revenue enhancement, risk encounters and member experiences.
* Directs the preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets based on broad corporate goals and objectives.
* Works collaboratively with the medical management team to effectively manage health care costs and trends, including implementing mechanisms to leverage national and local network management agreements.
* Provide effective leadership to staff (direct and indirect) with particular attention to the effective recruitment, mentoring and ongoing leadership of his/her organization.
* Responsible for associates work climate and provides leadership for initiatives to improve/maintain a positive climate

What Does A Contracting Officer Do At University of Utah

* Monitors project spending to ensure funds received are expended according to federal, state and University regulations.
* Prepare Grant Compliance Report monthly for each project in a timely manner.
* Communicate project status monthly with Principal Investigator and Administrative Assistant to ensure distributions, expenditures, encumbrances and other financial components are accurate.
* Enforces compliance and ensures consistency with federal and state regulations, University policies and practices, research compliance restrictions and guidelines, financial and academic requirements, close-out practices, and agency policies and procedures.
* Assists Principal Investigator and Administrative Assistant with progress and final reports to make certain they are submitted by the agency deadline.
* Maintains a current knowledge of changing institutional policies and federal requirements governing externally funded grants and contracts.
* This position is not responsible for providing patient care.
* Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
* This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.
* It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job

What Does A Contracting Officer Do At Stanford University

* Conduct formal negotiations, finalize and administer industry sponsored project agreements, commensurate with experience.
* Negotiate intellectual property and publication rights, as well as confidentiality, indemnification and invoicing terms.
* Negotiate complex Material Transfer Agreements, draft language that complies with University, Federal and other regulatory policies, requirements and conditions.
* Negotiate other research-related agreements that involve intellectual property, publication and confidentiality issues.
* Identify contractual and policy issues such as compliance, conflicts of interest and accounting, provide follow through until resolved.
* Advise and assist client groups by interpreting and explaining contract terms and conditions of material transfers and industry sponsored project agreements.
* Assist in resolving contractual problems that arise during course of project by consulting with investigators, staff and sponsors.
* Review and revise standard agreements to reflect changes in University policies, Federal regulations and laws.
* Other duties may also be assigned_

What Does A Contracting Officer Do At Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

* Provides technical advice and assistance on advanced contracts and procurement issues.
* Develops and recommends strategies for management and enforcement of contracts, and resolving litigation and compliance disputes.
* Assesses conflict issues and supporting documentation; works with clients and vendors to define and resolve issues; negotiates effective settlement solutions.
* Provides guidance and assistance to staff, clients, and technical advisors on contract issues and management process.
* Updates and tracks a variety of electronic and paper files, records, reports, and related documents.
* Consults and confers with ANTHC staff regarding the development of contract objectives and scope of work.
* Coordinates contract development; facilitates development of the terms and conditions of contracts, contract amendments, and related technical documents.
* Performs a variety of administrative functions; prepares and updates reports, records and related documents; responds to inquiries.
* Reviews pertinent ANTHC decisions, policies, procedures, regulations and other legal matters.
* Monitors and reviews trends and technical issues in contracting and grant management processes and recommends policy and procedural changes.
* Provides training for ANTHC staff and clients to improve contracting process and facilitate improvement in contract management.
* Provides information and assistance within the scope of designated authority.
* Solicits and administers complex, large dollar contracts and other types of contract documents as needed.
* Administers contracts by tracking deadlines, performance, and other legal requirements of the contract.
* Establishes and maintains complex files related to contracts and legal issues.
* Processes contracts through required approval process; resolves issues as needed.
* Performs other duties as assigned or required.
* Required Skills
* Knowledge of the principles and practices of public procurement records management
* Knowledge of procurement and materials management practices and principles
* Knowledge of business English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation
* Knowledge of purchasing, budgeting and inventory management techniques and concepts
* Skill in researching, reading, interpreting and writing technical specifications and documentation
* Skill in the design and layout of technical documents, and contracts
* Skill in negotiation and dispute resolution
* Skill in working within deadlines to complete projects and assignments
* Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers and vendors.
* Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications
* Skill in interpreting legal clauses and provisions.
* Required Experience

What Does A Contracting Officer Do At Columbia University

* Manages University-wide Purchasing Agreements (UwPA's) for the commodity area including reviewing and independently drafting contracts and contract extensions, developing and monitoring performance reports, and managing vendor business reviews
* Identifies commodities suitable for sourcing via UwPA's based on analysis of University spend data with the Director
* Manages cross functional teams to understand University-wide needs
* Develops, selects, awards, negotiates and implements UwPA's, including writing and evaluating Requests for Proposal (RFP's) and the subsequent negotiations
* Processes requisitions and contracts of up $50,000 ensuring complete and accurate documents are submitted, in addition to being fully compliant with University purchasing policies and other applicable regulations
* Manages the University's equipment leasing portfolio and related activities
* Provides recommendations to customers regarding sources of supply, and performs bid solicitations, analyses and evaluations
* Negotiates optimum delivery schedules and ensures the best combination of price, quantity discounts, product quality, standard terms and conditions, and, where appropriate, supports the establishment of long term agreements
* Performs data gathering, analyses and reporting in order to support University Purchasing goals and objectives, as well as develops and delivers reports and presentation materials
* Manages suppliers, cost, quality and delivery performance and ensures compliance to specified quality requirements; implements appropriate sourcing strategies to control the University's purchased goods and service costs and ensure an adequate source of supply
* Develops and maintains mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster effective feedback mechanisms and continuous improvement as well as negotiate the best possible value, ensure the quality of all goods and services purchased, and fully meet the needs of the end users
* Surveys and benchmarks market conditions and trends, keeping abreast of new industry developments and products, and effectively communicates this information both within the Purchasing team and to the broader University purchasing community
* Trains and educates the University purchasing community with respect to Purchasing policies, procedures and techniques, and works closely with the Manager for User Support in regard to the same
* The successful Contract Officer II, Lab & Medical Sourcing will drive continuous improvements in related Purchasing processes, as well as assist in the development of performance metrics for the commodity area, represents the Purchasing team at customer and supplier meetings and perform other related duties and special projects, as assigned

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Contracting Officer Career Paths

Contracting Officer
Contracts Manager Project Manager General Manager
General Manager Of Operations
8 Yearsyrs
Contracts Manager Project Manager
Project Director
8 Yearsyrs
Contracts Manager Project Manager Business Development Manager
Senior Business Development Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Product Manager Operations Manager
Operations Project Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager Property Manager
Real Estate Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Director
Deputy Director
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Contract Specialist
Contracts Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Procurement Analyst Purchasing Manager
Subcontracts Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Procurement Analyst Purchasing Manager Operations Director
Director Of Business Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Procurement Analyst Purchasing Manager Business Development Manager
Proposal Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Contract Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Project Leader Information Technology Project Manager
Manager, Project Management
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Contract Specialist Senior Contract Administrator/Contract Administrator
Contracts Director
12 Yearsyrs
Supply Officer Operations Officer
Chief Of Operations
7 Yearsyrs
Supply Officer Operations Officer Information Technology Project Manager
Operations Program Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Supervisor Manager Partner
Managing Member
8 Yearsyrs
Acquisition Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Pricing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Acquisition Analyst Senior Analyst Subject Matter Expert
Operations Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Consultant Business Consultant Senior Account Executive
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
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Contracting Officer Demographics

Gender

Male

57.4%

Female

31.3%

Unknown

11.3%
Ethnicity

White

60.3%

Black or African American

14.9%

Hispanic or Latino

14.3%

Asian

6.7%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

45.4%

French

14.4%

Russian

6.2%

German

6.2%

Mandarin

4.1%

Chinese

4.1%

Arabic

4.1%

Hindi

2.1%

Urdu

2.1%

Swahili

1.0%

Vietnamese

1.0%

Romanian

1.0%

Konkani

1.0%

Korean

1.0%

Bengali

1.0%

Marathi

1.0%

Armenian

1.0%

Uzbek

1.0%

Carrier

1.0%

Tagalog

1.0%
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Contracting Officer Education

Schools

Webster University

12.7%

University of Phoenix

10.3%

Community College of the Air Force

9.6%

Strayer University

7.7%

University of Maryland - University College

7.3%

George Washington University

5.9%

Defense Acquisition University

5.0%

Liberty University

4.1%

Ashford University

3.9%

Naval Postgraduate School

3.9%

Trident University International

3.5%

American University

3.5%

Troy University

3.4%

Florida Institute of Technology-Melbourne

3.3%

Michigan State University

2.9%

Central Texas College

2.9%

Park University

2.7%

Wayland Baptist University

2.5%

Villanova University

2.5%

University of Maryland - College Park

2.4%
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Majors

Business

45.6%

Management

9.8%

Law

4.7%

Political Science

4.1%

Public Administration

3.5%

Accounting

3.5%

Criminal Justice

3.3%

Finance

3.2%

Human Resources Management

3.1%

Supply Chain Management

3.1%

Project Management

2.7%

Psychology

2.1%

Education

1.8%

Computer Information Systems

1.8%

Marketing

1.6%

Health Care Administration

1.3%

Economics

1.3%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

1.2%

General Studies

1.2%

Communication

1.1%
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Degrees

Masters

36.3%

Bachelors

32.4%

Other

14.4%

Associate

7.0%

Doctorate

5.1%

Certificate

4.1%

Diploma

0.6%

License

0.1%
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Top Skills for A Contracting Officer

  1. Contractor Proposals
  2. Procedures
  3. Contract Negotiations
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  • Analyzed contractor proposals to determine reasonableness, allow ability, and allocation ability of costs.
  • Conducted follow-up procedures that minimized the amount of time necessary to complete contract negotiations without sacrificing university legal and policy considerations.
  • Coordinate contract negotiations involving multiple parties while maintaining positive sponsor relations and protecting Institution's interests.
  • Worked with internal and customer management in the verification of contract requirements and improvement in both contract performance and customer relations.
  • Documented and filed contractor performance, training and cross checked invoices for accuracy ensuring timely payments were made for services provided

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