Position Summary This position is specifically focused on supporting a multitude of complex procurements in support of the State's Medicaid Transformation implementation. To support Medicaid Transformation, this position will function as chief negotiators for performance based RFPs, RFQs, Sole Source Contracts and a variety of other contractual/procurement issues, negotiating components of complex highly technical high dollar contracts such as terms and conditions, pricing, contract duration, specification/requirements, performance measures and outcomes, tasks, activities, deliverables, required certifications and negotiates with prospective vendors and grantees on behalf of the State and the Department.
This position is based in North Carolina and there may be opportunity for this position to work remotely and/or telework.
Job Specific Responsibilities
Independently develop and prepare specifications, draft and manage contracts, and conduct negotiations as required for the most complex formal solicitations and agreements
Prepare and review high risk and high dollar contracts
Negotiate contracts based on total cost of ownership
Evaluate contractor proposals/supplemental agreements and vendor clarification for approval
Develop procurement plans by reviewing previous history, market conditions, and specifications or technical data packages for new or renewal contracts
Perform industry analysis to identify technological and performance changes in services
Monitor contractor's compliance with contract, regulatory, and statutory provision
Serve as principal contracting advisor, and represent the agency or department as the contractual authority at meetings
Apply sound business judgment and provide strategic guidance to management in a deadline-oriented environment
Provide departments assistance in the development and evaluation of solicitations involving high-value, complex and sophisticated goods and services of all types
Facilitate all contract management functions with internal and external departments, divisions and facilities including outside vendors
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified applicants must document on the application that they possess all of the following:
Extensive experience in developing and preparing solicitations and contract documents such as Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotes (RFQs), Invitation for Bids (IFB), Contracts and Contract Amendments
Strong working knowledge and experience with an electronic contract writing/contract management system
Proven ability to perform fact-based negotiations
Proven ability to develop contract strategies for complex, and potentially unprecedented requirements
Proven ability to analyze, resolve problems and interpret policies and procedures
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel (Intermediate) and Word
Bachelor s Degree in Business or related area from an appropriately accredited institution and 4 years of progressive procurement or contract administration experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Completion of the NC Contract training program within one year of hire is required. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited colleges or universities
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is the largest and most complex department in NC state government with approximately $18.3 billion annually in expenses. NCDHHS has approximately 17 program divisions, 14 State Operated Healthcare Facilities, and 13 Administrative Offices/Divisions with over one billion in procurements of commodities and services annually. The Office of Procurement, Contracts and Grants (OPCG) is responsible for the procurement of all commodities and services required by the Department’s divisions, offices, and facilities. OPCG must ensure that correct procurement and contracting practices are followed throughout the Department by ensuring compliance with all applicable General Statutes, the Administrative Code, and established departmental policies and procedures. This effort will result ultimately in improvements to the individual health, safety, well-being, and independence of NC citizens along with fostering public trust and instilling public confidence in the integrity of the department. OPCG provides training, guidance, research, compliance reviews, reporting, and operational assistance to all of the DHHS divisions, offices, and healthcare facilities so that their financial and program capacities are maximized through effective procurement and contracting.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pre-Employment criminal background checks are required for all positions with the Division of Health Benefits.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 19-06156
About North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
The North Carolina Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs (NC Medicaid), managed by the Division of Health Benefits (DHB), helps North Carolinians improve their health and well-being by providing access to services and supports for low-income parents, children, seniors, people with intellectual / developmental disabilities, behavioral health needs or substance use disorders. With a budget of more than $14 billion per fiscal year, Medicaid ensures that 69,000 enrolled providers are reimbursed for delivering covered services to more than two million beneficiaries.On Sept. 23, 2015, the North Carolina General Assembly passed Session Law 2015-245, as amended, directing NCDHHS and DHB to lead the transformation of the Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs from a predominantly fee-for-service delivery system to managed care.
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