Enterprise Information Services, Inc.

Contracts Administration Clerk

US-MD-Largo
ID
2017-3312
# of Openings
5
Targeted Job Start Date
10/23/2017

Overview

The United States Postal Service (USPS) operates a complex logistics operation to transport mail and equipment between its mail processing and delivery facilities.  While some of the local transportation service within the larger metropolitan areas is provided by postal employees, the majority of the network is serviced by highway contract suppliers.  The complexity of the network requires continuous adaptations, resulting in requests for new service, or contract modifications.  Transportation purchasing in the USPS environment requires technically skilled and knowledgeable personnel who specialize in the commodity, and that are well versed in procurement, contract administration, and contract law.   

Responsibilities

  • Review service requirements to implement contractual activities that meet customer needs for services, supplies, and equipment.
  • Plan, develop, and establish purchasing strategies for major procurements; participate in the evaluation process of supplier proposals, and conduct contract negotiations.
  • Perform market and industry trend analysis to improve the supplier base and to determine availability of services, equipment, and producers; perform market surveys to determine availability of products and producers; monitor industry factors related to the purchase of items or services, such as strikes, shortages, and inflation; analyze market trends and the impact of socioeconomic consideration; review industry publications and meet with industry representatives to obtain information.
  • Conduct supplier value and cost analysis to address logistics, pricing, leverage, competitive advantage, and other industry factors related to transportation purchasing.
  • Manage a variety of contractual activities to include planning, determining resource requirements, developing timelines, risk analysis, monitoring progress, and provide technical guidance and feedback.
  • Develop and prepare complex solicitations, contract terms, and conditions; including special language, clauses, and contract type.
  • Interact with USPS information technology systems to conduct research and process contract activities.

Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Able to pass a Government background check to obtain a Security Clearance Type: Public Trust
  • Full background check including drug screening 
  • Years of experience: 1-13+ (specific requirements based off labor category)
  • Education: HS Diploma

All supplier employees or subcontractors must have extensive contracting experience, particularly in the transportation commodity.  Familiarity, with the USPS Supplying Principles and Practices and Transportation Contract Support System (TCSS) is a plus, however not required. Ability to pass and hold a government security clearance is required.

 

EIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/V/Disabled.

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