Contract Administration Manager II (Strategic Cooperative Manager)

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Contract Administration Manager II (Strategic Cooperative Manager)
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Position Title:
Contract Administration Manager II (Strategic Cooperative Manager)


Military Occupation Specialty Code:
Marine Corps-8640; Air Force-6C0X1, 64PX


Number of Vacancies:

Chief Procurement Office / Contracts Management Office

Salary Range:
$6363.00 – $7306.25


Hours Worked Weekly:



Agency Address:
300 W. 15th St., Austin, TX 78701

Web site: 

Refer Inquiries to:
Human Resources

(512) 463-5920 or (512) 475-4612


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Interview Place/Time:
Candidates will be notified for appointments as determined by the selection committee.

Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25 years, to provide proof of their Selective Service registration or proof of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.

The Department of Information Resources does not exclude anyone from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action, or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities, which it sponsors on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.  Please call 512-463-5920 to request reasonable accommodations.

The Texas Department of Information Resources is the state agency charged with protecting the state’s data and critical technology infrastructure, managing a multi-million-dollar cooperative contracts program, and providing strategic technology leadership, solutions, and innovation to all levels of Texas government.  DIR is a fast-paced and collaborative environment with highly motivated and engaged employees dedicated to achieving the best value for the state. 
Performs highly advanced (senior-level) strategic statewide contract administration and vendor management work for internal and external customers. Work involves overseeing the administration of statewide strategic information technology contracts by defining contract and vendor management principles, establishing contractual requirements, negotiating, and monitoring vendors and contracts. Works under the limited supervision of the Director, Contract Management Office and Assistant Director, Contract Management Office with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to highlight their strengths in the following functions:

  • Oversees or prepares the scope of work, specifications, and conditions for new contracts; prepares contracts; assists in developing negotiation strategies; and awards new contracts.
  • Oversees the operations and activities of monitoring contract performance, ensuring contract compliance, developing, and tracking key metrics, fiscal data, identifying cost savings. Develops short- and long-term strategies and goals for the administration of contracts. Provides guidance and training and assists the CMO Director and Assistant Director in coordinating special projects or work activities for other CMO staff as needed.
  • Oversees the processing of contract documents in alignment with contract and vendor management principles and ensures that management understands and authorizes contract terms. Works with Office of General Counsel on contract terms, clauses, and other related updates to contract management documents.
  • Investigates and resolves discrepancies, complaints, and disputes by negotiating settlement agreements or by suspending or terminating contracts and assessing outcomes for risk management.
  • Serves as the principal contract liaison between agency management, contractors, the Legislature, and other customers.
  • Supports the review and analysis of legislation related to procurement and contract management, including tracking legislative bills, and assisting with bill analysis.
  • Lead discussions and development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and related refinement of processes. Coordinates and oversees all templates and policy and procedure updates for department. Plans, develops, and conducts presentations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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