Contract and Procurement Specialist

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Job Description - Contract and Procurement Specialist

Job Information
Job Title: Contract and Procurement Specialist
Job Requisition ID: 59411
Ministry: Infrastructure
Location: Edmonton
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: June 28, 2024
Classification: Program Services 3 Market Adjustment
Salary: $2,626.89 to $3,448.73 bi-weekly ($68,561 - $90,011/year)

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:

Alberta Infrastructure designs, builds, manages, and maintains government-owned and operated facilities, and collaborates with other ministries to ensure that schools, hospitals, and government facilities infrastructure meet the needs of Alberta’s population. The Ministry also provides accommodation services and manages a large portfolio of owned and leased facilities while maintaining fiscal accountability and optimizing value for Albertans. For more information about Alberta Infrastructure, please visit

Role Responsibilities

The Contract & Procurement Specialist contributes to the Alberta’s utilization of diverse alternative capital financing strategies to deliver Public-Private Partnerships (P3) projects, through the effective assessment and development of creative project delivery options and monitoring of related approved P3 projects. The position leads the analysis of Public-Private Partnerships options and works with multiple stakeholders within and outside the GoA (e.g., different ministries, industry) to define P3 arrangements and project parameters. The Contract & Procurement Specialist prepares reports and develops recommendations on P3 opportunities. The position is expected to implement and maintain the Alberta Public Private Partnership Framework and Guideline and other related best practices and business procedures.

Day to day work is diverse, fast paced and dynamic. The scope of this position touches on parts of the project value and viability assessments, and may include preparation of reports, presentations and briefings on alternative procurements. The position is to work alongside other Divisions to deliver an integrated scope.

This position will report to and support the Director, Alternative Capital Partnerships, in researching, developing, understanding, and providing value add recommendations and key solutions for P3 options. This position performs all responsibilities in accordance with relevant legislation, policies, guidelines, and standards.

The primary responsibilities for the Contract & Procurement Specialist include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the P3 Business Case development and P3 procurement processes as outlined in Alberta P3 Framework and Guideline, inclusive of preparation of recommendations to leadership
  • Supporting preparation of P3 Request for Qualifications documentation and Request for Proposals documentation.
  • Supporting the Director in managing P3 project procurement in alignment with GoA policies and processes Including Alberta P3 Framework and Guidelines.
  • Providing project monitoring and reporting through effective task management
  • Providing strategic advice and support on P3 procurement processes, procedures, interpretation of policies and trade agreements, risk mitigation, strategies, and the development of complex contracts and agreements across the Ministry.
  • Coordinating with speciality consultants/ advisors and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Researching and developing leading P3 practices which adhere to the Financial Administration Act, Treasury Board and Finance (TBF) Directives, Procurement Accountability Framework, and departmental requirements.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Analytical, problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Project planning and management skills.

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Qualifications

Required:

  • University graduation in Engineering, Economics, Finance, Commerce, Business or equivalent
  • 4 years of progressively responsible experience working in planning, development and procurement of major projects, preferably P3 projects.


Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year of education


Assets:

  • Project Management Designation/ Experience.

Notes

Hours of work: 7.25 hours daily / 36.25 hours per week Location: Edmonton, AB

What the GoA has to offer to prospective employees:

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service -
  • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) -
  • Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) -
  • Alberta Public Service Benefit Information -
  • Professional learning and development -
  • Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreement
  • Leadership and mentorship programs.

APS Competencies
Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Systems Thinking : Takes a long-term view towards organization’s objectives and how to achieve them
  • Creative Problem Solving: Engages the community and resources at hand to address issues
  • Agility: Identifies and manages required change and the associated risks
  • Develop Networks: Leverages relationships to build input and perspective

How To Apply
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience, and relevant examples of required competencies.

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It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)( or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information (It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application. Closing Statement
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. If you require any further information on this job posting or require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Luong at [email protected]

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