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University of Connecticut - Senior Contract Specialist for Construction & Professional Services (UCP 9)

Sent on behalf of Matthew Larson, Associate Vice President for University Business Services and Chief Procurement Officer…


The University of Connecticut, Department of Procurement Services, seeks to hire a Senior Contract Specialist for Construction & Professional Services (UCP 9).  Under the general direction of the University Director of Procurement Contracting & Compliance, the Associate Vice President for University Business Services & Chief Procurement Officer and/or designated administrator, the Procurement Services Senior Specialist is responsible for the oversight and administration of all contracting activities relating to the capital construction program for all University of Connecticut campuses, including UConn Health in Farmington


The Senior Contract Specialist is accountable for performing and managing the most complex tasks in their area of expertise with a primary focus on construction and related professional services.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to drafting, negotiation, and review of procurement and contractual documentation, agreements and reports; utilizes the University’s contract management system to upload, monitor and track vendor agreements and contract status; analyze technical data, i.e. product and pricing information; establishes and maintains contractual templates/language libraries; establishes internal contracting procedures; conducts training seminars for staff pertaining to compliance; develops and maintains necessary requisite knowledge of contracting and procurement law, principles and practices; and serves as a primary liaison with the Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Attorney General (when required), outside legal counsel and senior University administrators and officials.

For complete job description and required qualifications, please see posting at

Interested candidates must submit a letter of application, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references, including one reference from current place of employment.  Please apply on-line using the University’s Husky Hire system at:  Please reference Job ID 2020291.  Screening will begin immediately.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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