Iowa Department of Administrative Services Bureau Chief - DHS Contracting Services in Des Moines, Iowa

Bureau Chief - DHS Contracting Services

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Bureau Chief - DHS Contracting Services

Salary

$82,555.20 - $117,478.40 Annually

Location

Des Moines - 50319 - Polk County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

401 Dept of Human Services - Central Office

Job Number

19-00053

Closing

7/23/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Susan Hase at shase@dhs.state.ia.us

To Apply

For consideration please submit your cover letter and resume highlighting experience to Susan Hase at shase@dhs.state.ia.us

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Job Description

This is a non-merit position with the Department of Human Services - Central Office. Candidates must follow the instructions in the "To Apply" section.

Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise.

The Department of Human Services - Central Office is looking to fill a Bureau Chief - DHS Contracting Services (Public Service Manager 2) to assist the state. This is an AT WILL position.

The successful candidate will be reporting to the agency CFO (Fiscal Division Administrator), this Bureau Chief provides the oversight and management of over 1,500 service contracts with an approximate annual value of over $ 584 million, plus $ 4.3 billion in managed care contracting. This position provides agency leadership the necessary guidance regarding contracting for services which requires knowledge of the Department's programs and funding streams, as well as federal and state procurement and contracting rules and regulations. The bureau chief will lead a staff of 12, the majority of whom are remotely located in DHS county offices across the state.

This role will perform the following:

  • Lead development and implementation of DHS service contracting policies.

  • Develop and establish agency procedures to assure compliance with federal and state procurement regulations, contracting and accountability for expenditure of public funds.

  • Provide oversight for the development and continuous delivery of training and technical assistance to agency staff engaged in purchasing service contracts.

  • Identify activities and establish vehicle(s) to ensure consistent application of policies and procedures across the Department through compliance monitoring.

  • Develop and oversee contract policies specific to a sub-set of contracts for child welfare services and will be the primary point of contact for resolution of vendor issues.

  • Direct the development of agency contract training and ensures delivery to state staff.

As an agency leader, this bureau chief will effectively utilize resources within approved state or federal policies and procedures, and will continuously lead staff to meet the agency's mission of establishing clear contract expectations, while improving quality to achieve performance outcomes in a rapidly changing economic and socio-political environment. Preference will be given to candidates with progressive procurement and/or contract leadership experience within a complex multi-faceted organization.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

1) Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and experience equal to six years of full-time management-level work in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation.

2) Ten years of full-time management-level work experience in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation.

3) All of the following (a and b):

a. Six years of full-time work experience in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation; and

b. A combination of a total of four years of education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience. Graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program is also equivalent to one year of full-time experience or education.

4) All of the following (a, b, and c):

a. Four years of full-time work experience in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation; and

b. A combination of a total of four years of education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience; and

c. A combination of a total of two years of graduate-level education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where twenty-four semester hours of accredited graduate college or university course work in a public-service-related area (e.g., public or business administration, social work, law, education, engineering) equals one year of full-time experience. Graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program is also equivalent to one year of full-time experience or education.

5) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes eighteen months of full-time work as a Public Service Manager 1 or comparable specific management-level position.

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