Licensing Specialist jobs in the United States

Contracts Specialist (CS2)
  • State of Washington Dept. of Licensing
  • Olympia, WA FULL_TIME
  • Description

    “Helping every Washington resident live, work, drive, and thrive.”
    We are dedicated to growing a culture of belonging through our values:
    Respect | Trust | Diversity | Inclusion | Equity

    First round interviews will be held March 21st, 2024. You must be available on that day for interviews to be considered for the position.

    At the Department of Licensing (DOL), we recognize the importance of work life harmony and work hard to create a culture where employees feel valued and respected. Our employees are trusted and encouraged to be a part of process improvements that impact their work, create value for our customers and help build trust in our government.

    Our Contracts and Procurement unit is recruiting a Contracts Specialist with the ability to provide accurate and timely consultation services, administration, and oversight for agency procurement and contracting activities.

    The Department of Licensing is one of the most public facing state agencies and the second largest revenue generating agency in Washington State. Our team is looking for a confident and experienced researcher to help ensure our business license programs are meeting requirements. We regularly interact with over 8 million Washingtonians and collect approximately $3 billion in taxes and fees annually. We know our services are essential to our customers’ ability to live, work, drive, and thrive and we are committed to ensuring every resident has equitable and meaningful access to our services.
    Are you versed in compliance with contracting and procurement regulations, policies, and procedures? If so, please read on.


    As the Contracts Specialist you perform journey level professional contract administration while supporting a team that has the responsibility of drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and executing contracts and agreements for the agency. Your attention to detail, analytical abilities, and impeccable writing skills will be vital to your success as you will create professional and legally compliant documents following RCW, policy, procedure, and guidelines. You will research applicable laws and policies to recommend solutions and legal alternatives in resolving problems concerning the obligations of either party.

    Some of what you will be doing:

    • Prepare, write, and negotiate routine and journey level contracts, agreements, amendments, suspensions, and termination of contracts.
    • Create work products based on RCW, policy, procedure, and guidelines to include researching, performing acquisitions with project teams, and coordinating work with contract and risk managers.
    • Act as the primary point of contact for contract questions and form creation while updating team members, responding to customers, and saving documents while meeting data safety expectations.
    • Utilize lean principles to actively participate in reviewing and assisting the contract and procurement assistant administrator with updates and process improvements.
    • Assist with Agency Supplier Diversity plans, including quarterly and annual reports, outreach events, data analytics, and training.


    What you will bring (Required):

    • Six (6) years of professional experience in negotiating, administering, or terminating contracts, contract property management, contract cost or price analysis.
    Up to four (4) years of relevant education* may substitute year for year for experience.
    (Associates degree = 2 years Bachelor’s degree = 4 years)
    • Relevant education will include major study in Information Management, Computer Science, Business or Public Administration, business law, commerce, mathematics, statistics, economics, or closely allied field.

    Experience must include two (2) years of the following:
    • Overseeing contract and competitive procurement processes to include experience negotiating, administering, terminating contracts, contract risk analysis, applying contract mitigation strategies to reduce risk or contract compliance administration.
    • Interpreting, explaining, and correctly applying relevant rules, laws, and regulations regarding contracts.
    • Using Microsoft Office products with an emphasis on Word, Outlook, and Excel programs.
    What may help set you apart (Preferred):
    • Experience working with subject matter experts, program managers, and stakeholders and using Lean concepts and tools to review, develop, and implement business processes, which result in faster and more efficient service delivery to customers.
    • Experience leading or facilitating project teams or programs, which could include creating project plans and goals, managing timelines and deliverables, risks, identifying desired outcomes and communicating statuses and other information to stakeholders and staff at all levels of an organization.
    • Experience writing, creating, or delivering clear, concise, professional presentations or trainings through multiple formats such as technical reports, spreadsheets, summaries, PowerPoint, instructions, information/decision briefs, and other correspondence.
    Additional Requirements of Employment:
    • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
    DOL is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, we will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.
    For information about available accommodations, the interview process, or the position contact Kyle Odell.

    Supplemental Information

    Come join us in changing the way government delivers services and help build a legacy of commitment to and excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion!

    How to Apply:

    • Select the apply button at the top of this job announcement.
    • Please ensure your application includes three (3) professional references.
    • Attach the following:
      • Current Resume
      • A Letter of Interest.
    Incomplete applications may disqualify you from eligibility for the position. Please ensure all application areas, including supplemental questions and attachments are fully completed.
    You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our award-winning diverse and inclusive organization.

    We value diverse perspectives and life experiences.
    We employ and serve people of all backgrounds including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ , people with disabilities, and veterans. We value the unique traits and attributes that each employee brings to the job. Through the diverse perspectives of an inclusive workforce, we will create a more respectful, productive, and unified team to better serve the public of Washington.
    Veteran/Military Spouse Preference Notice
    To take advantage of veteran/military spouse preference, please notify the Recruitment Team. Use a subject line that includes the title of this position.

    The Washington State Department of Licensing is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex (including gender identity), marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.

    Persons requiring accommodation in the application process, during the recruitment process, or who need this job announcement in an alternative format, may contact the Human Resources Office at 360-902-4000 or may email Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our ASL interpreter via Video Phone at 360.339.7344.
    The candidate pool certified from this recruitment may be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to sixty days.

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Income Estimation for Licensing Specialist jobs
$46,318 to $62,496