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Contract Specialist - COMCARE

Date: Sep 10, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  COMCARE 

Pay:  $19.64 per hour 

Work Schedule: M - F, 8a - 5p 


Provides administrative oversight to the contracts accounts payable functions within COMCARE which includes supervising the bookkeeping staff. Provides direct oversight over the City of Wichita Liquor Tax Program and provides leadership over the administrator of the Liquor Tax Coalition. Assists Health and Human Services (HHS) with all contracting and grant work including keeping the contract database up to date and the input of all COMCARE items into agenda and contract management system.


Administrative Oversight of the City of Wichita Liquor Tax Contracts

  • Serves as functional chair for the City of Wichita Liquor Tax Coalition
  • Sets Coalition meeting agenda and conducts meetings
  • Conducts research, site visits, and analyzes outcomes for participant agencies
  • Evaluates and determines participant agency success or failure and makes key funding recommendations to the coalition
  • Develops/drafts all contracts for the City of Wichita Liquor Tax Grant
  • Develops all reports and outcomes for the Liquor Tax Contracts
  • Identifies and investigates any irregularities and conducts on-site visits to outline concerns and define improvement expectations for any non-performance areas
  • Provides effective and professional administrative oversight and support to the Liquor Tax Coalition


Contract Management and Negotiation

  • Key member of negotiations team, advising and participating in negotiations with vendor, providers and partners
  • Drafts and presents items for consideration before governing bodies including Wichita City Council and on occasion Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners
  • Manage and provide oversight of all assigned contracts and manage the accounts payable process for each
  • Process payments for contracted services in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Input all contract requests into agenda and contract management system to be reviewed and approved by appropriate County officials
  • Process all assigned contracts and input contract information into the Health and Human Services and County contract databases


Directs and oversees COMCARE purchasing and reimbursement programs

  • Reviews, analyzes and makes recommendations regarding COMCARE and Sedgwick County policies affecting travel/mileage/professional development reimbursement and purchasing programs
  • Communicates expectations, requirements and changes regarding these programs division-wide
  • Personnel Management and Supervision
  • Provides training, leadership, and coaching to staff


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration or a related field. Demonstrated leadership or supervisory experience. Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy. Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens.


Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree from accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration or a related field. One year of supervisory experience.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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