The IT Contracts Specialist will serve as the lead for every phase of contract development including researching the legal regulations, assisting with the creation and development of RFPs and bids, evaluating proposals, negotiating the terms and preparing the print document. He or she will work with the County Attorney’s Office, the Finance Office, Senior Leadership and Project Managers to get the best outcome on contract management, negotiations, monitoring, oversight and administration for IT hardware, software and service contracts. Projects may be based in IS department or may be conducted by IS on behalf of other County Departments procuring IS solutions. The Specialist will have responsibility for review and modify existing contracts, developing amendments and renewal options.
Review and negotiate software licenses as well as a variety of other contracts, including vendor agreements, master service agreements, consultant agreements, etc. to ensure IT contracts are aligned to IT strategies, requirements and control mechanisms
Review vendor proposals before final negotiations and provide negotiation suggestions to benefit the County
Assist in the development of Request for Information (RFIs), Request for Proposal (RFPs) and business cases by providing technical risk assessments and IT contractual requirements
Follow County Finance and Procurement policies, process and procedure as related to vendor registration and requirements for doing business with Wake County and participate in the budget process, such as annual budget planning
Monitor vendor compliance requirements in existing contracts, including submissions of SOC2 reports or assessments and tracking vendor security assessments where contractually obligated
For positions with a remote work option, all Wake County Government remote workers must reside in one of the following states or districts: North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas or Virginia.
About Our Team
Wake County Information Services is in the heart of Raleigh’s booming downtown, a part of the Research Triangle area. If you’re a tech-guru, this is the place to be. Our team of smart, dedicated people is respected within our organization and recognized as leaders in the use of technology by the prestigious Center for Digital Government, regularly ranking in the top ten among counties with a population for 1 million or more. Our team members are our most valued asset and treated as such with competitive salaries and top-notch benefits. We believe a good work/life balance helps people make better decisions, be more creative and enjoy coming to work. If you thrive in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, supportive environment, then you owe it to yourself to check us out.
The Basics (Required Education and Experience)
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Business Administration, Contract Management or Information Technology
Four years of experience in Information Technology contract management
Equivalent education and experience are accepted
Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or a related field preferred; comparable experience considered
Work experience with IS projects, network services, solutions, licenses, or applications management in the private or public sector
Work experience with maintaining vendor relationships
Experience performing audit of vendor performance and compliance with contract requirements, identifying HIPAA compliance and PCI compliance requirements
Experience preparing or evaluating Scope of Work documents
Working knowledge of IS contracts including Service Level Agreements and Maintenance Agreements
Communication , negotiation, and technical writing skills
Experience with procurement, documentation, proposal writing strongly considered
How Will We Know You're 'The One'?
Basic understanding and knowledge of IT product and services, as well as general knowledge of changing technologies
Ability and experience to develop, edit, review and revise IFBs, RFQs and RFPs of varying complexity
Knowledge and experience to negotiate contracts and solicitation documents
Working knowledge to ensure compliance with requirements of procurement laws and regulations for information technology and negotiation of contract terms and conditions
Consistently rated as one of the best places to live and work in America, Wake County is home to NC State University, Research Triangle Park, and 2006 Stanley Cup Champions, the Carolina Hurricanes. Wake County is also the center of state government, with our Capitol Building, legislature and many government offices located in Raleigh.