Alameda County is the geographic center of the San Francisco Bay Area, located across the Bay from the San Francisco peninsula, which stretches from the Golden Gate Bridge south to Silicon Valley. Alameda County encompasses 813 square miles of land and has a population in excess of 1.5 million people, making it the second most populated county in the Bay Area after Santa Clara County. The County is bounded on the west by the San Francisco Bay. The crest of the East Bay Hills forms part of the northeastern boundary and reaches into the center of the County.
The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) held its first Board meeting on July 22, 2010, implementing the first stages of the merger of the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (ACCMA) and the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA). This merger allowed for better coordination of transportation planning and programming within the County, as well as positions Alameda County jurisdictions and transit agencies to better compete for limited state and federal transportation dollars.
Alameda CTC is looking for an individual to develop and administer contracts for a wide range of services in accordance with Agency standards, policies and legal requirements; develop bid invitations and solicitations, formal and informal bids, requests for qualifications/quotes/ proposals ensuring legal and contractual provisions are included to protect the Agency’s interests; prepare and distribute notifications to vendors on Agency mailing lists, LBCE/MBE/WBE/DBE businesses, and others; conduct pre-bid and pre-proposal conferences; write and post addendums; coordinate and participate in the evaluation of bids; develop evaluation criteria and materials; perform price/cost analyses and assess the quality and suitability of proposed services and purchases; recommend modifications; summarize bid responses and prepare documentation; select, recommend, or participate in selection of contractors and vendors; develop reports for approval of contract awards; negotiate contract terms and provisions; coordinate review of contract documents with legal counsel; plan, organize and administer the project control database; enter contractual, payment, and other project information into the database; identify potential problems regarding project timing, and financing; code and enter approved invoices into the accounts payable system, obtain approvals, produce and distribute vendor and contractor payments, address vendor inquiries regarding payment issues; organize and maintain manual and automated files for reference.
EDUCATION: Four-year degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, finance, operations management, public administration, or a related field.
EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in purchasing, contract administration, or procurement services.
The Examination Process:
Final Filing Date: April 20, 2015. To apply, candidates must submit a fully completed and signed Commission application and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Koff & Associates, 2835 7th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 by April 20, 2015. An application can be obtained at www.koffassociates.com.
Selection Procedures: After the final filing date of April 20, 2015, application packets will be reviewed. Candidates with qualifications best meeting the needs of Alameda CTC will be invited to participate in an interview process. Alameda CTC will make the final decision regarding a candidate’s eligibility. All applicants will be notified by mail regarding further participation in the selection process. Travel costs are at the applicant’s expense. Applicants considered for appointment will be required to undergo a post-job offer, pre-employment background investigation.
Benefits (subject to the Commission’s approval of a Salary & Benefits Resolution):
Retirement Program in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS):
- Classic Member (current member of CalPERS) – 2.5% at age 55 (employee contributes 3%)
- New Member (under new PEPRA laws) – 2% at age 62 (employee contributes 6.25%)
Generous Cafeteria Plan which employees can use to choose the following:
- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance; and
- Life, AD&D, and Long-term and Short-Term Disability Insurance.
Vacation Leave: Starts at 10 days per year and increases based on years of service.
Sick Leave: Accrued at 1 day per month.
Holidays: 11 paid holidays, plus 2 floating holidays, per year.
Other generous benefits, including transit subsidy, flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, etc.
Alameda CTC is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer
Female, Minority, and Disabled Candidates are Encouraged to Apply
Additional information about Alameda CTC can be found on their website at www.alamedactc.org.