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Contracts Unit Supervisor (Grants & Contracts Supervisor)
Position Description

Human Services, a department of the City of Seattle, funds and operates programs and services that meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people our community – families and individuals with low incomes, children, domestic violence and sexual assault victims, homeless people, seniors, and persons with disabilities.  We invest in programs that help people gain independence and success.
The Grants and Contracts Supervisor will oversee the day to day operations of the Aging & Disability Services (ADS) Contracts Unit, which administers federally funded service contracts for programs that support older adults and people with disabilities. This position will ensure that quality services are provided in compliance with funding and program requirements through contracting and monitoring activities. This position will report to the Contracts Manager.

Job Responsibilities
  • Provides direct supervision to ADS Contract unit team, to Sr. Grants and Contracts Specialists and other contract unit team members responsible for developing and administering service contracts including coordinating and prioritizing work, conducting supervision and staff meetings, problem solving, developing annual work plans, and evaluating employee performance and providing coaching as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with city, state, and federal rules and regulations. Provides support and technical assistance to staff and agency providers on interpreting and implementing related regulations and policies.  
  • Oversees contract development and execution as well as ongoing monitoring activities. Ensures accuracy of work products including review of contract documents, invoices, monitoring reports, and external communications.
  • Oversees fund procurement processes, such as Request for Proposals, and/or provider qualification review processes.
  • Acts as a liaison with community organizations. Develops partnerships and conducts community engagement activities to support division priorities and program objectives.
  • Manages contract data reporting including accuracy and timeliness of provider reports and coordination with internal systems.
  • Supports department and division goals and initiatives including the Race & Social Justice Initiative, Human Services Department Outcomes Framework, and Area Plan on Aging.
  • Communicates and consults with Contracts Manager regarding contractor performance or personnel issues.
Additional Information

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Hiring Process
Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
  • Completed NEOGOV online application.
  • Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education. 
  • Cover letter
Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including potential background check, pre-placement physical exam, and full driver's abstract.

The approved salary range for this position is $43.97 - $51.22 per hour.

Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents. More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: https://www.seattle.gov/human-resources/benefits/employees-and covered family-members/most employees-plans

Staff are required to be in the office/field a minimum of two days a week.

Position: Contracts Unit Supervisor (Grants & Contracts Supervisor)
Organization: City of Seattle, Human Services Department
Location: Seattle,  WA 
United States
Salary: $43.97 - $51.22 Hourly
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 6/26/2024
Requirements Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a minimum of three years professional experience in budget management, contract administration, planning, human services administration, including one year equivalent to a City of Seattle Grants and Contracts Specialist and a Bachelor's Degree in a human services field, Business, or Public Administration or a related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). 

Desired Qualifications:
  • 5-10 years' experience with federal grants. 
  • Experience in staff supervision or acting in a lead staff capacity.
  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Contract Administration, Social Work, Public Health, or other human services related field.
  • Experience coordinating services and systems designed to support aging and disabled populations.
  • Experience with contract management including procurement, development of results-oriented contracts, and monitoring for compliance with fiscal and programmatic standards.
  • Experience implementing, analyzing, and/or ensuring compliance with complex State/Federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures in the provision of services to vulnerable populations.
  • Experience with tracking and analyzing program, performance, and/or outcome data and utilizing data to inform decision making.
  • Experience intiating community engagement activities and sustaining partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to accomplish programmatic goals.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with staff, external partners, and ADS/HSD leadership.
  • Strong understanding of race & social justice principals and impacts of systemic racism and oppression on communities served by ADS and HSD.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with standard computer software including Microsoft Office (i.e. Outlook, Word, and Excel).
  • Must have experience supervising professional employees by managing, planning, prioritizing, scheduling, and monitoring work.  
Status: This listing expires on: 7/26/2024
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Organization Information
City of Seattle, Human Services Department
700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500

Seattle,  WA 98104
United States
Maria Langlais
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