Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/14/21
Applications Due: 09/24/21
Vacancy ID: 91229

Position Information

AgencyAgriculture & Markets, Department of

TitleContract Management Specialist 1, NS

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $27.11 to $34.47 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Onondaga

Street Address 581 State Fair Blvd

City Syracuse


Zip Code13209

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications for Appointment:A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in any field.

Preferred Qualifications: Professional experience managing contracts and related budgets including one or more of the following areas: negotiation with contractors and vendors; fiscal management, including bidding, payment, analysis, and fiscal reporting; contract development, including developing requests for proposals; contract execution, including securing signatory approval from control agencies; monitoring and review of contract terms.

Duties Description Department Summary:

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, through its various divisions and programs, promotes New York agriculture and its high-quality and diverse products, fosters agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguards the State’s food supply, land, and livestock to ensure the viability and growth of New York’s agriculture industries.

If you would like to work for a premier agency focused on enhancing the quality of life for the people of New York State by supporting production of agriculture; ensuring safe, nutritious, and accessible food supply; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents, then the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is for you.

To learn more about our agency and our mission, please visit

Standard Duties:

This role will work in the Contract Unit within our Fiscal Management Division at the State Fair. The position will provide critical support to the agency with regards to procurement rules, State Finance Law, and OSC’s Rules and Regulations. Expertise in these areas ensures that the Department complies with the law in terms of use of preferred sources, minority and women owned businesses, and small businesses, as well as other procurement guidelines.
The Contracts Unit is instrumental in documenting the procurement record that must be submitted to OSC with each contract that exceeds $50,000, ensuring that all documentation is provided to required standards, with meticulous oversight, and in accordance with OSC guidelines. This position will provide support in this function, as well as assisting with Request for Proposal development, reviewing proposals for mandatory requirements, coordinating the evaluation process, completing scoring documents, assisting with checking references and vendor responsibility checks, and other activities associated with complex procurements.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Maya Sutton

Telephone 518-457-3216

Fax (518) 457-8852

Email Address


Street 10B Airline Drive

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12235


Notes on ApplyingCandidates that are eligible and interested in being considered for appointment to this position must complete our online employment application and upload their cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript(s) to the system. Our online employment application can be found here:

The deadline to apply is September 24, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Maya Sutton in Human Resources at (518) 457-3216 or

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