**Minimum salary is listed. Actual salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.**
The Contracts Oversight Analyst performs research, analysis, and evaluation to assess and improve the effective and efficient use of state resources by state established entities and programs. An Analyst also provides technical assistance.
The position reports to the Contracts Oversight Manager and works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Conduct contract reviews to determine compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Analyze large data sets to identify high risk contracts and formulate appropriate conclusions and recommendations.
Evaluate operations and outcomes in light of legislative intent, best practices, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Maintain expert knowledge in state procurement laws, rules, and best practices.
Identify research-based findings and develop recommendations/options to achieve efficiencies and cost savings.
Present and explain findings to LBB management, legislative committees, and others.
Write and edit reports that are suitable for publication.
Develop and implement effective research techniques for evaluating government programs and policies.
Collect and analyze data, assessing for accuracy and documenting sources. Conduct ongoing analysis to identify potential topics for future review.
Inform management of significant policy/budget issues and provide concise explanations and options for resolution.
Develop procedures and tools to implement plans/programs and measure/report progress.
Conduct quality assurance procedures to produce accurate and complete work products.
Consult with management to initiate studies; identify priorities; and define study scope, methodology, purpose, objectives, time frames and resource requirements. Prepare fiscal impact estimates.
Coordinate and collaborate with other LBB analysts on budget, performance, and revenue issues, as appropriate.
Contribute to agency projects and perform related work as assigned.
Essential Attributes and Skills
Think critically, take initiative and use good judgment.
Communicate professionally in writing and orally (including presentations in formal and informal settings).
Create timely, relevant, accurate, and polished work products.
Use business tools successfully (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, Internet Explorer, email, customized applications, desktop pc, laptop/tablet, and smart phone).
Analyze, synthesize, and summarize quantitative and qualitative information.
Identify alternatives and make recommendations supported with evidence.
Maintain confidential and sensitive information and follow agency protocols.
Understand legislative/budget processes and budget, performance, and operations of assigned topics.
Work at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.
Attributes Required of Every LBB Employee
Embrace agency mission/core values and follow policies, procedures, and processes.
Work effectively with LBB management and staff, as well as all external customers.
Coordinate, collaborate, and employ good interpersonal skills; demonstrate positive outlook.
Balance concurrent projects, work under pressure, and adapt to changing priorities/deadlines.
Act with motivation, organization, and attention to details; complete tasks with an appropriate level of independence.
Be punctual and have regular attendance.
Work overtime on nights, weekends, and holidays, as necessary to meet agency deadlines.
Education and Experience
Graduation with a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required.
Earned graduate degree is preferred.
Advanced experience with Excel (formulas, Pivot tables, macros) and Tableau (data visualizations) is preferred.
Experience developing, administering, managing, or overseeing complex contracts or purchases is preferred.
Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD) or Certified Texas Contract Management (CTCM) certification is preferred.
Course-work or degree in public policy or administration, program evaluation, quantitative/qualitative research, educational measurement/research, financial affairs, accounting, academic affairs, legal research or a related field is preferred.
Two years of progressively responsible full-time work experience in a relevant policy area is preferred.
To apply for this position, you must initially set up an account and select a Username and Password through Governmentjobs.com. You may apply directly through the posting list on our website or on the Governmentjobs.com website. To set up an account go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_login.cfm. Please be sure to write down your Username and Password. Human Resources will not be able to retrieve this information. Only on-line applications will be accepted.
Examples of an applicant's work product and/or copies of transcripts may be required as condition of interview. Finalist may be given a work-related exercise. The person hired may be required to submit official transcripts. Credentials earned at foreign colleges and/or universities must have been evaluated by an acceptable entity and must be equivalent to credentials awarded by U.S. regionally accredited institutions of higher education.
The person hired may not simultaneously be employed by the Legislative Budget Board and another state agency or Texas public institution of public/higher education. Any job offer from the Legislative Budget Board is contingent upon: proof of eligibility/authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis; and proof of compliance with the Selective Service Law for males between the ages of 18 and 25.
The Legislative Budget Board is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment or in the provision of services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. Applicants should communicate requests for disability-related accommodations during the application process to LBB Human Resources at email address HR@LBB.state.tx.us.