Remote - Contract Evaluator/Negotiator (Office of Child Support)

Job & Family Services

Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Columbus, OH
Contract type: Full time
Job & Family Services
Remote - Contract Evaluator/Negotiator - (20044392)

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is a $3.5 billion agency with approximately 2,500 employees. ODJFS develops and supervises the state\'s public assistance, workforce development, unemployment insurance, child and adult protective services, adoption, childcare, and child support programs. ODJFS\' mission is to improve the well-being of Ohio\'s workforce and families by promoting economic self-sufficiency and ensuring the safety of Ohio\'s most vulnerable citizens.

At ODJFS, we offer our employees a rewarding work experience in public service helping Ohioans achieve a sustainable lifestyle that includes generous benefit options and a flexible work life balance making our agency a great place to work!
  • Low-cost health care benefits with FREE dental and vision
  • Guaranteed 11 paid holidays each year
  • Significant employer paid
contributions * Employee tuition reimbursement programs
  • Wellness incentives for healthcare participants
  • And much

To learn more about ODJFS, please visit our website at , find us on and follow us on .

Under direction, reviews and analyzes contracts to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules and/or regulations: serves as a contract manager for the Office of Child Support (OCS); performs contract procurement activities (e.g., prepares requisitions for contractual services and grant agreements; utilizes Contracts and Acquisitions [CATS] and the Ohio Administrative Knowledge System [OAKS]); monitors OCS procurement activity (e.g., contracts with Child Support Enforcement Agencies [CSEAs] or private vendors; interagency agreements with other state agencies); prepares requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for grant agreements and requests for information; researches potential vendors, conducts bidder conferences, prepares documentation for Controlling Board and attends Controlling Board meeting with program area representative; monitors IV-D and statewide contracts; conducts review of vendor invoices; responds to CSEAs regarding IV-D cooperative agreements, contract forms and monthly invoicing or allowable expenses; reviews proposed contracts; ensures compliance with technical contract requirements, federal unit costing and cost effectiveness standards; assesses capability of contractor to perform and CSEA to administer and monitor contract; monitors reports submitted by service providers to analyze program performance, determines trends and identifies deficiencies; evaluates (e.g., determines compliance with applicable state & federal rules & regulations) and recommends approval of CSEA IV-D cooperative agreements and contracts; recommends contract content revisions and/or approval or rejection.

Provides technical assistance to OCS statewide contract vendors and to Ohio county Child Support Enforcement Agencies (CSEAs) (e.g., interprets IV-D contract rules and procedures; develops and presents annual IV-D contract training for county partners); represents OCS at meetings, conferences and seminars; participates in training state, county and provider personnel regarding OCS contract related issues (e.g., trains provider staff on allowable and unallowable program expenditures).

Responds to inquiries, obtains information and assists in special events; operates personal computer with standard office software (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, GroupWise) to enter and retrieve data and/or generate documents; prepares general contract information for OCS program areas and budget hearings (i.e., types of interagency agreements, special projects and waiver projects); performs other related duties as assigned (e.g. uses the personal computer to prepare written and routine and special reports; attends staff meetings, briefings, and training; maintains logs, records and files).



The following are the minimum qualifications for this position. For further consideration, applicants must clearly identify how qualifications are met within the education and/or experience sections of the application.

(3) courses OR (9) months experience in accounting which included budgeting.


Equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

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