Contract Specialist

Contract Specialist

City of Overland Park
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Job Type
Full Time
Overland Park 
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Salary and Benefits
Salary Range: $25.46 -$31.82/hr. ($52,954.00-$66,192.50 annually)  
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The City of Overland Park has a Contract Specialist position available in the Public Works Department. 


Prepares, reviews, issues and monitors bid documents; reviews and evaluates bid proposals; prepares, reviews and issues contract documents; and ensures that contracted parties comply with contract provisions as directed by staff. 

Provides assistance regarding contract administration to Public Works personnel, other City departments; and consultants and contractors doing business with the City.

Uses professional and technical skills in the preparation of contracts and project bids for consulting services, construction of new buildings; renovation, remodeling, or repair of existing facilities; or for capital improvement projects for streets, thoroughfares, storm water, traffic signals, streetlights, street maintenance, repair and rehabilitation, and major traffic maintenance contracts. 

Work involves compiling and maintaining standardized and specialized bid and contract documents; preparing construction bid packages from technical plans and specifications; monitoring performance of and compliance with existing construction and/or service contracts; and providing assistance in service, cost and/or dispute resolution negotiations between contracted parties. 

Work may also involve issuing emergency contracts; assisting others in the bidding of and issuing contracts for projects under the provision of state statutes for public notice and advertising; and preparing and issuing letter contracts for projects not requiring competitive bids. 


Basic education with additional college-level courses in business administration, accounting, contracts or related subjects, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. 

Associates degree in Accounting, Contract or Business Administration or Contract Law preferred.

Five years of progressively responsible contract administration experience in engineering and construction, preferably in a municipal setting, or an equivalent level of experience.

Normal Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

Salary Range: $25.46 -$31.82/hr. ($52,954.00-$66,192.50 annually)

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Benefits: Full-time


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