Contracts Development/Administrative Support Analyst*

US Government, Department of Behavioral Health

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The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health invites qualified professionals to apply for the position of Contracts Development/Administrative Support Analyst* who support contracts and organizational analysis functions within the Department of Behavioral Health (DBH). Incumbents will conduct analytical studies for a number of departmental operations, make  recommendations to management, and support the implementation of solutions.
*Official Title: Staff Analyst II
For additional details, please refer to the Staff Analyst II job description.

The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is responsible for providing mental health and substance use disorder services to county residents who are experiencing major mental illness or substance abuse related issues. DBH provides mental health and substance use disorder prevention and treatment services to all age groups, with a primary emphasis on treating children/youth who may be seriously emotionally disturbed, adults who are experiencing a serious and persistent mental illness, and individuals who are experiencing substance use disorders. DBH also provides an array of outreach/engagement, prevention, and early intervention services. DBH’s core values are service, integrity, accountability, and trust.
DBH is a unique County Department comprised of six (6) service areas: Outpatient Clinics and Youth Services; Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Services; 24-Hour and Emergency Services; Forensic and Homeless Services; Administrative Services; and Program Support Services. The Department currently has a workforce in excess of 1000 positions and an approximate $700 million-dollar annual budget.

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Immediate vacancies currently exist in the Administrative Services Division; please indicate your availability for referral to each unit listed below in the Supplemental Questionnaire.

Contracts Development Analyst:

  • Coordinates with department subject matter experts for the timely development, review, and completion of various contracts, agreements, MOU’s, applications, and related materials for approval by the appropriate signature authority.
  • Gathers information to prepare solicitation materials (e.g. Proposals, Request for Applications, Request for Qualification, Solicitations for Interest, Non-Competitive and Sole Source). Works with program for development of evaluation guidelines.  
  • Facilitates/Conducts solicitation conferences on behalf of the department, gathering questions and responses for subsequent release. Completing any additional amendment or addendums.
  • Coordinates/facilitates the evaluation of proposals and/or applications with internal and independent reviewers as appropriate.  Receives committee recommendations and issues appropriate notices.
  • Facilitates and participates in the negotiation of contracts terms and conditions between the department subject matter experts and contractors; facilitates negotiation sessions to ensure best practices and ethical procurement practices are followed.  Issues required notices, collects needed required documentation and conducts follow-up as required.
  • Draft contract terms and agreements; coordinate the review process with management, counsel, purchasing agents, proposers/contractors, Risk Management or County Counsel and other applicable parties; coordinate the approval process including the development of Board Agenda Items (BAI) for contracts that require Board of Supervisor’s approval.
  • Consistent and on-going monitoring of the approval process of submitted documents; advising program/fiscal on issues or concerns that may impact final contract execution.
  • This position may act as a contract monitor.  Monitoring duties may include the monitoring of contract administrative terms and conditions.
  • May provide analytical support in a variety of other areas essential to a department’s operations such as special project coordination.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Administrative Support Analyst:

  • Troubleshoots and provides support in resolving issues and discrepancies with contracts and/or program-related administrative issues; facilitates and/or attends meetings; participates and/or facilitates responses to inquiries from internal staff, facilitates and maintains communication with fiscal/program providing support and timely information.
  • Ensures timely responses and conducts appropriate follow-up with program staff on review and approval of agreements, Board Agenda Items, contracts, grants, MOUs, and procurements advisement, status and needed actions.
  • Coordinates administrative activities including but not limited to fiscal operations, budget preparation, review financial data upon submission to ensure conformance with established guidelines, assist with required budget analysis, developments, monitoring, and updates from programs, etc.
  • Participates in various meetings and presents requested and independently gathered data to assist management in making administrative and operational decisions.
  • Serves as resource/liaison person between Contracts Administration, Fiscal Services, Program and Executive staff, and effectively communicates verbally and/or in writing to all on the status of items.
  • Coordinates with all relevant department program/units and others as needed to solve mutual problems, complete assignments and/or exchange information.
  • Obtains rapid responses from programs on ad hoc reports and special project inquiries; assurance of timely reviews, feedback, and/or decisions from programs as required.
  • May provide analytical support in a variety of other areas essential to a department’s operations such as special project coordination.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Travel throughout the County is required. Employees will be required to make provisions for transportation and may be required to use personal vehicles (mileage reimbursement is available). At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced for the individual providing the transportation.
Pre-Employment Process: Candidates selected for this position must pass a background investigation and medical examination including drug screening; candidates selected for law enforcement departments, public safety positions, or positions where legally required, must pass a more stringent background check.
Sponsorship: San Bernardino County is not able to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship at the time of application or in the future.
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