The Aviation Contracting Officer is a full-time position that involves responsibility for developing, negotiating, renegotiating, and monitoring a large number of contracts for the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority (SRAA). Under supervision of the CFO, an employee in this class meets with vendors and other parties and negotiates or renegotiates the terms and conditions of contracts. Does related work as required.
Typical Work Activities
- Reviews, standardizes and clarifies contract terminology, documentation and administrative procedures.
- Develops routine to complex contract formats and composes contracts, agreements, amendments, cooperative agreements and other related documents.
- Prepares bid specifications and conducts requests for quotations (RFQs) and requests for proposals (RFPs).
- Works with airport General Consultants to prepare contract documents for construction projects and administers the bidding process.
- Interacts with vendors and other outside parties during the negotiation/re-negotiation of contracts and other agreements.
- Ensures that all contracts and agreements are prepared and administered in conformance with local, state, and federal requirements applicable to the Authority.
- Ensures that all contract and agreements meet the Authority requirements for MWBW, DBE and SVDBE compliance
- Assist with the compilation and reporting of data required under the MWBW, DBE and SVDBE programs.
- Conducts research and analysis and makes recommendations relating to the policies involving Authority contracts and agreements.
- Resolves problems of delivery, quality of contracted goods and services.
- Processes daily receipts, both cash and ACH, from airlines, tenants, lessees and other sources including posting payments in ERP system and completing the daily deposit.
- Assists with other duties as needed to meet the objectives of the Finance department.
- Utilizes electronic systems for contract writing, contract management and contract reporting in accordance to agency policies.
- Good knowledge of laws, codes and regulations relating to contracting for a NYS public authority, in general, and the SRAA in particular.
- Good knowledge of contract bidding procedures.
- Good knowledge of basic budgetary practices and terminology.
- Working knowledge of federal, state and local regulations regarding lease and concession agreements.
- Working knowledge of the form and content of leases and concession agreements.
- Working knowledge of computer applications associated to the position.
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse staff, vendors, tenants, engineers, contractors, and public and municipal officials.
- Ability to interpret standard contract language.
- Ability to monitor, coordinate and negotiate contracts.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to maintain accurate and organized records and files while carrying out assigned agreements and/or contracts from inception to completion.
A) Graduation from an accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a baccalaureate degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, finance, or a closely related field; and, four (4) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in *contract administration; or,
B) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a associates degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, finance, or a closely related field and six (6) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in *contract administration.
*Contract Administration includes duties such as procuring supplies and services; reviewing requisitions; determining appropriate methods of procurement; reviewing specifications; awarding contracts.
*Any offer of employment would be contingent on passing a security clearance background check.
**This is a Civil Service provisional position pending change in jurisdictional classification. The incumbent may be required to take an open/competitive exam given by Onondaga County Civil Service and be reachable on the certified list to obtain permanent civil service status and retain the position.
Salary and Benefits
The Authority offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package, including medical/dental/vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, generous paid time off, flexible work schedules, deferred compensation, and membership in the New York State Local and Employee Retirement System.
Interested candidates should apply online, including a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references.
*The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer*