This is contract management and program planning work directing the negotiation and processing of contracts for finalization and developing program plans and strategies. The employee in this class develops scope and methodologies for new program initiatives and directs all facets of contract administration operations for the Prisons Department. The employee in this class may also participate in program implementation activities and have administrative/operational responsibility of a program as necessary. Directing the monitoring, evaluation and audit of purchased contract services to assure compliance, serving as the departmentís primary interpreter of contract issues, and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with social service provider agencies and City contract authorization departments and agencies to effectuate contract agreements are of major significance to the work. Work is performed under the direction of a Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, or designee.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
Monitors and manages Philadelphia Prisons Contracts; reviews contractor proposals and determines if the scope of services is acceptable; determines, based on subordinate reports and personal review, that contractor services comply with contract specifications, and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and American Correctional Association standards; reviews and approves requests for changes to contract products and services that impact on operations; through a subordinate staff, monitors contracted services on a daily basis; meets with contractor senior staff to review service; works with operations managers and legal counsel to discuss treatment for specific inmates.
Directs, through subordinate supervisors, the monitoring, evaluation and audit of contracted food, building maintenance and other related services; monitors providers' compliance with programmatic service standards, and insurance, license and special requirements; recommends corrective action for deficient or problematic service providers; recommends non-payment or termination of regular or grossly deficient contracted services.
Directs, through subordinate supervisors, the review of service provider's prior audit reports, work papers and management letters; studies exceptions to proper accounting operating standards noted in reports; determines compliance with contracted agreements and agency directives.
Processes requests and proposals from contractors to implement services; participates in the negotiation of contract terms and fees; recommends approval of contract proposals to the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, or designee; tracks contracts through the certification and administrative processes; notifies contractors of non-conformance to budget.
Develops Request For Proposals (RFP) for projects utilizing consultants or contractors; reviews and evaluates responses and makes appropriate recommendations to departmental management.
Develops scope of projects and methodologies to be followed; researches and collects information on intended program activities, objectives, goals and assumed causal relationships and combines this information into a program model.
Develops contracts for program implementation; participates in the development of goals and objectives, evaluation standards, timetables and other program components for programs and projects; participates in the implementation and evaluation of programs as they relate to purchase of services.
Supervises staff conducting analyses of contract costs, trends, social programming, and policy relating to contract standards and development; clarifies federal and state mandates and industry professional standards and explains departmental policy and procedures to administrators and to contractors.
Ensures funds are encumbered for payment of contracted services; monitors the status of budget accounts for contracted services to project if expenditures will exceed budgetary allotments; recommends preventive action to providers to assuage exhaustion of funds.
Participates in executive staff meetings and informs agency and contractor personnel of contract issues; summarizes audit evaluation, utilization and status reports on contractors for evaluation by departmental administrators; interprets, for City officials, contractors and provider agencies, contract language, standards and specifications.
Performs related work as required.
Completion of a bachelorís degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in social work administration, public administration, political science, business administration, administration, accounting or a related field. AND
Two years of social work, auditing or administrative experience. AND
Four years of experience directing the administration, auditing and evaluation of contracted services for a large correctional system or other large City department.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources which has included the education and the specific experience requirements described above.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
PAY RANGE: EP26
CSC: 1/08, Ad Board: 3/08
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 2/10, Ad Board: 3/10