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Grants/Contracts Operations Analyst

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is currently seeking a Grants/Contracts Operations Analyst in Boise. This is the second of a three-tier Grants/Contracts job series, and is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in starting a career with the department's Contracting and Procurement Services unit.

We are seeking applicants who have good attention to detail and critical thinking skills. This position will support the unit's responsibilities of ensuring department contracting practices follow state procurement laws, rules and guidance. The position will also identify contract deficiencies and make recommendations for correction.

Benefit Information:

Our generous benefits package increases the total compensation of a full-time (benefits eligible) Grants/Contracts Operations Analyst making $22.07/hour to an estimated $32.42/hour.

We offer a competitive benefits package to eligible employees which includes:
  • excellent medical, dental and vision insurance-employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $10.06/month for dental 
  • generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • 11 paid holidays a year 
  • paid parental leave
  • participation in PERSI - one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (the state currently contributes 11.94% of gross wages to an employee’s PERSI account)
  • multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457
  • basic life insurance for employee and family 
  • employee covered at one times annual salary
  • spouse covered at $10,000
  • child covered at $5,000
  • wellness programs 
  • ongoing training opportunities 
  • an opportunity for student loan forgiveness  
  • and more!

If you have previously applied for Grants/Contracts Operations Analyst and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.

Example of Duties
  • Establish and maintain department service contracts and associated records 
  • Monitor contracts for vendor compliance to terms and conditions 
  • Review end-user requests for compliance with department, state and federal rules and guidelines 
  • Research, evaluate, develop and/or update solicitation specifications and documents for bid process 
  • Provide solicitation process support and assess bidder responsiveness to solicitation 
  • Provide technical assistance to end-users on purchasing and contracting guidelines, statutes and regulations
  • Ensure department contracts are procured, created and managed appropriately
  • Recommend solicitation methods for expiring contracts and recommend awards from Requests for Quotation

Minimum Qualifications

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions. If it is a written answer, please make sure you answer each question with enough detail to determine how you meet the requirements. Do not put “See resume” as your answer to written questions. Answer each written question thoroughly. Failure to do this may result in not passing the exam and disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • Some knowledge of grant or contract administration
  • Some knowledge of bookkeeping
  • Experience interpreting, applying and explaining laws and regulations
  • Experience interpreting narrative or demographic or statistical reports to ensure compliance with laws, regulations or requirements
  • Experience collecting, organizing and evaluating data and writing a narrative report of findings
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Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.