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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Information Technology Specialist 4, Vendor Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

Information Technology Specialist 4, Vendor Manager

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Information Technology Specialist 4, Vendor Manager

Salary

$65,395.20 - $101,150.40 Annually

Location

Des Moines - 50309 - Polk County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Remote Employment

Flexible/Hybrid

Job Number

24-03925

Agency

185 Department of Management - Office of Chief Information Officer

Opening Date

05/16/2024

Closing Date

5/27/2024 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Abbey Carter (abigail.carter@iowa.gov)

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Job Description

The State of Iowa, Department of Management (DOM), Division of Information Technology (DoIT), is looking for a highly organized and detail-oriented candidate to join our team as anInformation Technology Specialist 4, Vendor Manager.

This role will be responsible for managing relationships with vendors providing IT goods and/or services to the state government. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication skills, negotiation abilities, and a thorough understanding of IT procurement processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Vendor Management Analysis and Processes:

  • Analyze vendor management processes/systems including vendor performance, contract negotiation, and risk assessment.

  • Coordinate the availability of vendor resources, evaluating the impact of workload on vendor availability, and prepare instructions for vendor management processes.

  • Establish and monitor vendor service level agreements and performance goals.

  • Manage vendor relationships including performance monitoring, contract negotiation, and compliance monitoring.

  • Recommend standards, policies, and procedures for vendor management.

  • Procurement and Vendor Relationship:

  • Participate in the procurement process for IT vendors, evaluating proposals and making recommendations.

  • Interact with vendors to understand product offerings, negotiate contracts, and analyze multiple vendor offerings.

  • Foster relationships with IT vendors to create innovative and collaborative partnerships.

  • Strategic Planning and Development:

  • Drive the development of long-term strategies to generate supply chain success while supporting agency stakeholders.

  • Support key category initiatives by providing direction in vendor evaluation, selection & management, agreements negotiation, data analytics, and pricing reviews.

  • Identify opportunities to enhance vendor relationships and optimize IT spending through process improvements and vendor consolidation efforts.

  • Contract Performance and Risk Management:

  • Prepare and present reports on vendor performance and cost-saving initiatives.

  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with obligations and determine the need for changes.

  • Develop and drive risk management strategies.

  • Collaborate with IT technical staff to ensure specifications and quality expectations are met

Please note, candidates for this position must reside in the state of Iowa at the time of starting the role.

Employer Highlights:

The Department of Management, Division of Information Technology provides adaptable, secure, and cost-effective technology services and solutions to support the agencies across the State of Iowa, trusted partners, and citizens. We are responsible for managing all IT assets, projects, and resources to deliver top-tier technology support and expertise across the enterprise. Our strength is driven by the skills, talents, and diversity of our people.

We have a great total compensation package for all of our full-time employees, including:

  • Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS)

  • Retirement Investors Club (RIC)

  • Flexible Working Environment- Work from Home Opportunities

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Vacation Leave

  • Sick Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Life Insurance

  • Long-Term Disability Insurance

    Background check requirements

  • After a conditional offer of employment has been made, and as the final step in the hiring process, candidates for this position will be subject to a background investigation, which may include but may not be limited to a verification of a candidate's education, previous employment/work history, contact of personal references, motor vehicle records, and a criminal history check (including through Federal, State, or Local criminal justice agencies).

  • Information gathered as part of such background investigation will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by Iowa Code section 22.7, 8B.4A, and other applicable laws, rules, and regulations; provided that, to the extent permitted by applicable law, such information shall be available to candidates upon request.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and experience equal to two years of full-time work: operating a multi-job computer; installing, operating and coordinating computer based networks; installing/maintaining database management systems; developing business application processes; developing/operating system programs; installing/maintaining personal computers, Local Area Networks and/or servers; managing operating systems; developing/ delivering information management training; providing Information Technology (IT) customer service; or designing/administering Internet sites;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting the completion of an approved curriculum/specialized training program developed and implemented by or in cooperation with state government; or eighteen semester hours of accredited post high school course work in one of the specialty areas listed above; or certification by an authorized educational institution/major computer or software producer in an area directly related to one of the specialty areas listed above, for the required education;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of the required experience for thirty semester hours of the required education;

OR

employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to six months of full-time work as an Information Technology Specialist 3.

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/class_and_pay/JobClassDescriptions/InformationTechnologySpecialist4-00121-90121.pdf) .

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Elevate your career with continuous learning opportunities. We support your growth through training programs, workshops, and tuition reimbursement.

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    Have you graduated from a four-year college or university? IF YES- How many years of full time experience do you have operating a multi-job computer; installing, operating and coordinating computer based networks; installing/maintaining database management systems; developing business application processes; developing/operating system programs; installing/maintaining personal computers, Local Area Networks and/or servers; managing operating systems; developing/ delivering information management training; providing Information Technology (IT) customer service; or designing/administering Internet sites?

  • I have not graduated from a four-year college or university

  • No experience to less than one year

  • One year to less than two years of the identified experience

  • Two years or more of the identified experience

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    How many years do you have of combined post high school education in any field and experience in operating a multi-job computer; installing, operating and coordinating computer based networks; installing/maintaining database management systems; developing business application processes; developing/operating system programs; installing/maintaining personal computers, Local Area Networks and/or servers; managing operating systems; developing/delivering information management training; providing Information Technology (IT) customer service; or designing/administering Internet sites?

  • I do not have any of the identified education or experience

  • Less than two years of the combined identified education or experience

  • Two years to less than four years of the combined identified education or experience

  • Four years to less than six years of the combined identified education or experience

  • Six years or more of the combined identified education or experience

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    Have you completed an approved curriculum/specialized training program developed and implemented by or in cooperation with State Government; or eighteen semester hours of accredited college or university course work in one of the specialty areas listed above (operating a multi-job computer; installing, operating and coordinating computer based networks; installing/maintaining database management systems; developing business application processes; developing/operating system programs; installing/maintaining personal computers, Local Area Networks and/or servers; managing operating systems; developing/delivering information management training; providing Information Technology (IT) customer service; or designing/administering Internet sites); or certification by an authorized educational institution/major computer or software producer in an area directly related to one of the specialty areas listed above? IF YES - How many years of experience do you have operating a multi-job computer; installing, operating and coordinating computer based networks; installing/maintaining database management systems; developing business application processes; developing/operating system programs; installing/maintaining personal computers, Local Area Networks and/or servers; managing operating systems; developing/delivering information management training; providing Information Technology (IT) customer service; or designing/administering Internet sites?

  • NA - I have not completed the identified currriculum

  • Less than one year of experience in the identified areas

  • One year to less than two years of experience in the identified areas

  • Two years or more of experience in the identified areas

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    If you are a current State of Iowa employee (executive branch) - How many months of full-time work have you had as an Information Technology Specialist 3 for the State of Iowa?

  • I am not a current State of Iowa employee (executive branch)

  • Less than three months of experience as an Information Technology Specialist 3 for the State of Iowa

  • Three months to less than six months of experience as an Information Technology Specialist 3 for the State of Iowa

  • Six months or more of experience as an Information Technology Specialist 3 for the State of Iowa

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State of Iowa

Agency

185 Department of Management - Office of Chief Information Officer

Address

200 East Grand Ave.

Des Moines, Iowa, 50309

Website

https://ocio.iowa.gov/

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