Proposed Salary Range$ 80,000.00 – $100,000.00 (Annual)
The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) is a New York City oversight and service agency that manages procurement citywide, from planning and release of agency solicitations to payment of vendors. Annually, agencies procure billions in products and services from a diverse pool of vendors that represent various industries. MOCS therefore aims to ensure that the procurement process remains fair, transparent, efficient and cost-effective.
MOCS makes it easier to do business through use of end-to-end technology tools, increases transparency by publication of enriched data and hosting public hearings, and strengthens procurement operations by providing direct assistance and resources to all stakeholders. MOCS also partners with agencies and vendors to identify areas for policy reform, resulting in ongoing process improvement to reduce administrative burdens and increase the positive impact of services on communities. The MOCS Director serves as the City Chief Procurement Officer.
MOCS team members operate in a fast-paced, collaborative, service-oriented environment, where flexibility and ability to achieve results are valued. All managers lead teams and/or lines of service, assuming increasing levels of responsibility for the organization’s success. Managers align daily operations to the agency’s strategic priorities, engage stakeholders in planning, and drive performance using well-defined success metrics, along with effective people and project management strategies (including but not limited to the assignment of work, maintenance of performance standards, maintaining baseline staff knowledge and professional development). MOCS maintains a lean staffing model, with managers both supervising and implementing tasks within or across areas of responsibility. All managers are expected to deliver timely and quality work products and services, participate in ongoing improvement activities, and proactively deepen their knowledge of procurement and government operations. Managers must serve as principal ambassadors for the organization and are expected to handle confidential matters, promote established priorities, deescalate conflict, and proactively escalate issues along with proposed solutions. Assistant Directors are front-line managers who oversee one or more areas of services and are accountable for the success of an assigned unit.
The Service Desk Unit is part of the Information Technology division at MOCS. The team is both responsible for ensuring that all MOCS stakeholders have access to the most current information and driving best practices related to sustainable knowledge acquisition and skills building. The Service Desk operates a central service desk to respond to incoming inquiries, screens and onboards vendors to technology platforms, maintains learning resources, and implements a variety of proactive communications strategies. Staff aim to provide clear, accurate and timely information to stakeholders, coordinating responses across various operational and technical teams, and documenting and partnering to resolve any issues which inhibit task completion or the overall success of critical initiatives.
Please see the below listed responsibilities:
-Train and onboard staff to ensure all can provide quality customer service on procurement issues;
-Strengthen staff knowledge of the procurement life cycle and the unique issues at each stage;
-Manage daily team activities, including account requests, filings review, and service ticket triage;
-Evaluate workloads and assign tasks to ensure timely and effective completion of activities;
-Foster transparency, accountability, and collaboration through training and meeting management;
-Host team meetings, tracking notes and action items;
-Communicate with stakeholders using various platforms such as email, phone and screensharing;
-Troubleshoot issues by utilizing materials, research, creative thinking and problem-solving skills;
-Assist team members with complex or novel issues;
-Determine when issues should be escalated to MOCS unit, division or executive leaders;
-Record user interaction and categorical data in designated customer services platforms, e.g. JIRA;
-Propose updates to user resources for systems such as PASSPort and HHS Accelerator;
-Collaborate with peers to curate, develop, and update central knowledge base of all resources;
-Create project plans for learning resources development and updates;
-Measure the effectiveness of operations and produce reports to highlight trends for leadership;
-Lead process and protocol development, improvement and implementation;
-Contribute to the design and testing of system modifications;
-Draft content for mass or targeted stakeholder communications, as well as websites;
-Deliver live webinars or self-paced content via recorded tutorials or interactive courses;
-Develop templates, guides, and special presentations;
-Participate in and contribute to various initiatives, identifying impacts to stakeholder experience;
-Document technical issues, translating findings into content for fixes and enhancements;
-Ongoing professional development to strengthen skills and increase knowledge in relevant areas of procurement, technology, government operations, public policy and people and change management;
-Understand issues affecting relevant stakeholder groups, including but not limited to covered city agencies, Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs), nonprofits, etc.; and
-Participate in special projects, as assigned.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. Graduation from an accredited college with a baccalaureate degree; or
2. Graduation from an accredited community college plus two years of experience with administrative, analytic, coordinative, supervisory or liaison responsibilities; or
3. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent plus four years of experience as described in “2” above; or
4. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrate competency and/or history of consistent quality performance in the following areas of responsibility.
-Meet deadlines and work independently while paying close attention to details;
-Establish relationships quickly and maximize positive team dynamics;
-Succinctly and effectively communicate verbally and in writing;
-Distill complex material, present information and make actionable recommendations;
-Analyze data and summarize research to lead ongoing improvement in operations and service;
-Define job responsibilities, screen, interview and train staff;
-Supervise, coach and structure ongoing professional development for individuals and teams;
-Facilitate ongoing intra- and inter unit knowledge sharing, team-building and collaboration;
-Convene cross-functional teams for planning or coordination activities;
-Liaise with administrative teams to address human resources or other operational matters;
-Maintain and update knowledge base, records and protocols;
-Represent MOCS in executive forums, conveying priorities and capturing stakeholder feedback;
-Juggle multiple priorities, adjusting subtasks and timelines to ensure goals are met; and
-Serve as project manager for various initiatives, as necessary.
**As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.**
The U.S. Department of Education provides student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLFP) to qualifying public service employees. As an employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for loan forgiveness should you meet the program’s eligibility requirements. For additional information on PSLFP, please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.
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Mayor’s Office of Contract Services is an equal opportunity employer. Mayor’s Office of Contract Services recognizes the unique skills and strengths gained through military service. Veterans and service members of the U.S. Armed Forces are strongly encouraged to apply. Special accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities. Please contact MOCS Disability Service Facilitator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-298-0734 only to request an accommodation. No other phone calls or personal inquiries permitted.
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