Oregon Health & Science University

Senior Contracts Specialist

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
HR Mission
Central Services
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Senior Contracts Specialist (SCS) will administer contracts from inception through termination, which includes, but is not limited to, providing professional consultation, advice, direction to all levels of OHSU staff, contractors and third party entities or subcontractors regarding contracting issues and methods which will best meet OHSU business objectives. One of the main objectives of this position is to have the necessary skill set to support the contracting processes.  

Function/Duties of Position

The SCS will partner with Contacting Services staff and its assigned areas of responsibilities to fulfill those department's needs for entering into agreements in the best interest of OHSU.


The SCS will be a strategic partner that administers procurements/contracts.  This includes but is not limited to, providing professional consultation, advice, and direction to OHSU and contractor staff, and administrators regarding contracting issues and methods.


Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to contracting, cost savings, process improvement, developing partnerships and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field; OR paralegal degree or Juris Doctorate required
  • Four additional years of Contracting and/or Legal related experience may be substituted for the degree requirement
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA, and/or advanced degree in a related field
  • Four years of contract coordination experience negotiating and administering public or private service contracts with training, knowledge and experience in legal assistance, risk management and financial concepts
  • Skilled in soliciting bids for procurement of goods and services, negotiating pricing, terms and conditions and administering complex contracts including administering business reviews

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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