Contracts Manager (Solid Waste)

Recruitment #1809-CTSMGRCPR4-004



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


The Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management Division is seeking a Contracts Manager to serve within the division’s Customer Resolution Unit.  The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the management and development of Solid Waste-related contacts, managing contractual services and overseeing a Solid Waste Team in Customer Service Call Center.  Candidates should have working knowledge of developing work processes and procedures to ensure program service delivery expectations are met.


Performs duties relating to the administration, analysis, and development of contracts, bids, and requests for proposals with various County departments.


Bachelor’s degree; AND
Two years of experience in the preparation or monitoring of contracts.


An equivalent combination of training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted above.


Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.


  • Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds).
  • Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
  • Work is performed in usual office conditions.


    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below:

    • Manages and develops solid waste-related contracts and services.       
    • Develops work processes and procedures. Ensures delivery of program services. 
    • Oversees the operation of the Public Works/Solid Waste Customer Service Call Center, including supervision of lower level staff
    • Develops, writes, and maintains contracts for services and/or goods.
    • Presides at bid award conferences and assures that applicable laws and regulations are followed.
    • Analyzes contracts for cost effectiveness and provides reviews or develops change orders, supplemental or modification agreements, and addendums as appropriate.
    • Writes technical specifications/scopes of work and determines vendor requirements.
    • Provides end user and vendor training for new contracts.
    • Coordinates with applicable agencies for technical assistance on projects as required.
    • Prepare contractual documents for BOCC approval, including preparation of agenda items.
    • Researching best practices in applying various methods to contractual negotiations.
    • Maintains records of contracts affecting agencies under their purview.


    • Knowledge of County, State and Federal laws, guidelines and requirements governing contract structure, procedure and content.
    • Knowledge of federal equal employment opportunity requirements as applicable to contracting.
    • Knowledge of formats and styles used in legal documents.
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting.
    • Ability to read, understand and interpret legal documents.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to work effectively with others.



    We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

    • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
    • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
    • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
    • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
    • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
    • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

    Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

    Veteran’s Preference:

    Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:

    Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

    Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

    Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

    Response/Recovery Activities:

    Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*