Purchasing and Contract Specialist

Company Details

Ascend Community Staffing Partners LLC


Ascend partners with Highland Rivers Behavioral Health, Georgia’s largest Community Service Board (CSB), to staff clinical and non-clinical jobs in behavioral health. Being part of our team and working in a CSB means you’re helping individuals and families otherwise unable to access treatment from private providers to address healthcare challenges associated with mental illness, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases. You’ll be working with purpose to make a difference in the lives of people who need you most. Each of our jobs will work within a State Community Service Board facility.

The Purchasing and Contract Specialist’s responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare purchase orders and send copies to suppliers and to departments
  • Maintain Purchase Order Processing system
  • Review, maintain, ensure timely tracking of monthly office rental payments.
  • Review contracts for recurring payments and updates as needed
  • Responsible for Shelter Plus Care Analysis-Reconcile amount paid for rent from client and agree amount to the contract.
  • Analyze and reconcile financial accounts and agency credit cards.
  • Initiate and maintain contract for agency Home Providers, Apartment leases, and Shelter Plus Care.
  • Ensure contracts are updated timely per contract guidelines
  • Timely completion of yearly business licensure/certification
  • Obtain supplementary information for preparing financial statements.
  • Development of new contracts, MOU’s or MOA’s from external entities for compliance with our requirements/law.
  • Assist in negotiating contract language or terms with outside vendors/parties.
  • Monitor contract implantation and performance
  • Track contract lengths to communicate awareness of upcoming contract end dates and to work with agency staff to determine whether any given contracts shall be renewed or will service goes out for bid.
  • Assist in the agency bid process.
  • Coordinate periodic meetings between the agency and external entities to review contract/MOU/MOA terms and compliance, negotiate necessary changes, and resolve any issues.
  • Prepare correspondence as needed within the department
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, continued education, participating in professional organizations, etc.
  • Maintain confidentiality for all indirect/direct service in accordance with agency policies and HIPPA policies

Ascend Community Staffing Partners, LLC does not discriminate with regard to employment, compensation, place of work, or promotion because of race, color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, age or national origin.

English-Spanish bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply.


High School Diploma

Experience – Minimum two (2) years of accounting or related experience. Microsoft Office experience

  • Preferred Experience – Two (2) years business administration and contract management experience with in depth knowledge of procurement regulations, contract documents, and legal specification

Must be able to pass an intensive criminal background investigation

Pre-Employment and random drug screening

Acceptable motor vehicle report

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