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Assistant Director, Regulations

Company: NJ Transit
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Forbes List of America's Best Employers 2021Move forward with us! At NJ TRANSIT, you'll join us in transforming the third-largest transportation agency in North America. We are committed to delivering safe, reliable service that gets our customers to their destinations on time-and we're looking to hire talented folks with a love of learning to make it all possible

  • Represents the Director, Regulations at external meetings, task forces, working groups or committees, as needed. Coordinates activities of importance, tracks priority issues and ensures proper follow-up coordination.
  • Revises, updates and creates contract templates on a rolling basis, updating as necessary to ensure compliance with state and federal law, and to ensure documents and procurement processes reflect sound public policy.
  • Supports business units in drafting legal justifications for procurements-by-exception.
  • Supervises the Procurement Intake Unit.
  • Directs staff in the management of oversight, document control, training, and planning functions.
  • Assists the Director of Regulations in policy development, recommendation and implementation; participates in organizational planning and development, and in exercising executive control over the procurement of goods and/or services.
  • Assists the Director of Regulations in planning and leading federal and state procurement process training of the Department and the Corporation.
  • Provides guidance to other NJ TRANSIT business units, Procurement Department staff, including the Director, Regulations and Senior Directors of Contracts and Purchasing, on procurement strategies and best practices.
  • Participates in the review and coordination of proposed legislation affecting assigned program areas. Prepares draft regulations to support the effective and efficient procurement of services and supplies to support the mission of the corporation.
  • Monitors and analyzes procurement related legislation; provides impact analysis of pending legislation to the Director of Regulations and implementation guidance of enacted legislation.
  • Directs staff and tracks compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Directly monitors and manages procurement compliance with federal, state, and other regulatory frameworks in Procurement packages. Ensures procurement compliance with NJ TRANSIT's own policies and procedures; leads, in consultation with the Director, Regulations, Chief Procurement Officer and the Compliance Office, the Department's responses to oversight, audit, and other inquiries.
  • Directs the analysis, development and presentation of public policy issues for internal consideration and prepares items for potential external consideration including responses to statutory/regulatory mandates.
  • Determines whether proposal and bid materials are exempt from public disclosure under OPRA.
  • Other duties as assigned by Senior Management to support the mission of NJ Transit.
    This position supervises:Procurement Intake Unit
    • KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:Advanced degree in law (J.D.) and experience in administering compliance and regulatory oversight, dispute resolution, claims negotiation, or contract litigation and fluency with state and federal procurement laws and regulations are required.
    • At least one (or more) year(s) of experience of personnel management or supervision is desired.
    • Strong analytical, negotiating, organizational, time management, mathematical, diplomacy, verbal and written communication skills required.
      • At NJ Transit you will enjoy a competitive salary and excellent benefit package:Comprehensive Family Health Insurance - Prescription, Dental, Vision
      • Flexible Spending Account
      • Prescription
      • Life Insurance
      • Paid Leave
      • 401(a), 401(k) Retirement Plans - up to 9% match
      • Tuition Assistance
      • Qualified Transportation Expense Plan (QTE)
        At NJ TRANSIT we support and depend upon the diversity of our staff. NJ TRANSIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
        Job LocationCity: Newark
        State: NJ

Keywords: NJ Transit, Newark , Assistant Director, Regulations, Executive , Newark, New Jersey

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