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TSS ASST PROCUREMENT ADMINISTRATOR

The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Assistant Procurement Administrator is responsible for providing guidance to staff and agency procurement personnel on the state

Class Code:

V001C

Job Grade:

GS15

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Meets with legislative, state, and agency leaders, and provides expert guidance on the execution of the state procurement processes. Provides guidance to staff and agency procurement personnel on proper methods of procurement, in accordance with the state procurement laws, regulations, policies, and best practices. Serve as the Administrator in their absence and has day-to-day management responsibility for the Office of State Procurement. Reviews and recommends resolution of vendor protests, contract, and breach of contract controversies. Oversees negotiations with vendors on terms and conditions, pricing, and vendor performance issues. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of effective management techniques including team building required to accomplish a variety of requirements in the public and/or private sector. Knowledge of personnel management in the public and/or private sector. Ability to communicate procurement laws, rules, policies, and practices to legislative members and staff, state government leaders, agency senior staff, agency procurement staff, and across departmental lines. Ability to review and analyze vendor and agency issues as they pertain to the procurement process and recommend proper course of action to meet their goals and objectives. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of state government, vendors, and manufacturers. Ability to act independently with minimum direction and oversight to accomplish agency mission, goals, and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field; plus five years of experience in either public or private sector procurement as a manager and/or senior buyer with management experience. Certification as a Certified Public Procurement Official and/or Certified Procurement Manager or equivalent, obtained in accordance with the standards set by the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council and/or the Institute of Supply Management. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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