City of San Angelo
  • Purchasing
  • San Angelo, TX, USA
  • 58,587-$73,099/YR/DOQ
  • Other
  • Full Time

GENERAL PURPOSE:  Under general supervision, manages City purchasing and contract administration functions in order to procure the most cost-effective supplies, materials, equipment and services from qualified vendors; assures procurement activities are in compliance with Federal, state, and City rules and regulations.

DUTIES: Manages and coordinates purchasing services; oversees the preparation and evaluation of bid proposals and selection of contractors in order to procure the most cost-effective supplies, materials equipment and services from qualified and responsive vendors. Reviews procurement activities for compliance with state and Federal laws, statutes, rules and regulations, and City ordinances, codes, policies, resolutions, and agreements. Works with departments to define procurement needs, specifications, scope of services, deliverables and other requirements; provides advice and consultation on procurement issues, and the interpretation of state and Federal rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Coordinates formal bid processes, distributes and maintains list of bidders, attends pre-bid and other meetings as required; maintains product and service information on suppliers. Reviews, analyzes and evaluates bid responses and proposals. Meets with vendors to clarify issues, define City needs and goals, review submittals, complete technical documentation, and negotiate award of contracts. Prepares special reports and studies on procurement activities and transactions. Manages purchasing staff; prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; trains and evaluates staff; develops staff skills and conducts performance evaluations; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues; reviews the work of assigned staff to assure the work quality and timely accomplishment of assigned duties and responsibilities. Monitors and reviews trends in public sector procurement and management issues; researches and identifies cost savings opportunities; recommends operational, procedural and policy improvements. Provides advice and counsel to department managers and City staff. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

MINIMUM STANDARDS & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration; AND six year's government purchasing experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required knowledge of: City organization, operations, policies and procedures. State and Federal laws, statutes, rules and regulations governing procurement activities. City ordinances, codes, policies, resolutions, and agreements related to procurement activities. Principles and practices of public sector purchasing and records management. Principles of procurement accounting and fund accounting. Contract management, development and negotiation principles. Required skill in: Reading, interpreting, understanding and applying purchasing standards and procedures, applicable Federal rules and regulations, and City policies and procedures. Analyzing and interpreting contracts and technical documents. Reviewing and verifying mathematical calculations, and identifying errors. Interpreting customer needs and solving difficult customer service issues. Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands. Supervising staff, and delegating tasks and authority. Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers, suppliers and representatives from other governmental agencies. Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software. Work is performed in a standard office environment. A valid driver's license with a good driving record is required.

Job postings may be withdrawn at any time at direction of the City Manager.

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