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Procurement Specialist

HRSD Hampton Roads Sanitation Dist.


Location:
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
Date:
04/28/2017
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
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Job Details

Under broad guidance, the Procurement Specialist is responsible for: 
a. Providing the necessary resources that establish a foundation in supporting HRSD's mission 
to protect public health and the waters of Hampton Roads by treating wastewater effectively
b. Performing professional and technical work required for purchasing, renting, leasing, or 
otherwise acquiring commodities, services, construction and professional services
c. Joining with suppliers and HRSD departments to secure quality goods and services in a timely 
manner and at a reasonable cost while ensuring that all purchasing actions are conducted fairly and impartially
d. Providing excellent service to clients

Requirements

a. Education
1. Required
Bachelor’s degree with coursework that supports the technical competencies below

2. Desired
Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing, Procurement or Supply Chain Management or related discipline

b. Experience
1. Required
Four years of progressively responsible professional and technical experience in procurement
2. Desired
Four years of progressively responsible professional and technical experience in public sector procurement

c. Training Levels
Personnel in this category are fully qualified at grade 6 with an appropriate bachelor’s degree, national certification and at least three years of appropriate experience; the following training levels and years of experience are established for personnel who are not fully qualified

Grade 6a – 3 years of applicable experience and ¾ hours toward Bachelor’s degree; if not certified, 144 contact hours in purchasing seminars/courses in preparation for certification

Grade 6b – 3 years of applicable experience and ½ hours toward Bachelor’s degree or an Associate's degree; if not certified, 96 contact hours in purchasing seminars/courses in preparation for certification

Grade 6c - 3 years of applicable experience and ¼ hours toward Bachelor’s degree, if not certified, 48 contact hours in purchasing seminars/courses in preparation for certification

Grade 6d - 3 years of applicable experience and high school diploma

 

d. Job-specific Technical Competencies
1. Required
a) Use knowledge of state and local procurement laws, policies and procedures, Virginia Public Procurement Act, Virginia Conflict of Interest Act, contract law and the Uniform Commercial Code
b) Use knowledge of modern methods of purchasing, inventory control, traffic and transportation, receiving and inspection, contract administration, and surplus disposal
c) Use of web-based, automated procurement system, Microsoft Office applications and other required software at an advanced proficiency level
d) Apply knowledge of sources of supply, market conditions and price trends, and types and quality of commodities being purchased
e) Apply knowledge of standard types, forms, and legal requirements of competition and contracting
f) Apply skills in analyzing, selecting and implementing proper procurement decisions and actions
g) Apply negotiation skills in contract negotiations, as well as other varied workplace situations
h) Demonstrate skills in planning, organizing and coordinating
i) Demonstrate ability to conceptualize all aspects affecting procurement; development of statement of needs/scope of work and procurement specifications
j) Establish objectives, performance criteria, procedures, and measures regarding procurement
k) Establish and maintain effective communications, both orally and in writing
l) Use sound judgment in the application of laws, regulations, policies and procedures
m) Exert initiative in administrative problem solving
n) Demonstrate ability to develop highly effective working relationships with all HRSD General Manager, Directors, Chiefs, Managers, Supervisors, and other employees

e. Job-specific Behavioral Competencies
1. Sets Clear Performance Goals
a) Actively uses all available resources toward maintaining high levels of competencies that parallel the most recent methods, philosophies and approaches
b) Clearly communicates expectations for results, timeliness, quality and other important parameters
c) Establishes deadlines for delivery of results
d) Evaluates, determines and refines roles, responsibilities and expectations related to various projects throughout the organization; Insists on and insures clarity of role and/or functions

f. Special Licenses
1. Required
a) Possess and maintain professional certification by a nationally recognized professional purchasing organization
b) Valid driver’s license from state of residence

2. Desired
Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO) certification

 

HRSD is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. HRSD does not discriminate against individuals in employment on the basis of race, sex, including sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, engaging in protected activity or any additional protected characteristics recognized by federal, state and local law.

HRSD is a Drug Free Workplace

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