Procurement Specialist

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General summary

This is a senior-level professional position accountable for managing and overseeing the competitive procurement process on behalf of state agencies.  Employees direct and manage the inputs or components (e.g. research, compliance, RFPs, etc.) involved with developing and executing on high level contracts. At this level, incumbents give consultative advice on contract methods including, but not limited to: identifying and prioritizing needs, assessing the impact of contract decisions, and developing strategies to mitigate risk. Employees are also accountable for recommending State policies and guidelines, training State agency staff, and reviewing State procurements for compliance with statutes, administrative rules, and policies.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of market conditions and trends in pricing. Skill in negotiating contract prices and terms with contractors. Ability to assess risk and impact of contracts.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

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