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PURCHASING AGENT / CONTRACTS SPECIALIST

Date: Feb 7, 2018, 13:49 PM
Title: PURCHASING AGENT / CONTRACTS SPECIALIST
Agency: CITY OF TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
Address: Tallahassee, fl
Salary Range: $ To $

Job Description

Plans, directs, coordinates and administers purchasing activities for City departments in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Takes the lead in developing, issuing and receiving solicitations for competitive bids and request for proposals and other methods used for formal procurements, organizing and/or assisting in developing the necessary specifications, developing SOW statements, developing purchase/contract T&C's, preparing bid tabulations/proposal ranking documents, assisting in departmental evaluations and posting award recommendations. Verifies sole source procurements and recommends approval/disapproval of exception request. Works closely with legal staff by assisting with negotiations and preparation of contractual agreements providing the most advantageous terms to the City and providing timely information for expedient resolutions of vendor protest. Reviews contract language and prepares modifications and addenda as required. Analyzes/interprets contracts, agreements, leases, and terms and conditions incorporated in purchase documents to assure clarity, protection and enhancement of the City’s best interests.

Job Requirements

Possession of a bachelor’s degree in finance, marketing, public or business administration, engineering or a related field and three years of professional purchasing experience involving participation in competitive bidding and preparation of commodity and services specifications and purchasing records or administration of construction, commodity or service contracts awarded through the competitive bid process; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Application Process: Only On-Line applications will be accepted for this vacancy. Go to: http://www.talgov.com; click Business, Job Openings, Browse City Openings, then click the Purchasing Agent/Contracts Specialist hyperlink. Click Apply Now. Remember, you must complete all sections of the on-line application, including education and work history, even if you also submit a resume. For the complete job specification, listing major job functions and duties for this job classification, go to http://www.talgov.com/employment/hr-job-descriptions.aspx   If you have a disability requiring accommodations, please call 850-891-8214 Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or TDD 711, at least 48 hours, (excluding weekends and holidays), prior to the application deadline. The City of Tallahassee is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Contact Name: City of Tallahassee, FL Human Resources Department
Contact Phone: 850-891-8214
Contact Email: Fran.Shewan@talgov.com
Closing Date: Mar 2, 2018, 07:00 AM

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