St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is seeking an experienced public procurement professional to join the Purchasing Department’s Construction Team as a Procurement Coordinator. St. Johns County residents enjoy a healthy quality of life with many perks including one of the top-rated public school systems in the State of Florida, miles of beach shoreline, peaceful estuary scenery of the St. Johns River, long-established agriculture and equestrian scene, and the nation’s oldest city, historic St. Augustine. In 2019 St. Johns County was ranked the 10th fastest-growing county in the United States showcasing that there is truly something for everyone in St. Johns County! The St. Johns County Purchasing Department is responsible for the management and facilitation of procurement and contracting for goods, services, and construction for the Board of County Commissioners.
The Purchasing Department’s Construction Team facilitates the procurement and contracts for construction projects and services for many County Departments, including Public Works, Utilities, Facilities Management, Recreation, Disaster Recovery, and others. The procurement and contracting function is governed by Florida Statutes, SJC Ordinance #22-2022, the SJC Purchasing Policy, and all other applicable rules, laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations. Our Coordinators work with the County Departments in order to appropriately facilitate a transparent, fair, competitive, and compliant process related to the County's spending of taxpayer dollars.
The ideal candidate for this Procurement Coordinator position comes with experience in leading solicitations and contracting for construction projects at the local government level, is familiar with federal and state funding for projects, can navigate various User Department Client needs and objectives, and has demonstrated proficiency in upholding the procurement and contracting process. Examples of Duties The ideal Procurement Coordinator candidate must possess St. Johns County’s core values of compassion, innovation, and trustworthiness and must demonstrate an aptitude for a full and varied workload, must be well suited for navigating various deadlines, timeframes, and progress levels for tasks and assignments, and must foster a collaborative and coordinated process with our User Departments.
Some of the specific job duties include but are not limited to Facilitating the appropriate procurement process for user department requests to meet County needs and objectives. This includes informal and formal solicitations, as well as alternate sourcing methods, such as piggybacking, sole/single source, and emergency requests. Provides clear and appropriate technical guidance related to procurement and contracting to User Departments, Suppliers, and members of the public. Actively facilitates and supports the negotiation of contracts, drafts, and processes contract documents, and assists with contract administration, including issuance of notices, contract changes, and closeout. Maintains all procurement and contract records in accordance with public record laws and St. Johns County policy and procedures. Drafts reports and compiles research as requested and presents the information in a professional, appropriate manner. Addresses and resolves discrepancies, conflicts, and other issues as they occur throughout the procurement and contracting process.
Candidates for the Procurement Coordinator are encouraged to apply if they meet the following minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Public Procurement, or related course of study to the occupational field and two (2) years of relevant procurement experience.
A high school diploma or equivalent recognized certification and five (5) years of experience working in procurement in Florida may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Must obtain and maintain Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or equivalent certifications within three (3) years of hire. With demonstrated progressively assumptive workload and fully functioning performance, an incumbent may be eligible for “senior” Procurement Coordinator, at a pay grade 20, after serving three (3) years of continuous service in the Procurement Coordinator position.
May be eligible for “Principal” Procurement Coordinator, at a pay grade 21, upon demonstrated superior application of skills and knowledge required for the position, typically associated with seven or more years of continuous service in the position. A Master’s degree in a related field of study may substitute for two (2) of the required years of experience.
Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position.
Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills in order to serve others. Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language.
Must be able to operate a computer and related equipment.
Candidates may apply through St. Johns County’s Online Application System: Job Opportunities | Sorted by Job Title ascending | St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners Opportunities (governmentjobs.com) Applications must be submitted through St. Johns County’s Online Application System in order to be considered.
Paper documents, emailed resumes, or otherwise are not accepted in lieu of an application. All applications must be submitted before the advertised closing date. St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employer.
All employment actions are taken without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, handicap, disability, marital status, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.
Name: Jaime Locklear
Closing Date: December 8, 2023