Senior Procurement and Contracts Specialist-Procurement Professional III

  • Company: Sarasota County Government
  • Location: Sarasota , Florida 34236
  • Salary: $57,314 to $68,000
  • Date Posted: January 11, 2023
  • Closing Date: February 28, 2023


As a Procurement and Contracts Specialist on the Contracts team, you’ll: Develop complex contracts, amendments, and related documents for construction, technology, professional services, and other high-dollar, high-profile engagements. Analyze and interpret legal terms and conditions to identify and assess potential risk or compliance issues. Lead and/or facilitate contract negotiations and related discussions between the County and vendors. Collaborate across the organization in the development of contracts, amendments, and scopes of work. Recommend and develop policies and procedures for contract management activities, administrative agent functions, contract compliance policies, vendor performance issues, and other areas as needed. Assist in the development, maintenance, and facilitation of procurement and contract training programs for internal customers on effective contract lifecycle management, scope training, contract development, and other relevant areas. Professional Development: YOUR continuing education and professional development are keenly important to us! As a member of our team, you will receive paid continuing education in the field of public procurement and obtain (or maintain) your Procurement professional certifications. Visit, and for more information on the Procurement profession and associated certifications. E-Work/Remote Work: Currently our Contracts team is eligible to e-work up to 2 days per week! After you complete your first six months and contingent on work requirements and other factors, you’ll be eligible for this fantastic benefit.


Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Public/Business Administration, or related field AND two (2) years of experience in public and/or private sector procurement, contracts administration, or a related field OR - An Associate degree from an accredited college or university in related field AND four (4) years of experience in public or private sector procurement, contracts administration, or a related field OR - Progressively responsible professional experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required degree Preferred Qualifications: Three (3) years related experience with procurement, contracts, education, law, writing, project management or a related field CPPB or NIGP-CPP or the ability to obtain CPPB or NIGP-CPP within three (3) years About Everything Else: Pay: $57,134.69- $68,000.00 depending upon experience We believe in continuing education and will pay for both training and testing for professional certifications: Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) NIGP-CPP (Certified Procurement Professional) Benefits: Enjoy great benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Florida Retirement System (FRS) and many, many more! For more information about employee benefits, please click this link or visit for additional information. Utilize our award-winning wellness program including free gyms and classes at multiple Sarasota County Government locations. Enjoy 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days and 16 paid vacation days in the first year of full-time employment with increasing accrual rates with years of service. (That adds up to a possible 30 days off in your 1st year!)​​ A different blend of voices prompt better conversations, choices and results for everyone. Sarasota County – Many Voices, One Team. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are the keys to serving, representing and understanding our community. We celebrate and value the experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, talents and strengths that make us different and are committed to creating a culture of understanding and respect where our employees realize that we are stronger together. Our vision is to have a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that attracts, develops, retains and engages a talented workforce broadly representative of the citizens and communities we serve. To further value creativity, innovation, collaboration and great customer service – internally and externally. Sarasota County Government promotes diversity and inclusion in its workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identification or expression, genetic information, religion, national origin, marital status, age or disability. A job applicant with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/selection process is requested to make known the need for an accommodation to Human Resources or appropriate county staff members. For assistance with the application, please call 941-861-5353. Government employers are drug-free and tobacco-free environments, EEO/AA/ADA employers, and they prohibit discrimination in all services, programs or activities. Sarasota County Government is a Tobacco-Free/Drug-Free Workplace.

Application Process


Contact Info

Name: Human Resources
Phone: 941-861-5353
Closing Date: February 28, 2023