DescriptionChesterfield County Government is seeking a Senior Contract Officer to manage competitive procurement processes, formal and informal, in compliance with the Virginia Public Procurement Act, Chesterfield County Code, policies and procedures. Manage and conduct innovative, complex procurements. Review and analyze assigned procurement requisitions. Responsible for determination of the most appropriate method of procurement to be utilized for the source selection of high profile and complex construction projects, goods, and services. Coordinate, assist, research, analyze and develop scopes of work, specifications, evaluation methods, and criteria for development of IFB's and RFP's for construction, goods, and services contracts. Provide guidance, educate and advise using departments during the process of evaluating bids and proposals. Review and analyze justifications for award/non-award to ensure the integrity of the county's procurement procedures. Plan, coordinate, and conduct pre-bid/pre-proposal conferences for the procurement of major and complex construction projects, goods and services. Identify, evaluate the benefits, and coordinate cooperative procurements. Conduct and manage negotiations; conduct procurement and administer contracts, work with firm's legal counsel, and County Attorney's Office during the development of contracts and bid/contract disputes. Respond to requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act. Conduct on-site visitations of vendor facilities to ensure vendors' capability of successfully meeting contractual obligations. Review and approve requests for changes in construction, goods, and services contracts. Manage multiple projects. Perform other work as required. PLEASE NOTE: Position open until filled (first review began January 3, 2023).
RequirementsSuccessful candidate will possess a bachelor's degree in business, public administration, or a related field; three years of professional experience in public sector procurement or contract administration; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Ability to use a variety of information technology systems to perform daily tasks. Possession of one of the following certifications is preferred: Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), or Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO). Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.
Name: Chesterfield County Human Resources Department
Closing Date: February 19, 2023