Senior Contract Officer, Procurement Officer II

  • Company: Virginia Community College System - Shared Services Center
  • Location: Daleville, Virginia 24083 United States
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: September 3, 2021
  • Closing Date: September 16, 2021


Under their direct supervisor, the Senior Contract Officer (SPO) procures a wide variety of goods and services for the 23 VCCS colleges, the System Office and the Shared Services Center.

The position also:

  • Solicits and issues contracts for goods and services as needed by the SSC customers utilizing a variety of complex procurement methods
  • Manages a portfolio of term contracts for use by the SSC customers (potentially including other public bodies)
  • Analyzes market data to make appropriate sourcing decisions.
  • Ensures that all purchases are performed accurately and timely and in accordance with applicable VCCS and state policies and applicable laws
  • Employs best business practices to continuously improve performance, compliance, efficiency and effectiveness.



  • Extensive expertise in making sourcing decisions for complex procurement of supplies, equipment, and professional and non-professional services, including the ability to analyze market data, exercise sound judgment, take initiative, handle multiple competing priorities, solve problems, and attend to detail while maintaining a big-picture perspective
  • Ability to develop and comprehend highly complex solicitation and contract documents, including the ability to interpret procurement-related law and policies, apply that knowledge, and as needed participate in the development of related policies and procedures
  • Ability to build working relationships to solve problems and achieve common goals
  • Ability to provide exceptional and professional customer service to diverse internal and external customers and suppliers
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment with matrix reporting relationships
  • Proficient written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proficient knowledge and experience using an electronic procurement system, MS Office products and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Ability to travel within Virginia and within the United States as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, or equivalent education and experience
  • Multiple years of complex procurement experience leading solicitations and negotiating contracts, vendor agreements, orders, statements of work, etc.
  • Experience in a customer service environment
  • Current Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO) certification or ability to obtain Virginia Contracting Associate (VCA) certification within one year of hire and VCO within two years; see for more information on VCA & VCO certifications

Preferred KSA:

  • Knowledge of governmental procurement principles and ability to follow procurement policy and standard operating procedures
  • Expertise in interpreting legal agreements and modifying for compliance
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth of Virginia (VPPA, APSPM, etc.) & VCCS procurement policies
  • Knowledge of eVA (state procurement system)
  • Knowledge with AIS/PeopleSoft functionality

Application Process

Hybrid Telework Schedule: 2 days per week in the Daleville, VA office and 3 days remote. A sign-on bonus may be available. Please apply at the following link:

Contact Info

Name: Monica Mathena
Phone: 540-591-4003
Closing Date: September 16, 2021