Procurement Coordinator I

  • Company: DeKalb County School District
  • Location: Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083 United States
  • Salary: $65,281 to $97,883
  • Date Posted: November 7, 2022


Under general supervision, performs comprehensive solicitation and contract administration functions for capital and non-capital procurement activities in accordance with applicable Board policy and federal, state, and local regulations including Capital Improvement Program (CIP) of the DeKalb County School District (DCSD).

Essential Functions: The following duties are representative of this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

• Trains Procurement staff as assigned by Procurement Manager or Executive Director.

• Monitors and directs employees on work related to complex solicitation projects.

• Performs functions for complex and/or sensitive purchasing actions including conducting market research, researching past expenditures, guiding the overall solicitation process including specification development, issuance, evaluation methodology, and award recommendation.

• Develops and issues formal Requests for Proposals (RFP), Request for Qualifications (RFQ), and Invitation to Bids (ITB) for all professional and general contracting services for capital and non-capital projects

• Monitors the district’s purchase card processes; and responsible for issuing news cards, replacement cards, and training for cardholders and support staff.

• Supervises solicitation submittals process, including issuance of all associated addenda; conducts preproposal conferences; reviews architectural drawings and specifications for contract compliance.

• Maintains contact with vendors to both identify prospective vendors and encourage their participation in DCSD’s procurement process.

• Provides input in the development and/or revision of procurement policies and procedures.

• Maintains current knowledge of purchasing best practices through vendor contact, organization membership, trade literature, training, and trade shows.

• Drafts Board of Education agenda items related to the procurement of all professional and general contracting services for capital and non-capital projects.

• Analyzes purchasing trends to determine if an agency contract or statewide contract would be the most advantageous to the Board of Education; Consult with school and department personnel on procurement needs, advises on the best methods of purchasing required goods and services.

• Performs duties and responsibilities of the Procurement Manager during his/her absence.

• Performs other duties as assigned.



• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent completed college coursework from a Georgia Professional Standards Commission approved accredited college or university required.

• Minimum four (4) years of experience in purchasing, general buying environment, or Educational or Governmental buying environment required.

• Supervisory experience preferred.

• Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) by the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council or equivalent is required within two (2) years from the date of employment.

Application Process

Contact Info

Name: Carla Smith
Phone: 678-676-1200