Sr. Contract Manager & Purchasing Agent

  • Company: Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County
  • Location: Clearwater, Remote 33760 United States
  • Salary: $58,443 to $96,417
  • Date Posted: May 25, 2023
  • Closing Date: June 13, 2023


Performs professional work of advanced difficulty related to procurement of commodities and services and contract management in a centralized procurement office while under supervised direction. Coordinates the procurement process of supplies and professional services of all JWB departments in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, policies, and procedures. Engages in strategic procurement planning with departments, provides guidance and assistance as needed, communicates purchasing policies and procedures to all personnel, and interprets policies and procedures as necessary. Determines the appropriate method of solicitation in accordance with applicable laws, Board policies, and best practices. Remains abreast of current trends in purchasing, including recent prices and market conditions. Develops and assembles procurement documents and coordinates any required reviews and addendums to ensure both consistency and accountability. Identifies potential vendors using various sources to ensure adequate competition and prepares and coordinates solicitation notices such as legal notices, website postings, etc. Presides at the pre-bid/proposal conference to provide information and instructions and responds to vendor questions to ensure the clarity of solicitation documents. Maintains accurate records of all solicitations, responses, and processes. Reviews bids and proposals for responsiveness to minimum procurement requirements and notifies affected bidders/proposers of non-responsiveness and non-responsibility findings. Coordinates and facilitates the solicitation evaluation process and prepares award recommendations in compliance with Board policies. Reviews, evaluates, and resolves protests in accordance with established procedures to ensure bidders/proposers receive due process and are treated fairly and consistently. Negotiates with vendors to obtain best prices and identifies acceptable levels of risk for both parties. Develops contracts, purchase orders, change orders, and other related documents as required. Performs contract administration tasks, acts as liaison between suppliers and departments, ensures compliance with terms and conditions, negotiates amendments, extensions, and change orders, and performs audits, cost analyses, and contract terminations.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Business Law, Finance, Purchasing, or related field.

• A minimum of two (2) years’ progressively responsible experience in purchasing and/or contract management.

• Knowledge of principles and practices of public procurement, including value analysis (e.g., cost-reduction, cost avoidance, total cost of ownership).

• Knowledge of relevant and modern techniques of specification and contract writing.

• Advanced knowledge and skills with computers, including common office software and productivity tools.

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs and their essential functions.

• Skills in contract negotiation and management.

• Ability to read, interpret, explain, and properly apply rules, regulations, laws, policies, and procedures.

• Ability to use independent judgment and make sustainable recommendations.

• Ability to resolve complex problems and meet established timelines.

• Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.

• Ability to convey complex and technical subjects in a clear, concise, and positive manner.

Application Process

Please submit resumes to: Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County, Attn: Human Resources Dept. 14155 58th Street N. Clearwater, FL 33760 email: or fax: 727-453-5610

Contact Info

Name: Diana Carro
Phone: 727-453-5627
Closing Date: June 13, 2023