Procurement Specialist

  • Company: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
  • Location: Los Altos, California 94022 United States
  • Salary: $104,775 to $130,832
  • Date Posted: February 15, 2023
  • Closing Date: April 14, 2023


Do you have a passion for the outdoors, trails and preserving open space? Are you a bright, innovative, and skilled procurement professional? If so, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has an excellent opportunity for a highly qualified Procurement Specialist to join our team! Top candidates are organized, analytical, and strategic thinkers with excellent communication and negotiation skills. About the Position: Highly qualified candidates have experience administering a comprehensive procurement program. Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following. Top candidates will have direct or related experience in these areas: • Request For Proposal (RFP), Invitation to Bid (ITB), Request for Quote (RFQ), and Request for Information (RFI) • Development, implementation, and compliance with purchasing policies and procedures • Contract negotiations • Monitoring contract expenditures and submitting financial reports • Develop and maintain sources of supplies and services • Provide leadership in the planning, soliciting and evaluation of proposals and bids • Monitor funding contracts and expenditures, submit financial reports, request reimbursements, and close grants and encumbrances • Supervision The candidate being considered for this position is comfortable presenting to senior management and high-level officials. Qualities • Exceptional customer service skills • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Outstanding collaboration skills • Strong attention to detail • Leader Highly Desired • Experience working in the public sector OPEN UNTIL FILLED - First Application Review: March 7, 2023 (to avoid missing email communication about this recruitment, add to your contacts or list of safe senders.) Required application items: 1. Fully completed CalOpps employment application 2. Cover letter 3. Resume 4. Supplemental question responses First Interview Cycle: (Dates are subject to change. We cannot accommodate individual schedules.) First Interview*: March 15, 2023 Second Interview*: March 16, 2023 *Interviews may be conducted in person at our Administrative Office in Los Altos. Recruitment may close at the conclusion of the first recruitment cycle without advanced notice. Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Human Resources department at (650) 691-1200 or via email at


Education and Experience: any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration or finance or a related field, and • Three (3) years of experience years of experience in procurement and contract administration, and experience supervising junior staff Licenses & Certifications Required: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain one prior to the first day of employment.

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Contact Info

Name: Human Resources
Phone: 650-691-1200
Closing Date: April 14, 2023