Procurement Agent III

  • Company: City of Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida 34984 United States
  • Salary: $59,176 to $68,052
  • Date Posted: November 24, 2021
  • Closing Date: December 31, 2021


POSITION SUMMARY The City of Port St. Lucie is an equal opportunity employer. This position is Essential and is required to report to duty before, during, and immediately after a civil emergency. Facilitates the development of public trust and confidence in the City. Responsible for performing specialized and advanced buying functions for the procurement of a wide range of commodities and services, including the review of requisitions, preparation of bid invitations, analysis of bids, and the preparation of purchase orders. The salary for this position is $59,176-$68,052 Depending on Qualifications.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES The following duties are illustrative for this position. The omission of specific 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. Keeps the mission, vision and values of the City of Port St. Lucie at the forefront of decision making and action; builds strategic and collaborative relationships and interacts with others in a way that builds confidence and trust; provides excellent customer service by taking action to accomplish objectives, maintains high levels of work and productivity by generating innovative solutions to work situations.

Prepares highly technical solicitation documents to include: Requests for Proposals, Invitations for Bids, Requests for Qualifications, and multi-year procurement packages involving construction projects, capital improvement projects, and consultant services. Assists stakeholder departments with the analysis of contractor / consultant submittals in response to competitive solicitations to ensure the recommendations are in the City's best interest. Facilitates the competitive solicitations process from the time the request has been received through the signing and issuance of a Purchase Order. Recommends lowest responsive, responsible, best value bidders on IFB's, most advantageous offer on RFP's and most qualified for professional services.

Performs the required negotiations including items such as: clarification of conflicting terms and conditions, interpretation of the contract, allowable costs, compensation structure, contract changes, supplemental agreements, rejection of waivers or deviations, corrections or curative measures for performance deficiencies. Analyzes current procurement activities and recommend improvements through more efficient procurement methods, e-procurement, privatization, quantity discounts, standardization, value analysis or cooperative purchasing. Reviews purchase requisitions from departments to ensure validity and accuracy, ensures choice of vendor provides products and services at the rates most favorable to the City. Responsible for fiscal year-end closing for City procurement functions. Evaluates, recommends and establishes policies and procedures to continuously improve operations, decrease turn-around times and streamline processes to provide quality customer service. Acts as training support for team members within the department, specifically assisting Procurement Agent I and Procurement Agent II as a team leader. Performs other functions and related duties as assigned or required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Real Estate, Law or closely related field required. A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible professional purchasing experience in a medium to large-scale purchasing operation required. Certification as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), NIGP's Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPP)), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), or Certified Public Purchasing Manager (CPPM) is required. An equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job may be substituted. Has considerable knowledge of contract law, contractual terms and conditions, insurance, bid and performance bonds. Knowledge of infrastructure project delivery methods, including, design-bid-build, design-build, construction manager at-risk (CMAR), and job order contracting. Ability to prioritize, schedule, and undertake concurrent work assignments. Knowledge of Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine Law. Knowledge of purchasing laws as governed under Florida Statutes 287 and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Knowledge and understanding of the State of Florida's Consultant's Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA), FDOT/LAPP. Knowledge of 2 CFR Part 200 procurements using federal funding and procurements using other grant funds. Knowledge of the City's and department's policies and procedures.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs: Outlook, Excel, Word, Access, OneNote, and PowerPoint. Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments regarding governmental procurement procedures, regulatory changes, and new technology. Ability to exercise good judgment and accept personal responsibility. Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing. Ability to prioritize, schedule, and undertake concurrent work assignments. Ability to preserve and maintain confidential information. Ability to establish and maintain and effective working relationship with other City departments, public officials, employees, and the public in an effective, courteous, and cooperative manner. Ability to focus on the positive in every situation. Ability to stay centered when challenged. Ability to model respect for individuals, teams, and the organization. Ability to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of the department and public.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online (

Contact Info

Name: City of Port St. Lucie Human Resources Department
Phone: 772-344-4335
Closing Date: December 31, 2021