Procurement Specialist II (Exempt) Two positions available

  • Company: Port of Portland
  • Location: Portland, Oregon 97218 United States
  • Salary: $62,944 to $96,457
  • Date Posted: April 30, 2021
  • Closing Date: May 21, 2021


POSITION: Procurement Specialist II (Exempt) Two positions available SALARY: $62,944.00 - $96,457.00 Annually CLOSING DATE: 05/21/21 05:00 PM PDT APPLY ONLINE: GENERAL INFORMATION: The Port of Portland is a gateway to the globe, we operate multiple airports, marine terminals and business parks that connect people and passengers, drive economic growth and improve our region's quality of life. The Procurement Specialist position will be responsible for developing, soliciting, evaluating, and purchasing Port-wide goods, trade services and personal services through a variety of solicitation methods. Some of the methods for procurement will include Invitation to Bid (ITB), Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Qualifications (RFQ). If you embody a sense of team-oriented camaraderie, have good humor in the workplace and embrace the value of providing excellent customer service, this might be the job for you. We are looking for candidates will bring a solid understanding of public procurement with excellent negotiation skills along with a desire to learn and teach others. The successful candidate will exhibit a strong sense of team-orientation, is highly collaborative, who embraces the value and importance of service. This individual will understand and wholly embrace our commitment to diversity, and inclusion and advancing practices, strategies and policies that achieve equitable outcomes. NOTE: Two positions are available each having a different focus: 1st Position: Supporting Personal Services and IT Services 2nd Position: Supporting Construction, Trade Services & Environmental/Airport Operations



  • Act as the primary procurement contact for business groups as assigned by supervisor
  • Process all assigned business group requisitions, develop solicitations, manage procurement processes for group
  • Issue task orders, contracts and contract amendments, and purchase orders for business groups
  • Accurately input and extract data within the contract and procurement department electronic tracking system and online vendor portal
  • Work collaboratively with others in department for training and consultation of other team members
  • Support business groups by providing consultation services on procurement processes and procedures and guide them throughout their individual procurement projects
  • Participate in team projects as directed by Team Leader or Procurement Manager
  • Report and recommend suggestions for process and procedure improvements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • 3 years of contracts management, procurement, buying, purchasing, or material management. BA/BS degree preferred in a related filed OR any combination of education experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties (required)
  • Experience in working with electronic procurement/purchasing systems
  • Knowledge and experience related to contract administration and contract terms
  • Understanding of principles, theories and concepts of purchasing materials and services practices
  • Familiar with Oregon Revised Statutes and Federal (USDOT & FAA) regulations pertaining to procurement and contracting
  • Experience in working with public or private vendors and agreements NOTE: The following certificates are desired but not required to apply for this role: Certification preferred:
  • Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council
  • Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB)
  • Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO)
  • NIGP Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP) Certifications desired:
  • Institute of Supply Management
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
  • Construction Specification Institute
  • Construction Documents Technologist (CDT)
  • NIGP Specialization Certificate: Technology Procurement SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Skilled at:
  • Negotiating contracts and or agreements
  • Inputting and retrieving data as well as formatting and producing correspondence and documents
  • Applying basic accounting principles and performing basic and advanced math functions
  • Providing a high level of service delivery to the customer while ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and policies Ability to:
  • Demonstrate the Port's commitment to valuing differences among individuals and passion for being inclusive
  • Ability to express ideas clearly in written and oral communication
  • Organize workload and prioritize tasks to meet changing priorities and deadlines
  • Work effectively in collaboration with superiors, peers and team members
  • Analyze and solve problems of moderate to complex variety of problems
  • Exercise judgment and actions within defined practices and policies where problems and situations can be unique and require the collection and interpretation of information
  • Promote a workplace safety culture as a guiding principle

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