Senior Contracts Officer - Procurement Officer II (multiple positions available)

  • Company: Virginia Community College System (VCCS) - Shared Services Center (SSC)
  • Location: Daleville, Virginia 24083 USA
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: January 20, 2021


Under their direct supervisor, the Senior Contract Officer procures a wide variety of goods and services for the 23 VCCS colleges, the System Office and the SSC. The position also: * Solicits and issues contracts for goods and services as needed by the SSC customers utilizing a variety of complex procurement methods * Manages a portfolio of term contracts for use by the SSC customers (potentially including other public bodies) * Analyzes market data to make appropriate sourcing decisions. * Ensures that all purchases are performed accurately and timely and in accordance with applicable VCCS and state policies and applicable laws * Employs best business practices to continuously improve performance, compliance, efficiency and effectiveness. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm Telework Options Available


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): * Extensive expertise in making sourcing decisions for complex procurement of supplies, equipment, and professional and non-professional services, including the ability to analyze market data, exercise sound judgment, take initiative, handle multiple competing priorities, solve problems, and attend to detail while maintaining a big-picture perspective * Ability to develop and comprehend highly complex solicitation and contract documents, including the ability to interpret procurement-related law and policies, apply that knowledge, and as needed participate in the development of related policies and procedures * Ability to build working relationships to solve problems and achieve common goals * Ability to provide exceptional and professional customer service to diverse internal and external customers and suppliers * Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment with matrix reporting relationships * Proficient written and oral communication skills * Ability to maintain confidentiality * Proficient knowledge and experience using an electronic procurement system, MS Office products and Adobe Acrobat Pro * Ability to travel within Virginia and within the United States as needed Preferred KSAs: * Knowledge of governmental procurement principles and ability to follow procurement policy and standard operating procedures * Expertise in interpreting legal agreements and modifying for compliance * Knowledge of Commonwealth of Virginia (VPPA, APSPM, etc.) & VCCS procurement policies * Knowledge of eVA (state procurement system) * Knowledge with AIS/PeopleSoft functionality Required Qualifications: * Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, or equivalent education and experience * Multiple years of complex procurement experience leading solicitations and negotiating contracts, vendor agreements, orders, statements of work, etc. * Experience in a customer service environment * Current Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO) certification or ability to obtain Virginia Contracting Associate (VCA) certification within one year of hire and VCO within two years; see for more information on VCA & VCO certifications Preferred Qualifications: * Professional procurement certification(s): VCO, CPPO, CPPB, CPM or other nationally recognized procurement/contract management certification * Experience in analyzing, negotiating and generating year over year procurement savings * Procurement experience in higher education and/or state government

Application Process

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Contact Info

Name: Monica Mathena
Phone: 540-591-4003