This position is responsible for the economical procurement and contracting of large quantities of highly technical and specialized complex commodities. This includes the development and approval of the quality of products and involves detailed knowledge of specialized commodities. Work requires considerable contact with schools, departments, vendors, and community. Work is performed with high degree of independence and decision-making. Work is periodically reviewed by supervisor through conferences and reports for conformance with established policies, procedures, and purchasing regulations. Additionally, this position manages, prepares, and maintains all records and documents associated with Universal Service Fund (E Rate). This position recognizes and recommends policy or procedural changes accordingly. This position has a thorough knowledge of the Universal Service Fund. This position deals with internal and external customers and represents the Division at Universal Service Fund (E-Rate) conferences and meetings. This position gives presentations and communicates orally and in writing with the public. This position keeps informed on legislation that affects the Universal Service Fund (E-Rate).
RequirementsAbility to administer PWCS Universal Service Fund (E-Rate) Thorough working knowledge of Federal, State, and County laws, ordinances, policies, regulations, and other procedures governing public procurement and contracting Considerable knowledge of generally acceptable current purchasing practices, methods of contracting, sources of supply, market commodity and price trends, types of contracts, competitive bidding and negotiation Ability to assist budget holders in developing and evaluating Request For Proposals (RFP) Ability to develop specifications, solicitations, and contracts; and to compile, tabulate, and analyze bid and proposal responses Skills include analytical, problem solving, critical thinking, and decision-making Ability to direct and supervise senior buyers and buyers Ability to direct and supervise procurement functions and serve as chief contracting officer in the absence of the Supervisor of Purchasing Knowledge of all current telecommunications-related goods, services, and facilities in satisfaction of Division plans
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Name: Connie Balkcom, Administrative Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, Human Resources
Closing Date: June 25, 2021