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13-0110 Procurement Specialist
13-0110 Procurement Specialist. Hiring Range: $4,185-$5,022/month, Regular Full Time, M-F 8:00am - 5:00 pm. Division: Purchasing. Department: Shared Services

DEFINITION: Plan, administer and coordinate procurement and contract functions to obtain commodities, services and/or construction required for City Departments.  Provide informal and formal solicitation and contract administration/management services in conformance with established City policy and procedures.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Administers and coordinates procurement and contract functions to secure and maintain the commodities and services including construction services required by all City Departments. Review, analyze, approve, and process routine and complex purchase requisitions for completeness and determine the appropriate informal and formal procurement method for processing the procurement. Assist Departments in developing routine and complex specifications for use in informal, formal and negotiated procurement processes.   Develop informal and formal solicitation documents for routine and complex procurements. Coordinate interdepartmental activities relating to contracts and bidding, and coordinate citywide contract documentation.  Serves as a procurement consultant with project managers, vendors and engineers to recommend appropriate courses of action for processing competitive solicitations and contract awards.  Coordinates procurement services and interprets City policies and procedure to vendors, contractors and City Departments.  Identify the appropriate contract document/method to be used and negotiate changes to contract language, terms and conditions in the best interest of the City.  Perform contract administration under the guidance of the Purchasing & Contracts Manager and City Attorney by applying public procurement contract law principles and methods as circumstances warrant to resolve formal solicitation and contract disputes/discrepancies

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a standard office environment and involves sitting for extended periods.  Work may require occasional light lifting and carrying of up to 15 pounds.  Work requires occasional travel to various City facilities for meetings.  Work may include mental demands associated with time constraints, contract negotiations and disputes, problem resolution, and prioritizing multiple concurrent tasks. Work demands include constant communication with vendors and staff to provide direction and guidance.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in purchasing, business administration, public administration or related field, and four years of progressively responsible experience in procurement. Experience in municipal, governmental procurement is preferred.Special Qualifications: Professional certification within the Public Procurement profession such as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) preferred.

Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, background investigation, criminal background check and substance screening.

DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Division, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501, no later than 5:00 pm, Mountain Standard Time, on March 29, 2013. An on-line application process is available for this position on our website at For more information call (303) 651-8609