Bachelor's degree in business administration, procurement, purchasing, public administration, economics or other related field.
One of the following certifications required: CPPO, CPPB, CACM, CPSM, or other equivalent procurement / supply chain certifications (CPPO/CPPB preferred).
Five years’ progressively responsible experience in public procurement for both goods and services, including complex, capital projects.
Three years’ experience in leading teams, working with committees, interacting with executive directors, management, and staff and applying project management.
Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of MS Office Suite and use of the Internet.
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential duties of this job may be considered.
Work experience in Public Transit
Experience using PeopleSoft
Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills
Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:
Procurement and contract law.
Leadership principles and practices.
Public procurement principles, planning techniques, risk assessments and best practices, as well as general finance and business ethics, policy and practices.
Contract management and contract administration including negotiation principles and practices.
Techniques for complex procurements such as capital equipment, professional services, technology, and construction.
Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:
Use of computerized systems and software applications, such as Excel and Word.
Problem-solving and making recommendations regarding procurement issues, procedures and processes in a concise, logical, and clearly understandable manner.
Providing training and instruction to adult learners and professionals.
Promote collaborative and harmonious working relationships within the agency and externally.
Conducting complex procurements, negotiating contracts and deploying agency-wide SBE/DBE program elements.
Working independently and applying entrepreneurship with broad direction.
Tactful communication, interpersonal relations, and interactions with executive directors, management, staff, and the general public sufficient to exchange or convey information that may be within an environment of controversial or sensitive issues.
Skill in public speaking.
Technical writing as applied to creating complex specifications, contract documents, and reports.
Proficient Performance Requirements for Knowledge and Skills
Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following knowledge, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:
- Advanced level knowledge and skill of “Entry Requirement” subject areas stated previously.
- State and FTA procurement regulations, rules and directives.
- SBE/DBE policy, program, compliance, and FTA requirements concerning SBE/DBE.
Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following skills, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:
- Nimbly adapt and represent Community Transit Procurement to varying conditions at all levels, both with internal elected officials, executive directors, management, staff, and external vendors and the general public.
Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, repetitive motions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly. This position may also occasionally to frequently be rated Light Work (up to 20 pounds of force).
On-line applications only. A resume maybe attached in lieu of completing the experience details. A cover letter must be attached.
Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate knowledge, and skills for the position. The evaluation process may include interviews, background checks, reference checks and various performance tests. Applicants for this job may be considered for other openings up to six months after the date this position is filled.
Open until filled
Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment. As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is a Equal Opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. Qualified applicants national origin, sex protected veteran status or disability.