The Contra Costa County Public Works Department is seeking an enthusiastic, systematic, and solution-oriented manager to serve as a key member of its team. The ideal candidate will possess a solid background in local government contracting and procurement regulations and administration.
A candidate who exercises a high level of ethics and integrity and has the ability to effectively lead the Purchasing Division, coach, mentor, train and provide feedback to staff is being sought.
The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, a strong orientation towards customer service, and a strong work ethic. The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills and be adept at building and maintaining strong working relationships throughout the organization including the Public Works Department, the County Administrator's Office, the Auditor-Controller's Office, the Office of County Counsel, other departments, special districts and the public.
A progressive manager who seeks to identify opportunities to improve, streamline and innovate purchasing processes is essential. Thriving in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, managing a variety of work projects simultaneously and carrying them through successful completion as well as proficiently operating computerized purchasing and financial systems for bidding, tracking and managing procurements is ideal. The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills which will be used to prepare clear, concise and effective written reports, correspondence and other materials.
Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum requirements provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit www.cccounty.us/hr to see the detailed job description.
License: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid motor operator's license will be accepted during the application process.
Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business administration, public administration, purchasing, marketing or a closely related field.
Experience: Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in purchasing a variety of supplies, materials, services and equipment, with at least two (2) years in a supervisory position.
Certification: Possession of one of the following professional certifications or equivalent--Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).
Education Substitution: Additional qualifying experience of the type noted above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two (2) years; no substitution for the two (2) years in a supervisory position or the certification requirement.
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Contra Costa County is dedicated to providing public services which improve the quality of life of our residents and the economic viability of our businesses.
Contra Costa County is recognized as a world-class service organization where innovation and partnerships merge to enable our residents to enjoy a safe, healthy and prosperous life.
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