Director of Contracts and Procurement Annual salary range: $149,062 to $223,592 Application deadline: Open until filled. First review of resumes: Monday, June 8, 2020.
The San Mateo County Transit District (District) is the administrative body for the principal public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County and serves nearly 100,000 customers each weekday on its SamTrans buses, Redi-Wheel paratransit vehicles, Caltrain commuter rail cars and shuttles, as well as a robust capital program. The District, which is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, is also the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA). Caltrain and the TA have contracted with the District to serve as their managing agency, under the direction of their appointed boards.
The Director, Contracts and Procurement reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for direction of the contracts and procurement department for the District (SamTrans), the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain), and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA). This position will oversee all phases of procurement of supplies, equipment, rolling stock, materials, services, professional services, construction, other public works projects, and asset disposition.
Candidates should enjoy a fast-paced environment that is rarely boring with a diverse portfolio of projects and services. Organizational investment in transportation infrastructure will be in the billions of dollars and the professional staff is eager and ready to support the new Director in managing critical procurements. Staff members enjoy a dynamic organization that fosters personal development and professional advancement. The District’s core values include integrity, customer focus, respect, quality, teamwork, leadership, and accountability – the successful candidate will champion these values and foster a culture of customer service, both inside and outside of the organization.