Deputy Director Of Procurement And Material Management

Fairfax, Virginia
$111,085.00 - $188,845.00 Annually
Jan 28, 2023
Feb 11, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Government Department of Procurement and Material Management (DPMM) is seeking a dynamic individual to serve in the role of Deputy Director. Fairfax County, with a population of more than 1,200,000 residents, is located in the metropolitan Washington DC area. As the most populous county in Virginia, Fairfax County offers the amenities of a big city, quick access to Washington DC with the comforts of a familiar hometown. The County government is committed to delivering outstanding public services that enhance the community and quality of life for all residents. DPMM is committed to providing the necessary resources that establish a foundation for quality service to the community.

The DPMM team is comprised of 72 staff and five business areas, and is responsible for the strategic direction, organization, coordination, development, and implementation of the County’s procurement, grants management, and material management responsibilities. The DPMM Deputy Director for Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Programs oversees two of the five business areas within the department: Contracts, and Grants and Sponsored Programs. These business areas collectively support the agency’s contracting, sponsored programs, and grant support activities, providing the requisite tools and services for successful operation of the agencies business areas and response to customer requirements. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in a variety of operational areas, including governmental procurement, administration of federal and other jurisdictional grant programs and administrative processes. This management team position will interface with all departments of the County including the Fairfax County Public Schools, as well as with suppliers, community partners, and other public and private organizations. The fast-paced environment of the department demands that the incoming Deputy Director be able to handle multiple priorities while overseeing the business areas that support the agency.

Schedule: Position participates in events which may occur outside of normal business hours. Flex schedules and/or telework options are available.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field; plus, courses in purchasing and supply; plus, six years of increasingly responsible technical experience in a centralized supply and purchasing program preferably in government or with a corporation involved in buying a great variety of products, including two to four years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience in a centralized purchasing and supply program.

Certification by a nationally recognized professional purchasing organization is required.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and a credit check. Applicants/employee in this position must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • Master’s degree
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in a centralized procurement and material management program within a medium to large municipal government or private sector organization dealing with municipal purchasing.
  • Experience leading large scale technology efforts.
  • Certification in public procurement and/or grants management by a nationally recognized association.

Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, incumbent must be able to conduct site visits at county facilities and walk, bend and stoop in diverse work environments. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include practical exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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