Assistant Procurement Officer

Location
Kensington, Maryland
Posted
Aug 15, 2019
Closes
Sep 25, 2019
Ref
PD19-55
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
This is professional, supervisory work responsible for assisting the Procurement Officer in the operational activities of the purchasing and contract administration and insurance coverage functions of the agency. This position will be responsible for coordinating the daily operation of the procurement/contract department. Work requires a considerable knowledge in a variety of professional areas such as contract administration, insurance regulations and requirements and principles in procurement. Will provide assistance to the Procurement Officer in directing the overall procurement operation and insurance coordination for the Agency. Will ensure that solicitations (Requests for Proposals or Invitations for Bids) are issued appropriately and on a timely basis and that offers (Proposals or Bids) are evaluated promptly and properly in accordance with applicable laws and administrative procedures. Will determine appropriate methods of procurement in conformance with applicable laws, ordinances and administrative procedures. Will monitor and process insurance claims and coverage with the exception of insurance for employees. Will also provide supervision for assigned Purchasing Office staff. Provide training on policy, procedures, and automated procurement functions (Yardi) and instruction to users of the electronic purchasing system. Perform other related duties as assigned. WP

Preferred Skills:
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in business or related field.
  • Requires three years of experience in the field of procurement and contract administration with at least one year of supervisory experience.
  • Must have basic understanding of property and casualty insurance, specification writing.
  • Considerable knowledge of public procurement processes, Code of Federal Regulations, FAR, HUD regulations, methods, and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of or ability to acquire knowledge of, HOC procurement policies, administrative procedures governing the procurement/contract department.
  • Must have basic understanding of property and casualty insurance, specification writing.

Knowledge of computerized spreadsheets, databases and computerized accounting systems.
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allow for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the activities of the procurement department.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and equitably with people.

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