Procurement Officer I 

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This position reports to the Assistant Procurement Director and is located in the Office of Procurement Services. This position will be responsible for and perform a variety of procurement tasks to include but not limited to; determining the proper and most effective procurement methods utilizing written guidelines, facilitating the procurement process for assigned departments, developing solicitations of varying complexity, ensuring solicitations are conducted in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, and university policies and procedures including the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA), Agency Procurement and Surplus Property Manual (APSPM), Virginia Information Technology (VITA) ITPM Buy IT Manual, and Department of Accounts (DOA) Commonwealth Accounting Policies and Procedures (CAPP) Manual.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from an accredited college or university is required. Demonstrated knowledge of acceptable governmental procurement methods, terminology, and principles. Demonstrated knowledge of current market trends and sources. Demonstrated ability and organizational skills to effectively manage a medium to high volume of multiple complex work assignments independently. Demonstrated critical reasoning skills and ability to prioritize assignments. Demonstrated ability to make effective decisions to resolve complicated issues. Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated strong customer service skills. Demonstrated proficiency using word processing and spreadsheet applications, preferably MS Office Suite.

PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field from an accredited college or university. Procurement certification such as Virginia Contracting Associate (VCA), Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO), Virginia Contracting Master (VCM), Virginia Construction Contracting Officer (VCCO), Certified Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) or similar procurement certification.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: HOW TO APPLY

Virginia State University does not discriminate on the basis of age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification); color; disability; gender identity or expression; genetic information; military service; national origin; political affiliation; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including lactation; race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists); religion; sex; sexual orientation; veterans status, or any other non-merit based factor in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting. The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply!

Virginia State University only accepts applications for classified positions through the on-line state Recruitment Management System (RMS).  Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. Visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com to complete an online application.  

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.   


Position Number
00628

Working Title
Contracting Officer  

Position Location
Office of Procurement Services

Pay Band
4

Salary Range
$33,598 - $66,000

Date Posted
9/16/2021

Closing
9/22/2021