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Procurement Officer

The Town of Needham is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Procurement Officer under the supervision of the Assistant Town Manager/Director of Finance.  The Procurement Officer is responsible to perform varied and detailed duties to ensure regulatory compliance with purchasing operations and ensure efficient and effective municipal operations.

CON #23071

To apply:

Submit cover letter and resume by November 25, 2022 for a guaranteed review of materials.

Send submissions to: Apply@communityparadigm.com with subject:  Needham Procurement Officer

For more information, contact: Community Paradigm Associates Principal Bernard Lynch at BLynch@communityparadigm.com

Website: www.communityparadigm.com

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as expert resource to Town departments engaged in purchasing activity and as liaison to regulatory agencies, vendors, contractors, engineers and architects and the general public
  • Writes bid specifications, advertises to solicit responses to requests for proposals/invitations to bid in accordance with state law.  Maintains procurement calendar and ensures on-going communication relative to procurement.  Accepts and open bids.  Receives, investigates, and mediates complaints from vendors regarding procurements by the Town
  • Implements and provides training on procurement policies as appropriate
  • Maintains bid document records including bids, bid tabulations, advertisements and addenda and maintains index of all fully executed contracts and their expiration
  • Establishes schedules and methods for providing purchasing services
  • Analyzes procurement requirements and determines procurement procedures for blanket purchase arrangements, competitive bid processes and consolidated purchases
  • Assigns procurement ID numbers, ensures completeness and accuracy of contract documents submitted for approval, ensures compliance with applicable State laws and local by-laws, regulations, and requirements, and oversees tracking, reporting, and recordkeeping associated with each procurement
  • Prepares draft contracts from the appropriate templates
  • Provides functional supervision to personnel involved in procurement activities
  • Perform special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates

Requirements

  • General knowledge equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, or related discipline
  • Knowledge of government finance and budget operations, equivalent to 4-6 years of related experience
  • Requires knowledge of municipal government finance operations and procurement procedures, State and Federal laws and regulations, particularly as they relate to public procurement
  • Current Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official status preferred, but not required

Supplemental Information

To apply:

Submit cover letter and resume by November 25, 2022 for a guaranteed review of materials.

Send submissions to: Apply@communityparadigm.com with subject:  Needham Procurement Officer

For more information, contact: Community Paradigm Associates Principal Bernard Lynch at BLynch@communityparadigm.com

Website: www.communityparadigm.com

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