Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Chief Procurement Officer

Hybrid

Recruitment #220912-7756EX-001

Introduction



Are you looking for a unique position, in an agency like no other; that is challenging, rewarding and an opportunity to be a leader of Connecticut’s premier procurement and contracting watchdog? 
If so, then we encourage you to read below and apply today!

The State Contracting Standards Board (SCSB), within the Office of Governmental Accountability has an opening for a Chief Procurement Officer. This opportunity is one of two statutory positions reporting directly to the Contracting Standards Board. This full time, 40 hour per week hybrid role has a Monday through Friday schedule on first shift.

Appointment: This position is appointed by the Board for a six-year term and may be reappointed in accordance with Section 4e-2 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Our Mission: The State Contracting Standards Board’s mission is to require that state contracting, and procurement requirements are understood and carried out in a manner that is open, cost effective, efficient, and consistent with State and Federal statutes, rules, and regulations.

The Role: This high-profile position will be the preeminent voice, responsible for overseeing procurement and contracting by all state contracting agencies. There is no typical day, each day will be new and different with the ability to lay the groundwork for today and the future. Some examples of duties and responsibilities include:
  • Coordinating, planning, and managing Board activities
  • Formulating program goals and objectives
  • Developing or assisting in development of policy
  • Interpreting and administering pertinent laws
  • Implementing and enforcing policies of the board relating to procurement including, but not limited to oversight, investigation, auditing, agency procurement certification, procurement, and project management training
  • Enforcing policies and ensuring application of policies to the screening and evaluation of current and prospective contractors
  • Recommending best practices and providing operational and administrative assistance to state agencies in violation of contracting standards
  • Overseeing state contracting agency compliance with provisions of statutes and regulations concerning procurement
  • Administering the certification system of Agency Procurement Officers and monitors and assesses the performance of the duties of Agency Procurement Officers
  • Reviewing and monitoring the procurement processes of each state contracting agency, quasi-public agencies, and institutions of higher education
  • Serving as Chairperson of the Contracting Standards Advisory Council and as Chairperson and ex-officio member of the Vendor and Citizen Advisory Panel
  • Drafting legislation
What We Offer: Competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

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Selection Plan

To apply:
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

Connect With Us:
If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jasmyn Raymond at Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the State Contracting Standards Board this class is accountable for implementing the policies and programs of the board.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Coordinates, plans and manages board activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of board who might impact on program activities; implements and enforces policies of the board relating to procurement including, but not limited to oversight, investigation, auditing, agency procurement certification, procurement and project management training; enforces policies and ensures application of policies to the screening and evaluation of current and prospective contractors; recommends best practices and provides operational and administrative assistance to state agencies in violation of contracting standards; oversees state contracting agency compliance with provisions of statutes and regulations concerning procurement; monitors and assesses the performance of the duties of Agency Procurement Officers; administers the certification system and monitors the level of agency compliance with requirements of statutes and regulations including, but not limited to, education and training, performance and qualifications of Agency Procurement Officers; reviews and monitors the procurement processes of each state contracting agency, quasi-public agencies, and institutions of higher education; serves as Chairperson of the Contracting Standards Advisory Council and as Chairperson and ex-officio member of the Vendor and Citizen Advisory Panel; may draft legislation; performs related duties as required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:
  • Working in public procurement
  • Working with a volunteer board and board subcommittee
  • Working individually and as part of a team
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.