DTI Procurement Officer

This position is Exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System.

Recruitment #040721-MUAG02-110300

Introduction

Looking for a rewarding career in the fast-paced technology industry? Look no further!

The Department of Technology & Information (DTI) is Delaware’s central IT organization committed to providing technology services and collaborative solutions for Delaware while working to improve the lives of Delawareans through advanced technologies that innovate government services. 

In addition to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest, DTI acknowledges and values the diversity of our employees. DTI recognizes that fostering a diverse workforce provides remarkable benefits in terms of innovative thinking, increased collection of skills and experiences, greater teamwork, and higher morale.

To learn more visit DTI’s Website at https://dti.delaware.gov/

Due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, DTI has implemented temporary telecommuting arrangements for newly hired employees whose job duties are conducive to working from home. These arrangements are expected to be short term and will be monitored by DTI supervisors.

Summary Statement

The IT Procurement Officer serves a critical role in the Department of Technology and Information (DTI) and works closely and proactively with the Chief of Administration and the state’s Division of Government Support Services to procure IT services and/or products to meet department and state agencies IT needs.

Responsible for the preparation, management and oversight of contracting activity, such as Request for Proposals and Statements of Work, to support the procurement for hardware, software, professional services, telecommunication equipment/services and other contracts as deemed necessary by the Department.

Responsible for managing delegated contracts and providing technical assistance on the IT offerings in state contracts.

Responsible for implementing standards, measurements and procedures to ensure contractors provide quality and cost efficient services; conducting audits of existing contracts, identifying areas in need of improvement and making recommendations for corrective action; providing training and assistance regarding contract laws, policies, regulations, contract development, monitoring, accounting, and auditing requirements to departmental employees; and developing and implementing uniform departmental policies and procedures for the contract process to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

  • Experience in IT Procurement is preferred.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Procurement Officer

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in Business, IT or related field.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the procurement process.
  • Possess an understanding of the applicable Federal and State codes, laws, rules and regulations pertaining to governmental procurement and contract management.
  • Possess experience in government contract administration and management including all phases of the Request for Proposal process.
  • Possess experience with using an IT solution to support procurement and contract life cycle management.
  • Possess experience in effectively negotiating governmental contracts.
  • Possess experience training and/or educating various groups on topics related to procurement and contract management.
  • Possess experience in the preparation of contracts and vendor agreements.

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check: A satisfactory fingerprint based criminal background check administered by the Delaware State Police is required as a Condition of Hire.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. DTI participates in participates in the Federal E-Verify system where we will provide the federal government with new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. DTI does not provide employment-based sponsorship.

Benefits

Benefits to include:

  • Group Health Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Prescription, Flexible Spending, Long & Short Term Disability Insurance, Group Universal Life Insurance, AFLAC, Health Management Programs.
  • 21 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, 12 paid holidays, Up to 12 weeks paid Parental Leave.
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $4,000 annually.
  • State funded learning opportunities, mentor programs and professional development opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Access to support services such as Professional Counseling Services, Legal Services, Financial Services.
  • Employer & Employee Funded Pension Plan as well as an Employee Funded Retirement Savings Plan available.

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/ or to determine your total compensation package visit https://statejobs.delaware.gov/total-comp-calc/index.shtml.

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance. The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.